Salinas

Temporary Assembly Center

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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. 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).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
Selected article titles: "Pro-Minority Text Dropped from OK List" (p.1, 3), "Bakke Case Jeopardizes Civil Rights Won Since 1940s, Rep. Chisholm Tells JACL" (p.1, 3), "Internment Credit Bill Hearing Set" (p.2), "Assembly Centers to Be Historical Site" (p.2), "Fresno Senior Citizens Express Needs in Survey" (p.3), "Nisei in Japan: Japanese and ...
Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
doc Toshiye Hirose interview (ddr-csujad-6-7)
Oral history interview with Toshiye Hirose. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_HIROSE_TOSHIYE
Japanese Americans with luggage (ddr-densho-37-580)
img Japanese Americans with luggage (ddr-densho-37-580)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly center, Salinas, California. Persons of Japanese ancestry are shown with their luggage, shortly after arrival at this Assembly center. Later on, when housing is available, they will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center.
Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
img Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry has been brought to the park in the center of town ready to be trucked to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this district will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
img Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage is being assembled to be taken by truck to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this area will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center.
Salinas Village Crier No. 3 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-3)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 3 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-3)
Selected article titles: "Officially Speaking..." (p. 1), "Singers for Chorus and Glee Club" (p. 1), "Magazines Donated by Students" (p. 1), "Buddhist Group Meets" (p. 1).
Isao Kameshige Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-35-8)
vh Isao Kameshige Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-35-8)
Memories of the Salinas 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.

Akiko Okuno Interview Segment 20 (ddr-manz-1-133-20)
vh Akiko Okuno Interview Segment 20 (ddr-manz-1-133-20)
First impressions of camp: typhoid inoculation, lack of privacy
Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
img Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
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 assigned to relocation centers further inland.
Japanese Americans out on a walk (ddr-densho-37-582)
img Japanese Americans out on a walk (ddr-densho-37-582)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuee girls out for a stroll at the Salinas Assembly center.
Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-578)
img Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-578)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese descent enjoy a moment of relaxation before setting up housekeeping at this assembly center. They will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
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).
Salinas Village Crier No. 4 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-4)
doc Salinas Village Crier No. 4 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-195-4)
Selected article titles: "Center Council Functioning Actively" (p. 1), "C.E. to Discuss Problems of Youth" (p. 2), "Nursery School Arrangements Completed" (p. 2), "Center Library to Open Soon" (p. 3).
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
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.
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