Memorandum For Mr. L.M.C. Smith Chief, Special Defense Unit

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Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection

Photocopy of a declassified letter from the National Archives written by John Edger Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to L.M.C. Smith, Chief of the Special Defense Unit. In the typed letter, Hoover references information that has been collected on Keisaburo Koyama, a resident of Portland, Oregon, and recommended that Koyama be detained in the event of a national emergency. It is stamped "Filed/By RM/On JUN 5 1942" in the lower right. On the center bottom, in pencil. is "File/MKR/146-13-2-61-62"




Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon

Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon