Tanforan

Temporary Assembly Center

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Preschool class (ddr-densho-151-331)
img Preschool class (ddr-densho-151-331)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Pre-school evacuee children leaving the building for recess at this assembly center. There are about 25 children enrolled with six volunteer student teachers being trained by a Mills College graduate, all of Japanese ancestry.
Japanese Americans carving wood (ddr-densho-151-338)
img Japanese Americans carving wood (ddr-densho-151-338)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Father and son while away the hours carving small wooden animals for the children in front of their home in the barracks. They have been living at the Assembly center for approximately two weeks.
New arrivals at the Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-23)
img New arrivals at the Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-23)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. Family of Japanese ancestry arrives 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.
Japanese Americans working in garden (ddr-densho-151-340)
img Japanese Americans working in garden (ddr-densho-151-340)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Mrs. Fujita and her neighbor inspecting the tiny vegetable garden she has planted in front of their barracks.
Japanese American family arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-156)
img Japanese American family arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-156)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. Family of Japanese ancestry arrives 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.
Japanese Americans arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-161)
img Japanese Americans arriving at Tanforan (ddr-densho-151-161)
Original 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.
Horse stalls at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-30)
img Horse stalls at Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-30)
Original WRA caption: San Bruno, California. Near view of horse-stall, left from the days when what is now Tanforan Assembly Center, was the famous Tanforan Race Track. Most of these stalls have been converted into family living quarters for Japanese.
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-48)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-48)
Original WRA caption: Oakland, California. Baggage of evacuees of Japanese ancestry piled on the sidewalk. The Greyhound huses will soon arrive to take this baggage as well as the evacuees to the Tanforan Assembly center under Civilian Exclusion Order Number 28.
Japanese Americans in doorway of barracks (ddr-densho-151-335)
img Japanese Americans in doorway of barracks (ddr-densho-151-335)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. A mother and daughter, Issei and Nissei, who have been living in this Assembly center for one month, are seen at the door of their home in the barracks.
Art class (ddr-densho-151-355)
img Art class (ddr-densho-151-355)
Original caption: San Bruno, California. In the art school at this assembly center. These evacuee children are remaining after hours to continue their creative work.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Shigeyuki Kusuda (ddr-densho-498-11)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Shigeyuki Kusuda (ddr-densho-498-11)
Letter to Robert Inglis from Shigeyuki Kusuda from Tanforan Assembly Center. He arrived May 7 and is settling in as comfortably as possible.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from George Aki (ddr-densho-498-22)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from George Aki (ddr-densho-498-22)
Letter to Robert Inglis from George Aki discussing a church schedule.
Ordination papers by Masayoki Wakai (ddr-densho-498-24)
doc Ordination papers by Masayoki Wakai (ddr-densho-498-24)
Masayoshi Wakai's ordination papers expressing his religious history, Christian beliefs, and considerations leading to ministry.
Postcard to Rev. Robert Inglis from Teizo Sato (ddr-densho-498-12)
doc Postcard to Rev. Robert Inglis from Teizo Sato (ddr-densho-498-12)
Postcard to Robert Inglis from Teizo Sato from Tanforan Assembly Center. Sato is thanking Inglis for his kindness and letting him know that he made it safely to Tanforan.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Masayoshi Wakai (ddr-densho-498-32)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Masayoshi Wakai (ddr-densho-498-32)
Letter to Robert Inglis from Masayoshi Wakai apoligizing for missing his visit at Tanforan Assembly Center. Wakai also updates Inglis on the goings-on at church in Tanforan.
Minutes of the council called by the independent Japanese Congregational Church, June 11, 1942 (ddr-densho-498-28)
doc Minutes of the council called by the independent Japanese Congregational Church, June 11, 1942 (ddr-densho-498-28)
Minutes of the council called by the Independent Japanese Congregational Church in Oakland, California (now at Tanforan Assembly Center, San Bruno, California) and the Plymoth Congregational Church in Oakland, California, to be held at the Tanforan Assembly Center to proceed with the examination and ordination of Mr. George Aki and Mr. Masayoshi Wakai, on June 11, …
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Kay Uchida (ddr-densho-498-21)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Kay Uchida (ddr-densho-498-21)
Letter of gratitude to Robert Inglis from Kay Uchida from Tanforan Assembly Center. Uchida requests a few items to be purchased for them and sent to the assembly center.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Mitsuko Doris Mizote (ddr-densho-498-36)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Mitsuko Doris Mizote (ddr-densho-498-36)
Letter to Robert Inglis from Mitsuko Doris Mizote thanking him for his kindness and requesting that he send the seven packages that they left for him.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Hiro Katayawa (ddr-densho-498-37)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Hiro Katayawa (ddr-densho-498-37)
Letter to Robert Inglis from Hiro Katayama letting him know that they are going to Topaz, Utah.
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Masayoshi Wakai and George Aki (ddr-densho-498-31)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from Masayoshi Wakai and George Aki (ddr-densho-498-31)
Letter to Robert Inglis from Masaysohi Wakai and George Akai thanking him for his support in their successful ordination of ministry. They express how they are performing their ministry duties at Tanforan Assembly Center.
Ordination notes and drafts by Rev. Robert Inglis (ddr-densho-498-26)
doc Ordination notes and drafts by Rev. Robert Inglis (ddr-densho-498-26)
Rev. Robert Inglis' notes for the ordination of two Japanese American men at Tanforan June 11, 1942. After 2, numbers jump to 5 then 7, then 12, then 14, then 16-20.
Clipping- An Historical Ordination (ddr-densho-498-29)
doc Clipping- An Historical Ordination (ddr-densho-498-29)
An Historical Ordination by Robert Inglis. Inglis writes of the ordination of Mr. George Aki and Mr. Masayoshi Wakai at Tanforan Assembly Center
Clipping- Japs Made Ministers (ddr-densho-498-23)
doc Clipping- Japs Made Ministers (ddr-densho-498-23)
Newspaper clipping titled, "Japs Made Ministers," which discusses Masoyoshi Wakai and George Aki's ministry ordination in Tanforan Assembly Center.
Suffering Enriches Our Lives (ddr-densho-498-30)
doc Suffering Enriches Our Lives (ddr-densho-498-30)
"Suffering Enriches Our Lives" by Masayoshi Wakai. Wakai writes about the suffering of Japanese Americans during evacuation and relocation that has brought out kindness and fellowship. He states, "by undergoing similar difficulties and hardships, thus creating a sense of fellowship in suffering, we find that men here do try to help each other meet the difficulty …
Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from D. Uchida (ddr-densho-498-13)
doc Letter to Rev. Robert Inglis from D. Uchida (ddr-densho-498-13)
Letter of gratitude to Robert Inglis from D. Uchida from Tanforan Assembly Center
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