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

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Santa Fe Detention Center from his son, William Koyama, at Minidoka. Envelope is postmarked August 3, 1943. In red pencil "8/10-43" is written above the receiver's information. The letter from William Koyama is yellowed and water-damaged. At the bottom of the letter is an "EXAMINED" stamp with unknown initals. In the letter William writes about his recent camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Asks about how things are in Santa Fe, describes the weather at Minidoka and the impending return to school and possible work vacation to pull sugar beets to earn money. Asks for Kei to write soon.




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