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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
Joyce Okazaki Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-manz-1-146-14)
vh Joyce Okazaki Interview II Segment 14 (ddr-manz-1-146-14)
Lack of information about grandfather's time in the Missoula internment camp, Montana
Snow in Missoula, Montana in May and two Italian internees, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1345)
img Snow in Missoula, Montana in May and two Italian internees, Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1345)
Two mounted black and white photographs depicting "May in Missoula, Montana" and two Italian internees. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 16. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1347
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.
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.
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."
Unused postcard (ddr-one-5-80)
doc Unused postcard (ddr-one-5-80)
Unused commercially produced postcard; front is a color rendering of the Court House in Missoula, Montana. The back has 1 cent postage, but nothing written and no postmark.
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.
Postcard featuring aerial view of Heart Mountain camp (ddr-densho-362-23)
doc Postcard featuring aerial view of Heart Mountain camp (ddr-densho-362-23)
Overhead aerial look of Heart Mountain buildings. The postcard is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Konishi at 12-11 Heart Mountain Wyoming. The postcard was delivered from Missoula, Montana dated August 29, 1943. The greeting is handwritten in Japanese.

Narrator Roy Nakagawa

Nisei male. Born December 28, 1916, in Missoula, Montana. Spent early part of childhood in Montana, where parents ran a farm. Moved with family to Seattle, Washington, finished school, and attended the University of Washington. Moved to the Los Angeles area for work. During World War II, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving …
Statement regarding transfer out of Ft. Missoula, Montana, and poem card (ddr-csujad-55-1349)
doc Statement regarding transfer out of Ft. Missoula, Montana, and poem card (ddr-csujad-55-1349)
Scrapbook page containing Clark's reflections on being transferred from her position at Fort Missoula. Includes a poem, "Out Where the West Begins" by Arthur Chapman. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 20. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1351
Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
doc Testimony of Masao Takahashi (ddr-densho-67-192)
Written testimony of Masao Takahashi. Incarcerated in Missoula internment camp, Montana, Santa Fe internment camp, New Mexico, and Crystal City internment camp, Texas. This testimony was presented at the CWRIC hearing in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday, September 10, 1981, in the section titled "Japanese Speakers."
Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
doc Envelopes for two letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1344)
Two mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 15. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1346

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 …
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.
Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
doc Envelopes for three letters from Italy to internees in Ft. Missoula, Montana, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1343)
Three mounted envelopes for correspondence from internees, postmarked from Missoula, Montana to Italy showing censorship stamps and other postmarks. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947" page 14. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1345
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.
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 …
Program of play written, produced and given by Italian detainees at Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1348)
doc Program of play written, produced and given by Italian detainees at Ft. Missoula, Montana (ddr-csujad-55-1348)
Program for a play written, produced, and performed at Fort Missoula Department of Justice Internment Camp by Italian internees. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 19. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1350
Roy Nakagawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-358-9)
vh Roy Nakagawa Interview Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-358-9)
Visiting the town of Missoula, Montana

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