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Letter from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida Nagai (ddr-densho-379-22)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida Nagai (ddr-densho-379-22)
Letter asks for help purchasing watches and used golf clubs for other internees. Chimata Sumida states that since some of the internees have returned to Los Angeles and filled the family in on news at Ft. Missoula, he no longer needs to let them know the daily news.
Letter from Rayko (Grace) Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-33)
doc Letter from Rayko (Grace) Sumida to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-33)
Letter shares news that Emmy Sumida Ito and her husband Ken will be leaving for the Amache Relocation Center the next day, and the rest of the immediate family would be leaving for Arkansas on the 6th of October. She requests that he wire them when he finds out an actual date of transfer because they …
Report on Rohwer Relocation Planning Commission trip to Rio Grande Valley (ddr-densho-379-240)
doc Report on Rohwer Relocation Planning Commission trip to Rio Grande Valley (ddr-densho-379-240)
Chimata Sumida puts forward to the Rohwer community that the Lower Rio Grande Valley would be a good place for resettlement especially for Japanese Americans interested in farming.
Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-31)
doc Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-31)
Letter shares that there were rumors that the family would be sent to Arkansas, and shares where other friends were going. She itemizes the monthly clothing allowance that each person receives. She also shares that a driving range was built and most of his old golfing buddies were playing. She also shares that their family plays …
Letter from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida and Family (ddr-densho-379-12)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Grace Sumida and Family (ddr-densho-379-12)
Letter requests the family sends all of his personal belongings since he might not be able to see them during the "duration of this emergency period of time which might last years." He requested tennis equipment be sent because they would soon have a tennis court at Ft. Missoula.
Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-27)
doc Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-27)
Alice (Yuri) Sumida Endo's letter from underprivileged camp run by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church where she was working as a cook. She mentions that her husband Frank Aiji Endo started work at the McCall's factory in Dayton, Ohio.
Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-26)
doc Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-26)
Alice (Yuri) Sumida Endo's letter two weeks after arriving at the American Friends Hostel describing life in comparison to Rohwer. She mentions that her husband, Frank Aiji Endo, is working at a bindery in Dayton, Ohio, and stays in a YMCA. She discusses the shortage of housing and recommends that no one be released from relocation …
Letter from Chimata Sumida to Theodore and Marshall Sumida (ddr-densho-379-36)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Theodore and Marshall Sumida (ddr-densho-379-36)
Letter gives fatherly advice regarding future education, and stresses importance of reading all kinds of books. Chimata Sumida writes that he spoke to members of the "Hearing Board from southern California" about "plan and methods of future education" for assembly camp internees.
Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-34)
doc Letter from Yuri (Alice) Sumida Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-34)
Letter shares that the items they had stored before evacuation were burglarized and she lost some possessions. She says they are concerned about the possibility of Aiji being drafted, but they hope "he won't be called."
Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Nat R. Griswold (ddr-densho-379-38)
doc Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Nat R. Griswold (ddr-densho-379-38)
Chimata Sumida worked under his supervision for two and one-half years. His duties included lecturing nightly in Japanese to the Isseis about "news of the world." He said that Chimata Sumida had a "mind of his own," but he has cooperated with the WRA and his community even though he did not always agree with the …
Postcard from Y. Ushiroji to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-209)
doc Postcard from Y. Ushiroji to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-209)
Postcard from Y. Ushiroji after his transfer to the INS internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, thanking Chimata Sumida for his help while he was at Ft. Missoula Internment Camp
Postcard from Mantaro Sukegawa to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-210)
doc Postcard from Mantaro Sukegawa to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-210)
Postcard from Mantaro Sukegawa after his transfer to the INS internment camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, thanking Chimata Sumida for his help while he was at Ft. Missoula Internment Camp.
Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Joseph Hunter (ddr-densho-379-43)
doc Recommendation letter for Chimata Sumida from Joseph Hunter (ddr-densho-379-43)
Letter of recommendation from Joseph Hunter, Assistant Project Director of Rohwer, for Chimata Sumida . He wrote that Mr. Sumida's meetings on local and world events were attended by an average of 400 people and that the meetings were a "wholesome influence." He also wrote that Mr. Sumida was a man of "fine character; honest, industrious …
Letter from Takeshi Morita to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-211)
doc Letter from Takeshi Morita to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-211)
Letter from Takichi Morita after his transfer to the internment camp in Camp Livingston, LA requesting Chimata Sumida's help in getting a refund from the Missoula Mercantile Co.
Letter from Ken Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-24)
doc Letter from Ken Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-24)
Ken Ito apologizes to his new father-in-law, Chimata Sumida, for not writing in awhile because of all the chores of packing and unpacking after arriving at Santa Anita Assembly Center.
Letter from Ken Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-16)
doc Letter from Ken Ito to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-16)
First letter from Ken Ito after his marriage to Emmy Sumida. He mentions that their district is scheduled to go to Santa Anita Assembly Center on April 30th or May 1st.
Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
Collection Sumida Family Collection (ddr-densho-379)
The Sumida Family Collection contains material about Chimata and Masako Murakami Sumida and their six children, Alice Yuriko Endo, Grace Rayko Nagai, Emmy Ito, Marshall Masaru Sumida, Theodore Tetsuro Sumida, Marjorie Yohko Matsumoto, and their families. Before World War II, Chimata Sumida owned a music store located in Los Angeles’ Japanese Town that sold music, instruments, …
Letter from Chimata Sumida to Kats Nagai (ddr-densho-379-326)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Kats Nagai (ddr-densho-379-326)
Letter to assure Kats Nagai that his daughter Grace will be safe to visit him in Rohwer.
Letter from Aiji Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-15)
doc Letter from Aiji Endo to Chimata Sumida (ddr-densho-379-15)
First letter from Aiji Endo to his father-in-law, Chimata Sumida, that explains what is going on about evacuation plans. He states that the Parker Dam War Relocation project, in which he had signed up as a draftsman was cancelled by the Army. He had planned to have the family join him, so instead the current plan …
Portrait of Chimata Sumida's father, Jisaku Sumida (ddr-densho-379-55)
img Portrait of Chimata Sumida's father, Jisaku Sumida (ddr-densho-379-55)
Photograph of Jisaku Sumida. Caption written on the bottom right hand portion of the photograph is a caption in Japanese and the date 1933.
Letter from Chimata Sumida to Bert H. Fraser (ddr-densho-379-230)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Bert H. Fraser (ddr-densho-379-230)
Chimata Sumida wrote to Bert H. Fraser requesting his excess baggage be forwarded to him from Ft. Missoula to Rohwer; and stated "I can truthfully say that it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to know you, not only as the Officer-in-charge of the camp, but as a friend as well. Kindly convery my …
Letter from Chimata Sumida to Dillion S. Myer (ddr-densho-379-224)
doc Letter from Chimata Sumida to Dillion S. Myer (ddr-densho-379-224)
Cover letter for his government employment application requesting consideration for a position with the War Relocation Authority. He stated "I would like to serve as a liaison worker between the evacuees in and out of the Centers, and the field offices of the War Relocation Authority..."
Golf lesson with Chimata Sumida and his children Grace and Marshall Sumida (ddr-densho-379-400)
img Golf lesson with Chimata Sumida and his children Grace and Marshall Sumida (ddr-densho-379-400)
Members of the Sumida family practicing how to hold a golf club. The date written in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph is "Dec 7th 1941".
Cooperative Colonization Plan (ddr-densho-379-746)
doc Cooperative Colonization Plan (ddr-densho-379-746)
Chimata Sumida, T. Takasugi, and S. Muraoka authored a resettlement plan for Japanese American incarcerees entitled "Cooperative Colonization". This plan called for a large scale resettlement of Japanese Americans on 100,000 acres of farm land with help from the government in order to purchase farm equipment and other needed items. This plan was discussed by government …
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