Envelope and letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

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.



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Courtesy of the Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon