Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

More information in the Densho Encyclopedia ...

293 items
Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-153-42)
vh Roy H. Matsumoto Interview Segment 42 (ddr-densho-1000-153-42)
Feeling angry about conditions in Santa Anita Assembly Center, California

Although Mr. Matsumoto does not identify himself as a Kibei (American-born person of Japanese ancestry sent to Japan for formal education and socialization when young and later returned to the U.S.), some of his life experiences are similar to those who do identify themselves as such.

Min Tonai Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-302-6)
vh Min Tonai Interview II Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-302-6)
Coping with difficult conditions in camp

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.

Thomas Shigekuni Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-297-8)
vh Thomas Shigekuni Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-297-8)
Witnessing the beginnings of the riot in Santa Anita

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 ...

Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-309-14)
vh Toshi Nagamori Ito Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-309-14)
Coping with living conditions at Santa Anita

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.

Min Tonai Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-302-7)
vh Min Tonai Interview II Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-302-7)
Receiving visitors in camp

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.

George Yoshida Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-132-21)
vh George Yoshida Interview Segment 21 (ddr-densho-1000-132-21)
Hearing about Japanese Americans who were removed early; visiting friends in Santa Anita Assembly Center while still "free"
Hy Shishino Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-386-11)
vh Hy Shishino Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-386-11)
First impressions of the Santa Anita 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.

Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
doc Chronology of Evacuation and Relocation (ddr-csujad-19-33)
This document describes in detail the chronology of "evacuation and relocation" after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_01-22_01
Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. Miller, 1942 May 10 (ddr-csujad-20-17)
doc Letter from Rose Tani to Rev. Miller, 1942 May 10 (ddr-csujad-20-17)
Vociferous indictment of the Ladies aid of the Methodist Church for holding a luncheon picnic for "Japanese leaving Santa Anita," and similar efforts, stating that such overtures to "entertain enemies of their native land" are "traitor[ous]" and "disgrace the good sense of American woman hood." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization ...
An oral history with Joe Yamakido - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-67-1)
vh An oral history with Joe Yamakido - Segment 1 (ddr-csujad-29-67-1)
An oral interview with Joe Yamakido, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Assembly Center and the Jerome incarceration camp. The interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. Transcript is found in item: csufccop_jaoh_0168. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 3733_T01
Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-393-9)
vh Bill Hiroshi Shishima Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-393-9)
First impressions of Santa Anita 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.

Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-370-8)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-370-8)
The day of mass removal

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.

Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-370-26)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-370-26)
Meeting future husband

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.

Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred to War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration.
Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at Santa Anita park assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American with parasol (ddr-densho-37-766)
img Japanese American with parasol (ddr-densho-37-766)
Original WRA caption: Japanese parasol for spring showers at Santa Anita Park assembly center. Evacuees later are transferred to War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Military policeman patrolling camp fence (ddr-densho-37-483)
img Military policeman patrolling camp fence (ddr-densho-37-483)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police patrol fence around Santa Anita Park assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
API