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Letter from Eiko Fujii to Fred S. Farr, February 3, 1943
Fujii, Eiko: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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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.
4 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 cm, typescript
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
Denson, Arkansas
Incarceration Camps--Jerome
California Historical Society
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
Fred S. Farr correspondence and photographs

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