img Sumida family portrait in front of barracks at Rohwer Relocation Center (ddr-densho-379-399)
The Sumida family (left to right), Chimata Sumida, Masako Sumida, Alice Yuriko Sumida Endo, Grace Sumida, Emmy Sumida Ito, Marshall Sumida, Tetsuro Sumida, Marjorie Yohko Sumida, with Todd Endo in the front.
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to his family (ddr-densho-379-1)
First letter from Chimata Sumida to his wife, Masako Sumida, after arriving at Ft. Missoula Internment Camp from Tuna Canyon.
doc List of articles sent via parcel post (ddr-densho-379-20)
Description of items sent to Chimata Sumida at Ft. Missoula via parcel post
img Chimata Sumida holding his grandson (ddr-densho-379-668)
Chimata Sumida holding his first grandson, Todd Endo, in front of their barracks.
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-4)
Letter written by Grace Sumida (representing his wife (Masako) and all their children to Chimata Sumida. In the letter, Grace Sumida describing activities, in particular liquidating the family appliance store, C. Sumida and Son.
doc Order for parole of Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-244)
Order written by the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Service ordering parole of Chimata Sumida.
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-28)
Emmy Sumida Ito's letter to her father, Chimata Sumida, regarding married life at Santa Anita. She mentions that she was surprised that her father had requested repatriation.
doc Letter from Ray D. Johnston to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-238)
In this letter Ray D. Johnston invites Chimata Sumida to join the Relocation Advisory Council at Rohwer.
doc Letter from Jin to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-45)
Letter from Jin who met Chimata Sumida at Rohwer and is presently in the Infantry "Somewhere in France."
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to War Relocation Authority (ddr-densho-379-740)
Chimata Sumida asks to not be transferred from the Rohwer incarceration Camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center under the guidelines indicated in Leeland Barrows letter to Edward J Ennis of the Alien Enemy Control Unity. Due to the loss of his original repatriation application, he was unable to retract that original application. Chimata Sumida details …
doc Letter from Ray D. Johnston to D.S. Myer (ddr-densho-379-742)
Ray D. Johnston, project director, writes to D.S. Myer to communicate that the whole adult population of Rohwer does not want Chimata Sumida to be transferred to Tule Lake. Sumida cancelled his repatriation request too late, but he is too valuable at Rohwer to allow him to be transferred.
doc Letter from Ray D. Johnston to D. S. Myer (ddr-densho-379-739)
Ray D. Johnston requests that Chimata Sumida not be transferred from the Rohwer incarceration Camp to the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Both camp officials and other incarcerees highlight Chimata Sumida's positive effect on the community of Rohwer and request his transfer to Tule Lake be cancelled.
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to his family (ddr-densho-379-3)
Second letter from Chimata Sumida describing life in the internment camp. He mentions status of their family friends in the camp. He also mentions the Alien hearings and that no prisoner had his case resolved to date.
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Sumida Family (ddr-densho-379-8)
Letter describes camp life. He mentions that the camp regulations limit sending 3 letters a week, not more than 24 lines a letter. He also requested sporting good items be sent to him because the internees need more exercise.
doc Chimata Sumida Department of Justice Case File (ddr-densho-379-750)
Chimata Sumida's Department of Justice File includes the warrant for his arrest on January 19, 1942; a FBI investigation report that focused on Sumida's store and the inclusion of a stock of radios with short-wave capabilities; Sumida's Alien Enemy Questionnaire; and a transcript of his hearing for parole from Fort Missoula. Chimata Sumida's hearing for parole …
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Sumida Family (ddr-densho-379-5)
Letter describes life in the Ft. Missoula internment camp. He states that the overall age of men in camp is over 55. The Japanese Camp's average age is 38.
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Mr. Johnston (ddr-densho-379-239)
Chimata Sumida comments to Ray D. Johnston that the overly restrictive parole requirements for short-term leave cases is having a delay to his finding employment. He mentions that Mr. Titus, the relocation officer, is anxious to take him to Dayton for general purposes and also a number of farm possibilities in the area.
doc Teletype message from Elmer M. Rowalt to Ray D. Johnston (ddr-densho-379-744)
Elmer Rowalt sends a teletype message replying to Ray D. Johnston's letter. He states that Chimata Sumida will not be transferred to Tule Lake.
doc Message from E.M. Rowalt to R. D. Johnston (ddr-densho-379-745)
Rowalt replies to Johnston's letter from September 10th and grants his request that Chimata Sumida not be transferred to Tule Lake.
doc Letter from Rohwer incarcerees to War Relocation Authority (ddr-densho-379-743)
Ten members of the Rohwer community write to the War Relocation Authority to ask that Chimata Sumida not be transferred to Tule Lake. They praise his work at Rohwer as an Events speaker as well as his position on the Resettlement Board.
doc Letter from N.R. Griswold and J.B. Hunter to Ray D. Johnston (ddr-densho-379-741)
A letter in support of Chimata Sumida staying at Rohwer and not being sent to Tule Lake. Mr. Griswold and Mr. Hunter detail the work Chimata Sumida has done with the night school and his positive impact on camp morale. Mr. Sumida also was a strong voice in favor of relocating and helped many people to …