Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama
White air mail envelope with a red, white and blue border. The envelope is addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Fort Sill from his wife, Teru Koyama, at the Portland Assembly Center. Postmarked May 25, 1942. On the left side of the envelope, written in pencil, is “Censored 5/31/42” with initials below. Inside the envelope is a letter dated May 24, 1942. In the letter, Teru discusses attending church at the Portland Assembly Center and the religious fervor in the aftermath of war. She talks about visiting the Satos and how the Koyama children enjoyed food from the Satos. She tells Kei about the Satos' children and that she will be writing them, as they are away from camp. She also shares that Rev. Mitchel has Kei's golf clubs and he wants to play a match when he returns to Portland.
- Religion and churches -- Christianity
- Identity and values -- Issei
- Identity and values -- Nisei
- Industry and employment -- Dentistry
- World War II -- Pearl Harbor and aftermath -- Arrest, searches, and seizures
- World War II -- Concentration camps
- World War II -- U.S. Army internment camps
- World War II -- Concentration camps -- Impact of incarceration
- World War II -- Concentration camps -- Religion
Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Courtesy of the Koyama Family Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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