Guide to the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection

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Guide to the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection 1946/1998

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection
Dates: 1946-1998
Identification: MS-0424
Creator: Anti-Defamation League of San Diego
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Other Information:
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Historical Note:

The Anti-Defamation League, also known as the ADL, is a special human relations agency founded in 1913 by B'nai B'rith in the United States, the oldest continually operating Jewish Service Organization in the world. A recognized leader in its field, the ADL is dedicated in purpose and program to translating the U.S.’s heritage of democratic ideals into a way of life for all Americans.The declared mission of the ADL is "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its expressed purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."
The San Diego Regional Office of the ADL has been serving the San Diego and Imperial Counties since 1978. Its declared aim is to keep the community safe through Education, Protection, and Investigation. It promotes educational programs for high school students, young professionals, Catholics educators, local and federal law enforcement, local Jewish institutions, and the general community at large, while addressing and resolving discrimination complaints, acts of Antisemitism, hate crimes, and civil rights violations.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League
Independent Order of B’nai B’rith

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 1999 by Lawrence Baron, who had received the materials from Ellie and Harry Nadler (JHSSD #1999.02.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

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Scope and Contents

The contents of the Anti-Defamation League Collection reflect institutional, educational, and organizational matters that the ADL has addressed over the course of its history from 1913 to the late 1990s, the ending dates of the latest contents of this collection. It contains local, regional,  and national materials. Social topics addressed by comments and actions of the ADL include Antisemitism, Christian Antisemitism, racial discrimination and reverse discrimination, hate crimes, the Holocaust, and the founding of the State of Israel. Organizations investigated by the ADL and exposed for their alleged social injustices include the John Birch Society, the Ku Klux Klan, Islamic extremists, Christian “cults”, etc. The collection consists solely of paper records, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and publications of the ADL, from 1946-1998.
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 1999 by Lawrence Baron, who had received the materials from Ellie and Harry Nadler (JHSSD #1999.02.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1.10


Box 1, Folder 1.20


Box 1, Folder 2

Anti-Semitism and the Media

Box 1, Folder 3

Christian Anti-Semitism

Box 1, Folder 4

Christianity and Judaism Dialogues

Box 1, Folder 5

Christian Friends Bulletins

Box 1, Folder 6

Anti-Defamation League and Blacks

Box 1, Folder 7

Reverse Discrimination

Box 1, Folder 8

Anti-Defamation League and American Politics

Box 1, Folder 9

John Birch Society

Box 1, Folder 10

Ku Klux Klan

Box 1, Folder 11

Hate Crimes

Box 1, Folder 12


Box 1, Folder 13


Box 1, Folder 14

Israel, Policy, Opinion, United Nations

Box 1, Folder 15


Box 1, Folder 16

Jews in Islamic States

Box 1, Folder 17

Soviet Jews

Box 1, Folder 18

Anti-Defamation League Annual Reports

Box 1, Folder 19

Anti-Defamation League Community Bulletin

Box 1, Folder 20

San Diego Anti-Defamation League News

Box 1, Folder 21

San Diego Anti-Defamation League Journals

Box 1, Folder 22

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1954

Box 1, Folder 23

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1960

Box 1, Folder 24

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1961

Box 1, Folder 25

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1962

Box 1, Folder 26

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1963

Box 1, Folder 27

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1964

Box 1, Folder 28

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1967

Box 1, Folder 29

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1969

Box 1, Folder 30

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1970

Box 1, Folder 31

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1971

Box 1, Folder 32

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1972

Box 1, Folder 33

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1973

Box 1, Folder 34

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1974

Box 1, Folder 35

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1977

Box 1, Folder 36

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1978

Box 1, Folder 37

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1979

Box 1, Folder 38

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1980

Box 1, Folder 39

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1981

Box 1, Folder 40

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1982

Box 1, Folder 41

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1983

Box 1, Folder 42

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1984

Box 1, Folder 43

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1985

Box 1, Folder 44

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1986

Box 1, Folder 45

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1987

Box 1, Folder 46

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1988

Box 1, Folder 47

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1989

Box 1, Folder 48

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins 1990

Box 1, Folder 49

Newspapers, Articles, Anti-semitism: Media

Box 1, Folder 50

Newspapers, Articles, Christian Anti-Semitism

Box 1, Folder 51

Newspapers, Articles, Reverse Discrimination

Box 1, Folder 52

Newspapers, Articles, John Birch Society

Box 1, Folder 53

Newspapers, Articles, Ku Klux Klan

Box 1, Folder 54

Newspapers, Articles, Holocaust

Box 1, Folder 55

Newspapers, Articles, Israel

Box 1, Folder 56

Newspapers, Articles Israel: United Nations Policy

Box 1, Folder 57

Newspapers, Articles Jews in Islamic States

Box 1, Folder 58

Newspapers, Articles Soviet Jews

Box 1, Folder 59

Oversized Documents