Temporary Assembly Center
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.
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).
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).
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).
vh Mas Hashimoto Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1015-7-17)
A tragic accident: older brother dies in camp
vh Jiro Sugidono Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1015-2-16)
Witnessing a tragic accident in camp involving a Watsonville Nisei
vh Kitako Izumizaki Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1015-3-12)
Memories of Salinas Assembly Center
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).
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.
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.
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.
vh Shoichi Kobara Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1015-8-14)
Temporarily leaving camp to receive an operation for appendicitis
vh Fred Oda Interview Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1015-9-18)
Witnessing a tragic accident involving a peer in camp
vh Mas Hashimoto Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1015-7-16)
Living conditions at the Salinas Assembly Center
vh Tom I. Mine Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1015-4-19)
Memories of the Salinas Assembly Center
vh Marion I. Masada Interview Segment 9 (ddr-manz-1-155-9)
Packing for camp and first arriving at the Salinas Assembly Center