The collection was created in 1994 with a gift of photographs, documents and artifacts from the teaching materials of Mary Tsukamoto. Additional gifts to the collection include the Florin Japanese American Citizens League, records of the Sacramento VFW Nisei Post 8985, and donations from more than 240 individual community members.
On October 3, 2019, Sacramento State University Library hosted a 25-year celebration event honoring the partnership between the Library and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) that resulted in the Japanese American Archival Collection. Featured speakers at the event included Lawson Inada, Mia Yamamoto, and Mitchell Maki. To learn more about the event and watch archived videos presentations, visit the Japanese American Archival Collection 25 Year Celebration page.
For more information about how to access our collections, please contact us by phone 916-278-6144 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org