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

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Kei Koyama at Missoula from his wife, Teru Koyama, in Portland. Postmarked January 6, 1942. In the lower left corner "25" is written in red pencil, and a purple "Censored" stamp is next to the address. Inside the envelope is a letter dated January 6, 1942. There is a purple "CENSORED" stamp in the middle of the first paragraph. Teru talks about the cold weather in Portland and how their house is cold, too, and that she and their daughter, Eva, are both home recovering from a cold while their children, William and Kiyo, have both gone to school. She prays that Kei will not get sick and hopes they will see each other again; expresses confidence in the American justice system; and writes that if Kei tells them everything about how he leased his new office, he will be released.




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