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Fort Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1336)
img Fort Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1336)
Three mounted black and white photographs depicting internees boating on the Bitterroot River near Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp. Caption reads: Fort Missoula, Montana." Includes a brief description by Clark about the boating trips. Title from caption. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 7. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. …
Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
vh Tom Matsuoka Segment 23 (ddr-densho-1000-47-23)
Life in the Justice Department internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana
U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Washington Memorandum for Alien Enemy Information Bureau Office of the Provost Marshal General War Department, Washington, D.C. (ddr-one-5-164)
doc U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service Washington Memorandum for Alien Enemy Information Bureau Office of the Provost Marshal General War Department, Washington, D.C. (ddr-one-5-164)
Photocopy of a declassified memorandum changing the status of Keizaburo Koyama as a detained enemy alien at Fort Missoula, Montana to being interned at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Deportation tag (ddr-densho-25-32)
doc Deportation tag (ddr-densho-25-32)
Matahichi Iseri received this deportation tag when he was sent to Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for enemy aliens.
Issei man's letter envelopes (ddr-densho-25-84)
doc Issei man's letter envelopes (ddr-densho-25-84)
These envelopes contained letters written by Matahichi Iseri to his family while he was imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens."
K. Ross Toole Archives, University of Montana at Missoula (ddr-densho-44)
Collection K. Ross Toole Archives, University of Montana at Missoula (ddr-densho-44)
The collection of the K. Ross Toole Archives, University of Montana, contains photographs of the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana.
Note detailing Keizaburo Koyama's detention location and time (ddr-one-5-95)
doc Note detailing Keizaburo Koyama's detention location and time (ddr-one-5-95)
Photocopy of a declassified document on Keizaburo Koyama noting that he has moved from the Seattle Washington Immigration Station to Fort Missoula, Montana on December 28, 1941 at 8:00 AM.
Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-26)
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-26)
While he was at Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for enemy aliens, Matahichi Iseri wrote to his wife and children, who were still awaiting a relocation assignment from the WRA.
Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
doc Letter written by an Issei man (ddr-densho-25-70)
Matahichi Iseri had been imprisoned in Fort Missoula, Montana, a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens," since shortly after December 7, 1941. He sometimes wrote letters in his native Japanese, which were read and censored by interpreters and officials from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-68)
doc Letter written by an Issei man to his family (ddr-densho-25-68)
Matahichi Iseri was arrested on December 7, 1941, and taken to Fort Missoula, Montana, where he was detained at a Department of Justice internment camp for "enemy aliens." While he was separated from his wife and children, he was able to send a limited number of letters to them.
Change of Residence Notice (ddr-densho-25-27)
doc Change of Residence Notice (ddr-densho-25-27)
Considered a "dangerous enemy alien," Matahichi Iseri was separated from his family and sent to the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. In June 1942, he received a Change of Residence Notice certificate, which indicated that his request to join his family at the Pinedale Assembly Center in California had been approved.

Narrator Rae Takekawa

Sansei female. Born August 27, 1927, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was …
Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
vh Rae Takekawa Interview (ddr-densho-1000-89)
Sansei female. Born August 27, 1927, in Bellevue, Washington. Raised on the family farm in Bellevue, Washington, prior to World War II. Was incarcerated at the Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Was released early to harvest sugar beets in Chinook, Montana. At the onset of World War II, her father was …
List of regulations specifying conduct to be observed by
doc List of regulations specifying conduct to be observed by "alien enemies" (ddr-densho-25-20)
Matahichi Iseri, considered a "dangerous enemy alien," was arrested on Dec. 7, 1941, and imprisoned in the Department of Justice internment camp at Fort Missoula, Montana. During the war, enemy aliens were not allowed to own contraband articles such as weapons, signal devices, and cameras. They were required to carry certificates of identification at all times, …
Letter from Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Nurse Mary F. Clark, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, February 27, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1334)
doc Letter from Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Nurse Mary F. Clark, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, February 27, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1334)
Correspondence from Thomas Parran to Mary Clark regarding Clarks travel authorization from Lexington, Kentucky to Fort Missoula, Montana. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 5. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1336
Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
doc Letter from (sgd) Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, to Staff Nurse Mary F. Clark to Crystal City, Texas, December 8, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1350)
Scrapbook page containing correspondence from Thomas Parran to Mary Clark regarding travel and expenses for her reassignment from Fort Missoula, Montana to Crystal City, Texas. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 21. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1352
Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-169)
doc Federal Bureau of Investigation Case file for Keizaburo Koyama. Page 1 of 4. (ddr-one-5-169)
Photocopy of a declassified file on Keizaburo Koyama by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The document speaks on Koyama's hearing at Fort Missoula, Montana and being found to be an enemy alien. The decision was based largely on Koyama having a subscription to the magazine put out by the Sokoku Kai. The panel felt that his …

Narrator Tom Matsuoka

Kibei male. Born August 1903 in Sprecklesville, Maui, Hawaii. Taken to Japan in 1905 and raised by grandparents. Returned to the United States in 1919, joining father at Barneston sawmill in Washington. Married and farmed in Bellevue, Washington. Founded Bellevue Seinenkai and managed the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association prior to World War II. Was picked up …
Notice of Hearing from the Department of Justice, District of Oregon, Portland for Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-111)
doc Notice of Hearing from the Department of Justice, District of Oregon, Portland for Keizaburo Koyama (ddr-one-5-111)
Photocopy of a declassified document from the Department of Justice, Alien Enemy Hearing Board, on the detention of Keizaburo Koyama. The notice tells Koyama that he will go before the Board at the Courts Martial Room, at the Immigration and Naturalization Service Detention Station at Fort Missoula, Montana on February 2, 1942 at 3:30 o'clock. He …

Narrator Fumiko M. Noji

Nisei female. Born 1909 in Bellingham, Washington. Lost her United States citizenship when she married an Issei through an arranged marriage. Before 1920, her husband's family established Columbia Greenhouse, one of the first Japanese American-owned greenhouse businesses. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Tule Lake concentration camp, California. Husband was held by the Immigration and …
An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi (ddr-csujad-29-58)
vh An Oral History with Reverend Seytsu Takahashi (ddr-csujad-29-58)
Issei Buddhist bishop and superintendent of Kayasan Temple in Little Tokyo since 1931 recounts his wartime experiences and internment at Fort Missoula, Montana; Livingstone, Louisiana; and Crystal City, Texas. Transcribed in both Japanese and English. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, CSU Fullerton. Transcript is found in …
Tom Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-47)
vh Tom Matsuoka Interview (ddr-densho-1000-47)
Kibei male. Born August 1903 in Sprecklesville, Maui, Hawaii. Taken to Japan in 1905 and raised by grandparents. Returned to the United States in 1919, joining father at Barneston sawmill in Washington. Married and farmed in Bellevue, Washington. Founded Bellevue Seinenkai and managed the Bellevue Vegetable Growers Association prior to World War II. Was picked up …

Narrator Hannah Hirabayashi

Nisei-Sansei female. Born 1938 in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in the town of Christopher, now part of Auburn, Washington, where parents ran a grocery store. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and sent to the Fort Missoula internment camp, Montana. The rest of the family went to the Puyallup Assembly …
Mihara Collection (ddr-densho-140)
Collection Mihara Collection (ddr-densho-140)
The Mihara Collection features photographs of the Mihara family as well as the personal correspondence written by Genji Mihara to his wife during his World War II imprisonment in various detention camps. Mihara, a prominent Issei leader of the Japanese American community, was arrested immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and …
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