Department of Justice Internment Camp
doc Many Japanese Leave City for Montana Prison. At Least 80 of 119 Arrested Belived Confined at Fort Missoula. (December 29, 1941) (ddr-densho-56-564)
The Seattle Daily Times, December 29, 1941, p. 1
doc Letter from Issei man (January 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-42)
Excerpt: "Received 3 your letters which you sent Seattle Immigration last night..."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-98)
Excerpt: "How are you? Am well and put my things in order. i am all right but awfully anxious about you."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-101)
Excerpt: "There can be no greater pleasure than for a family to live in harmony but we were obliged to part at this grim problem, as accessory of war."
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-9)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing their evacuation instructions, being sent to Fresno Assembly Center, and being able to return to their land after the war.
doc Postcard send to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-21)
Correspondence from S. Hayashi updating Kinuta Uno on his family.
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (April 5, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-74)
Excerpt: "How are you? I watch your brighten face intently this morning looking your loving photograph."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-61)
Excerpt: "I wrote about report last week. Will you ask Roy about restaurant."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 1, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-63)
Excerpt: "Sorry Mr. Shigekagu Hagama L.A. man, dead this morning. He's 2nd man passed at here, we going have his funeral service tomorrow."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-94)
Excerpt: "I am very busy today at the office."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 28, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-95)
Excerpt: "I have been detain here just full five months today."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 24, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-92)
Excerpt: "This is our Anniversary darling! Its most gratified pleasantly years ever I had in my life..."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (May 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-83)
Excerpt: "Today full five months since compelled to separate, dear."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (April 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-78)
Excerpt: "April 16th Japanese letter has just little malicious? Dear! But I excuse you this time because you wrote me next day are splendid."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-69)
Excerpt: "Write me every week please. It was 100 days passed by and made me tired feel dull."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-45)
Excerpt: "We been just 2 weeks but I feel more than 2 month."
doc Letter sent to T.K. Pharmacy from Fort Missoula internment camp (ddr-densho-319-143)
Request for "incense for Buddha."
doc Department of Justice Alien Enemy Hearing Board Report and Recommendation page 2 of 4 (ddr-one-5-154)
Photocopy of a declassified report detailing the reasoning behind the recommendation that Dr. Keizaburo Koyama be interned as an alien enemy. The second page presents as evidence his involvement with the Sokoku Kai [Fatherland Society]. The FBI felt that this lead to a "sense of loyalty and subservience to the Imperial Government of Japan." The FBI ...