Santa Anita

Temporary Assembly Center

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Min Tonai Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-302-4)
vh Min Tonai Interview II Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-302-4)
Memories of the "Santa Anita riot"

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 2 (ddr-densho-1000-302-2)
vh Min Tonai Interview II Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1000-302-2)
Memories of "evacuation day" and first impressions of Santa Anita

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Christie O. Ichikawa Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-383-13)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-383-13)
Attending school in camp

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Mutsu Homma Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-24-29)
vh Mutsu Homma Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-24-29)
Description of "riot" at the Santa Anita Assembly Center: protesting lack of food
Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-370-10)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-370-10)
Memories of camp as a young person: lack of privacy

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Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-370-11)
vh Esther Takei Nishio Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-370-11)
Reuniting with father in camp

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Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-374-13)
vh Yasu Koyamatsu Momii Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-374-13)
First impressions of Santa Anita

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Art Ishida Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-363-13)
vh Art Ishida Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-363-13)
Going to assembly center in a caravan of private cars; memories of Santa Anita

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Min Tonai Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-354-24)
vh Min Tonai Interview I Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1000-354-24)
Witnessing the Santa Anita riot

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Kay Uno Kaneko Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-282-12)
vh Kay Uno Kaneko Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-282-12)
First impressions of Santa Anita

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Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
img Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
Photo of Lillie McCabe. Oral history audio and transcript are found in csufccop_jaoh_0030, csufccop_jaoh_0031, and csufccop_jaoh_0032. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_P03
Background for the Relocation Program (ddr-csujad-19-79)
doc Background for the Relocation Program (ddr-csujad-19-79)
The Background for the Relocation Program which was prepared for the information of the staff of the War Relocation Authority. It also talks about the Japanese migration to the United States. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: WRA_02-27_02
Constitution and by-laws, self government assembly of the Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-csujad-16-2)
doc Constitution and by-laws, self government assembly of the Santa Anita Assembly Center (ddr-csujad-16-2)
According to its preamble, this "Constitution for the Santa Anita Assembly Center" was established by its residents "in order to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, to foster and spread the true spirit of Americanism, to build the character of our people morally and spiritually on American ideals, and to promote the welfare ...
Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
doc Letter from George Yoshioka to Rev. [Wendell L.] Miller, [September 11, 1942] (ddr-csujad-20-6)
Personal letter written from Santa Anita Assembly Center. Yoshioka discusses the start of "movement to Relocation Centers," naming Parker Dam; Wyoming; Granada, Colorado; Arkansas; and Gila, Arizona, along with locations from which people are being removed, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Long Beach, and other Southern California locations. He also mentions that his family has ...
Letter from T. Takahashi and Family to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 14, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-5)
doc Letter from T. Takahashi and Family to Rev. Wendell L. Miller, May 14, 1942 (ddr-csujad-20-5)
Personal letter written from the Santa Anita Assembly Center; thanks Miller for his "kind treatment and wonderful assistance in our evacuation" and mentions that his or her mother is now recovering with them after suffering from worry and tiredness. Takahashi states that their life was previously too materialistic, and that this is a "God-given opportunity ... ...
Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
img Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
Original WRA caption: Dressed in uniform marking service in the first World War, this veteran enters Santa Anita Park assembly center for person of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast.
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