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On exhibit at the PSU library - Beyond Convention: Women of the Portland Japanese American Citizens League
Author: Institute for Asian Studies
Posted: February 23, 2014

On exhibit at the Portland State University Millar Library -

Beyond Convention: Women of the Portland Japanese American Citizens League

October 28, 2013 through March 21, 2014

Location:  Millar Library, 1st Floor Elevator Lobby 

Drawing on the PSU library's collection of historic records from the Portland Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), this exhibit highlights the pivotal roles that women have played in the organization since its inception in the 1930s.

Japanese American Citizens League, Portland Chapter Records, 1930-2008, the Library's new collection, comprises the records of the Portland chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League from 1941 to 1994, with some materials as early as 1930 and as late as 2008. It encompasses the period leading up to the forced exclusion and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the re-establishment of the local community following the closure of the internment camps in 1945.

Learn more about this new collection in the PSU library's online finding aid, and learn more about the Portland JACL on their website.

Many thanks to Marti Clemmons, Carolee Harrison, and the Oregon Cultural Trust for supporting this collection and exhibit.

read an article about the exhibit on page 3 of the Asian Reporter Newspaper >>

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