Salinas

Temporary Assembly Center

Location: Salinas, California

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Salinas Village Crier No. 7 (June 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-7)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 7 (June 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-7)
Selected article titles: "Watsonville Seniors Received Diplomas at Special Commencement Exercises Friday" (p. 1), "Art Exhibit Held Over" (p. 2), "Firemen Have Housewarming 'Smoker'" (p. 3).
Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
img Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Seated in family groups, evacuees of Japanese ancestry check in at Armory before moving into the Salinas Assembly Center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American amidst piles of luggage (ddr-densho-37-387)
img Japanese American amidst piles of luggage (ddr-densho-37-387)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this assembly center prior to transfer to a War Relocation Authority Center.
Salinas Village Crier No. 5 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-5)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 5 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-5)
Selected article titles: "Graduation Plans for Salinas Seniors" (p. 1), "Reception Hall Facilities Completed" (p. 1), "Typhoid Delinquents, Please Note" (p. 1), "Center Store -- A Popular Rendezvous" (p. 2), "Intra-Center Post Office Functioning" (p. 2).
Salinas Village Crier No. 2 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-2)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 2 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-2)
Selected article titles: "Singspiration to be a Weekly Event" (p. 1), "'Civic Center' Being Beautified" (p. 1), "Correspondence Courses Available" (p. 1), "Fire Chief Urges Precaution" (p. 2).
Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancesty wait for the bus which will take them to the Salinas Assembly center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
img Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. These evacuees, having identified their belongings which were brought to this Assembly Center by truck, are not taking it to their barrack homes. Later, when housing is available, they will be moved to a War Relocation Authority center.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-92-16)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-92-16)
Learning to cook in the Salinas Assembly Center, California

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1015-8-14)
vh Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1015-8-14)
Temporarily leaving camp to receive an operation for appendicitis
Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
vh Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
Packing for camp and first arriving at the Salinas Assembly Center
Salinas Village Crier No. 8 (June 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-8)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 8 (June 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-8)
Selected article titles: "'Hello, Arizona!' (So Long, California)" (p. 1), "Photographers Film Center Activities" (p. 2), "Guards Hold Steak Feast" (p. 2), "On to Arizona Dances, Parties Continue" (p. 2), "An Open Letter to the Various Divisions of the Center" (p. 3).
Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
img Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Barracks interior at assembly center where persons of Japanese ancestry lived temporarily after evacuation from the west coast in the spring of 1942.
View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
img View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly center, California. Panorama of Salinas Assembly center. Persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from coastal areas were held first in assembly centers before being transferred to relocation centers further inland.
Japanese Americans meet in an assembly center (ddr-densho-37-583)
img Japanese Americans meet in an assembly center (ddr-densho-37-583)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Members of two evacuee families of Japanese ancestry meet at this assembly center located on the Salinas Rodeo grounds. These people will be transferred later to a War Relocation Authority center.
Jiro Sugidono Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1015-2-16)
vh Jiro Sugidono Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1015-2-16)
Witnessing a tragic accident in camp involving a Watsonville Nisei
Salinas Village Crier No. 1 (May 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-1)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 1 (May 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-1)
Selected article titles: "The Editor's Cuff Notes" (p. 1), "W.C.C.A. Camp Directory" (p. 1), "Information Bureau" (p. 1), "Recreational Dept. Organized" (p. 1).
Salinas Village Crier No. 6 (June 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-6)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 6 (June 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-6)
Selected article titles: "Salinas Seniors Receive Diplomas in Impressive Ceremonies Held Monday Afternoon" (p. 1), "Painting to be Presented to School" (p. 1), "Nursery Class Enrollment Increased" (p. 2), "Relocation Plans Being Made" (p. 3), "Craft Workshop Unearths Talents" (p. 3).
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