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 the Santa Fe Detention Station from his wife, Teru Koyama, at Minidoka. Postmarked Oct 4, 1943. In the upper right corner “Internee of War/Free Mail” is written in place of a stamp. The numbers “10-8-43” are written along the top of the envelope in red pencil. Inside is a letter dated Oct 2, 1943, from Teru Koyama. At the bottom of the letter is an "EXAMINED" stamp with the numbers "25-3." In the letter she reminds Kei of the difficulty that she had depositing his check, that she will get her July paycheck sometime this month, and that she gave their son, William, some money. She talks about their daughters' excitement at William leaving. She describes the canteen's fruit selection and the issues she has when she eats certain fruits. She reminds Kei his birthday is coming up and that she and the children will be mailing him a card.




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