Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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

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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

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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.

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.
Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 3, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-7)
doc Letter (with envelope) to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 3, 1942) (ddr-janm-1-7)
Handwritten letter to Molly Wilson from Sandie Saito (June 3, 1942). Postmarked June 5, 1942 from the Santa Anita Assembly Center in Arcadia, California.
Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 9 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-8)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 9 (May 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-8)
Selected article titles: "Regulations on Food, Appliances Clarified. Babies, Elderly, Ill People to Get Special Diets Soon" (p. 1), "Rosters Must be Complete" (p. 1), "Artist Makes Use of Sense of Humor" (p. 3), "Services Observe 'I Am American' Day. Patriotic Theme and Hymns Feature Religious Group Meetings Sunday" (p. 3), "Daily English Classes Start for ...
Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 20 (June 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-20)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 20 (June 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-20)
Selected article titles: "Diplomas Go to 250 Friday. Vierling Kersey Will Highlight Graduation Rites in Grandstand" (p. 1), "Mess Change to be Tried" (p. 1), "Avenues Renamed After Famous Horses. Change Affects Three Districts" (p. 2), "Editorial: Democracy is Not Acts of Few" (p. 6).
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