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.

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.

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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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