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Letter from Eiko Fujii to Fred S. Farr written from Jerome incarceration camp, responding to questions from an earlier letter from Farr. Fujii discusses Issei and Nisei national allegiance, the quality of education at Jerome, the U.S. military's establishment of an all-Nisei combat troop, and discriminatory restrictions on work, travel, and residence options for Japanese Americans. The collection contains seven letters to Farr from Japanese American friends from California incarcerated during World War II. Most of the letters are from Eiko Fujii, beginning shortly after her arrival at Santa Anita Assembly Center in 1942, continuing through her transfer to Denson, Ark., at Jerome incarceration camp, and ending after she left the camps and held a teaching position the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The letters discuss daily life in the camps and her family's physical, psychological, and emotional adjustment to life there; as well as references to Farr's personal and professional life. Also included are photographs collected by Fred S. Farr, depicting Japanese Americans traveling by train and an unidentified incarceration camp.
Correspondence 4 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 cm, typescript application/pdf
World War II--Leaving camp--Work leave World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration World War II--Incarceration camps--Education Identity and values--Issei Identity and values--Nisei Race and racism World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees