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Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese

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1. Horses replaced by houses at Santa Anita. Arcadia Tribune March 26, 1942. 2. Evacuation base rising at track. Arcadia Tribune March 26, 1942. 3. Santa Anita Race Track now converted. Arcadia Tribune April 8, 1942. 4. The above view of the 40 acre parking lot. news clip, n.d. circa 19…
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1. Horses replaced by houses at Santa Anita. Arcadia Tribune March 26, 1942.
2. Evacuation base rising at track. Arcadia Tribune March 26, 1942.
3. Santa Anita Race Track now converted. Arcadia Tribune April 8, 1942.
4. The above view of the 40 acre parking lot. news clip, n.d. circa 1942.
5. Santa Anita Race Track opens its gates as temporary assembly. news clip, n.d. circa 1942.
6. Huntington Drive closing denied. Arcadia Tribune April 2, 1942.
7. We Wish to bring to your attention. Handwritten letter to the War Department to correct sewage problem at Center and its reply.
8. Birthright of Barbed Wire. re: book by that title.
9. Barricade lifted on Huntington. Arcadia Tribune October 29, 1942.
10. Nisei question. Los Angeles Times April 2, 1967.
11. Nisei evacuation brides. Los Angeles Times May 17, 1967.
12. They're off and running. Los Angeles Times December 26, 1974.
13. Another example of emergency wartime. History of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, p.13
14. She gets a diploma at 86. Los Angeles Times June 18, 1976.
15. Dismal memories rekindled - Fashion Park: WWII campsite. Arcadia Tribune, June 2, 1974, p. A1.
16. Camp Santa Anita. San Gabriel Valley Tribune. April 17, 1977.
17. Information sheet giving data on Center newspaper and location of Center records.
18. Famed track has infamous past. Arcadia Tribune. March 26, 1978.
19. Selected bibliography of Japanese Relocation on the West Coast WWII 1942-1945, made at the time of display of National Archives photos in April of 1979.
20. Santa Anita Pacemaker. Photocopy of part of the front page of newspaper for the Center. June 9, 1942.
21. Study of relocation centers for Japanese during WWII completed by Raymond Okamura in 1980. (30 page report sent to Arcadia Public Library December 14, 1981 in response to query by P. McAdam.)
22. Pacific Citizen December 19-26, 1980. Maps and descriptions of the 14 Assembly Centers in California during WWII.
23. Photos on display. Highlander newsclip with photo. April 11, 1979.
24. News release March 9, 1979 about exhibit at Arcadia Public Library.
25. Constitution drawn up by evacuees shortly after establishment of Center. San Gabriel Valley Tribune April 17, 1977.
26. Copy of Executive Order 9066 from CFR Title 3, The President 1938-1943 Compilation.
27. Reparations awaken painful recollections. Los Angeles Times, part IX, p.1 August 18, 1988
28. "The decision to evacuate the Japanese from the West Coast." Greenfield, Kent Roberts, COMMMAND DECISIONS, chapter 4.
29. "The relocation of the Japanese." Bean, Walton. CALIFORNIA: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY, 2nd ed. p. 430-438.
30. "Wartime problems." Rolle, Andrew F. CALIFORNIA: A HISTORY. 3rd ed, p.521-524.
31. Fifty years ago, racing went to war, too. THE RACING TIMES, p. 1. December 7, 1991.
32. Best bet: American Friends Service Committee found drawer of documents. Los Angeles Times May 9, 1993.
33. Friends Journal (Quaker Thought and Life Today) November 1992.
34. An Interrupted Heritage. Book review of STUBBORN TWIG by Laura Kessler. Three generations in the life of a Japanese American family. Los Angeles Times January 9, 1994, p.4.
35. Folder of copies of photos of life at the Camp; description of photos provided by National Archives (includes photographer's name and date.)
36. Instructions to all persons of Japanese ancestry. Copy of poster regarding evacuation.
37. "Internment of Japanese Americans." Documents from the National Archives produced by the Education Branch.
38. Photo of plaque at Santa Anita Park recognizing the Park's use as an Assembly Center for the Japanese during WWII. Taken August 2002.
39. Stitches in time, Quilt tells story of 'Life behind Barbed Wire'. Michi Murayama of Alhambra made a full-size memory quilt documenting the experience of her and her families' incarceration in the Santa Anita Assembly Hall and the Jerome Location Center in Arkansas. Pasadena Star News June 30, 2001, p. D1.
40. Photcopies and descriptions of photographs taken by Clem Albers at the Santa Anita Assembly Center, 1942. From the War Relocation Authority, Midland Savings Bldg., Denver, Colorado.
41. Correspondence from Bronslaw Kielbasa to Arcadia Public Library dated September 1, 1998 with "Report on Civilian Detention Camp Tuna Canyon, Tujunga, California, May 28, 1942." (Declassified information from the General Records of State Department.)
42. Postcard about a book signing at Vroman's in Pasadena for "The Evacuation Diary of Hatsuye Egami" by Claire Gorfinkel. (Tulare Assembly Center, California)
43. Rising Sons, Remembering America's forgotten wartime casualties - Prisoners of race by Jana J. Monji. Pasadena Weekly, February 13, 2003, p.14.
44. Racing plant will shelter enemy aliens - stables being turned into quarters for evacuees. The Pasadena Post, March 23, 1942.
45. Army closes highway near evacuee camp - portion of Huntington Drive barricaded indefinitely. The Pasadena Post, May 15, 1942.
46. "Santa Anita Track Opens Gates as Temporary Assembly Station for Japanese." News clipping of large photograph with caption. Accompanying story not available. No date. Circa 1942.
47. "Santa Anita gates open to 1000 Japs: evacuees from San Pedro and Long Beach find well-prepared plant for assembly," Los Angeles Times, April 4, 1942.
48. "Charges filed against Japs: Santa Anita internees accused of violating reception center rules, " Los Angeles Times, June 25, 1942.
49. "Behind the line with Dick Hyland," column with biography of Michael Henry Fidelis Mahoney, who for the last four months has been the assistant personnel relations officer at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Los Angeles Times, June 30, 1942.
50. "Health peril meeting set: Arcadia seeks action on sewage condition at Santa Anita Jap Camp," Los Angeles Times, July 13, 1942.
51. "Jap evacuation work criticized: Leland Ford calls it social experiment and hits lack of guards, " Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1942.
52. "Japanese to start moving from Santa Anita Wednesday," Los Angeles Times, August 22, 1942.
53. "Thousand Japanese to leave Santa Anita over week-end," Los Angeles Times, September 19, 1942.
54. "More Japs leave Arcadia: transfer of 500 to Arkansas cuts camp population under 8000," Los Angeles Times, September 26, 1942.
55. "Army will move 5000 Japs by end of week," Los Angeles Times, April 1, 1942.
56. "Aliens jam Santa Anita: thousand Japanese moved from harbor by trains and autos," Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1942.
57. "Bay City Japs en route here: evacuees to bring total at Santa Anita to 3150; many await transfer," Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1942.
58. "Center gets 1246 Japs from south: contingent arriving on four special trains swells population at Santa Anita to 4353," Los Angeles Times, April 9, 1942.
59. "More awaiting Santa Anita trip: Downey and Lawndale Japanese must be evacuated by Tuesday," Los Angeles Times, April 11, 1942.
60. "Japs leave Downey and Lawndale tomorrow: army officials will move 2500 by auto and bus to Santa Anita," Los Angeles Times, April 12, 1942.
61. "More Japanese leaving today: Downey and Lawndale exodus scheduled to be completed tomorrow," Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1942.
62. "Japs in two more city areas ordered out: April 29 set as deadline, number told to leave Los Angeles since Saturday now 5000," Los Angeles Times, April 20, 1942.
63. "New Japanese exodus from coast ordered: latest evacuation decree will affect nearly 13,000 , including 5950 in southland area," Los Angeles Times, April 22, 1942.
64. "Japs to get final orders: instruction for mass evacuation May 1 will be given over week-end," Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1942.
65. "Japs register for removals: hundreds line up at two control stations under Army's orders," Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1942.
66. "New batch of Japanese ouster orders announced: thousands more to depart for Santa Anita and Tulare Reception Centers next Thursday," Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1942.
67. "Army orders removal of 2100 more Japanese: heads of families in two sections of city must register tomorrow and Tuesday," Los Angeles Times, May 3, 1942.
68. "Downtown Japs register: two churches utilized for signing of 2100 more for evacuation," Los Angeles Times, May 5, 1942.
69. "Japs will go to Pomona Fairgrounds camp: more aliens told to move, new evacuation orders will take half of Nipponese from coast," Los Angeles Times, May 6, 1942.
70. "Population of Santa Anita Japanese Center now 13,000: another contingent arrives as settlement at Pomona prepares to receive first group of evacuees tomorrow," Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1942.
71. "Army moves 793 from Little Tokyo: Japs centered at Santa Anita with second batch of 548 sent directly to Manzanar," Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1942.
72. "Japs gambling charges filed: complaints against 10 arrested in raid on Santa Anita issued," Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1942.
73. "Santa Anita Center officials defended: noted citizens familiar with conditions deny Japanese evacuees are kept underfed," Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1942.
74. Letters to The Times -- Feeding of Japanese, by Mrs. C.B.S., Arcadia. Los Angeles Times, June 3, 1942.
75. "Santa Anita Japs end sit-down: work on project resumed by 800," Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1942.
76. "Japanese-Chinese wedding deferred: girl didn't want mate to live at Santa Anita," Los Angeles Times, July 11, 1942.
77. "American-born Jap wants to enter war poster contest," Los Angeles Times, July 12, 1942.
78. "Wipe-out of Santa Anita Race Track assessment refused: appeal to board says Turf Club put out of business by Federal use of plant as Jap Assembly Center," Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1942.
79. "Santa Anita liquor smuggling plot charged as four booked: two stewards, chef and cook accused of scheme to take in whisky for sale to Japanese," Los Angeles Times, August 8, 1942.
80. "Troops quell Jap riot of 2000 at Santa Anita," Los Angeles Times, August 8, 1942.
81. "Fire sweeps roof at Santa Anita: blaze controlled by Jap-manned force," Los Angeles Times, August 25, 1942.
82. "Santa Anita Japs will be moved: three thousand will leave for Colorado Relocation Center," Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1942.
83. "Rigid Manzanar control sought: Leland Ford warns 'Socialistic experiment' will cause more trouble," Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1942.
84. "Remembering Pearl Harbor--differently," Los Angeles Times, April 4, 1972.
85. "L.A. Then and Now: Racetrack had part in dark chapter of history," by Alison Bell, Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2009, p. A44.
86. Bacon Sakatani: Valley man shares internment experience. The Weekly Star, October 14, 2010. Although Sakatani's family was sent to Pomona Fairgrounds temporarily, then to Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming, Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia is mentioned.
87. Application for registration of historical landmark # 934, the temporary detention camps for Japanese Americans, in the counties of Fresno, Inyo, Los Angeles, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Yuba. May 13, 1980.
88. Plaque at Santa Anita Goes Unnoticed. A plaque dedicated to the Japanese Americans who were "processed" at Santa Anita Park was erected in May, with little fanfare. Arcadia Weekly, p. 1, 22, December 13, 2001.
89. Executive Order 9066 was signed 75 years ago today. The other date of infamy. by Stephanie K. Baer, Pasadena Star News, February 19, 2017. Retrieved from Pasadenastarnews.com on February 21, 2017.
90. Internees reunite: Japanese-Americans detained at Santa Anita Park before being shipped to camps share photos, memories and friendship at 75th anniversary event in Little Tokyo. Pasadena Star News, April 16, 2017.
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Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
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Rows of cabins used for housing Japanese at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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Two army sentries look out over sprawling Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Two mothers proudly hold their babies for the camera to record at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Young Japanese lady opens her mouth for the doctor to check. Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Two Japanese women watch as army man works on jeep engine at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Santa Anita Club House pictured with tarpaper covered housing installed for the evacuees of the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Nine youngsters are gathered near a ping-pong table with two of the older ones playing. Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Nine kitchen workers at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese, most in white aprons and caps, are preparing an entire table of fish.

