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Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-252)
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-252)
Original caption: Stockton, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are spending their first day at this Assembly Point. The average age of the Nisei is 20 years. Later they will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center to spend the duration.
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 ...
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
Moving to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Narrator Michi Weglyn

Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking ...
Mother and children outside of barracks (ddr-densho-151-258)
img Mother and children outside of barracks (ddr-densho-151-258)
Original caption: Stockton, California. This family of Japanese ancestry has just arrived in the center this morning. The mother and the children are waiting at the door of the room in the barracks to which they have been assigned. The father is at the baggage depot where their bedding and clothing are unloaded and inspected for ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 21 (November 17, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-47)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 21 (November 17, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-47)
Selected article titles: "State Supreme Court May Hear Oyama Test Case on California Alien Land Law" (p. 1), "Repatriates in Canada Fight Deportation" (p. 1), "Wounded Veteran of 442nd Robbed, Slain in Stockton" (p. 1), "Pressure by Pro-Japan Groups on Tule Renunciants Affirmed By Myer; WRA Duress Denied" (p. 2), "Army Barracks Converted for Evacuee Use ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 11 (October 13, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 11 (October 13, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-36)
Selected article titles: "California Attorney General's: Report States Stockton Massacre Was Racially Motivated" (p. 1), "Frank Hideo Hattori, 82: Seattle Realtor Hailed at His Birthday; Recalls His WWII Role as OWI Broadcaster" (p. 2), and "Young Mixed Race Generation Facing Identity Dilemma" (p. 3).
Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
img Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Henry T. Futamachi (left), superintendant of a 1300-acre mechanized ranch, discusses agricultural problems with the ranch owner, John B. MacKinley. Before evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry, Futamachi, 45, was paid $4000 a year and bonuses. He came to this country 28 years ago with his father. Evacuees will be housed in ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 3 (July 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-29)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 59, Vol. 3 (July 17, 1964) (ddr-pc-36-29)
Selected article titles: "California JACL Committee against Prop. 14 Starts Push" (p.1), "Vandals Smear Anti-Japanese Slogns on New Half-Million Dollar Toho Theater" (p.1), "GI Claims He's Victim of Racial Bias" (p.1), "Stockton Japanese Eye New Project Area" (p.3).
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
Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
img Japanese American auto mechanics (ddr-densho-37-542)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. In the center motor pool shop, George Kenotsu and George Baba, former Stockton, California mechanics, prepare to remove an automobile motor for overhaul. Mechanical repairs to all center motor equipment is carried out by residents, former west coast persons of Japanese ancestry.
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
Memories of the Stockton Assembly Center, California

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Narrator Hikaru Morohoshi

Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz ...

Narrator Marian Shingu Sata

Nisei female. Born August 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where father was a prominent community leader and principal of the Japanese language school. During World War II, removed with family to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp along with a group of Japanese American ...
Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
vh Barry Saiki Interview (ddr-densho-1004-4)
Nisei male. Born June 21, 1919, in Stockton, California. During World War II, served with the Military Intelligence Service in Japan.

(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 ...

The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 4 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-30)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 21 No. 4 (July 28, 1945) (ddr-pc-17-30)
Selected article titles: "War Veterans in Stockton Take Steps to Restore Cemetery Desecrated by Angry Citizens" (p. 1), "Japanese Canadians File Cases to Test Validity of Dominion's Evacuee Segregation Program" (p. 2), "WRA Official Counters Charge of 'Conspiracy' by Legislator" (p. 2), "425 Evacuees Leave Rohwer Center on Special Train for Former Homes in California ...
Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
vh Janice Mirikitani Interview (ddr-densho-1000-435)
Sansei female. Born February 1941, in Stockton, California. As an infant, she was incarcerated with her family at the Rohwer, Arkansas, concentration camp during World War II. After leaving camp, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Petaluma, California, where she endured an unstable home life and years of abuse. During the 1960s and '70s, she ...
Grayce Uyehara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-99)
vh Grayce Uyehara Interview (ddr-densho-1000-99)
Nisei female. Born July 4, 1919. Raised in Stockton, California. Removed during senior year at College of the Pacific, Stockton, California. Incarcerated at Stockton Assembly Center and Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Resettled with family members in Philadelphia. Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Active volunteer with the JACL: co-organizer of the Philadelphia ...
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview (ddr-densho-1000-303)
Kibei Nisei male. Born October 4, 1915, in Stockton, California. As a young child, sent to Japan to live with grandparents and attend school. Returned to California at age eighteen, and drafted into the U.S. military. Discharged from the army after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Removed to the Tanforan Assembly Center, Washington, and the Topaz ...
Susumu Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-29)
vh Susumu Ito Interview (ddr-densho-1000-29)
Nisei male. Born July 27, 1919, in Stockton, California. Emeritus professor of anatomy at Harvard Medical School. During World War II, was second lieutenant, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Narrator discusses his memories of serving in the 442nd and some of the more psychological aspects of combat. Mr. Ito passed away ...
Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
vh Nancy Nakata Gohata Interview (ddr-densho-1003-3)
Sansei female. Born October 16, 1940, in Compton, California. As an infant, taken with family to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After the government issued the so-called "loyalty questionnaire," family was transferred to the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for ten years at a farm labor camp on an island outside of ...
Marian Shingu Sata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-262)
vh Marian Shingu Sata Interview (ddr-densho-1000-262)
Nisei female. Born August 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Grew up in Gardena, where father was a prominent community leader and principal of the Japanese language school. During World War II, removed with family to the Stockton Assembly Center, California, and the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas. Left camp along with a group of Japanese American ...
Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
vh Michi Weglyn Interview (ddr-densho-122-22)
Nisei female, born November 29, 1926, in Stockton, California. Raised in Brentwood, California, before being incarcerated at Gila River, Arizona. Graduated from high school in the camp in 1944, and after being released, attended Mount Holyoke College. In the 1950s, worked as costume designer for the Perry Como Show television program. Researched and wrote the groundbreaking ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 9 (March 8, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-10)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 24 No. 9 (March 8, 1947) (ddr-pc-19-10)
Selected article titles: "Report Twelve Thousand Nisei in Japan Have Applied for Repatriation to United States" (p. 1), "California Supreme Court Hears Stockton Theatre Case On Issei Business Rights" (p. 1), "Tule Lake Test Cases Moved To New Court" (p. 1), "Bill Seeks Repeal Of California School Segregation" (p. 1), "Nisei, Negro Groups Learning to Live ...
The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 16 (April 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-16)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 16 (April 20, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-16)
Selected article titles: "Return of Nisei Stranded In Japan During War May be Permitted Under New Plans" (p. 1), "Seek Test on California Alien Fishing Ban" (p. 1), "Men of 442nd March Through Italian City They Liberated" (p. 1), "Youth, Charged with Murder Of Wounded 442nd Veteran, Goes on Trial in Stockton" (p. 2), "WRA Acts ...
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