Sacramento (Walerga)

Temporary Assembly Center

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Ed Yoshikawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1014-11-5)
vh Ed Yoshikawa Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1014-11-5)
Assembly center living conditions

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(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-2-19)
vh Betty Fujimoto Kashiwagi Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-2-19)
Coping with difficult living conditions in camp

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John Tomita Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-76-12)
vh John Tomita Interview Segment 12 (ddr-manz-1-76-12)
First impressions of the Walerga assembly center, working as a butcher
Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-1)
doc Takeharu Inouye Diary (ddr-densho-365-1)
Takeharu Inouye's first diary documents his family's forced move to the Sacramento Assembly Center, followed by their move to the Tule Lake concentration camp. Since his mother, Miyoe Inouye, was a teacher, thirteen-year-old Takeharu's diary focuses on his classes in the Japanese and American schools at Tule Lake. His struggles with his schoolwork, as well as …
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).
Walerga Wasp No. 8 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-8)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 8 (June 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-8)
Selected article titles: "Center Japanese to be Removed to Tulelake" (p. 1), "Adult School to Begin" (p. 1), "Inland Movement to Commence June 15. Marysville Center Also Included in Relocation" (p. 1), "Rustic Corner: While Freedom Exists Education Carries On" (p. 2), "Sanitary Corps Has Mess Situation Well in Hand" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 9 (June 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-9)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 9 (June 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-9)
Selected article titles: "First Center Family Left for Tulelake. Dr. Sugiyama Given 10 Hours Notice" (p. 1), "Block Four to Leave Center First. 200 Volunteer Workers to Remain in Center to Clean Up" (p. 1), "Additional 22 Leave for Idaho" (p. 1).
Walerga Wasp No. 7 (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-7)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 7 (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-7)
Selected article titles: "Evacuation A Military Necessity -- Tsukamoto. Jobs for Everyone at Relocation Centers" (p. 1), "35 Volunteers Leave for Idaho" (p. 1), "Center School in Full Swing" (p. 1), "Do You Have a Tractor to Sell" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 4 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-4)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 4 (May 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-4)
Selected article titles: "1500 Attend First Songfest" (p. 1), "Walerga Center Nears Capacity. 4585 Register" (p. 1), "Japanese Council Created" (p. 2), "Ventilation in Mess Hall" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 1 (May 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-1)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 1 (May 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-1)
Selected article titles: "First Wedding" (p. 1), "Typhoid Infection" (p. 1), "Scissors Will be Returned" (p. 1), "Twenty Men Wanted!" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 3 (May 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-3)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 3 (May 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-3)
Selected article titles: "Registration Soars to 3745" (p. 1), "At the Induction Gate" (p. 1), "Sacramento Boy Dies" (p. 2), "Milk Formula for Babies" (p. 2), "Circulating Library" (p. 2), "Laundry Bath" (p. 3).
Walerga Wasp No. 5 (May 27, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-5)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 5 (May 27, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-5)
Selected article titles: "Flash! Hold the Press & Replate" (p. 1), "Cannibalism" (p. 1), "County to be Cleared by Saturday. Center May Receive Evacuee" (p. 1), "Fire Precaution" (p. 2).
Walerga Wasp No. 2 (May 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-2)
doc Walerga Wasp No. 2 (May 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-199-2)
Selected article titles: "We Got a Name!" (p. 1), "800 Expected at Center 13th" (p. 1), "Firemen" (p. 1), "To Change Residence" (p. 2), "Front Door Lights" (p. 2).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 18 (May 13, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-18)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 84, No. 18 (May 13, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-18)
Selected article titles: "Plan Mark for Camp Walerga" (p.1), "More Specific Asian Breakdown in 1980 Census Requested" (p.1), "Needs of Asian Elderly Told to Federal Committee" (p.1, 3), "WCCA Preceded the WRA Camps" (p.2), "School Integration" (p.4), "Carnage in Cambodia" *p.5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 85, No. 6 (August 5, 1977) (ddr-pc-49-30)
Selected article titles: "Pro-Minority Text Dropped from OK List" (p.1, 3), "Bakke Case Jeopardizes Civil Rights Won Since 1940s, Rep. Chisholm Tells JACL" (p.1, 3), "Internment Credit Bill Hearing Set" (p.2), "Assembly Centers to Be Historical Site" (p.2), "Fresno Senior Citizens Express Needs in Survey" (p.3), "Nisei in Japan: Japanese and Nikkei Influences" (p.8).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2072 (December 7, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-48)
Selected article titles: "Commission-Approach Ideally Suited for Internment Experience" (pp. 1, 3), "Federal Ombudsman Proposed for All Iranians" (p. 1), "Useful Function of S 1649/HR 5499" (p. 4), and "West Wind: 'Hito Hata: Raise the Banner' a Surprise Hit" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 104, No. 12 (March 27, 1987) (ddr-pc-59-12)
Selected article titles: "'More Perfect Union': Smithsonian Gets Hate Mail on JA Exhibit" (pp. 1, 3), "Walerga Park: WW2 Assembly Center Site Memorialized with Plaque" (pp. 1, 3), "JACL Personnel Manual: Framework for Discussion" (pp. 4-5), and "Backlash on the Campuses" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 110, No. 11 (March 23, 1990) (ddr-pc-62-11)
Select article titles: "An Address from JACL-LEC Legislative Strategy Chair"(p.1);"Asian Pacific Municipal Officials Caucus Holds Workshop on Black/Asian Relations"(p.1);"Sakura Grove Dedicated as Memorial to Walerga Assembly Center"(p.2); "70% Increase in Asian/Pacific People from 1980 to 1988 Due to Immigration"(p.3); "San Francisco's Boy Scout Troop 12, Among U.S.'s Oldest, Founded by Issei"(p.8).
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.
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 …
Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-3)
img Japanese Americans outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-3)
Original WRA caption: Sacramento, California. College students of Japanese ancestry who have been evacuated from Sacramento to the Assembly Center.
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