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Letter from Eiko Fujii to Fred S. Farr, November 16, 1942
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, describing transfer from Santa Anita Assembly Center to Jerome. Fujii writes about racism among whites in Arkansas, incomplete construction in the camp, and ordering furniture from Sears and Montgomery Ward. She writes about the lack of fresh vegetables and fruits, and sends updates about friends and family, some of whom were transferred to Jerome from Santa Anita, and some to other camps.
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, 20 x 27 cm, handwritten
World War II--Incarceration camps--Work and jobs
World War II--Incarceration camps--Living conditions
World War II--Incarceration camps--Impact of incarceration
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
Race and racism
Identity and values--Nisei
Denson, Arkansas
Incarceration Camps--Jerome
California Historical Society

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