Merced

Temporary Assembly Center

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Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-345-10)
vh Richard Iwao Hidaka Interview Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-345-10)
First impressions of Merced 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.

Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-459-5)
vh Barbara Reiko Mikami Keimi Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-459-5)
A bad experience in a new elementary school, then being sent to the Merced Assembly Center
David Matsuoka Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1010-5-14)
vh David Matsuoka Interview Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1010-5-14)
A memorable interaction with a black porter on the train to camp (audio only)

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 …

Walter N. Matsuoka Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-3-19)
vh Walter N. Matsuoka Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1010-3-19)
First impressions of assembly center: "looked like jail"

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1010-1-28)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1010-1-28)
Leaving for Merced Assembly Center by train

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Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1010-1-29)
vh Louie Watanabe Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1010-1-29)
Memories of assembly center

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Bob Fuchigami Interview Segment 15 (ddr-manz-1-28-15)
vh Bob Fuchigami Interview Segment 15 (ddr-manz-1-28-15)
Adjusting to confinement as a child: contemplating sneaking out of camp
Interview with George Hamamoto, (audio) (ddr-csujad-56-1)
av Interview with George Hamamoto, (audio) (ddr-csujad-56-1)
Sonoma County resident George Hamamoto was interviewed on June 20, 1978, by a Sonoma State University student for the North Bay Ethnic Archive Project. He discusses growing up in Sebastopol, the family grocery store, removal to Assembly Center in Merced, then incarceration at Granada (Amache) camp. Discusses organization and administration of camp, and return to Napa …
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-220)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-220)
Envelope and letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he tells Yuriko about his transfer to Camp Savage to study Japanese and the general schedule of the language school. He inquires about her family's adjustment to life in the Assembly center and provides her with his new address.
Yuriko Domoto's Notice to Report to Work (ddr-densho-356-772)
doc Yuriko Domoto's Notice to Report to Work (ddr-densho-356-772)
A reassignment for Yuriko Domoto Tsukada to become a Supervising Director of Social Welfare at the Merced Assembly Center.
Merced Commencement Program (ddr-densho-356-775)
doc Merced Commencement Program (ddr-densho-356-775)
Program for a Commencement ceremony at Merced Assembly Center.
Letters between Yuriko Domoto and Dora Ames Lee (ddr-densho-356-292)
doc Letters between Yuriko Domoto and Dora Ames Lee (ddr-densho-356-292)
Two letters stored in one envelope between Yuriko Domoto Tsukada and Dora Ames Lee. The first letter is to Dora Ames Lee from Yuriko Domoto dated August 1, 1942. In this letter Yuri writes in regards to a patient of Dr. Ames who's family has made inquires about their wellbeing through Yuriko. She also discusses her …
Yuriko Domoto diary 1942-1944 (ddr-densho-356-705)
doc Yuriko Domoto diary 1942-1944 (ddr-densho-356-705)
Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's diary spanning 1942-1944. Pre-printed dates do not line up with the handwritten dates; 1942 is in the months of May, August September, 1943 is in months of January, and 1944 in the months of January, February Omitted the following pre-printed dates as the pages were blank: February 24-May 9; May 14-August 21; August …
Information Release No. 31: Inquires from Evacuees (ddr-densho-356-793)
doc Information Release No. 31: Inquires from Evacuees (ddr-densho-356-793)
Memo to all residents of Merced Assembly Center from Harry L. Black, Center Manager regarding sending inquires about family members detained by Immigration and Naturalization to the proper government agency.
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from May Morioka (ddr-densho-356-286)
doc Postcard to Yuri Domoto from May Morioka (ddr-densho-356-286)
Postcard to Yuri Domoto from May Morioka in which she talks about life at Tanforan and asks for Yuri to write back so they can keep in touch. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Evacuation of Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-794)
doc Evacuation of Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-794)
Instructions for internees at Merced on the camp wide transfer to Topaz.
Grade School Musical and Dramatic Program (ddr-densho-356-776)
doc Grade School Musical and Dramatic Program (ddr-densho-356-776)
Program for the Grade School Musical and Dramatic performances on August 8, 1942.
Letter to Harry L. Black from E. Sandquist regarding status of students requesting to attending inland universities (ddr-densho-356-789)
doc Letter to Harry L. Black from E. Sandquist regarding status of students requesting to attending inland universities (ddr-densho-356-789)
Letter to Harry L. Black, Merced Assembly Center Manager from E. Sandquist, Chief Operations Section Wartime Civil Control Administration. Sandquist informs that the inland universities have been submitted for approval to the War Department and Navy Department and are pending formal approval.
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