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Finding Aid for the Japanese American Citizens League Pacific Southwest District Office Records, 1942-1998
2000.403.8  
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Description
The Pacific Southwest Region of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) served as the political voice for the Japanese American community and sponsored a variety of social and educational activities. Records include: administrative files, meeting minutes and agendas, reference files, publications, a scrapbook, various Japanese language items and redress claims.
Background
Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a national organization dedicated to securing and maintaining the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who have been victimized by prejudice and injustice. The JACL has four regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, and one legislative office in Washington DC. The organization recognizes 110 chapters in the United States and Japan. The JACL also publishes a newsletter, The Pacific Citizen.
Extent
11 linear feet, 1 flat box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Hirasaki National Resource Center at the Japanese American National Museum (hnrc@janm.org).
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the Japanese American National Museum's Manabi and Sumi Hirasaki National Resource Center at (213) 830-5680 or hnrc@janm.org to schedule an appointment.