The collection consists of English and Japanese correspondence written primarily to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama while he was detained at Department of Justice detention facilities (Fort Missoula, MT, Fort Sill, OK, Camp Livingston, LA, and Santa Fe Detention Center, NM). The letters were sent by his friends and family in Portland, friends detained at other Department of Justice detention facilities and War Relocation Authority concentration camps, and his family detained at the Portland Assembly Center and Minidoka Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho. The letters document their feelings about separation, war, and the conditions of the various detention facilities and concentration camps they were incarcerated at.
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Correspondences that totals 81 letters, four photographs, various other textual documents, and an Order of the Rising Sun certificate and medal; 0.5 linear feet.
Japanese American Museum of Oregon; Portland, Oregon
Courtesy of Dr. Keizaburo Koyama Family Collection, Japanese American Museum of Oregon
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