Mass removal ("evacuation")

On March 2, 1942, Public Proclamation No. 1 began to appear on telephone poles and buildings. This was the first official notice Japanese Americans had of their immediate removal from the West Coast. The notices stated that they had six or seven days to prepare, and were to take only what they could carry. They were not told where they would be taken. People rushed to sell or store, in one week, property and belongings acquired over a lifetime. Some families tucked their valuables away in their attic or basement and locked the door, hoping to return soon. On the appointed "evacuation" day, thousands of Japanese Americans gathered at designated locations, with the numbered identification tags they had been issued tied to their coats. Watched by curious onlookers, they were met by armed soldiers and transported in buses, private cars, and trains to sixteen temporary "assembly centers" in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

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Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
doc Stanley Masashi Nagata (ddr-csujad-8-46)
Oral history interview with Stanley Masashi Nagata. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nagata, Stanley Masashi
Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
doc Kichizo Morita (ddr-csujad-8-42)
Oral history interview with Kichizo Morita. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Morita, Kichizo
An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda (ddr-csujad-29-56)
vh An Oral History with Katsuma Mukaeda (ddr-csujad-29-56)
Chairman of Japanese American Cultural Center and former president of Japanese Chamber of Commerce recounts conditions of prewar Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, its wartime conversion into a black community, postwar reestablishment as a Japanese-American cultural and commercial center. Includes comments on discriminatory legislation, prewar Japan-American relations. World War II removal and incarceration, camp conditions, wartime repatriation …
An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-17)
av An Oral History with Lillie Y. McCabe, Part II (ddr-csujad-29-17)
An oral history with Lillie Y. McCabe, an incarceree at the Santa Anita Temporary Assembly Center and the Granada (Amache) incarceration camp. This interview was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project by California State University, Fullerton. The interview covers the Anglo reverends and ministers who helped her while she was incarcerated at Amache, how …
An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
av An Oral History with Margaret Masuoka (ddr-csujad-29-25)
An interview with Margaret Masuoka, a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), conducted for the Japanese American Project at California State Fullerton's Center for Oral and Public History. Specifically, this interview provides insight to Masuoka's personal history dealing with the prejudice that she and her family faced due their Japanese ancestry; her family's settlement …
Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
img Lillie McCabe (ddr-csujad-29-19)
Photo of Lillie McCabe. Oral history audio and transcript are found in csufccop_jaoh_0030, csufccop_jaoh_0031, and csufccop_jaoh_0032. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: 1949_P03
An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
av An Oral History with Ikuko Amatatsu Watanabe (ddr-csujad-29-12)
Nisei district manager of an educational corporation discusses samurai ancestry; childhood on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and makeup of Bainbridge Japanese community; incarceration at the Manzanar camp, California, including circumstances as to why Bainbridge Islanders were transferred to the Minidoka camp in Idaho; wartime resettlement to Chicago; and postwar years in California, with particular attention to discriminatory …
Storage list for M. Hotta (ddr-sbbt-2-67)
doc Storage list for M. Hotta (ddr-sbbt-2-67)
A check-in list for goods belonging to M. Hotta, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 540.
Storage list for Iwamura (ddr-sbbt-2-285)
doc Storage list for Iwamura (ddr-sbbt-2-285)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Iwamura, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 807.
Storage list for G. K. Shioyama (ddr-sbbt-2-246)
doc Storage list for G. K. Shioyama (ddr-sbbt-2-246)
A check-in list for goods belonging to G. K. Shioyama, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 768.
Storage list for Okamoto (ddr-sbbt-2-274)
doc Storage list for Okamoto (ddr-sbbt-2-274)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Okamoto, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 796.
Storage list for K. Oki (ddr-sbbt-2-182)
doc Storage list for K. Oki (ddr-sbbt-2-182)
A check-in list for goods belonging to K. Oki, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 704.
Storage list for Tad Sonoda (ddr-sbbt-2-53)
doc Storage list for Tad Sonoda (ddr-sbbt-2-53)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Tad Sonoda, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 526.
Storage list for Haruo Fujino or Fujiwo (ddr-sbbt-2-368)
doc Storage list for Haruo Fujino or Fujiwo (ddr-sbbt-2-368)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Haruo Fujino or Fujiwo, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 891.
Storage list for J. Matsuda (ddr-sbbt-2-80)
doc Storage list for J. Matsuda (ddr-sbbt-2-80)
A check-in list for goods belonging to J. Matsuda, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 602.
Storage list for I. Horiuchi (ddr-sbbt-2-306)
doc Storage list for I. Horiuchi (ddr-sbbt-2-306)
A check-in list for goods belonging to I. Horiuchi, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 828.
Storage list for Watabyashi (ddr-sbbt-2-198)
doc Storage list for Watabyashi (ddr-sbbt-2-198)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Watabyashi, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 720.
Storage list for Fukuhara (ddr-sbbt-2-404)
doc Storage list for Fukuhara (ddr-sbbt-2-404)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Fukuhara, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 927.
Storage list for Tsunehara (ddr-sbbt-2-206)
doc Storage list for Tsunehara (ddr-sbbt-2-206)
A check-in list for goods belonging to Tsunehara, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 728.
Storage list for J. Yamamoto (ddr-sbbt-2-372)
doc Storage list for J. Yamamoto (ddr-sbbt-2-372)
A check-in list for goods belonging to J. Yamamoto, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 895.
Storage list for lot 539 (ddr-sbbt-2-66)
doc Storage list for lot 539 (ddr-sbbt-2-66)
A check-in list for goods moved from room 14 in the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 539.
Storage list for By Y. Kawamura (ddr-sbbt-2-41)
doc Storage list for By Y. Kawamura (ddr-sbbt-2-41)
A check-in list for goods belonging to By Y. Kawamura, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 513.
Storage list for H. Kumata (ddr-sbbt-2-303)
doc Storage list for H. Kumata (ddr-sbbt-2-303)
A check-in list for goods belonging to H. Kumata, moved from the Buddhist Church (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple) to Lyon Van and Storage Company's lot 825.
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