Santa Anita

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Documents on the members of the Friends Japanese Church in Norwalk during the incarceration (ddr-csujad-57-25)
doc Documents on the members of the Friends Japanese Church in Norwalk during the incarceration (ddr-csujad-57-25)
A collection of documents regarding the incarceration camps of the members of the Friends Japanese Church in Norwalk, associated with the First Friends Church in Whittier, California. Includes meeting minutes, letters, and a report of Japanese Committee 1941-1942. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FFC-0025
Japanese Americans eating in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-482)
img Japanese Americans eating in a mess hall (ddr-densho-37-482)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Meal time, cafeteria-style, for these children at Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry.
Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-392)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred to War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration.
Japanese Americans serving food (ddr-densho-37-484)
img Japanese Americans serving food (ddr-densho-37-484)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Cafeteria-style assures promptness in serving meals at Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
img Military police on watchtower (ddr-densho-37-393)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police on duty in watch-tower at Santa Anita park assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
img Veteran entering assembly center (ddr-densho-37-765)
Original WRA caption: Dressed in uniform marking service in the first World War, this veteran enters Santa Anita Park assembly center for person of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the West Coast.
Japanese American with parasol (ddr-densho-37-766)
img Japanese American with parasol (ddr-densho-37-766)
Original WRA caption: Japanese parasol for spring showers at Santa Anita Park assembly center. Evacuees later are transferred to War Relocation Authority center for the duration.
Military policeman patrolling camp fence (ddr-densho-37-483)
img Military policeman patrolling camp fence (ddr-densho-37-483)
Original WRA caption: Arcadia, California. Military police patrol fence around Santa Anita Park assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees are transferred later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Information Bulletin No. 1 (ddr-densho-320-2)
doc Information Bulletin No. 1 (ddr-densho-320-2)
Contains information about living quarters, meals, and other services in the camps.
Information Bulletin No. 1 (ddr-densho-320-1)
doc Information Bulletin No. 1 (ddr-densho-320-1)
Contains information about living quarters, meals, and other services in the camps.
Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
doc Administrative Notice No. 23 Registration of Evacuees' Rentable Property (ddr-densho-356-800)
Administrative Notice No. 23 from Santa Anita Assembly Center informs internees that if they have any property that is "rentable" to register it immediately and lists what is rentable property and how to register it.
Administrative Notice No. 27 Transfer to Amache (ddr-densho-356-802)
doc Administrative Notice No. 27 Transfer to Amache (ddr-densho-356-802)
Administrative Notice No. 27 from Santa Anita Assembly Center contains information regarding personal belongings in storage outside of the camp remaining their until settled at Amache at which point individuals my request their items be shipped to camp at the WRA's expense. It also provides instructions regarding train travel to Amache including water conservation, cleanliness, and …
Evacuee Information Release No. 2 Baggage Instructions (ddr-densho-356-803)
doc Evacuee Information Release No. 2 Baggage Instructions (ddr-densho-356-803)
Evacuee Information Release No. 2 from Santa Anita Assembly Center informs internees about the types of baggage allowed and how each type will be transported.
Administrative Notice No. 24 Contraband Articles and Possession of Liquor and Drugs (ddr-densho-356-801)
doc Administrative Notice No. 24 Contraband Articles and Possession of Liquor and Drugs (ddr-densho-356-801)
Administrative Notice No. 24 from Santa Anita Assembly Center quotes the Center Regulations regarding the possession of contraband. Contraband includes: Shortwave Radios, cameras, firearms, weapons, alcohol, and drugs.
Administrative Notice No. 21 Labor Strikes (ddr-densho-356-799)
doc Administrative Notice No. 21 Labor Strikes (ddr-densho-356-799)
Administrative Notice No. 21 from Santa Anita Assembly Center provides excerpts from the Wartime Civil Control Administration Operations Manual regarding work stoppages, labor strikes, quitting, and grievances. The WCCA did not allow work stoppages or labor strikes.
Administrative Notice No. 19 Conservation of Water (ddr-densho-356-798)
doc Administrative Notice No. 19 Conservation of Water (ddr-densho-356-798)
Administrative Notice No. 19 from Santa Anita Assembly Center on the conservation of water as water is not draining properly. The Assembly center closed laundry facilities on Wednesday and one shower location each day of the week.
Clothing Issuance (ddr-densho-356-797)
doc Clothing Issuance (ddr-densho-356-797)
Information from Santa Anita Assembly Center on clothing allotments and issuing.
Clothing list and request for Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-796)
doc Clothing list and request for Richard Tsukada (ddr-densho-356-796)
List of approved clothing items and their prices and a clothing request form filled out for Richard "Dick" Tsukada.
Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 20 (June 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-20)
doc Santa Anita Pacemaker Vol. I No. 20 (June 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-146-20)
Selected article titles: "Diplomas Go to 250 Friday. Vierling Kersey Will Highlight Graduation Rites in Grandstand" (p. 1), "Mess Change to be Tried" (p. 1), "Avenues Renamed After Famous Horses. Change Affects Three Districts" (p. 2), "Editorial: Democracy is Not Acts of Few" (p. 6).
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