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Documents concerning the Japanese American Citizens League and Japanese American Committee for Democracy. The Japanese American Citizens League advocates for the inclusion of Japanese Americans as important contributors to the United States and fair treatment and opportunities for Japanese Americans. Included are presentations to the New York Conference on Japanese American Resettlement, the National Social Welfare Assembly and the Tolan Congressional Committee on National Defense Migration, meeting minutes, correspondence and statements regarding their purpose and goals. The Japanese AMerican Committee for Democracy unites Japanese American citizens and residents "for the defense of American democracy," works to create understanding between Japanese Americans and the greater American communities and "promote the economic, social, and cultural status of" the community of Japanese Americans. Newsletters, reports and correspondence concern the treatment of Japanese Americans, news updates, social and economic problems faced by Japanese Americans and activities of the committee.
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War Work, World War II, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.