Pomona

Temporary Assembly Center

Location: Pomona, California

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Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 19 (July 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-19)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 19 (July 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-19)
Selected article titles: "Clothing Issuance Beings. Applications to be Taken From Friday" (p. 1), "Distribution of August Coupons Starts Saturday" (p. 1), "Spike Visitors and Mail Order Rumors" (p. 1), "Ban Barbers in Business for Private Gains" (p. 1), "Administration Area Now Veritable Garden" (p. 2), "Center Youngsters Make Getas in Carpentry Class" (p. 2), "Know ...
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 4 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-4)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 4 (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-4)
Selected article titles: "Election Plans Made. Center Split Into Five Districts; Meetings Set" (p. 1), "Hey, Kids! It's Back to School" (p. 1), "Aliens Here to Register Next Week" (p. 1), "1192 Employed; More Work Orders Issued" (p. 2), "If You Don't Return Empty Bottles, Then --" (p. 2), "Cooks, Mess Hall Workers Thanked" (p ...
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 16 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-16)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 16 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-16)
Selected article titles: "Rules for Transfer to Other Centers Revealed. Address All Requests to Manager" (p. 1), "Candy and Ice Cream Prices Back to 5 Cents" (p. 1), "Absentee Ballots" (p. 1), "New Dental Unit Opens" (p. 2), "Needy May Get Clothing at Welfare Office" (p. 2), "Warn on Ambulance Use" (p. 3), "Truckload of Paper ...
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 14 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-14)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 14 (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-14)
Selected article titles: "Triggs Issues Statement on USO Drive Here" (p. 1), "Return Empty Bottles!" (p. 1), "Ban Travel in Eight Far Western States" (p. 1), "Mess Halls Graded in Contest" (p. 3), "Seek Barbers, Beauticians" (p. 4), "Prematurely Born Baby Dies" (p. 6).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 9 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-9)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 9 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-9)
Selected article titles: "Voters Cast Ballots. Election to Continue During Week" (p. 1), "Inductees May Join Work Corps" (p. 1), "Grass Fire Causes Alarm" (p. 1), "Victory Gardens Sprout" (p. 2), "Seek Those With Experience in Teaching English" (p. 3), "Residents Leave Mementos for Friends Here" (p. 4), "Fence Play Ground for Children" (p. 4), "Plan ...
Dave Kawamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-122-9-9)
vh Dave Kawamoto Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-122-9-9)
Memories of the train ride to Pomona Assembly Center

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on ...

Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
vh Frank Emi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1002-9-2)
Memories of mass removal: "it was kind of a frustrating and disappointing time"
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 23 (August 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-23)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 23 (August 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-23)
Selected article titles: "Exodus Begins. First Orders of Clothing Arrive" (p. 1), "Editorial: Glad to Have Been of Service" (p. 2), "Many Articles Unclaimed at Police Station" (p. 2), "Cooperation Lauded by Assistant Manager" (p. 3), "Look Forward to Future, Advises Service Director" (p. 3), "Ship Radios by Freight" (p. 7).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 10 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-10)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 10 (June 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-10)
Selected article titles: "46 Block Leaders Picked. 1141 Voters Turn Out in Three Days" (p. 1), "150 Students Get Diplomas Monday" (p. 1), "5 Teachers Visit Center on Sunday" (p. 1), "Gala Fourth Program Planned" (p. 3), "Center Auxiliary Police Lauded" (p. 3), "Classes in Rug Making Opened at Barrack 249" (p. 4).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 6 (June 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-6)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 6 (June 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-6)
Selected article titles: "1700 Aliens Register in 3 1/2 Days" (p. 1), "Hang Out Your Name Card for Bed Count!" (p. 1), "Residents Pay Tribute to Old Glory Sunday" (p. 1), "Nurses Make Health Survey" (p. 1), "It's Up to You, Mr. Cook!" (p. 2), "Kitchen Crews Put Out Fires in Mess Halls" (p ...
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 3 (June 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-3)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 3 (June 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-3)
Selected article titles: "War Dead Honored. Pomona Center Observes Memorial Day" (p. 1), "New Mess Schedules Announced" (p. 1), "Southern Sports Group Gives $50 to Center" (p. 1), "Opening of School is Postponed Until Next Monday" (p. 1), "200 Sign-up for Class in Embroidery" (p. 2), "Use of Wash Tubs" (p. 2), "Cooperation Sought by Police ...
Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-572)
img Barracks construction (ddr-densho-37-572)
Original WRA caption: Pomona, California. Workmen erecting barracks for evacuees of Japanese ancestry at assembly center on Pomona Fair grounds. Evacuees will be assigned later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Construction of assembly center (ddr-densho-37-571)
img Construction of assembly center (ddr-densho-37-571)
Original WRA caption: Pomona, California. General view of assembly center being constructed on Pomona Fair Grounds for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be assigned later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-298-11)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-298-11)
Meeting Japanese Americans from different regions 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 ...

Shig Yabu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-272-9)
vh Shig Yabu Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-272-9)
Leaving for Pomona Assembly Center, getting in fights 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 ...

Shig Yabu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-10-2)
vh Shig Yabu Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-1011-10-2)
Getting into a fight with other boys soon after arriving 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 ...

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2043 (May 18, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-19)
Selected article titles: "Hayakawa Replies to Open Letter-Adv." (p. 1), "Gov. Brown Snubs Asian Heritage Wk." (pp. 1-2), "Midwest District Council: Youth Workshop--Milwaukee: Nisei Evacuees Relate Camp Experiences" (p. 7), and "Japan and U.S. as Partners in a Common Future" (pp. 7, 12).
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 7 (June 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-7)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 7 (June 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-7)
Selected article titles: "Graduation Rites Set. Diplomas to be Given on June 29" (p. 1), "Get Receipts for Property in Warehouse!" (p. 1), "New Central Commissary Established" (p. 1), "Out Patients Clinic Opens" (p. 1), "Library Gets More Books" (p. 2), "Household Goods Now on Sale at Center Store" (p. 3), "30 Barracks Get 50-Foot Fire ...
Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 15 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-15)
doc Pomona Center News Vol. I No. 15 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-193-15)
Selected article titles: "Evacuees Eligible for Benefits Under Federal Social Security Act. Payments Due Many in Centers" (p. 1), "Ban on Sale of Soda Pops Lifted But -- " (p. 1), "Japanese Print of Any Kind Forbidden Here" (p. 1), "500-Ft Fire Hose Added" (p. 2), "Skunk Scents Center" (p. 3), "Plan Dry Cleaning Service" (p. 4), "More ...
Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-290-16)
vh Takashi Hoshizaki Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-290-16)
Working in the assembly center mess hall

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.

Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-298-12)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-298-12)
Reuniting with father

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.

Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-298-10)
vh Bacon Sakatani Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-298-10)
The disruption of traditional family life 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 ...

Shig Yabu Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-272-10)
vh Shig Yabu Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-272-10)
Living conditions at the Pomona 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.

Ted Hamachi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-91-10)
vh Ted Hamachi Interview Segment 10 (ddr-manz-1-91-10)
First impressions of Pomona Assembly Center: "it looked like a prisoner of war camp"
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