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

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Envelope addressed to Dr. Keizaburo Koyama in Santa Fe Detention Center. The envelope is postmarked August 30, 1943. Written in red pencil along the top of the envelope is “9/8-43.” On the left side of the envelope is a cartoon drawing of a yellow train with the words “United Nations” in blue on the side the train and a word bubble below that reads “Clear the Tracks!” The train is traveling towards three caricatures of the Axis Powers who are running away. On the back of the envelope is the return sender information to Eva Koyama at Minidoka. The letter is dated August 29, 1943, and has the same drawing as the envelope. On the upper left is an "EXAMINED" stamp. Eva writes her father about her events at camp which include: school starting, bonfires, and a recent drowning. She mailed a picture with the letter, see ddr-one-5-68 (ONLC 3456).




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