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Walerga Wasp Collection (ddr-densho-199)
Collection Walerga Wasp Collection (ddr-densho-199)
This collection consists of issues of the Walerga Wasp, which was the newspaper for the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, open from May 6, 1942, to June 26, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.
Japanese Americans standing in shade of barracks (ddr-densho-151-282)
img Japanese Americans standing in shade of barracks (ddr-densho-151-282)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. This young woman of Japanese ancestry received credentials from the San Jose State College to teach in Junior High, Primary and Kindergarten schools of this state. She is one of the leaders of the group who are establishing kindergarten schools for the young children in this Assembly center.
Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
vh Betty Tanakatsubo Interview (ddr-densho-1000-343)
Nisei female. Born June 15, 1925, in Sacramento, California. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred to the Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Cleveland, Ohio, and worked for the War Relocation Authority. Eventually settled in Chicago, Illinois.

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Roy Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-5)
vh Roy Doi Interview (ddr-densho-1011-5)
Nisei male. Born March 26, 1933, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento where father was a migrant farm laborer. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Transferred with family to the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. Returned to California after the war.

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Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
vh Ed Yoshikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1014-11)
Nisei male. Born January 30, 1925, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento. During World War II, removed to the Sacramento (Walerga) Assembly Center, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Left camp to attend college in Michigan. Drafted into the military and served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe. After military discharge, moved to ...
Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
vh Christie O. Ichikawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-383)
Sansei female. Born April 4, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Grew up in Sacramento before moving to Boyle Heights, California. During World War II, removed to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. After leaving camp, attended school in Chicago before returning to Los Angeles. Established a career in nursing and teaching. ...
Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
vh Sumiko M. Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1000-269)
Nisei female. Born May 12, 1925, in Spreckels, California. Moved frequently with family as a child, eventually settling in Gilroy, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Following father's desire to repatriate to Japan, transferred to Tule Lake concentration camp, California, when it ...
Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
vh Sumi Uyeda Interview (ddr-densho-1011-8)
Nisei female. Born 1932 in Sacramento, California. Grew up in the small town of Penryn, California, where mother was a barber. During World War II, removed to the Marysville Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, returned to Penryn.

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Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1002-4)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with ...
Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
vh Hiroshi Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-165)
Nisei male. Born November 8, 1922, in Sacramento, California. Spent childhood and adolescence in Loomis, California, before spending senior year in high school in Los Angeles, California. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Marysville Assembly Center, California, and then to Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Resisted the draft and renounced U.S. citizenship, remaining with ...
George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
vh George Murakami Interview (ddr-densho-1014-16)
Nisei male. Born 1934 in Guadalupe, California. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to the Sacramento area. Served in the U.S. Air Force, and eventually resettled in Minnesota.

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Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
img Nisei inside barracks (ddr-densho-151-276)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Harvey Akio Itano, 21, 1942 graduate from the University of California where he received his Bachelor of Science [in] Chemistry degree. He was chosen by the faculty as University Medalist for 1942 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Mr. Itano went to the Assembly center prior to ...
Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview (ddr-densho-1010-1)
Nisei male. Born August 22, 1925, in Walnut Grove, California. Grew up in Walnut Grove, where parents owned and operated a restaurant and rooming house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Left camp for Chicago, Illinois, and worked in various places, including Colorado Springs ...
Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview (ddr-densho-1010-2)
Nisei female. Born February 9, 1929, in Isleton, California. Grew up in Isleton where parents operated a boarding house. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to the Sacramento Assembly Center and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. In 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, then, when that camp closed, to the Rohwer concentration camp, ...
Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
vh Kiyo Nikaido Morimoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-4)
Nisei female. Born November 30, 1919, in Walnut Grove, California. Paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States with father. Grew up in the Madera, California, area, and was married with a child by the time World War II broke out in 1941. During the war, removed to the Fresno Assembly Center, California, and the Jerome concentration ...
Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-279)
img Japanese Americans sitting outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-279)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Bill Fujii, evacuee of Japanese ancestry, who has completed three years in Commerce at the University of California. He is seen with other young students now spending the duration in a War Relocation Authority center.
View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-461)
img View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-461)
Original caption: Sacramento, Calfiornia. View of Sacramento Assembly center seen across fields from road which approaches it. This center has a capacity for 5000 persons. It is situated eleven miles north of the city.
Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
img Young Japanese American outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-283)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Another of the young students of Japanese ancestry just evacuated who has completed two years at the San Jose College. Her ambition is to become a nurse.
Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-74)
img Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-74)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. View of barracks in block 2 during first week of occupancy of this Center. The entire Japanese population of the City of Sacramento are now here. The space under the trees seen in the background is reserved for the use of mothers and young children.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-27)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-27)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. Another family of Japanese ancestry has just arrived at this Center by bus. Their baggage has been inspected for contraband and they have been registered, medically examined and are now being escorted by a volunteer guide to their assigned location in the barracks.
Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-280)
img Japanese Americans standing in shade (ddr-densho-151-280)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Under-graduate college students of Japanese ancestry who since their evacuation to this Center about a week ago, have helped to established a kindergarten for over 300 evacuee children between the ages of 3 and 10 years.
Family walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-284)
img Family walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-284)
Original caption: Sacramento, California. Another family of Japanese ancestry has just arrived at this Center by bus. Their baggage has been inspected for contraband and they have been registered, medically examined and are now being escorted by a volunteer guide to their assigned location in the barracks.
View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-1)
img View of Sacramento Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-1)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, Calfiornia. View of Sacramento Assembly center seen across fields from road which approaches it. This center has a capacity for 5000 persons. It is situated eleven miles north of the city.
Walerga Wasp No. 10 (June 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-10)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 10 (June 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-10)
Selected article titles: "72 Colleges Accept Nisei Student. Students to Continue Education" (p. 1), "2169 at Tule Lake. Center Situated on a Basin of a Dried Up Lake. Expected Capacity, 18,000" (p. 1), "Students Sing as Classes End" (p. 1), "Warehouse Worker Falls on His Head" (p. 2), "Tulelake Residents Affect Silk Stockings Suits Writes Stan ...
Walerga Wasp No. 6 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-6)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 6 (May 30, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-6)
Selected article titles: "Beet Workers to Go to Idaho" (p. 1), "600 Attend First Classes Thursday. School Set-up Revamped at Last Teacher's Meeting, Registration Mon." (p. 2), "Salt for Food Poison" (p. 2), "Complaints to be Aired. Japanese Council Plans Food Inspection" (p. 3), "Center Reaches Capacity" (p. 3), "Cheese and Crackers Menu" (p. 4).
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