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

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama at Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Apr 9, 1943. In red pencil below the return mailing address “April 19-43” is written. Where postage should be “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in black ink. Along the left side of the envelope is clear tape with the number 389. On the back of the envelope is a purple "RECEIVED" stamp dated Apr 19, 1943. The letter is written in Japanese and is not translated; it appears to mention the War Relocation Authority and when the war will end. The letter is dated April 4th in Japanese.




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