Fort Missoula

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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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
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 ...
Department of Justice Alien Enemy Hearing Board Report and Recommendation page 3 of 4 (ddr-one-5-155)
doc Department of Justice Alien Enemy Hearing Board Report and Recommendation page 3 of 4 (ddr-one-5-155)
Photocopy of a declassified report detailing the reasoning behind the recommendation that Dr. Keizaburo Koyama be interned as an alien enemy. This page continues with the assessment of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber felt it was under FBI investigation in 1940 and someone there suggested they conduct their meetings in secret. The report states ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-169)
doc Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-169)
Photocopy of a declassified file on Keizaburo Koyama by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The document speaks on Koyama's hearing at Fort Missoula, Montana and being found to be an enemy alien. The decision was based largely on Koyama having a subscription to the magazine put out by the Sokoku Kai. The panel felt that his ...
Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-117)
doc Department of Justice memo from the United States Attorney Director of Oregon Carl C. Donaugh on the Matter of the Detention of Keizaburo Koyama, a Japanese alien (ddr-one-5-117)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum from Carl C. Donaugh, United States Attorney from the District of Oregon to the Attorney General in Washington, D.C., on the detention of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama. This is a signed and date stamped copy of 2016.23.27.
Note detailing Keizaburo Koyama's detention location and time (ddr-one-5-95)
doc Note detailing Keizaburo Koyama's detention location and time (ddr-one-5-95)
Photocopy of a declassified document on Keizaburo Koyama noting that he has moved from the Seattle Washington Immigration Station to Fort Missoula, Montana on December 28, 1941 at 8:00 AM.
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. Miriam ...
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