Tanforan

Temporary Assembly Center

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Marriage license application for Susumu Tomine and Tomoe Otsu (ddr-ajah-6-945)
doc Marriage license application for Susumu Tomine and Tomoe Otsu (ddr-ajah-6-945)
Caption below photo: Susumu Tomine (of San Francisco, CA) and fianc?e Tomoe Otsu's (of Alameda, CA) application for a license to marry, August 5, 1942. He had contracted Tuberculosis and was living at the Hassler Health Home in Redwood City, CA. Tomoe had already evacuated to the Tanforan Assembly Center. They were hastily married in Tanforan.
Letter to Tod from Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-44)
doc Letter to Tod from Henri Takahashi (ddr-densho-410-44)
Describes Henri's work setting up the Topaz Relocation Camp, details of buildings and surrounding environment and advice on what to brings with them when they move
Letter written to Helen Takahashi from Margaret (ddr-densho-410-43)
doc Letter written to Helen Takahashi from Margaret (ddr-densho-410-43)
Letter describes in detail moving into Tanforan Assembly center and conditions there. Note on back of last page from Helen to Tomoye, asking for permission to publish the letter.
Instruction on Evacuation of Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-410-6)
doc Instruction on Evacuation of Tanforan Assembly Center (ddr-densho-410-6)
For Tomoye and Helen Takahashi and Masako Martha Nozawa to relocate to Central Utah WRA camp (Topaz). Back has instructions of behavior during the transfer in English and Japanese.
Souvenir photo folder and photographs from The Forbidden City nightclub (ddr-ajah-6-858)
img Souvenir photo folder and photographs from The Forbidden City nightclub (ddr-ajah-6-858)
Includes story of impact of incarceration on the Bay Area Japanese community and Mitsue Ozeki's last days in Alameda before being sent to Tanforan and eventually Topaz Camp
Wedding portrait of Tomoe Otsu and Susumu Tomine (ddr-ajah-6-943)
img Wedding portrait of Tomoe Otsu and Susumu Tomine (ddr-ajah-6-943)
Caption below photo: Tomoe Otsu marries Susumu Tomine at Tanforan Race track in San Bruno, CA., on September 15, 1942, while waiting to be sent to Topaz, Utah incarceration camp during WWII. This photo, however was shot at Topaz, where they held another ceremony after the arrival there, with a borrowed wedding dress for the photo. …
Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-337-13)
vh Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-337-13)
The day of mass removal and first impressions of Tanforan

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 …

Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-337-14)
vh Kazuko Iwahashi Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-337-14)
Social activities in camp

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.

Tom Akashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-164-16)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-164-16)
Observing the generational shift in camp: Nisei take over the primary roles, while Issei are supporting
Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
vh Tom Akashi Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-164-15)
Memories of mass removal: "Gee, where's my rights? What's happening to me?"
Bob Y. Sakata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-216-9)
vh Bob Y. Sakata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-216-9)
Temporary living conditions in Tanforan: "it was sort of a lonely feeling"
Hikaru Morohoshi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-303-7)
vh Hikaru Morohoshi Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-303-7)
First impressions of the Tanforan assembly center

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.

Ken Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-428-7)
vh Ken Yoshida Interview Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-428-7)
First impressions of the Tanforan Assembly Center

This interview is incomplete. It ends after the first hour of taping, when Mr. Yoshida is describing serving time at the road camp for resisting the draft. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, …

Harry Kawahara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-368-5)
vh Harry Kawahara Interview Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-368-5)
Vivid memories of camp at age ten: "that made an impact"

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 …

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