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Folder Scope & Content Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Collection Anti-Defamation League Collection
Box / Folder ADL01
Collection Location Special Collections and University Archives
Series Organizational Records
Dates of Creation 1946-1998
Dates of Accumulation
Description (ADL) - Anti-Defamation League Collection - gifted to the JHSSD by Professor Lawrence Baron of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies.

The materials in this collection were first donated to Dr. Lawrence Baron, director of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies at SDSU by Ellie and Harry Nadler, residents of the Jewish Community in San Diego and active supporters of the ADL and founding members of the local chapter of the ADL in San Diego in the Fall of 1978. This collection was then donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego Archives by Dr. Lawrence Baron, Director of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies at SDSU, on November 1, 1999.

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. 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 Klu Klux Klan, Islamic extremists, Christian "cults", etc. The collection consists solely of paper records, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and publications of the ADL, local, regional and national, from 1946-1998.