Temporary Assembly Center
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.
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).
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).
vh Nancy Iwami Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1015-5-14)
Leaving for the Salinas Assembly Center
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.
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-269-11)
First impressions of the 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