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Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records
    Dates: 1957-1967
    Collection Number: 1984-18
    Creator/Collector: Pacific Neighbors Inc.
    Extent: 2 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    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.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Pacific Neighbors Inc. Records. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift to History San Jose in 1984.

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Cultural relations
    Sister Cities International
    Okayama-shi (Japan)
    San Jose (Calif.)
    San José (Costa Rica)

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