Merced

Temporary Assembly Center

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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.
Notice to internees, Information Release 1 (ddr-densho-356-780)
doc Notice to internees, Information Release 1 (ddr-densho-356-780)
Notice to internees providing basic information about how to provide or obtain information, housing, postal service, mess hours, baby feeding, work assignments, and a request to stay away from the Admin building when new arrivals arrive.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Rosie Suyeyasu (ddr-densho-356-288)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Rosie Suyeyasu (ddr-densho-356-288)
Letter to Yuri Domoto Tsukada from Rose "Rosie" Nakagawa Suyeyasu. In the letter she writes about life at Tanforan and the mutual friends they have. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Letter from US Public Health Services to Merced Assembly Center regarding the sale of contraceptives (ddr-densho-356-786)
doc Letter from US Public Health Services to Merced Assembly Center regarding the sale of contraceptives (ddr-densho-356-786)
Letter from W. T. Harrison, Senior Surgeon and Director of District # 5 with U.S. Public Health Services in San Francisco to Harry L. Black, Manager of Merced Assembly Center. The letter discusses the availability of contraceptives and venereal prophylactics to internees, and advises Merced make these items available to residents and provide medical guidance on …
Group photo (ddr-densho-356-54)
img Group photo (ddr-densho-356-54)
Photograph of 12 adults posing for a photograph at Merced Assembly Center. Inscribed on the back: "Yuri Domoto Tsukada -C 40c Merced Assembly Center 1942."
Yuriko Domoto's Notice to Report to Work (ddr-densho-356-771)
doc Yuriko Domoto's Notice to Report to Work (ddr-densho-356-771)
A reassignment for Yuriko Domoto Tsukada to become a Recreation Director at the Merced Assembly Center.
Letter to Yuri from Yoshito (ddr-densho-356-219)
doc Letter to Yuri from Yoshito (ddr-densho-356-219)
Envelope and letter addressed to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata. In the letter Yoshito writes about the descriptions of the Assembly centers he's heard so far and how positive Yuri's description was, pending deployment to Japan, his friendship with fellow Nisei soldier Stg. Harry Fujita, his recent promotion to Tech Sgt. He also describes a USO …
Clothing Request (ddr-densho-356-773)
doc Clothing Request (ddr-densho-356-773)
Carbon copy of a clothing request made by Yuriko Domoto
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
doc Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen (ddr-densho-356-280)
Two letters to Yuri Domoto from Mildred Allen stored in the same envelope. The first letter is dated April 28, 1942 and the second June 1, 1942. The first letter details a conference she attended on Child Welfare, inquires about the Domoto family business, and her next work assignment. The second letter describes her involvement in …
Group photo (ddr-densho-356-55)
img Group photo (ddr-densho-356-55)
Photograph of six men holding a sign that reads "Art Staff" outside a barrack at Merced Assembly Center. Inscribed on the back: "Yuri Domoto Tsukada 40c - C Merced Assembly Center 1942."
Instructions on Evacuation of Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-774)
doc Instructions on Evacuation of Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-774)
Instructions for Yuriko Domoto Tsukada, her father Kanetaro Domoto, and her sister Wakako Domoto for the relocation from Merced to Granada.
Group photo (ddr-densho-356-53)
img Group photo (ddr-densho-356-53)
Photograph of 14 adults posing for a photograph at Merced Assembly Center. Inscribed on the back is: "Yuri Domoto Tsukada 40c-C Merced Assembly Center 1942."
Barrack, mess and issue record (ddr-densho-356-770)
doc Barrack, mess and issue record (ddr-densho-356-770)
A written record of Yuriko Domoto Tsukada's barrack assignment.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy (ddr-densho-356-293)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy (ddr-densho-356-293)
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Sammy in which she describes her short time at Tanforan and her relocation to St. Louis to attend college. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and ddr-densho-356-320.
Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
doc Two letters to Yuri from Min Yonekura (ddr-densho-356-285)
Two letters to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Minoru "Min" Yonekura. Both letters stored in one envelope, unclear if they were mailed together or separately. Letter 5/11: describes forced removal, details items needed in assembly center to make barracks feel homey, food quality in the assembly center and general life there. Letter 2: discusses plans to move …
Notice to internees, do not cross fence (ddr-densho-356-779)
doc Notice to internees, do not cross fence (ddr-densho-356-779)
Public notice to all internees at Merced to not cross the barbed wire fence.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-291)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito (ddr-densho-356-291)
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Margaret Saito in which she details life in Tanforan, asks Yuri to keep in touch once she is moved from Merced, and describes her desire to move East and find a job in which she is getting help from a former boss. Item tied together with all objects between ddr-densho-356-277 and …
Notice to internees, bathroom hours (ddr-densho-356-778)
doc Notice to internees, bathroom hours (ddr-densho-356-778)
Notice to internees that informs of the times in which one of the bathrooms in male only and female only.
Information Release No. 21: Social Security Benefits for Evacuees (ddr-densho-356-784)
doc Information Release No. 21: Social Security Benefits for Evacuees (ddr-densho-356-784)
Memo to all residents of Merced Assembly Center from Harry L. Black, Center Manager regarding Social Security Benefits for internees. Advises that Internees who meet the federal requirements for Old Age and Survivors' Insurance can apply or update their address with the Social Security Board in Stockton, California.
Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-289)
doc Four letters to Yuri Domoto from Tomi Domoto (ddr-densho-356-289)
Four letters stored in one envelope to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from her cousin Tomi Domoto. Appears the letters were mailed separately and later stored together in one envelope. 6/8 letter: discusses events leading up to forced removal, inquires about how family are settling into the camp and how hers is and mutual friends. 8/8 letter: discusses …
Divisions and Personnel at Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-777)
doc Divisions and Personnel at Merced Assembly Center (ddr-densho-356-777)
Booklet that lists staff in each division at Merced Assembly Center.
Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-221)
doc Letter to Yuri Domoto from Yoshito Shibata (ddr-densho-356-221)
Envelope and letter to Yuriko Domoto Tsukada from Yoshito Shibata in which he discusses the ease in which all the solider took to studying and wonders if its in part because many of the soldiers are college graduates. He then discusses in detail the ways Nisei soldiers interact with locals and the widespread dating that is …
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Dora Ames Lee (ddr-densho-356-11)
img Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Dora Ames Lee (ddr-densho-356-11)
Letter to Yuriko Domoto from Dr. Dora Ames Lee in part discussing connections to Japanese Americans and Yuriko's older sister Emako who was residing at Stockton State Hospital. Letter stored inside object ddr-densho-356-9.
Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
doc Granada Relocation Center information booklet (ddr-densho-390-121)
An information booklet for the Granada concentration center. Topics include: descriptions of the area, community government, community enterprises, social activities, housing, and more.
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