Tanforan

Temporary Assembly Center

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Drawing of the laundry buildings at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-10)
doc Drawing of the laundry buildings at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-10)
Caption written by Kenneth Iyeki: "These are the laundry buildings from which all the internees left for Topaz, Utah. As the time for the trip to Utah neared, fences were put up around these three makeshift structures and people were leaving the camp every day like herds of cattle."
Drawing of the south side of Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-3)
doc Drawing of the south side of Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-392-3)
Caption written by Kenneth Iyeki: "This is a scene on the south side of Tanforan. The eucalyptus trees were always green, a factor which helped to keep our morale up. The green houses in the background were the better stables, on the opposite side of the track from the 'common' planked horse shelters. These that were ...
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-1-11)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1014-1-11)
Part of a select group of students who were allowed to leave assembly centers to attend school
Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1014-1-9)
vh Yoshio Matsumoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1014-1-9)
Living in Tanforan with other university students in bachelor housing
Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-13-4)
vh Jim Kajiwara - Sox Kitashima Interview Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1012-13-4)
First impressions of Tanforan (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 ...

Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1012-5-3)
vh Chizuko Iyama - Ernie Iyama Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1012-5-3)
Jobs in camp (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 ...

Bob Utsumi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1013-8-11)
vh Bob Utsumi Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1013-8-11)
Arrival in the Tanforan Assembly Center: recalling mother's display of emotion
Fred Korematsu Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-1-6)
vh Fred Korematsu Interview Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1012-1-6)
Being sent to an assembly center after hearing (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

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 ...

Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1013-7-15)
vh Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1013-7-15)
Social activities in camp: Fourth of July celebration, talent shows
Ann Fujikawa Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-9-2)
vh Ann Fujikawa Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-9-2)
Memories of the Tanforan Assembly Center

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.

Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 10 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-10)
vh Dave Tatsuno Interview Segment 10 (ddr-jamsj-2-6-10)
Renters of home in San Francisco steal and sell belongings

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

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