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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.

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)

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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

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
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 …
Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-49)
img Mass removal (ddr-densho-151-49)
Original WRA caption: Woodland, Yolo County, California. Ten cars of evacuees of Japanese ancestry are now aboard and the doors are closed. Their Caucasian friends and the staff of the Wartime Civil Control Administration stations are watching the departure from the platform. Evacuees are leaving their homes and ranches, in a rich agricultural district, bound for …
Mercedian Vol. I No. 3 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-3)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 3 (June 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-3)
Selected article titles: "Election to Choose 20. 18 and Over are Eligible" (p. 1), "$$ Ah, Pay Day!" (p. 1), "Girl, Passes" (p. 2), "Tots Attend Pre-School" (p. 3), "Library Opens" (p. 3), "Lull in Dancing" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 10 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-10)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 10 (July 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-10)
Selected article titles: "Aid Given Those in Need" (p. 1), "Colo. Bound?" (p. 1), "How Many Ice Cream for This" (p. 2), "We the Police, Speak..." (p. 2), "'On to Arizona' for Turlock" (p. 3), "High Class Talkies Soon" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 17 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-17)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 17 (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-17)
Selected article titles: "Musicians to Perform" (p. 1), "Dissemination to be Topic" (p. 1), "Variety to Feature Tonight's Talent Show" (p. 1), "Our Promising Home" (p. 1), "Marble Tournament Scheduled for Sat." (p. 2), "Hospital Open House" (p. 3), "Girls' Hi-Jinx Next Monday" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 7 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-7)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 7 (July 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-7)
Selected article titles: "Cute 'N Nice!" (p. 1), "Crack Band Needs Name" (p. 1), "Cheers Greet Floats" (p. 1), "Lucky Hogs" (p. 3), "Weight Clinic" (p. 3), "Tule Lake Trip for 15" (p. 3), "Heat Protection" (p. 3), "Care of Children" (p. 3), "No News on Relocation" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 1 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-1)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 1 (June 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-1)
Selected article titles: "Center Manager Delivers Message. Policies Stressed" (p. 1), "Population Totals 4516" (p. 1), "Girl Injured" (p. 2), "Ye Ole Canteen" (p. 2), "First Dance Proves Success" (p. 2), "Pre-Nursery School Under Way" (p. 3), "Emergency Rules" (p. 4), "Firemen Without a Fire Truck" (p. 4); "Lights Out! Candles, Too" (p. 6), "No Talking …
Mercedian Vol. I No. 13 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-13)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 13 (July 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-13)
Selected article titles: "Scouts Get Leaders" (p. 1), "'No fun' Says Disc Censors" (p. 1), "No Tequilla Pants 'Pancho'" (p. 1), "Big Time Movie Coming!" (p. 1), "'Pomona Center Can't be Beat' -- Newcomer" (p. 2), "Praise, Not Laugh!" (p. 3), "Our Barber is a JOLLY Good Fellow" (p. 3), "'Stored Goods' Available Soon" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 18 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-18)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 18 (August 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-18)
Selected article titles: "'Yogore' Dance Motif. Surprise Will Greet Guests" (p. 1), "Rags and Stagettes" (p. 1), "It Won't Be Long Now" (p. 1), "Kite Flying Catchy Spreads to Outside" (p. 2), "Marble Champeens!" (p. 3), "Doctors Say, Welcome" (p. 3), "Ballot Forms for Voters Obtained" (p. 3), "Operetta is Colorful" (p. 3).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 15 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-15)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 15 (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-15)
Selected article titles: "Local Stars Perform" (p. 1), "Kite Flying Contest Rules Announced..." (p. 1), "Murals to Nursery" (p. 1), "More Financial Aid" (p. 2), "Deadline is Set for Plane Contest" (p. 3), "Montana Beet Workers Return; No Curfews" (p. 4), "Mock Trial Held" (p. 4).
Mercedian Vol. I No. 9 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-9)
doc Mercedian Vol. I No. 9 (July 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-191-9)
Selected article titles: "'Bon Odori', a Pageant" (p. 1), "Leather Wanted" (p. 1), "Free Coupon Ends Tomorrow" (p. 1), "Who Said We Can't Eat?" (p. 3), "You Will Get 'Bone' Odori?" (p. 4), "Fire Drill Gets Praise" (p. 4).
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