Sacramento (Walerga)

Temporary Assembly Center

Location: Sacramento, California

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Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-2-19)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-2-19)
Coping with difficult living conditions in camp

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
Selected article titles: "'More Perfect Union': Smithsonian Gets Hate Mail on JA Exhibit" (pp. 1, 3), "Walerga Park: WW2 Assembly Center Site Memorialized with Plaque" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Personnel Manual: Framework for Discussion" (pp. 4-5), and "Backlash on the Campuses" (p. 5).
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-27)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-27)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. Another family of Japanese ancestry has just arrived at this Center by bus. Their baggage has been inspected for contraband and they have been registered, medically examined and are now being escorted by a volunteer guide to their assigned location in the barracks.
Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-281)
img Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-281)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Young University of California students now at this Assembly Center awaiting transfer to a War Relocation Authority Center where they will spend the duration.
Nisei leaving barracks (ddr-densho-151-277)
img Nisei leaving barracks (ddr-densho-151-277)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Masamichi Suzuki, roommate of Harvey Itano, is leaing his barrack room at the Assembly center. He has had three years of advanced education which includes three years at the University of California Medical School and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has been assisting in the Assembly center hospital and ...
Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
img Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Another of the young students of Japanese ancestry just evacuated who has completed two years at the San Jose College. Her ambition is to become a nurse.
View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-1)
img View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-1)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, Calfiornia. View of Sacramento Assembly center seen across fields from road which approaches it. This center has a capacity for 5000 persons. It is situated eleven miles north of the city.
Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
img Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Harvey Akio Itano, 21, 1942 graduate from the University of California where he received his Bachelor of Science [in] Chemistry degree. He was chosen by the faculty as University Medalist for 1942 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Mr. Itano went to the Assembly center prior to ...
Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-280)
img Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-280)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Under-graduate college students of Japanese ancestry who since their evacuation to this Center about a week ago, have helped to established a kindergarten for over 300 evacuee children between the ages of 3 and 10 years.
Walerga Wasp No. 6 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-6)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 6 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-6)
Selected article titles: "Beet Workers to Go to Idaho" (p. 1), "600 Attend First Classes Thursday. School Set-up Revamped at Last Teacher's Meeting, Registration Mon." (p. 2), "Salt for Food Poison" (p. 2), "Complaints to be Aired. Japanese Council Plans Food Inspection" (p. 3), "Center Reaches Capacity" (p. 3), "Cheese and Crackers Menu" (p. 4).
John Tomita Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-76-12)
vh John Tomita Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-76-12)
First impressions of the Walerga assembly center, working as a butcher
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
Selected article titles: "Commission-Approach Ideally Suited for Internment Experience" (pp. 1, 3), "Federal Ombudsman Proposed for All Iranians" (p. 1), "Useful Function of S 1649/HR 5499" (p. 4), and "West Wind: 'Hito Hata: Raise the Banner' a Surprise Hit" (pp. 5, 7).
Nisei friends inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-460)
img Nisei friends inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-460)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Masamichi Suzuki, and Bill Sugiyama, roommates of Harey Itano, at the Assembly center. Both boys have attended the University of California and Mr. Sugiyama was accepted by the University of California Medical School prior to evacuation, but is now unable to attend.
Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-279)
img Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-279)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Bill Fujii, evacuee of Japanese ancestry, who has completed three years in Commerce at the University of California. He is seen with other young students now spending the duration in a War Relocation Authority center.
Sacramento Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-151-75)
img Sacramento Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-151-75)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. This Center has been open for about a week. It has a capacity for 5000 persons. The people seen walking across the field toward the barracks are mothers and children of Japanese ancestry who have been in the playground and are coming back to the messhall for lunch.
Walerga Wasp No. 8 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-8)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 8 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-8)
Selected article titles: "Center Japanese to be Removed to Tulelake" (p. 1), "Adult School to Begin" (p. 1), "Inland Movement to Commence June 15. Marysville Center Also Included in Relocation" (p. 1), "Rustic Corner: While Freedom Exists Education Carries On" (p. 2), "Sanitary Corps Has Mess Situation Well in Hand" (p. 2).
Ed Yoshikawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1014-11-5)
vh Ed Yoshikawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1014-11-5)
Assembly center living conditions

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Walerga Wasp No. 3 (May 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-3)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 3 (May 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-3)
Selected article titles: "Registration Soars to 3745" (p. 1), "At the Induction Gate" (p. 1), "Sacramento Boy Dies" (p. 2), "Milk Formula for Babies" (p. 2), "Circulating Library" (p. 2), "Laundry Bath" (p. 3).
Walerga Wasp No. 2 (May 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-2)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 2 (May 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-2)
Selected article titles: "We Got a Name!" (p. 1), "800 Expected at Center 13th" (p. 1), "Firemen" (p. 1), "To Change Residence" (p. 2), "Front Door Lights" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 4 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-4)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 4 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-4)
Selected article titles: "1500 Attend First Songfest" (p. 1), "Walerga Center Nears Capacity. 4585 Register" (p. 1), "Japanese Council Created" (p. 2), "Ventilation in Mess Hall" (p. 2).
View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-461)
img View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-461)
Original caption: Sacramento, Calfiornia. View of Sacramento Assembly center seen across fields from road which approaches it. This center has a capacity for 5000 persons. It is situated eleven miles north of the city.
Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-2)
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-2)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. Former University of California students of Japanese ancestry were evacuated from Sacramento to this Assembly center.
Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-278)
img Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-278)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Student evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Most of these boys have attended the University of California for a period of up to three years. They have been at this Assembly center for several days and are awaiting transfer to a War Relocation Authority center where they will spend the duration.
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