Santa Fe

Department of Justice Internment Camp

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Painting of internees on the train leaving Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-39)
img Painting of internees on the train leaving Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-39)
Caption: "We stopped briefly at a small town - Needles, they said. To our pleasant surprise, Japanese workers brought us boxes of food."
Painting of internees waiting to transfer to buses (ddr-manz-2-40)
img Painting of internees waiting to transfer to buses (ddr-manz-2-40)
Caption: "Mojave, Calif. We waited for our bus here for seven long hours in a desert windstorm - after we disembarked from the trin."
Painting of the administration office at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-26)
img Painting of the administration office at Santa Fe Internment Camp (ddr-manz-2-26)
Caption: "Mr. Ohkado, Mr. Nozaki R., Mr. Kitagawa M." Caption on reverse: "Administration Office Santa Fe Internment Center."
Painting of men making wooden clogs (ddr-manz-2-30)
img Painting of men making wooden clogs (ddr-manz-2-30)
Caption on reverse: "We made wooden clogs to send to our families at other centers."
Frank Sumida Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-261-25)
vh Frank Sumida Interview Segment 25 (ddr-densho-1000-261-25)
Being transferred to Santa Fe

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

James A. Nakano Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-245-17)
vh James A. Nakano Interview Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-245-17)
Father and oldest brother separated from family and sent to Santa Fe
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 ...
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 new glasses ...
Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo
doc Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from T. Sumi (ddr-one-5-73)
Envelope addressed to Dr. K. Koyama at the Santa Fe Detention Station from T. Sumi at Heart Mountain. Postmarked Nov 15, 1943. On the right edge is a staple to seal the opening. Inside is a letter written in Japanese. On the right side of the letter is an "EXAMINED" stamp. The letter has not been ...
Letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, in response to Mrs. A.C. Goodenough's letter dated August 8, 1943 (ddr-one-5-224)
doc Letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien Control Unit, in response to Mrs. A.C. Goodenough's letter dated August 8, 1943 (ddr-one-5-224)
Photocopy of a declassified typed letter from Edward J. Ennis, Director, Enemy Alien control Unit, to Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. He acknowledges receipt of her letter dated August 8, 1943 and confirms that Keizaburo Koyama is currently interned at Sante Fe. He informs Mrs. A.C. Goodenough that Dr. Koyama has been approved for a rehearing, but that ...
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. She ...
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 ...
Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
doc Mrs. Kiyoye Nikaido (ddr-csujad-8-53)
Oral history interview with Mrs. Kiyoye [Kiyoe] Nikaido. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Nikaido, Mrs Kiyoye
Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-432-29)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 29 (ddr-densho-1000-432-29)
The train ride to the Santa Fe internment camp (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material ...

Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-432-31)
vh Tokio Yamane Interview Segment 31 (ddr-densho-1000-432-31)
Learning of Japan's surrender (Japanese language)

This interview was conducted in Japanese. The transcript is a translation of the original interview. This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) ...

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