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Temporary Assembly Centers

An Oral History with Norman Y. Mineta - Segment 1

Japanese American congressman, representing the Thirteenth Congressional District of California, born and raised in San Jose, California, discusses his early life, graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, and receiving a commission and serving in the armed forces from 1953-1956. Recalls the removal, "relocation," and incarceration of Japanese Americans during …
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Portland Jap Center Now Houses 2,849 (May 21, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, May 21, 1942, p. 3
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Japs to Be Put on Reservation (April 16, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 16, 1942, p. 2
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Longacres to House Evacuees (April 2, 1942)

The Seattle Daily Times, April 2, 1942, p. 20
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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Pinedale Assembly Center


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Letter to Kinuta Uno at Pinedale Assembly Center


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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 1 (January 1, 1949)

"Saints Win Second Straight Cage Crown" (p. 1), "Beauty of Yakima Valley Charms Wapato Returnees" (p. 3), "Evacuees Like Three Key Cities of Northwest" (p. 3)
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Letter from Kikuye Masuda to Mrs. Charles Gates

Letter from Kikuye Masuda to Mrs. Charles Gates about relocation to Southeastern Idaho.
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Constitution and by-laws, self government assembly of the Santa Anita Assembly Center

According to its preamble, this "Constitution for the Santa Anita Assembly Center" was established by its residents "in order to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, to foster and spread the true spirit of Americanism, to build the character of our people morally and spiritually on American …
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From the Immigrant and Negro Press-AMERICA'S YOUNGEST NEWSPAPER

This is an article form the magazine "Common Ground," summer 1942, which discusses in detail about a lively mimeographed news paper called the "Manzanar Free Press" from the Manzanar incarceration camp which was one of the first camps in California for the people of the Japanese ancestry forced to evacuate. …
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