Petition on behalf of Dr. Kei Koyama signed by Charles Edwin and Dorothy Ellen Seely and notarized by Muriel R. Carl.

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Photocopy of a declassified typewritten petition by Charles Edwin and Dorothy Ellen Seely testifying to the loyal nature of Dr. Kei Koyama. It was notarized by Muriel R. Carl on January 24, 1942 in the County of Multnomah, Store of Oregon. The petition states that Dr. Koyama is a "very loyal, true friend" and that the Seely's have "come to appreciate him and his family deeply." Based on Dr. Koyama often stating his love and appreciate for the United States, the Seelys believe his attitude and loyalty to be sincere. They also believe that had Dr. Koyama the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen, he would been one of the first to do so. The Seelys have not had a chance to visit Dr. Koyama since World War II started, but have meet with his wife, who says misses her husband, but has no bitterness against the U.S. for holding him.

January 24, 1942



  • Seely, Charles Edwin
  • Seely, Dorothy, Ellen
  • Koyama, Kei
  • Donaugh, Carl C.

Oregon Nikkei Endowment; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Oregon Nikkei Endowment