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

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Yellowed envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Camp Livingston from his wife, Teru Koyama, in Minidoka. Envelope is postmarked Apr 23, 1943, with “Internee of War/Free Mail” handwritten in the upper right corner. Written in red pencil is "5/4/43." Along the left edge of the envelope is clear tape with the number 389, and on the back side of the envelope the tape continues and reads “EXAMINED BY." Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from wife, Teru Koyama dated April 22, 1943. Teru writes about Easter, being busy at the mess hall, waiting for shoe repairs, sweets in the mail, and upcoming doctors appointments. Teru writes about sending another rehearing request to the Oregon U.S. Attorney to pacify the children. Inquires after Mr. Ikaya and writes about Mrs. Ikaya and her daughters. In postscript, she writes about attending passion week prayer meetings and sunrise Easter service.




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