Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records
Title: Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records
Collection Number: 1984-18
Creator/Collector: Pacific Neighbors Inc.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
Abstract: Records and photographs of San Jose's Pacific Neighbors Sister City Program, primarily related to activities with sister cities Okayama, Japan, and San Jose, Costa Rica.
Language of Material: English
The records are open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.
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Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records. History San Jose Research Library
Gift to History San Jose in 1984.
The national sister city program was established following President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1956 White House Conference on Citizen Diplomacy. The idea for sister cities was one of 42 “People-To-People” initiatives that was formed at the White House Conference. San José’s sister city affiliation with Okayama, Japan, established on May 26, 1957, was the third sister city affiliation following the inception of the national Sister Cities program in 1956. In 1961, San José established a relationship with San José, Costa Rica. Pacific Neighbors Inc. is a volunteer organization that supports the Sister Cities program, sponsoring and hosting events that represent the culture of San Jose's Sister Cities.
Records and photographs of the Pacific Neighbors Sister City Program in San Jose, California, primarily related to activities with sister cities Okayama, Japan, and San Jose, Costa Rica. Includes executive records and publicity materials. A large series of photographs documents activities in San Jose to celebrate the relationship with Okayama, Japan; a second series includes many of Mayor Joseph Pace with Costa Rican representatives.
Sister Cities International
San Jose (Calif.)
San José (Costa Rica)