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View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-254)
img View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-254)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Part of the Stockton Assembly center as seen at noon on a hot day. This center has been open to evacuees of Japanese ancestry for one week.
View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-7)
img View of Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-7)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Part of the Stockton Assembly center as seen at noon on a hot day. This center has been open to evacuees of Japanese ancestry for one week.
Mother with infant arrives at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-251)
img Mother with infant arrives at Stockton (ddr-densho-151-251)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Young mother of Japanese ancestry arrives at Assembly center with 21 day old baby.
Kimi Yamada Yanari Family Collection (ddr-densho-180)
Collection Kimi Yamada Yanari Family Collection (ddr-densho-180)
This collection consists of documents compiled by Kimi Yamada, who was incarcerated at the Stockton Assembly Center, California, in 1942. The documents are all typed copies of essays written by detainees at Stockton.
Racetrack at Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-28)
img Racetrack at Stockton Assembly Center (ddr-densho-151-28)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Noon on a hot day at the Stockton Assembly Center, which is a converted fairgrounds. This photograph shows the old race track. This center has been opened a week and evacuees will arrive daily until the capacity of 5000 is reached.
Photo album cover (ddr-densho-357-309)
img Photo album cover (ddr-densho-357-309)
Caption: "Rev. and Mrs. Terakawa, Stockton California Book no. 3, 1932." The caption was written above a postcard of a Yosemite Valley artwork.
Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-29)
img Baggage inspection (ddr-densho-151-29)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Hand baggage is being inspected for contraband upon the arrival of evacuees of Japanese ancestry to this Assembly Center.
Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-257)
img Young Japanese Americans waiting for new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-257)
Original caption: Stockton, California. These evacuees of Japanese ancestry are watching the arrival of buses bringing new groups of families to this assembly center.
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-4)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-4)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Noon on a hot day at the Stockton Assembly center, which is a converted fairgrounds. This group of people on the race track are new arrivals who have been registered, inspected, medically examined, and are now on their way to their assigned places in the barracks.
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 8 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-8)
Memories of the Stockton Assembly Center, California

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Stockton El Joaquin Collection (ddr-densho-196)
Collection Stockton El Joaquin Collection (ddr-densho-196)
This collection consists of issues of the Stockton El Joaquin, which was the newspaper for the Stockton Assembly Center, California, open from May 10, 1942, to October 17, 1942. The newspaper provided information about activities and sports, living conditions, and the move to permanent camps.
Woman and children outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-73)
img Woman and children outside barracks (ddr-densho-151-73)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. This family just arrived in the Stockton center this morning. The mother and the children wait at the door of the room in the barracks to which they have been assigned, while the father is at the baggage depot where the bedding and clothing are being unloaded and inspected for contraband.
James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
vh James Sakamoto Interview Segment 7 (ddr-jamsj-2-1-7)
Moving to Stockton, California, in an attempt to avoid mass removal

This interview was conducted by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and is part of a project entitled "Lasting Stories: The Resettlement of San Jose Japantown," a collaborative project between the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and Densho.

Alfred
vh Alfred "Al" Miyagishima Interview (ddr-manz-1-27)
Nisei male. Born December 2, 1926, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Family operated grocery store prior to World War II. Moved to Stockton, California, due to father's illness. Removed to Stockton Assembly Center and Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. Resettled in Nebraska and finished high school. Drafted into the army in 1945, and joined family in Denver, Colorado, …
Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
img Japanese Americans picking sports teams (ddr-densho-37-543)
Original WRA caption: Rohwer Relocation Center, McGehee, Arkansas. Dick Kunishima, Coach and former California High School Athletic Director, tears his team apart between halves of a Stockton - Santa Anita Game.
Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
img Japanese American cooking (ddr-densho-37-593)
Original WRA caption: Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Student Mary Sakai, former resident of Stockton, California, is shown putting sliced carrots in a double boiler in preparation for the drying process.
Letter from Ohashi to Jack Noda, March 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-20)
doc Letter from Ohashi to Jack Noda, March 18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-20)
Letter from Mr. Ohashi of the Stockton chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League to Jack Noda, president of the Stanislaus Merced chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League regarding the Stockton chapter's constitution. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0020
Young boy in assembly center (ddr-densho-151-5)
img Young boy in assembly center (ddr-densho-151-5)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Roy Kaneda in the assembly center which is situated on the outskirts of his home town. He is continuing his high school studies with other boys at the assembly center.
Japanese American workers prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-90)
img Japanese American workers prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-90)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Cutting potato seed on an industrialized farm where, before evacuation, all work was done by persons of Japanese ancestry. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration.
Letter from Ohashi to Jack Noda, March 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-21)
doc Letter from Ohashi to Jack Noda, March 20, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-21)
Follow-up letter from Mr. Ohashi of the Stockton chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League to Jack Noda, president of the Stanislaus Merced chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League regarding the Stockton chapter's constitution and the mass removal preparation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0021
Japanese American laborer (ddr-densho-151-459)
img Japanese American laborer (ddr-densho-151-459)
Original caption: Near Stockton, California. Field laborer of Japanese ancestry on a large-scale corporation ranch a few days prior to evacuation. These laborers earned from $750.00 to $1000 per year, plus living accomodations and their own little gardens.
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