Community Organizations

Records of the local chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) from its establishment in 1928 through the 1980s.  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.  Contains organizational records, scrapbooks, ephemera, publications and other printed materials and photographs.

The Junior League of Portland, Oregon records contain materials that document the organizations administrative and public service activities from the 1920s through 2010.  The documents include bylaws, financial information, membership handbooks and rosters, meeting minutes, subject files on League projects, and newsletters.  A significant collection of audio visual materials can be found in Series 1, composed of audio recordings, and videos, and in Series 3, composed of photographs.

Materials documenting the history of this citizen-activist foundation dating back to 1923 when it was founded as the Women’s Convalescent Home Association.  The collection is comprised of administrative records, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks and promotional material created by and for the Women’s Care Foundation and documenting the organization’s evolution from a provider of convalescent care to a community granting agency.