Santa Fe

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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Painting of a guard during night inspection (ddr-manz-2-4)
img Painting of a guard during night inspection (ddr-manz-2-4)
Caption: "His bald pate shined as bright as a full moon. At first they inspected the barracks three times a night, waking us. Later, they stopped this."
Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-36)
img Painting of Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-36)
"A butane tank was used to strike the gong that summoned us to mess hall. Santa Fe internment camp."
Painting of men listening to music (ddr-manz-2-22)
img Painting of men listening to music (ddr-manz-2-22)
Caption: "Mr. Murayama, Mr. Hoshimiya. Enjoying the recording music."
Tennis team (ddr-densho-200-3)
img Tennis team (ddr-densho-200-3)
Front, second from right: Shinjiro Morita.
Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1010-8-24)
vh Kenji Maruko Interview Segment 24 (ddr-densho-1010-8-24)
Separated from family and sent to Santa Fe

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 of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the ...

Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-119-8)
vh Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-119-8)
Decision to renounce U.S. citizenship: "We really didn't have any choice"; forming the Hoshidan, moving to Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico; a chaotic incident with the border-patrol

This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-432-15)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-432-15)
Using the threat of renunciation of citizenship as leverage (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 ...

Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama (ddr-one-5-67)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Santa Fe Detention Center. The envelope is postmarked August 30, 1943. Written in red pencil along the top of the envelope is “9/8-43.” On the left side of the envelope is a cartoon drawing of a yellow train with the words “United Nations” in blue on the side ...
Memorandum for Alien Enemy Information Bureau Office of the Provost Marshal General War Department, Washington D.C. (ddr-one-5-210)
av Memorandum for Alien Enemy Information Bureau Office of the Provost Marshal General War Department, Washington D.C. (ddr-one-5-210)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum for the reclassification of Keizaburo Koyama as a detained Enemy Alien. Koyama is currently listed as interned at Santa Fe, New Mexico and in the custody of Immigration and Naturalization Services.
Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-65)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Aug 16, 1943. To the left of the postmark “Aug-24-43” is written. "Examined" stamp in the lower left corner with "25-3" written on it. On the back dated Aug 15, 1943. Teru writes about the ...
Department of Justice Receipt (ddr-one-5-59)
doc Department of Justice Receipt (ddr-one-5-59)
Brown printed form that is torn in half, with burn mark on the center of the left edge. Provides receipt of $27.99 paid to the United States Treasury by Keizaburo Koyama while at Santa Fe Detention Center. Dated 6-30-43.
Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-220)
doc Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 2 of 2. (ddr-one-5-220)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Mrs. A.C. Goodenough writes about Dr. and Mrs. Koyama raised their children in a Christian home with American values. She is worried that the three children will be exposed to bad influences due to the ...
Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 13. (ddr-one-5-228)
doc Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 13. (ddr-one-5-228)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. On the first page, Teru writes that she has become discouraged in her efforts to get her husband's case reheard. On the suggestion of her counselor, she is providing a detailed account of her husband ...
Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 5 of 13. (ddr-one-5-232)
doc Typed and notarized letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 5 of 13. (ddr-one-5-232)
Photocopy of a typed letter from Teru Koyama to Edward J. Ennis concerning the rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama's case. Mrs. Koyama details the efforts she and others have made on behalf of her husband. While her husband was incarcerated at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, Mrs. Koyama submitted numerous documents pertaining to her husband's educational history ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Ukiji Akita (ddr-one-5-63)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Camp from Ukiji Akita in Salt Lake City. Postmarked Jul 31, 1943. Inside is a short letter from Ukiji Akita, dated July 31, 1943, thanking Dr. Koyama for his services at camp and advising that he had arrived safely. Ukiji asks Kei to forward his “teeth” when ...
Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney, to Edward J. Ennis, Director of the Alien Enemy Control Unit on the proposed rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-209)
doc Letter from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney, to Edward J. Ennis, Director of the Alien Enemy Control Unit on the proposed rehearing of Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-209)
Photocopy of a declassified letter from Carl C. Donaugh to Edward J. Ennis on the petition from Keizaburo Koyama for a rehearing. Carl writes that the United States Attorney for Los Angeles will soon be conducting rehearings for select internees and that he is forwarding Koyama's case file to them.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-55)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. In the upper right corner in place of postage is “Internee of War/Free Mail” written in black ink. Postmarked May 31, 1943. In red pencil “June 17-43 54” is written. Along the left side of the envelope ...
Emi Kami oral history interview (ddr-csujad-31-6)
av Emi Kami oral history interview (ddr-csujad-31-6)
Oral history of Emi Kami, recorded as part of Asian American Studies 390, California State University, Northridge. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: JSFVOH_01-06
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