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New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-11)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-11)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrived at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-17)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-17)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These young evacuees of Japanese ancestry are awaiting their turn for baggage inspection at this Assembly center.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-15)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-15)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. This aged woman of Japanese ancestry , in foreground, has just arrived at this Assembly center.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-16)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-16)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Arrivals at Assembly center on their way to their new quarters. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
img New arrivals at the Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-14)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at Turlock Assembly Center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
New assembly center arrivals (ddr-densho-151-9)
img New assembly center arrivals (ddr-densho-151-9)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These children have just arrived at Turlock Assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to a War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Japanese Americans arriving at Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-10)
img Japanese Americans arriving at Turlock Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-10)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just arrived at the Turlock Assembly center which has been open only two days. They are on their way to their places in the barracks where they have been assigned by family groups. Later evacuees will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the ...
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-31)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-31)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Farm families of Japanese ancestry arriving at this Assembly Center from Byron. Their hand baggage will be inspected on the table at lower right. After being medically examined, all will be assigned to their places in the barracks for later transfer to War Relocation Authority centers.
Turlock TAC Collection (ddr-densho-198)
Collection Turlock TAC Collection (ddr-densho-198)
This collection consists of issues of the Turlock TAC, which was the newspaper for the Turlock Assembly Center, California, open from April 30, 1942, to August 12, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.
Mother and children waiting in line (ddr-densho-151-223)
img Mother and children waiting in line (ddr-densho-151-223)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at Turlock Assembly Center. Evacuees will be housed later at War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-8)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-8)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-220)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-220)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-12)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-225)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Baggage is inspected as families arrive at Turlock assembly center. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Japanese Americans walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-227)
img Japanese Americans walking to barracks (ddr-densho-151-227)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Arrivals at Assembly center on their way to their new quarters. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-221)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-221)
Original caption: Turlock, California. Heads of families of Japanese ancestry are gathered about the table where their hand- baggage is being inspected for contraband before being admitted into the Assembly center.
Japanese American family (ddr-densho-151-13)
img Japanese American family (ddr-densho-151-13)
Original WRA caption: Turlock, California. Members of the Esaki family at Turlock assembly center. The parents, who came to this country 38 years ago, owned a fruit ranch near Winters on which all but two of this group lived. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend ...
Japanese Americans waiting for medical examination (ddr-densho-151-222)
img Japanese Americans waiting for medical examination (ddr-densho-151-222)
Original caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are awaiting their turn for medical examination before being assigned to their places in the barracks, after their arrival at this assembly center.
Japanese Americans boarding bus (ddr-densho-151-142)
img Japanese Americans boarding bus (ddr-densho-151-142)
Original caption: Byron, California. Farm families of Japanese ancestry boarding buses for Turlock Assembly Center 65 miles away. An official of the Wartime Civil Control Administration is checking the families into the bus by number.
Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-151-143)
img Japanese Americans boarding buses (ddr-densho-151-143)
Original caption: Byron, California. Farm families of Japanese ancestry boarding buses for Turlock Assembly center 65 miles away. An official of the Wartime Civil Control Administration is checking the families into the bus by number.
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 George Hiromoto

Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Eventually returned to Clarksburg and reestablished farm. Mr. Hiromoto passed away March 31 ...
George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
vh George Hiromoto Interview (ddr-densho-1010-12)
Nisei male. Born 1921 in Courtland, California. Grew up in the Clarksburg area, where parents ran a farm. During World War II, removed to Turlock Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan. Eventually returned to Clarksburg and reestablished farm. Mr. Hiromoto passed away March 31 ...
Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
img Japanese American family waiting for bus (ddr-densho-151-449)
Original caption: Byron, California. As families of Japanese ancestry evacuated from farms in Contra Costa County, they gathered at Wartime Civil Control Administration station and awaited buses for assembly center at Turlock Fairgrounds, 65 miles away. Evacuees will be transferred later from assembly centers to War Relocation Authority centers where they will spend the duration. Boy ...
Japanese Americans waiting for baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-226)
img Japanese Americans waiting for baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-226)
Original caption: Turlock, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry have just arrived at this Assembly center and are awaiting the inspection of their baggage. They will then be assigned places in the barracks to remain until they are transferred to a War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
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