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Finding aid for the Japanese Americans Citizens League, Washington, D.C. District Office Records
2000.403.9  
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Description
The records of JACL, Washington, D.C. District Office (JACL-DC) document the administration, JACL-endorsed advocacy issues, and reference files. The collection includes numerous court cases involving employment discrimination, immigration, military, and redress. In a number of these cases, JACL was directly involved in legal representation.
Background
Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the nation's oldest and largest Asian Pacific American civil rights organization. It was originally formed to address racial discrimination against Americans of Japanese ancestry, and was one of few organizations in the 1920's and 1930's to challenge racist policies of state and federal governments. JACL's headquarters are located in San Francisco and currently has five regional offices, including Washington, D.C.
Extent
31.75 linear feet
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
By appointment only. Contact the Hirasaki National Resource Center by e-mail (hnrc@janm.org) or telephone (213.830.5680)