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Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
img Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-576)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, California. Panorama of Salinas Assembly center. Persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from coastal areas were held first in assembly centers before being assigned to relocation centers further inland.
View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
img View of Salinas Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-577)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly center, California. Panorama of Salinas Assembly center. Persons of Japanese ancestry, evacuated from coastal areas were held first in assembly centers before being transferred to relocation centers further inland.
Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
img Assembly center check-in (ddr-densho-37-584)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Seated in family groups, evacuees of Japanese ancestry check in at Armory before moving into the Salinas Assembly Center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans meet in an assembly center (ddr-densho-37-583)
img Japanese Americans meet in an assembly center (ddr-densho-37-583)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Members of two evacuee families of Japanese ancestry meet at this assembly center located on the Salinas Rodeo grounds. These people will be transferred later to a War Relocation Authority center.
Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
img Assembly of baggage (ddr-densho-37-581)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage is being assembled to be taken by truck to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this area will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center.
Salinas Village Crier Collection (ddr-densho-195)
Collection Salinas Village Crier Collection (ddr-densho-195)
This collection consists of issues of the Salinas Village Crier, which was the newspaper for the Salinas Assembly Center, California, open from April 27, 1942, to July 4, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.
Japanese Americans out on a walk (ddr-densho-37-582)
img Japanese Americans out on a walk (ddr-densho-37-582)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuee girls out for a stroll at the Salinas Assembly center.
Japanese American amidst piles of luggage (ddr-densho-37-387)
img Japanese American amidst piles of luggage (ddr-densho-37-387)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry at this assembly center prior to transfer to a War Relocation Authority Center.
Japanese Americans with luggage (ddr-densho-37-580)
img Japanese Americans with luggage (ddr-densho-37-580)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly center, Salinas, California. Persons of Japanese ancestry are shown with their luggage, shortly after arrival at this Assembly center. Later on, when housing is available, they will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center.
Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-578)
img Barracks interior (ddr-densho-37-578)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese descent enjoy a moment of relaxation before setting up housekeeping at this assembly center. They will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
img Japanese American inside barracks (ddr-densho-37-485)
Original WRA caption: Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Barracks interior at assembly center where persons of Japanese ancestry lived temporarily after evacuation from the west coast in the spring of 1942.
Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-92-16)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview II Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-92-16)
Learning to cook in the Salinas Assembly Center, California

This interview was conducted at the 1998 Americans of Japanese Ancestry Veterans National Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-37-585)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancesty wait for the bus which will take them to the Salinas Assembly center. They will later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
img Japanese American baggage (ddr-densho-37-586)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. Baggage belonging to evacuees of Japanese ancestry has been brought to the park in the center of town ready to be trucked to the Salinas Assembly center where evacuees from this district will await transfer to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
vh Marion I. Masada Interview (ddr-manz-1-155)
Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Salinas, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in San Francisco for a time before moving to Ogden, Utah.

Narrator Marion I. Masada

Nisei female. Born in California. Grew up in Salinas, California. During World War II, incarcerated in the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, lived and worked in San Francisco for a time before moving to Ogden, Utah.
Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
doc Historical photographs and documents, from internment camps to Military Intelligence Service Language School [order form] (ddr-csujad-1-190)
A book order form. Books published by TecCom Productions include: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Rohwer, Heart Mountain, Assembly Center I (Santa Anita, Pomona, Fresno, Tulare, Pinedale, Salinas), Assembly Center II (Turlock, Tanforan, Stockton, Sacramento, Marysville, Portland, Puyallup). See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ike_03_01_004

Narrator Isao Kameshige

Nisei male. Born in Galt, California. Grew up in Hollister, California. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Drafted into the military and served with the Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation. After service, joined family in Ontario, Oregon.
Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
vh Emi Yamamoto Interview (ddr-densho-1015-6)
Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville. Ms. Yamamoto passed away in 2009.

Narrator Emi Yamamoto

Nisei female. Born October 3, 1919, in Fresno, California. Grew up in Watsonville, California, helping on family's strawberry farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After World War II, returned to Watsonville.

Narrator Akiko Okuno

Nisei female. Born 1926 in Gilroy, California. Grew up in the Gilroy area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a medical technician. After the war, returned to California.
Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
vh Chiyoko Yagi Interview (ddr-densho-1015-1)
Nisei female. Born July 25, 1920, in San Juan Bautista, California. Raised in Watsonville, California, and married prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Watsonville.
Akiko Okuno Interview (ddr-manz-1-133)
vh Akiko Okuno Interview (ddr-manz-1-133)
Nisei female. Born 1926 in Gilroy, California. Grew up in the Gilroy area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and Poston concentration camp, Arizona. Left camp to attend university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a medical technician. After the war, returned to California.

Narrator Chiyoko Yagi

Nisei female. Born July 25, 1920, in San Juan Bautista, California. Raised in Watsonville, California, and married prior to World War II. During the war, was removed to the Salinas Assembly Center, California, and the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned to Watsonville.
Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
img Japanese Americans moving luggage (ddr-densho-37-386)
Original WRA caption: Salinas, California. These evacuees, having identified their belongings which were brought to this Assembly Center by truck, are not taking it to their barrack homes. Later, when housing is available, they will be moved to a War Relocation Authority center.
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