Envelope and letters 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 Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama. The envelope is postmarked Jul 21, 1942, and in red pencil below the postmark is the date 7/25/42. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp. Inside is a letter from Kei's wife, Teru dated July, 20 1942. Some phrases are underlined in red. Teru writes to him about the children (Miriam Kiyo, William, and Eva) and scolds him for not telling her more about the kind of shirts he can and cannot wear at Camp Livingston. She mentions writing this letter outside with other Japanese wives while watching the children play. She writes about liking the warm weather and alludes to the nice people who offer to help her, and the people who refuse to pay their dental bills.



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