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Photograph shows a portion of a family mess hall at Santa Anita, California Assembly Center with young female evacuees setting the tables. Caption on album page: "Mess halls for the evacuees varied in size at various centers, with every effort made to make them easily accessible to the various areas of each center, where families were housed. In some cases, general mess halls were operated for single men and women. Photo shows a portion of a family mess at Santa Anita (California) Assembly Center, with young Japanese girls setting the tables." SIGNAL CORPS PHOTO 9CA-42-1966-PSF black and white, 8 x 10 in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942. batch1
World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Facilities, services, and camp administration World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Work and jobs World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation') World War II--Temporary Assembly Centers--Food
Santa Anita, California Temporary Assembly Centers--Santa Anita
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives