Santa Fe

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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Buddhist ministers at Sante Fe internment camp (ddr-densho-310-1)
img Buddhist ministers at Sante Fe internment camp (ddr-densho-310-1)
A group photograph of the Buddhist ministers interned at Sante Fe internment camp. Etsuko Osaki's father, Tatsuya Ichikawa, is in the second row, third from the left. Ichikawa was picked up by the FBI in April 1942. He remained separated from his family for two years before they reunited in Crystal City internment camp.
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."
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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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"
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
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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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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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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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 a ...
Family Camp Applicant Now Interned at Santa Fe, New Mexico (ddr-one-5-203)
doc Family Camp Applicant Now Interned at Santa Fe, New Mexico (ddr-one-5-203)
Photocopy of a declassified memo on Keizaburo Koyama on his request to be reunited with his family in Minidoka, Idaho. Two initials are next to the option for "Parole to WRA without rehearing" option. On the bottom is written seven statements on Koyama including his occupation being a dentist, his memberships, his Army report, that he ...
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 on ...
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 ...
Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 4 of 5. (ddr-one-5-216)
doc Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 4 of 5. (ddr-one-5-216)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Eva Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Eva writes that she loves and misses her father greatly, but that she also thinks of the other girls her age whose fathers are currently serving in the military, so she can ...
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
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 ...
Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
doc Attached answers to affidavit questions (ddr-csujad-12-27)
This item contains the more in-depth answers to questions on the affidavit that Tsugitada Kanamori submitted. In these extended answers to questions about Kanamori's repatriation to Japan and his refusal to pledge allegiance to the United States, he discusses his fear of violence and desire to keep his family together which resulted in his answering of ...
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