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April 1942

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Four small boys settle down in one bed at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Mother or sister smiles down at them.

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April 1942

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Three women seen hanging clothes on clothesline inside one of the buildings at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. There is a Japanese parasol open on the floor by them.

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April 1942

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Bird's eye view of warehouse erected in the infield area at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. This photo, along with photo #652, forms a panorama.

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April 1942

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The hands of internees are inspected closely by medical official at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Note: Tag fixed to sweater bears designation: Family Number _____.

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April 1942

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View of part of dishwashing operation at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Five staff members are involved stacking metal plates and using dishwashing machine.

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April 1942

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View NW toward club house at Santa Anita Racetrack, here shown with many units of housing completed for evacuees of Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April, 1942

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Eleven newly-arrived Japanese line up for processing at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. One Japanese staff member is present as are ten soldiers standing guard.

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April 1942

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Six men shoveling sand as part of cleaning up following construction at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Four ladies are seen coming down stairs.

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April, 1942

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Two women and a man stand by a counter holding wooden milk crate with milk bottles in it. They are filling a thermos with a clear liquid. Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Small boy is receiving inoculation from a nurse, while another nurse reassures him; small girl awaits her turn at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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April 1942

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Three men, three women, and two children are seen walking on grounds of Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. The San Gabriel Mountains loom up behind them.

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April 1942

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