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Painting of a mess hall scene

Caption on reverse: "Chow time at the mess hall. Santa Fe."
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Painting of men in the sewing room

Caption: "Mr. Kamimura, Mr. Kamel, Mr. Kishi." Caption on reverse: "Sewing room."
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Painting of a sunset at Santa Fe Internment Camp

Caption on reverse: "Santa Fe's sunsets were beautiful!"
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Painting of internees leaving Santa Fe Internment Camp

Caption: "June 1942. Ending months of uncertainty, we were released from Santa Fe internment camp to return to our families at relocation centers. Everyone cheered as we left camp. Now there was hope we would return home."
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Painting of men relaxing after dinner

Caption on reverse: "Relaxing after super."
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Painting of the shower room at Santa Fe Internment Camps

Caption on reverse: "We made bath tubs in the shower room out of wooden fish boxes."
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Painting of the Santa Fe canteen

Caption: "Mr. Arai, Mr. Funahashi." Caption on reverse: "A canteen for the convenience of Santa Fe's internees."
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Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Lois

Seven page letter to Kei Koyama from Lois at Minidoka dated March 8, 1943. The pages are thin and have water damage. The letter talks about religion (Buddhism and Christianity), the different between Nisei and Kibei, and many other topics about daily life at Minidoka.
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Letter to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Eva Koyama

Letter dated Oct 5, 1942, to Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from his daughter, Eva Koyama. In the letter Eva writes about life at Minidoka: Shin came to visit, school is starting soon, Mr. Mita's funeral, lunch, and Girl Scouts. Eva sends her regards to Dr. Tanaka and Mr. Ikeya.
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Envelope and three letters to Dr. Keizaburo "Kei" Koyama from Koyama family

White envelope addressed to Mr. Kei Koyama in Missoula, Montana, from the Koyama family in Portland. The envelope is postmarked December 31, 1941. A purple "CENSORED" stamp is on the front of the envelope. Inside the envelope are three letters from Kei's daughter, Miriam Kiyo Koyama; his son, William ...
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