Envelope and letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Teru Koyama and Miriam Koyama

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, and daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama. Postmarked October 6, 1942. To the left of the postmark “Oct 11, 1942,” is written in red pencil. On the left side of the envelope is a purple "Censored" stamp from Camp Livingston. Inside the envelope are two letters dated October 4, 1942. One is from Miriam inquiring after her father, describing the irrigation efforts at Minidoka, and Shin Sato's visit to Minidoka. In the postscript she writes about Eva making a sweater. In the letter from Teru, she describes attending the funeral for Mr. Mita, the church service that day (October 4, 1942), catalog shopping, and government issued clothing. She also writes about young people leaving camp for sugar beet farming, their children's past illnesses, two recent packages from friends in Portland, and the irrigation of their block.




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