Minidoka

Concentration Camp

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Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-211)
doc Letter from Miriam Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-211)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Miriam Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director Enemy Alien Control Unit. Miriam writes about her family and how much she misses her father. She mentions that she spent her 9th birthday in the Portland Assembly Center and her 10th at Minidoka. Due to ...
Unsigned letter from H. L. Stafford, Project Director at Minidoka War Relocation Project, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, on the approval of Dr. Koyama's parole (ddr-one-5-242)
doc Unsigned letter from H. L. Stafford, Project Director at Minidoka War Relocation Project, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, on the approval of Dr. Koyama's parole (ddr-one-5-242)
Photocopy of a declassified typed letter from H.L. Stafford, Project Director of the Minidoka War Relocation Project, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Mr. Stafford writes about his interaction with Mrs. Koyama and her efforts to have her husband paroled. He is forwarding to Washington, D.C., a copy of her testimony.
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Yoshi Sato (ddr-one-5-42)
Envelope addressed to Mr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from Yoshio Sato at Minidoka. Postmarked November 11, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 15, 42” is written. Along the right edge of the envelope is a white sticker, on the back side of the envelope it reads "U.S.A. 269." Inside the envelope is a letter ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-57)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Santa Fe Dentention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama. Postmarked Jun 17, 1943. In red pencil “6/23/43” is written above the address. Inside is a letter about a recent trip to Idaho Falls for shopping. Teru bought some fabric to make some new dresses and she bought ...
United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
doc United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director, Seattle, Washington, Report of Enemy Alien (ddr-one-5-251)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. The report notes that Koyama is moving from the Minidoka War Relocation Project in Hunt, Idaho to 3615 B Cottonwood, Apartment 9918 in Vanport, Oregon. His status is still listed as parolee. The form lists his occupation at the time of arrest as "farm laborer ...
Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 4. (ddr-one-5-166)
doc Letter from William K. Koyama from the Minidoka Concentration Camp to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to parole his father, Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 4. (ddr-one-5-166)
Photocopy of a declassified letter written by Keizaburo Koyama's son, William, to the United States Attorney Carl C. Donaugh asking him to release his father to the Minidoka War Relocation Center. William adds that his father studied dentistry in the United States, donates to the Red Cross, is a Christian, and has raised his kids ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-50)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Apr 9, 1943. In red pencil below the return mailing address “April 19-43” is written. Where postage should be “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in black ink. Along the left side of the envelope is clear tape ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from R. Maeda (ddr-one-5-54)
Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from R. Maeda at Minidoka. The envelope is postmarked April 28, 1943. Along the top of the envelope is "5/11-43" written in red pencil. Along the left edge of the envelope is clear tape that has the number 149 printed on it. The tape wraps ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama (ddr-one-5-43)
The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Nov 12, 1942. In red pencil “Dec 14-42” is written on the left side of the envelope. On the back of the envelope is a large white sticker that says "EXAMINED BY/U.S.A. 219." The ...
Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-219)
doc Letter from A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Page 1 of 2. (ddr-one-5-219)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Mrs. A.C. Goodenough to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. She is petitioning for a rehearing for Dr. Keizaburo Koyama. She writes about how long she has known him and his family, how Americanized they are, and how loyal Dr. Koyama is to the United States ...
Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 1 of 5. (ddr-one-5-213)
doc Letter from Eva Koyama to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Alien Enemy Control Unit. Page 1 of 5. (ddr-one-5-213)
Photocopy of a declassified handwritten letter from Eva Koyama, daughter of Teru and Keizaburo Koyama, to Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit. Eva writes about her brother and sister, their ages, and status as American Citizens. She adds that her parents have been in the United States for 25 - 30 years and have never ...
United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director Spokane 8, Washington Report of Alien Enemy (ddr-one-5-250)
doc United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Office of District Director Spokane 8, Washington Report of Alien Enemy (ddr-one-5-250)
Photocopy of a declassified report on the status of Keizaburo Koyama. In the remarks section, it states that Koyama is relocating back to Portland, Oregon, on indefinite leave from the Minidoka Relocation Project. The form does list Koyama's occupation at the time of his arrest as "Farm Laborer."
Envelope and Birthday Card to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and Birthday Card to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama (ddr-one-5-36)
Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Camp Livingston. Return sender name is not visible, but the Block number is the same as the Koyama Family; addressed as Minidoka WRA Center. Postmarked October 1, 1942. In red pencil “Oct 6 1942” is written below the postmark. On the left side of the envelope is a purple ...
Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
doc Sworn statement by Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. Page 2 of 3. (ddr-one-5-197)
Photocopy of a declassified seven point sworn statement from Eva C. Goodenough on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama. On this page, Mrs. Goodenough writes about Dr. Koyama's reputation, stating that it is "above reproach." She contacted several schools and individuals that had dealings with Dr. Koyama and all "expressed their confidence in him." As to his ...
Japanese American children (ddr-densho-26-184)
img Japanese American children (ddr-densho-26-184)
Photo taken at the Minidoka concentration camp. Written on back of photograph "taken on Joyce's birthday Aug. 5, 1945 40 Hunty, Idaho"
Four sisters (ddr-densho-348-8)
img Four sisters (ddr-densho-348-8)
Four sisters, Mary, Imelda, Mary Jane, and Irene who all returned to Minidoka concentration camp from the East Coast for their brother Francis "Bako" Kinoshita's funeral.
Woman en route to the shower (ddr-densho-2-7)
img Woman en route to the shower (ddr-densho-2-7)
Kadju Nishimura of Block 26 is on her way to take a shower. Note the Japanese clogs, called geta, that she is wearing. Geta enabled her to keep her feet clean while she walked through the dirt and mud.
Japanese American in a camp truck (ddr-densho-2-43)
img Japanese American in a camp truck (ddr-densho-2-43)
Peggie Yorita sits in a truck used at the Minidoka concentration camp. Peggie Bain believes that the trucks and farming equipment shown in this photo were being readied for sale since the camp was about to close.
Minidoka camp queen and her court (ddr-densho-2-34)
img Minidoka camp queen and her court (ddr-densho-2-34)
Minidoka concentration camp queen and her court. Left to right: Unidentified, Aiko Heyamoto, Grace Kawata, unidentified, and Ann Nakamura.
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