Department of Justice Internment Camp
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 ...
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 ...
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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?"
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."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (April 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-75)
Excerpt: "We must stand strong in this sorry plight."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-99)
Excerpt: "I sent you polished rocks by parcel post yesterday."
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."
vh Marion Tsutakawa Kanemoto Interview Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-148-19)
Father sent to Department of Justice camp in Missoula, Montana
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.
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.
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 ...