Lordsburg

U.S. Army Internment Camp

Location: Lordsburg, New Mexico

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Letter from Issei man to wife (March 7, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-166)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 20, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-143)
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."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 3, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-155)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-120)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 19, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-133)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 16, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-151)
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."
Bill Nishimura Interview Segment 3 (ddr-densho-1000-119-3)
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.

Fumiko Uyeda Groves Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-10-25)
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
Letter from Issei man to wife (September 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-132)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (November 13, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-150)
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..."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-121)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 10, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-114)
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."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 12, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-157)
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."
Postcard from Issei man to wife (February 17, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-160)
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."
Letter from Edward Ennis to Issei internee (September 2, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-129)
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.
Letter from Issei man to wife (July 12, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-115)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (August 11, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-124)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 31, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-145)
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.'"
Letter from Issei man to wife (March 1, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-164)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (February 23, 1943) (ddr-densho-140-162)
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."
Letter from Issei man to wife (October 26, 1942) (ddr-densho-140-142)
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?"
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