Department of Justice Internment Camp
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 ...
doc Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 3 of 4. (ddr-one-5-171)
Photocopy of a declassified file on Keizaburo Koyama by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The report notes that cannot verify if the FBI actually had the Japanese Association under surveillance, but the secretive activities of the group warranted greater scrutiny. The FBI does not find Koyama to be a Japanese leader, but his continued financial support ...
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-10)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Fort Missula from his wife, Teru Koyama, in Portland. Postmarked March 24, 1942. In the lower left corner is a "CENSORED" stamp. The enclosed letter, dated March 23, 1942, has the same stamp at the top of the page. Teru writes about receiving his last letter, which made everyone ...
doc Court order on the internment of Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-163)
Photocopy of a declassified court order stating that Keizaburo Koyama, having been found to be an enemy alien, be interned immediately.
doc Envelope, card, and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama (ddr-one-5-9)
Envelope addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Missoula from his daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama, in Portland. Postmarked March 7, 1942. In the lower left corner is a purple "EXAMINED" stamp with a cursive D written above in red pencil. On the back the envelope is sealed with a red victory sticker. Inside the envelope is ...
doc Postcard to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Marie (ddr-one-5-5)
One cent postcard addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at Fort Missoula with no return sender. Postmarked Jan. 28, 1942. Purple "Examined" stamp in the upper left corner signed in red pencil. On the back, purple "Examined" stamp over center of text; postage cancellation in lower left corner. The message talks about his daugher Kiyo and wife ...
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-5)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing mass removal and the need to sell their car. Also included, a document for the lost title and registration cards.
doc Correspondence about a check book (ddr-densho-324-57)
A check book sent to Kinuta Uno while he was in Fort Missoula.
doc Letter to Kinuta Uno at Fort Missoula (ddr-densho-324-3)
Correspondence from Kinuta Uno's daughter discussing their everyday lives, a visit from Uno's wife, and affadavits for his trial.
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-56)
Excerpt: "I understand about Mrs. Kakuno. Sorry about hotel and lease expire, tell them I am all right just worry business."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-71)
Excerpt: "I was very very busy last 4 days since received NAME LIST of INTERNEES Monday night. They left 6:00 P.M. to Fort Sill, Oklahoma with tears.
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-58)
Excerpt: "I am very glad to hear your health is better. Please good care the tonsil treatment, I know the restaurant business is too hard."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 22, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-111)
Excerpt: "Am very well but sorry this is last letter from Missoula where we lived six full months and just we have only lately become familiar with this locality."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (May 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-79)
Excerpt: "I fell [feel] fretfully that I could not help you at all, thank you for you paid my debt."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 3, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-64)
Excerpt: "As you know by news, the announced by Attorney General Francis Biddle that disposition of the cases, Japanese 392 person, released 34, paroled 102, and 156 interned..."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 23, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-72)
Excerpt: "We heard many things this morning about your evacuate of Puget Sound area zone."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 18, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-108)
Excerpt: "Thanks letter 13th, glad you enjoy entertainment with friends and forgot headache but laughed a little."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (June 14, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-106)
Excerpt: "Thanks letters June 8-10. I am glad you enjoyed with church friends at Rev's cabin and prayer."
doc Letter from Issei man (January 7, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-44)
Excerpt: "We heard President Roosevelt's message this morning 10:30."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-57)
Excerpt: "Happy your birthday, dear. I wish it for all I am worth for your happiness means more to me than anything else on earth."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (January 15, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-46)
Excerpt: "I have nothing hear from you yet, its take long time to censors, send and receive both way, trust in GOD."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (June 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-110)
Excerpt: "How are you? Am well but no more time to polish these rocks, busy all day at Mayor Post."