Fifth Grade

Unit 2 | Activity 8

Japanese Internment
8-1 Arcadia, California. Persons of Japanese ancestry arrive at the Santa Anita Assembly center from San Pedro, California. Evacuees lived at this center at the Santa Anita race track before being moved inland to relocation centers, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]
8-2 Arcadia, California. Meal time, cafeteria-style, for these children at Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry., 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-3 Japanese descent among a contingent of 664, first to be removed from San Francisco, awaiting buses at 2020 Van Ness Avenue to transport them to Santa Anita Park assembly center at Arcadia, California. Evacuees are transported later to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
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Salinas, California. Quarters of evacuees of Japanese ancestry at assembly center before the streets were graded. These evacuees will be transferred to a War Relocation Authority center, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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Florin, Sacramento County, California. A soldier and his mother in a strawberry field. The soldier, age 23, volunteered July 10, 1941, and is stationed at Camp Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was furloughed to help his mother and family prepare for their evacuation. He is the youngest of six years children, two of them volunteers in United States Army. The mother, age 53, came from Japan 37 years ago. Her husband died 21 years ago, leaving her to raise six children. She worked in a strawbery basket factory until last year when her her children leased three acres of strawberries "so she wouldn't have to work for somebody else". The family is Buddhist. This is her youngest son. Her second son is in the army stationed at Fort Bliss. 453 families are to be evacuated from this area, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Barracks interior at assembly center where persons of Japanese ancestry lived temporarily after evacuation from the west coast in the spring of 1942, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California. Barracks interior at assembly center where persons of Japanese ancestry lived temporarily after evacuation from the west coast in the spring of 1942, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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San Pedro, California. Fishing boats, formerly operated by residents of Japanese ancestry, are tied up for the duration at Terminal Island in Los Angeles harbor. Note the "For Sale" signs. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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8-9 San Francisco, California. With the owner scheduled to be evacuated, a store front is boarded on Post Street, San Francisco, California, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-10 Evacuation sale during Japanese Relocation. US National Archives & Records Administration Item from Collection FDR-PHOCO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, 1882 - 1962 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-11 San Francisco, California. Exclusion Order posted at First and Front Streets directing removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from the first San Francisco section to be effected by the evacuation., 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-12 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, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-13 Mountain View, California. This ranch house, seen across a strawberry bed, is typical in many California rural sections where residents of Japanese ancestry engaged in truck gardening. This was the home of eight children who were born in this country. The parents were born in Japan. This family, and other evacuees, will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
8-14 Los Angeles, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry entraining for Manzanar, California, 250 miles away where they are now housed in a War Relocation Authority center, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource] Click to view larger image
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Salinas, California. Seated in family groups, evacuees of Japanese ancestry check in at Armory before moving to assembly center. They wil later be transferred to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource]

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Salinas Assembly Center, Salinas, California, 1942. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 210: Records of the War Relocation Authority, 1941 – 1947 [electronic resource].

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8-17 Monument in cemetery, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppprs-00372 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-18 Children at Sunday school class, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppprs-00372 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-19 Farm, farm workers, Mt. Williamson in background, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number LC-DIG-ppprs-00370 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-20 Mrs. Naguchi and two children, Manzanar Relocation Center / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number LC-DIG-ppprs-00246 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-21 Manzanar from Guard Tower, view west, (Sierra Nevada in Background) Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number LC-DIG-ppprs-00200 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-22 Roy Takeno reading paper in front of office / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number LC-DIG-ppprs-00407 DLC] Click to view larger image
8-23 Dressmaking class, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943. Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Adams, Ansel, 1902- Manzanar War Relocation Center photographs Collection, [reproduction number LC-DIG-ppprs-00302 DLC] Click to view larger image

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