Fort Missoula

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Koyama family (ddr-one-5-1)
White envelope addressed to Mr. Kei Koyama in Missoula, Montana, from the Koyama family in Portland. The envelope is postmarked December 31, 1941. A purple "CENSORED" stamp is on the front of the envelope. Inside the envelope are three letters from Kei's daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama; his son, William Koyama; and his wife, Teru Koyama ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough (ddr-one-5-8)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Fort Missula from Andrew "Uncle Chape" Goodenough and Eva "Aunt Eva" Goodenough. Postmarked Feb 15, 1942. In the lower left corner is an "EXAMINED" stamp. Inside is a letter folded like a card with an "EXAMINED" stamp over the crease; dated February 15, 1942. The letter encourages Kei to ...
Letter from Issei man to wife (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-86)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-86)
Excerpt: "You wrote me feel not good on eighth, Friday. Then I waited letter, surprised Roy's air mail open with fear but delighted he says Ma is well."
Letter from Issei man to wife (April 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-77)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (April 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-77)
Excerpt: "I don't know how long I stay here but let you know as soon as I find to move or home. Might be we meet near future, unquestionable."
Postcard send to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-26)
doc Postcard send to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-26)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter about their arrival at Pinedale Assembly Center.
Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-14)
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-14)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing life on the farm and going to Puyallup "Camp Harmony" Assembly Center.
Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-102)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-102)
Excerpt: "I assumed as Japanese mayor here today after he left for native land."
Letter from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-59)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-59)
Excerpt: "I received telegram just after sent letter yesterday afternoon. I am glad dear George went to Fort Robinson Arkansas capital as a soldier U.S. Army."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-100)
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-100)
Excerpt: "The news man applied for repatriation to Japan with his family."
Letter from Issei man to wife (January 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-43)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-43)
Excerpt: "How are you? Cold weather make me think home, you, sons, restaurant."
Letter from Issei man to wife (January 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-50)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-50)
Excerpt: "How are you and boys? I am all right and everybody I know here."
Letter from Issei man to wife (May 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-84)
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-84)
Excerpt: "I waiting to hear always your matter or fact, good and bad. Are you weak or discouraged?"
Letter from Issei man (December 28, 1941) (ddr-densho-140-38)
doc Letter from Issei man (December 28, 1941) (ddr-densho-140-38)
Excerpt: "How are you? Don't worry about me, our God father with me at last. We arrive Missoula Mont. this morning 6 o'clock."
Letter from Issei man to son (February 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-54)
doc Letter from Issei man to son (February 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-54)
Excerpt: "Today is my 52 birthday, we going to have party in this #24 dormitory."
Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
Life in the Justice Department internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana
Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
doc Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-26)
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-26)
While he was at Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for enemy aliens, Matahichi Iseri wrote to his wife and children, who were still awaiting a relocation assignment from the WRA.
Issei's hearing notice (ddr-densho-25-71)
doc Issei's hearing notice (ddr-densho-25-71)
Matahichi Iseri was arrested as an "enemy alien." Those arrested were required to appear before an alien enemy hearing board.
Letter to Teru Koyama from Dr. Keizaburo
doc Letter to Teru Koyama from Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama (ddr-one-5-4)
Letter dated January 27, 1942, to Teru Koyama from her husband, Kei Koyama. In the letter Kei writes about receiving the packages mailed to him and advises that the money he sent is to settle business matters in Portland related to his dental office, and asks her not to lease it Dr. S. but to Dr ...
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