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Sacramento Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-151-75)
img Sacramento Assembly Center, California (ddr-densho-151-75)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. This Center has been open for about a week. It has a capacity for 5000 persons. The people seen walking across the field toward the barracks are mothers and children of Japanese ancestry who have been in the playground and are coming back to the messhall for lunch.
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.
Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
img Puyallup Assembly Center (ddr-densho-36-43)
The Puyallup Assembly Center, also known as "Camp Harmony," was on the racetrack of the Puyallup fairgrounds. The center was open from April 28, 1942, through September 23, 1942. Most camp inmates came from Seattle, Washington. This is a view of the barracks that housed them.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-4)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-4)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Noon on a hot day at the Stockton Assembly center, which is a converted fairgrounds. This group of people on the race track are new arrivals who have been registered, inspected, medically examined, and are now on their way to their assigned places in the barracks.
Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-19)
img Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-19)
Original WRA caption: Tanforan Assembly center, San Bruno, California. Barracks for family living quarters. Each door enters into a family unit of two small rooms. Tanforan assembly center was opened two days before the photograph was made. On the first day there had been a heavy rain. When a family has arrived here, first step of ...
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-58)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-58)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. Families of Japanese ancestry arrive at assembly center at Tanforan Race Track. Evacuees will be transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers where they will be housed for the duration.
Assembly center coupon book (ddr-densho-25-76)
doc Assembly center coupon book (ddr-densho-25-76)
Japanese Americans in the assembly centers could purchase coupon books for merchandise at Wartime Civil Control Admininistration stores. Each camp inmate was issued his or her own book, which contained stamps to be detached and exchanged for small items.
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.
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.
Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-25)
img Assembly center barracks (ddr-densho-151-25)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. Barracks for family living quarters. Each door enters into a family unit of two small rooms. Tanforan Center was opened two days before this photo was made. The truck seen coming down the dirt road is bringing bed-rolls and baggage to evacuees who have just arrived and are occupying these ...
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.
Assembly center gate (ddr-densho-151-56)
img Assembly center gate (ddr-densho-151-56)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. A sign at the main entrance of the Tanforan Assembly center, through which all traffic passes. The gate is guarded and controlled by United States soldiers.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving at this Assembly center. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they leave the buses. After their baggage has been checked for contraband, they will be given a preliminary medical examination and directed to their places in the barracks to await transfer ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-6)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-6)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Arrival at Assembly center at 12:45 pm. This assembly center has been open for one week. This group was evacuated from their homes in the Lodi district (grape area) this morning. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they get off the bus. They are then ...
View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-254)
img View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-254)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Part of the Stockton Assembly center as seen at noon on a hot day. This center has been open to evacuees of Japanese ancestry for one week.
Construction of Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-390)
img Construction of Pomona Assembly Center (ddr-densho-37-390)
Original WRA caption: Pomona, California. General view of assembly center being constructed on Pomona Fairgrounds, for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
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