Stockton

Temporary Assembly Center

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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.

Marian Shingu Sata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-262-9)
vh Marian Shingu Sata Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-262-9)
Having chicken pox in Stockton 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.

Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
doc Saburo Masada interview (ddr-csujad-6-20)
Oral history interview with Saburo Masada. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_MASADA_SABURO
Counter-Intelligence Corps in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2003)
doc Counter-Intelligence Corps in Japan (ddr-csujad-55-2003)
Essay on the history and activities of Saburo Oshita and the 441st Counter-Intelligence Corps during World War II. Covers Oshita's background and training, objectives of the Counter-Intelligence Corps, occupation and activities in Japan, assignment in Hokkaido and Wakkanai, and the role of Nisei in the Counter-Intelligence Corps. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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.
Young Japanese Americans gathering outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-253)
img Young Japanese Americans gathering outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-253)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Young persons of Japanese ancestry, second and third generation Americans. They have been in camp about a week, where there is little for them to do as yet. The sun is very hot. The oldest of these boys has been studying this morning. The book that he carries is a text on …
Mother with infant arrives at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-251)
img Mother with infant arrives at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-251)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Young mother of Japanese ancestry arrives at Assembly center with 21 day old baby.
Young boy in assembly center (ddr-densho-151-5)
img Young boy in assembly center (ddr-densho-151-5)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Roy Kaneda in the assembly center which is situated on the outskirts of his home town. He is continuing his high school studies with other boys at the assembly center.
Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-255)
img Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-255)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry have been at this Assembly Center for several days and are watching the arrival of buses bringing new groups of families. Later, all will be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers to spend the duration.
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.
Unloading baggage from truck (ddr-densho-151-458)
img Unloading baggage from truck (ddr-densho-151-458)
Original caption: Stockton, California. The first day at an assembly center. A new unit of the barracks is being opened today for the eight busloads of arrivals. This photo shows the luggage and bed-rolls which have come in by truck, deposited here for inspection for contraband. Evacuees then take their possessions to the barracks to which …
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 …
Mother and baby arriving at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-309)
img Mother and baby arriving at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-309)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Young mother of Japanese ancestry has just arrived at this Assembly center with her baby and she is the last to leave the bus. Her identification number is being checked and she will then be directed to her place in the barracks after preliminary medical examination.
Japanese Americans arriving to Stockton (ddr-densho-151-249)
img Japanese Americans arriving to Stockton (ddr-densho-151-249)
Original caption: Stockton, California. People of Japanese ancestry from the Lodi grape-producing district. Their identification numbers, and family groups are checked by officials as they leave the buses. They are then directed to the place where there baggage is checked for contraband; medically examined, and assigned to their place in the barracks.
View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-7)
img View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-7)
Original WRA 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.
Stockon El Joaquin Vol. II No. 11 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-23)
doc Stockon El Joaquin Vol. II No. 11 (August 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-23)
Selected article titles: "S.A.C.-Ites Go to Polls Mon. 3,000 to Vote at Mess Halls" (p. 1), "'Copy-Cat Capers' Wed." (p. 1), "Educational Day Slated" (p. 3), "Relocation: If It's Arkansas, We Say" (p. 4).
Stockon El Joaquin Vol. III No. 4 (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-28)
doc Stockon El Joaquin Vol. III No. 4 (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-196-28)
Selected article titles: "Exhibit Attracts 2,600 Residents" (p. 1), "Mess & Lodging: Old Passes Void" (p. 1), "New Transfers Lawyer from Camp Harmony Likes S.A.C." (p. 1), "'Twas Before the Victory Garden" (p. 2), "Three Families Released from Center" (p. 3), "Center Prepares, Trunks, Clothes Arrival Increases" (p. 3).
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