U.S. Army Internment Camp
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."
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 (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 (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."
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 (March 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-164)
Excerpt: "I am leading a life of confinement here, but it is something over which we have no control."
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."
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 Edward Ennis to Issei internee (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-129)
Excerpt: Sent from Edward Ennis, director of the Alien Enemy Control Unit, in response to a letter written to him by an issei internee.
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-157)
Excerpt: "Received your two English letters of Jan. 25 with joy. Glad you are well."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-124)
Excerpt: "We have no kodak at all but a portrait painter Hawaii man, one of the barrack captain, to portray of my face."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
Excerpt: "Friends praised you for your faithful and good disposition but I love you whole without condition as you know."
doc Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
Excerpt: "I don't heard long time you. Guess you wrote me by Japanese so censor take long time."
doc Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
Excerpt: "Received letter with interested about reunion I knew more detail the camp of Crystal City. I wired you after study well & careful consideration."
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 (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-145)
Excerpt: "Thank you for the koffee-toffee delicious sweet which I got yesterday with rejoice and ate at the tea time with my friends who were envy so much upon me, say 'Sweet Wife.'"
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 (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."
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."