Santa Fe

Department of Justice Internment Camp

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1010-8-26)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1010-8-26)
Choosing to stay in the U.S.; restoring U.S. citizenship

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Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1013-7-27)
vh Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1013-7-27)
Being sent to the Santa Fe Department of Justice internment camp
Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1013-7-30)
vh Norman I. Hirose Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1013-7-30)
Security in a Department of Justice camp: "Santa Fe felt more like a prisoner of war camp"
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-61)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jul 20, 1943. At the top of the envelope “July-27-43” is written in blue pencil. Inside the envelope is a letter written by Teru dated July 18, 1943, in which she quotes a long poem by an ...
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-60)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jul 16, 1943. On the left side of the postcard is an "Examined" stamp signed "25-3." The message on the back of the postcard is dated July 16, 1943. Teru writes to tell Kei about ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-72)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at the Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Oct 4, 1943. In the upper right corner “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in place of a stamp. The numbers “10-8-43” are written along the top of the envelope in red pencil. Inside is ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-62)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Jul 31, 1943. In blue ink “Aug. 2,1943” is written along the top of the envelope. Inside the envelope is a letter written in Japanese. It is dated July 26, 1943. There is an "EXAMINED" stamp ...
Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-67-8)
vh Gus Tanaka Interview Segment 8 (ddr-one-7-67-8)
Visiting father in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Group photo in Santa Fe (ddr-densho-200-1)
img Group photo in Santa Fe (ddr-densho-200-1)
Extreme right, back row, Shinjiro Morita. Front second left, Kikuzo Uyeminami.
The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. II, No. 5 (February 1, 1945) (ddr-densho-284-54)
Selected article titles: "Myer on Tule Lake: Assures Operation of Center Through 1945" (p. 1), "171 Internees Depart for Santa Fe Friday" (p. 1), and "Hectic Year for Mr. Stork Foreseen" (p. 2).
Frank Sumida Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-261-30)
vh Frank Sumida Interview Segment 30 (ddr-densho-1000-261-30)
Involvement with gambling on sumo tournaments

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Frank Sumida Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-261-29)
vh Frank Sumida Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-261-29)
Reunited with gangster boss at Santa Fe

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Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-432-12)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-432-12)
Sent to the Santa Fe internment camp (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those ...

Internees playing cards in Barracks 5, Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-74)
img Internees playing cards in Barracks 5, Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-74)
Caption: "Mr. Okaski, Mr. Suglyama, Mr. Tsuyuki, Mr. Hagio, Mr. Yamamoto, Mr. Tanaka, Mr. Hatori, Mr. Yamada, Mr. Musashi, Mr. Takamura." Caption on reverse: "Our roommates in Barracks No 5. Santa Fe Interment [sic]."
Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
img Painting of a cloud formation over hills (ddr-manz-2-3)
Caption: "At evening I sketched this beautiful, unusual cloud formation. All at [sic] us noticed it. We wondered whether these might mean that we would be at peace."
Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-18)
img Painting of the mess hall line (ddr-manz-2-18)
Caption on reverse: "The early birds and the mess hall lineup."
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