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Young Japanese Americans boarding train (ddr-densho-151-294)
img Young Japanese Americans boarding train (ddr-densho-151-294)
Original caption: Woodland, Yolo County, California. Persons of Japanese ancestry, bound for Merced Assembly center, 126 miles away, bid farewell to friends.
Japanese Americans saying goodbye from train (ddr-densho-151-296)
img Japanese Americans saying goodbye from train (ddr-densho-151-296)
Original caption: Woodland, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry from this rich agricultural district are on their way to Merced Assembly center. This special train consists of ten cars.
Irene Najima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-226)
vh Irene Najima Interview (ddr-densho-1000-226)
Nisei female. Born August 9, 1927, in Petaluma, California. During World War II, removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and the Granada concentration camp, Colorado. Following World War II, established career as a teacher in Hawaii and California.
Kenji Taguma Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-28-1)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-28-1)
Description of a Japanese American Citizens League resolution regarding the wartime draft resisters

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life …

Kenji Taguma Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-28-2)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-28-2)
Personal thoughts on the conflict as a Sansei; effect of the resolution on the community

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically …

Andy Noguchi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-27-1)
vh Andy Noguchi Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-122-27-1)
Description of the JACL resolution proposed in 1999 to recognize the constitutional stand of the wartime draft resisters

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this …

Andy Noguchi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-27-2)
vh Andy Noguchi Interview Segment 2 (ddr-densho-122-27-2)
Different reactions to the resolution

This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World War II resisters of conscience at the Heart Mountain incarceration camp. As a result, the interviews in this collection are typically not life histories, instead primarily focusing on issues surrounding the …

Japanese Americans saying goodbye (ddr-densho-151-42)
img Japanese Americans saying goodbye (ddr-densho-151-42)
Original WRA caption: Woodland, California. Filled with evacuees of Japanese ancestry, the special train is ready to depart from this rich agricultural section for the Merced Assembly Center, 125 miles away.
Japanese American family waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-288)
img Japanese American family waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-288)
Original caption: Woodland, California. Families of Japanese ancestry with their baggage at railroad station awaiting the arrival of special train which will take them to the Merced Assembly center, 125 miles away.
Supplement to the abstractor, vol. 17, no. 99 (January 19, 1907) (ddr-csujad-55-2000)
doc Supplement to the abstractor, vol. 17, no. 99 (January 19, 1907) (ddr-csujad-55-2000)
News bulletin publishing the transactions in the Office of the Recorder in Merced County, California. Current issue covers partial release of mortgage, deed, and trust deed for the Yamato Colony (also referred to as Livingston Colony purchased by the Japanese American Industrial Corporation) in Merced County. See also sac_jaac_2090 through sac_jaac_2102. See this object in the …
Japanese American family with baggage (ddr-densho-151-289)
img Japanese American family with baggage (ddr-densho-151-289)
Original caption: Woodland, California. Families of Japanese ancestry with their baggage at railroad station awaiting arrival of special train which will take them from their home town to the Merced Assembly center, 125 miles away.
Japanese Americans waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-290)
img Japanese Americans waiting for train (ddr-densho-151-290)
Original caption: Woodland, Yolo County, California. Farm family of Japanese ancestry see the train approaching down the track, which will take them to the Merced Assembly center. They hasten together to their respective places as instructed.
Bob Fuchigami Interview (ddr-manz-1-28)
vh Bob Fuchigami Interview (ddr-manz-1-28)
Nisei male. Born May 15, 1930, in Marysville, California. Family operated a farm prior to World War II. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was removed to the Merced Assembly Center, California, and Granada (Amache) concentration camp, Colorado. Remained in Colorado after the war.
Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
doc Fude Tanioka interview (ddr-csujad-6-32)
Oral history interview with Fude Tanioka. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: SCRC_TANIOKA_FUDE
Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. H. A. Strong, Electrolux Corporation, August 9, 1942 (ddr-csujad-23-13)
doc Letter from Henry [Katsumi] Fujita to Mr. H. A. Strong, Electrolux Corporation, August 9, 1942 (ddr-csujad-23-13)
Letter from Henry K. Fujita to his boss Mr. H. A. Strong of the Electrolux Corporation in San Francisco dated August 9, 1942. Rich in details, the letter describes the physical layout of the Merced Assembly Center, the poor-quality construction of the barracks, the daily schedules, the camp organization and facilities, the hardships and illnesses and …
Ralph - Hede at Merced (ddr-densho-378-990)
img Ralph - Hede at Merced (ddr-densho-378-990)
Photograph of a couple identified as Ralph Kanzaki and Hide (Fujita) Kanzaki standing together outside. Caption on album page: "Ralph- Hede at MERCED"
Andy Noguchi Interview (ddr-densho-122-27)
vh Andy Noguchi Interview (ddr-densho-122-27)
Sansei male. President of the Florin chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League in 1999, and one of the authors of a resolution to recognize the constitutional stand of the World War II resisters of conscience.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, about the World …

Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
vh Kenji Taguma Interview (ddr-densho-122-28)
Sansei male, born 1969. Editor for the Nichi Bei Times, the oldest Japanese American bilingual newspaper in northern California. Son of a draft resister from Granada concentration camp. Attended California State University at Sacramento and became involved in civil rights activism.

(This interview was conducted by filmmaker Frank Abe for his 2000 documentary, Conscience and …

Merced Commencement Program (ddr-densho-356-775)
doc Merced Commencement Program (ddr-densho-356-775)
Program for a Commencement ceremony at Merced Assembly Center.
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.
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.
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.
Information Release No. 26: Regulations Governing Evacuee Advisory Committee (ddr-densho-356-787)
doc Information Release No. 26: Regulations Governing Evacuee Advisory Committee (ddr-densho-356-787)
Memo to all residents of Merced Assembly Center from Harry L. Black, Center Manager regarding the Wartime Civil Control Administration's policy on evacuee advisory committees. Details the committee's formation, function and powers.
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