U.S. Army Internment Camp
Location: Lordsburg, New Mexico
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-166)
Excerpt: "I was extremely happy to hear that Arthur-Fumi were married and Roy volunteered for Army."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-143)
Excerpt: "It is very interesting and good for my soul to read the Bible every morning."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-155)
Excerpt: "Received 2 letters today, Dec. fourteen about Arthur's wedding, and Jan. eighteen about reunion of Roy. Hearty thank you for very kind care of Arthur's wed."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-120)
Excerpt: "This is the day we arrived here last month. Am very well but intensely heat and smitten with you."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-133)
Excerpt: "You say had sand-storm, sage brush and snakes there but beautiful view in the morning and sunset."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-151)
Excerpt: "I love to know that your [you] are enjoying good health in spite of cold such the snow or hailing there."
vh Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-119-3)
Father picked up by FBI, detained at federal detention center in Lordsburg, New Mexico
This interview took place at the 2000 Tule Lake Pilgrimage in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
vh Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-10-25)
Limited contact with father, censored letters of life in Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-162)
Excerpt: "This is Washington's birth day today. I respects to our greatest Father."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-142)
Excerpt: "Received your 19th precious letter with my pleasure on Saturday eve. How are you? Still bother with the cold?"
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (October 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-141)
Excerpt: "We had talent show last Sunday again. Enjoyed it immensely. Experts every one of them, especially handsome looking guy from Hawaii, some singer and how he danced gracefully and charmingly."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 9, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-148)
Excerpt: "The lucky Friday! I received three of your letters which you wrote two on Nov. 1st, enclosed air stamps and the church weekly with my great pleasure."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (February 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-158)
Excerpt: "Thank God: The ruddy glow of the eastern sky is beautiful beyond description..."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (March 15, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-167)
Excerpt: "I don't heard from you the past just full of a month. Now, I worried about you Deary."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (August 29, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-127)
Excerpt: "Don't be silly dear my poem should be comfort you and smile. I will send you Lordsburg desert poem someday not now."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 6, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-146)
Excerpt: "I have received your elegant Japanese letter at last, just after I sent your letter on Monday."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (November 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-149)
Excerpt: "Windy today but good climate here. I received your 4th letter last night."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 4, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-122)
Excerpt: "Delighted to know you are well, keep jolly. Unless you keep up a strong heart you will fall ill."
vh Mitsuye May Yamada - Joe Yasutake - Tosh Yasutake Interview Segment 79 (ddr-densho-1000-135-79)
Memories of seeing father for the first time in several years at the Lordsburg internment camp, New Mexico
doc Letter to Henrietta Schoen from Mrs. Tatsuyo Matsuo (ddr-densho-223-79)
Letter thanking Henrietta Schoen for her care of Sei Fujii and telling her of his travel to Lordsburg.
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (September 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-132)
Excerpt: "We saw the golden clouds that looked like a flame in the eastern sky. We Japanese who love nature could enjoy life where we go."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (November 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-150)
Excerpt: "It is the clouds that we have been taking an absorbing interest since we came here. We see various changes in them in the course of a day..."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-121)
Excerpt: "Thanks for your kind air letter received after delay. Glad to know you are well."