Letter written on behalf of Keizaburo Koyama by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. Page 1 of 4.

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Photocopy of a declassified letter written to Dr. William G. Everson, President of Linnfield College in McMinneville, Oregon and Chairman of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Goodenough. This is the first page of a four page letter. They are writing in response to a letter by Mrs. Alice Nichols of Seattle, Washington about Dr. Koyama. They state that they have known the Koyamas for 14 years, first meeting them when they were newly married and with a small child. The Goodenoughs mention that Dr. Koyama was still in dental school and that his wife, though Japanese, was very Americanized. Mrs. Nichols was acquaintances with the Koyamas and introduced them to the Goodenoughs shortly after the Koyamas left Seattle for Portland. Soon after arriving, Mrs. Koyama became ill and the Goodenoughs stepped in to help the family.

January 21, 1942



Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon