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Letter from Rohwer incarcerees to War Relocation Authority (ddr-densho-379-743)
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.
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-2)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-2)
First letter from Grace Sumida to her father, Chimata Sumida, upon his arrival to Ft. Missoula Internment Camp. She describes what is happening in their home in Los Angeles, business, and friends.
Sumida family home in Washington, D.C. (ddr-densho-379-411)
img Sumida family home in Washington, D.C. (ddr-densho-379-411)
The family home consisted of 6 bedrooms where most of the Sumida family resided at one time or another. Chimata Sumida passed away while living in this house on May 13, 1947.
Letter from Torao Takahashi to Chimata Sumida and family (ddr-densho-379-208)
doc Letter from Torao Takahashi to Chimata Sumida and family (ddr-densho-379-208)
Letter from Torao Tahahashi to Chimata Sumida "and others" at Ft. Missoula after his transfer from Ft. Missoula to Manzanar Relocation Center.
Letter from Ray D. Johnston to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-237)
doc Letter from Ray D. Johnston to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-237)
This letter releases Chimata Sumida from Rohwer Concentration Camp and allows him to move and live anywhere outside the Western Defense Command.
Letter from Marjorie Yohko Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-10)
doc Letter from Marjorie Yohko Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-10)
First letter from Yohko Sumida to her father, Chimata Sumida. She mentions that her "American" friends are very kind and that is helpful to her. She mentions using her chore money to buy Defense stamps.
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-13)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-13)
Letter describes Little Tokyo as a "ghost town", with the majority of stores closed, and the produce houses either closed or sold. She is the only one in the immediate family that is still working, and describes current evacuation news of friends. Also mentions that Emmy was marrying Ken Ito on Saturday. Expressed sadness of the …
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-7)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-7)
Letter describes the daily lives of her family and her siblings while awaiting evacuation notification. She congratulates her father for being elected to Councilman and his former employee, Yoshio Takashima for Mailman. She mentions Emmy was doing Y.W.C.A. advising. She also congratulates her father on his election as a Councilman, and Yoshio Takashima's election as mailman …
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-21)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-21)
Letter describes last minute packing and arrangements before their evacuation. It describes who is being evacuated with them on Thursday, and the evacuation dates of other friends.
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-19)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-19)
Letter mentions that life became a "series of apprehensions as to the future of all." She talks about friends who moved to Denver on their own and how they are doing. In the letter, Grace congratulated her father as to his election to the office of Assistant Mayor of Ft. Missoula Detention Center.
Letter from Tetsuro Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-25)
doc Letter from Tetsuro Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-25)
Letter from Tets Sumida to his father describing life at Santa Anita Assembly Center from the perspective of a young school-age Nisei. He expresses his hope that there will be college-level classes during internment, but in their absence he hopes to take practical classes like typing and bookkeeping.
Postcard from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida (ddr-densho-379-217)
doc Postcard from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida (ddr-densho-379-217)
Postcard to tell family that he had been paroled and even though he requested repatriation, the second repatriation ship was postponed indefinitely so he thought he would be able to live with the family for some time.
Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-11)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-11)
Letter mentions that the first "contingent" of evacuees were leaving on Monday, and the letter provides information about evacuation plans of their families, as well, as relatives and friends. The Sumida family is scheduled after that. The family decided to adhere to evacuation orders since they didn't have enough money to relocate on their own. She …
Letter of introduction for Chimata Sumida from Bert H. Fraser (ddr-densho-379-42)
doc Letter of introduction for Chimata Sumida from Bert H. Fraser (ddr-densho-379-42)
Bert Fraser's , DOJ Officer in Charge of the Alien Detention Station in Ft. Missoula, letter of introduction for Chimata Sumida upon his induction that day to travel to Rohwer. Chimata Sumida "served various supervisory capabilities and was Acting Mayor of the Japanese Camp for 3 months. He was at all times "very cooperative with supervisory …
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-23)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-23)
Letter written four weeks after she was sent to Santa Anita Assembly Center. She and her husband Ken Ito lived in a 20' x 8' room with 3 windows. The rest of the Sumida family arrived one week later, and she visits them almost every day.
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-14)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-14)
Letter describes her happiness that Chimata, her father, gave his blessing for her marriage to Ken Ito, and the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-32)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-32)
Letter shares writer's request that Chimata be able to join the family in Santa Anita very soon before they are split up.
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-6)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-6)
First letter from Emmy Sumida to her father Chimata Sumida describing status of a few Japanese businesses in Los Angeles including the reorganization of Sun Produce, where her future husband. Ken Ito, was named a manager. She also mentions air raids along the western coast of California.
Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-17)
doc Letter from Emmy Sumida Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-17)
Emmy Ito's first letter after her marriage to Ken Ito to her father, Chimata Sumida, talks about plans and packing to go to Santa Anita Assembly Center very soon.
Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Wilma van Dusseldorp (ddr-densho-379-40)
doc Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Wilma van Dusseldorp (ddr-densho-379-40)
Wilma van Dusseldorp's, Counselor of Welfare Department of the WRA at Rohwer, letter of recommendation regarding Chimata and Masako Sumida's character and qualifications for employment. Masako Sumida served as a Counseling Aide for the Welfare Section Staff at the American Hostel in Cincinnati, Ohio. She stated that Chimata Sumida was a youthful person in his range …
Letter from Alice Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-9)
doc Letter from Alice Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-9)
Letter mentions that she was sending formal studio pictures taken of son, Todd, because their personal cameras were "impounded." She describes the difficulties and uncertainties that people are enduring while waiting for evacuation orders.
Letter from Alice Sumida  Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-18)
doc Letter from Alice Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-18)
Letter mentions that they found tenants for the house with a rental fee of $32.50/month. She describes their life waiting for evacuation. She states that the Japanese community already has committees working on rehabilitation after the war.
Letter from Rayko Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-398)
doc Letter from Rayko Grace Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-398)
Letter to Chimata Sumida about their plans to go to Los Angeles for 2 weeks to handle all the arrangements for selling the family home in Los Angeles. She also mentions that Yuri wrote the Provost Marshal's office was investigating Niseis working in big companies including McCalls and released because of their background from Standard Register.
Letter from Marjorie Yohko Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-30)
doc Letter from Marjorie Yohko Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-30)
Yohko Sumida describes life at Santa Anita from the perspective of a young teenager. She mentions the new meal system which staggers the meal time with the use of tickets, her grades at school, and the group exercise sessions .
Letter from Grace Sumida Nagai to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-29)
doc Letter from Grace Sumida Nagai to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-29)
Grace Sumida's letter to her father, Chimata Sumida regarding life at Santa Anita Assembly Center. She mentions that 5 adults occupy a 12' x 20' room in their barracks. She mentions that all Japanese reading material with the exception of Bibles, hymnals and dictionaries were contraband, and Japanese records were off limits as well.
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