Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection
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.
- Anti-Defamation League of San Diego (Organization)
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.
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.
1.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
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.
Source of Acquisition
Dr. Lawrence Baron
Other Descriptive Information
Since 2007, the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego has transferred numerous collections to Special Collections and University Archives.
- Anti-Defamation League of San Diego Collection
- Bonnie Harris
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