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Actor and activist George Takei, 75, famous for his portrayal of Sulu on television series Star Trek, will talk about gay rights and a childhood spent in internment camps at Santa Anita Park (assembly center), Tule Lake and Rohwer, Arkansas, during World War II. He will be speaking at Cal Poly Pomona on Tuesday.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33419
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 15, 2013
Pages
p. B1, B8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 15, 2013
Pages
p. B1, B8
Subjects
Actors
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
Takei, George
Item ID
33615AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Actor George Takei, discusses social media, justice, and his family's internment, which started at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. He spoke at Cal Poly Pomona.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33420
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News,
Date
February 20, 2013
Pages
p. A5
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News,
Date
February 20, 2013
Pages
p. A5
Subjects
Actors
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
Takei, George
Item ID
33616AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Americans of Japanese descent gathered at Santa Anita Park yesterday to reflect on the dark period of history when Santa Anita Park was the largest assembly center for interned Japanese-Americans. Nearly 20,000 were processed at Santa Anita Park and sent to internment camps. Several people who were once incarcerated at Santa Anita Park were among those who gathered there at the Cherry Blossom Festival Southern California's 11th Annual Camp Stories Award Show and Auction.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32981
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 3, 2012
Pages
p. A1, A8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 3, 2012
Pages
p. A1, A8
Subjects
Anderson, Wendy Fujihara
Japanese-Americans
Nishio, Shig (photo)
Item ID
33178AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Arcadia Library presents Japanese Artist's Journey. The life and legacy of artist J.T. Sata will be the subject of a virtual program on October 10, presented by Arcadia Public Library in partnership with Japanese American National Museum. The book J.T. Sata: a Japanese Immigrant in Search of Western Art will be discussed by authors Frank Sata (son of J.T. Sata) and Naomi Hirahara. (J.T. Sata and family were imprisoned at Santa Anita Assembly Center during World War II).

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper35834
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
October 8, 2020
Pages
p. 7

Arriving automobiles and their occupants' luggage are checked. In this photo, seven Japanese men watch and wait during the check, also two women. Four authorities do the checking at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Inspection & processing of internees
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
678
Collection
Photographs
Images
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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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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Buildings and grounds
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
653
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Camera focuses on young Japanese lady who is having her luggage inspected by police officers at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Four other people are seen in background of photo.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs684
Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Inspection & processing of internees
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
680
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Charles Cooper continues his series "Memories of Arcadia" with a story about the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese, where at its height, it housed more than 18,000 people. Japanese had a long local history, dating back to workers on the Santa Anita Ranch, and local residents had the uncomfortable feeling of seeing friends behind the wire at the track.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper32004
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 11, 2003
Pages
p. 1
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
September 11, 2003
Pages
p. 1
Subjects
Cooper, Charles
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
Item ID
32184AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Close-up view of one row of about 11 units of tarpaper covered housing put up for the evacuees at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Santa Anita Canyon can be seen in about the center of the mountains in the background.

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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Buildings and grounds
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
647
Collection
Photographs
Images
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A doctor checks hand of internees as they line up near Pacific Electric Railroad cars which brought them to Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese. Military personnel look on.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs671
Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Health & hygiene
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
667
Collection
Photographs
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Ed Inouye of West Covina, whose family was sent to the internment camp at Santa Anita Park during World War II, died on February 19th. He was instrumental in getting the government to pay reparations to some of the imprisoned families.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 21, 2003
Pages
p. A3
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
February 21, 2003
Pages
p. A3
Subjects
Inouye, Ed
Japanese Internment Camps
Santa Anita Park - Assembly Center for the Japanese
Item ID
25391AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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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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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Security measures
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
675
Collection
Photographs
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Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving a Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese from San Pedro. They are lined up with their vehicles loaded and waiting to be checked in. Note road to Chantry Flats seen over roof tops.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs653
Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Inspection & processing of internees
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
649
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Extremely long line of Japanese internees at Santa Anita Assembly Center queued up for an unknown purpose. Pepper tree foliage frames photo. There is a long housing unit seen on right side of photo.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs696
Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Living quarters & conditions
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
692
Collection
Photographs
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Famed track has infamous past. See hard copy of newspaper in Box 51 and in VF.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper33935
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 26 , 1978
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 26 , 1978
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
Item ID
34129AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Food critic Merrill Shindler favorably reviews Izakaya Tonchinkan, a Japanese restaurant at Arcadia Plaza, a mini-mall at 713 W. Duarte Road, just off Baldwin Avenue.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 6, 2018
Pages
p. A3, A8
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 6, 2018
Pages
p. A3, A8
Subjects
Izakaya Tonchinkan
Japanese restaurants
Shindler, Merrill
Item ID
35437AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Four male kitchen helpers in white aprons and cap at Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese, show 9 huge pans of what looks to be spaghetti ready to be served.

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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Food service
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
700
Collection
Photographs
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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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Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Living quarters & conditions
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
684
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Fourteen soldiers stand guard alongside Pacific Electric Tracks as a contingent of Japanese people, who have just arrived on these railroad cars, prepares to go to their assigned quarters at the Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/photographs663
Date
April 1942

  1 image

Date
April 1942
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese-Security measures
Santa Anita Park-1942-1945
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
659
Collection
Photographs
Images
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Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 26, 1942 p. 1 (evacuation base rising at track)
April 2, 1942 p. 1 (closure of Huntington Drive denied)
April 8, 1942 p. 1 (race track converted into "Little Tokyo")
October 8, 1942 p. 1 (Japanese almost gone)
October 29, 1942 p. 1 (barricades on Huntington Drive removed)
October 29, 1942 West Arcadia Section, section 2, p. 1 (Final Japanese evacuation completed)
Newspaper
Arcadia Tribune
Date
March 26, 1942 p. 1 (evacuation base rising at track)
April 2, 1942 p. 1 (closure of Huntington Drive denied)
April 8, 1942 p. 1 (race track converted into "Little Tokyo")
October 8, 1942 p. 1 (Japanese almost gone)
October 29, 1942 p. 1 (barricades on Huntington Drive removed)
October 29, 1942 West Arcadia Section, section 2, p. 1 (Final Japanese evacuation completed)
Subjects
Santa Anita Assembly Center for the Japanese
Item ID
4174AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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