Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection MS-0424

Bonnie Harris
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection
Creator: Anti-Defamation League of San Diego
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0424
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1946-1998
Language of Material: English .

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.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Lawrence Baron

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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Other Descriptive Information

Since 2007, the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego has transferred numerous collections to Special Collections and University Archives. 

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.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

box 1, folder 1.10

Anti-Semitism Folder 1.10

box 1, folder 1.20

Anti-Semitism Folder 1.20

box 1, folder 2

Anti-Semitism and the Media Folder 2

box 1, folder 3

Christian Anti-Semitism Folder 3

box 1, folder 4

Christianity and Judaism Dialogues Folder 4

box 1, folder 5

Christian Friends Bulletins Folder 5

box 1, folder 6

Anti-Defamation League and Blacks Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Reverse Discrimination Folder 7

box 1, folder 8

Anti-Defamation League and American Politics Folder 8

box 1, folder 9

John Birch Society Folder 9

box 1, folder 10

Ku Klux Klan Folder 10

box 1, folder 11

Hate Crimes Folder 11

box 1, folder 12

Holocaust Folder 12

box 1, folder 13

Israel Folder 13

box 1, folder 14

Israel, Policy, Opinion, United Nations Folder 14

box 1, folder 15

Israeli-Arabs Folder 15

box 1, folder 16

Jews in Islamic States Folder 16

box 1, folder 17

Soviet Jews Folder 17

box 1, folder 18

Anti-Defamation League Annual Reports Folder 18

box 1, folder 19

Anti-Defamation League Community Bulletin Folder 19

box 1, folder 20

San Diego Anti-Defamation League News Folder 20

box 1, folder 21

San Diego Anti-Defamation League Journals Folder 21

box 1, folder 22

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 22 1954

box 1, folder 23

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 23 1960

box 1, folder 24

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 24 1961

box 1, folder 25

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 25 1962

box 1, folder 26

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 26 1963

box 1, folder 27

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 27 1964

box 1, folder 28

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 28 1967

box 1, folder 29

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 29 1969

box 1, folder 30

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 30 1970

box 1, folder 31

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 31 1971

box 1, folder 32

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 32 1972

box 1, folder 33

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 33 1973

box 1, folder 34

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 34 1974

box 1, folder 35

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 35 1977

box 1, folder 36

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 36 1978

box 1, folder 37

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 37 1979

box 1, folder 38

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 38 1980

box 1, folder 39

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 39 1981

box 1, folder 40

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 40 1982

box 1, folder 41

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 41 1983

box 1, folder 42

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 42 1984

box 1, folder 43

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 43 1985

box 1, folder 44

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 44 1986

box 1, folder 45

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 45 1987

box 1, folder 46

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 46 1988

box 1, folder 47

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 47 1989

box 1, folder 48

Anti-Defamation League Bulletins Folder 48 1990

box 1, folder 49

Newspapers, Articles, Anti-semitism: Media Folder 49

box 1, folder 50

Newspapers, Articles, Christian Anti-Semitism Folder 50

box 1, folder 51

Newspapers, Articles, Reverse Discrimination Folder 51

box 1, folder 52

Newspapers, Articles, John Birch Society Folder 52

box 1, folder 53

Newspapers, Articles, Ku Klux Klan Folder 53

box 1, folder 54

Newspapers, Articles, Holocaust Folder 54

box 1, folder 55

Newspapers, Articles, Israel Folder 55

box 1, folder 56

Newspapers, Articles Israel: United Nations Policy Folder 56

box 1, folder 57

Newspapers, Articles Jews in Islamic States Folder 57

box 1, folder 58

Newspapers, Articles Soviet Jews Folder 58

box 1, folder 59

Oversized Documents Folder 59