Minoru Masuda papers 1935-1984
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Founded in 1930, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice. The JACL has 112 chapters nationwide and eight regional districts with over 24,000 members found in 23 states. In addition to its national headquarters in San Francisco, the JACL has five regional offices (Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago), as well as ...
Minoru Masuda (1915-1980) was a University of Washington professor of psychiatry. Masuda was born in Seattle, served in the Japanese American 442nd Combat Unit during World War II, and earned his Ph. D. from the University of Washington in 1956. His scholarly accomplishments include studies of the relationship of stress to illness. At the time of his death, he was director of the University of Washington Nisei Aging Project. He was active in civil rights causes, especially in attempting to obtai...