Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Miriam Kiyo Koyama and William Koyama
Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his children, William Koyama and Miriam Kiyo Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Sep 11, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Sept 14, 42” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside the envelope are two letters, one from Miriam and one from William, both dated Sept 9, 1942. Miriam writes to Kei about arriving in Idaho, how dusty and sandy it is, and how the food is better. She also tells her father about getting lost in Minidoka. In a postscript she writes a short poem. William writes in his letter about the rough train ride from Portland to Idaho and the bus ride to Minidoka. He describes the camp's size and weather.
- World War II -- Pearl Harbor and aftermath -- Arrest, searches, and seizures
- World War II -- U.S. Army internment camps
- Identity and values -- Issei
- Identity and values -- Nisei
- World War II -- Temporary Assembly Centers
- World War II -- Concentration camps
- World War II -- Concentration camps -- The journey
- World War II -- Concentration camps -- Living conditions
Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Courtesy of the Koyama Family Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment
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