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To Whom it may concern:
My name is Fredrick Sandoval. I read today\'s Journal North Edition on the Santa Fe Internment Camp. I have referenced this Japanese American experience during presentations and trainings I have conducted on Cultural and Linguistic Competency. I would like to include photographs to accompany the presentations related to this New Mexico experience. Do you have a permission request form so that I can reference and use photos taken of the Santa Fe Internment Camp?
Dear sirs could you pass on a message to Valerie Galabert...one of your requesties in this comment section. My father was a best friend to Bundy Avant. My mother is still alive and has all kinds of stories to tell about them. She adored BUNDY , she was 30 years younger than my dad who passed supposedly in 1964. please give her this message for me and my email. Thanks.
I was fascinated by your fine article about Lordsburg, New Mexico during W.W. 2.
Murder by drunks....
To Whom It May Concern,
Hi my name is Valarie Gelabert and my great grandfather Bundy Avant was an officer at this camp, I have a painting from one of the people who were at this camp that was given to my grandfather. I have been trying to find out the history on this painting and the gentleman who painted it. His name on the painting was Casey Kondo, if you have any information could you please mail me and let me know.
I have been working on my wife's family tree for a couple years now and just came across your site. Her grandfather was interned in Santa Fe very early on and not permitted to join the rest of her family (including her father) in Poston until 1945. I have spent some time recently trying to learn more about Santa Fe and it's been fairly difficult to find much substantive to read about it, and pictures (as you no doubt know better than I do) are even harder to come by.
Thank you so much for the information here. My aunt found this website and the paperwork you provided assisted me in finding my aunt's files (Sand Island, Honouliuli) and grandfather's files (Sand Island, Santa Fe, & Lourdsberg). It was very emotional to ready.
Todd Z. Takahashi
I would like to know how many Japanese Peruvian were in this Camps. I read in the Higashide Book that all of them were single, Would l you help me I am working in my PHD dissertation and is about The Japanese in Latina America during the WWII
Prof. Haydeè Vilchez
Dear Mr. Brian Minami
Thank you for such a beautiful website. I'm hoping that you have or can direct me to more information about the people interned at Santa Fe.
Natalie Suga Kossuth
Hi Brian, just reconnected with the web site as we are reading a book about the whole mess in my book group. Just wanted to clarify that I am Lloyd Jensens niece, not nephew! Hope to learn more on one of our trips through Santa Fe.
Hello, I have a watercolor picture I found in a Reno,Nevada thrift store of the Japanese Internment Camp at Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is signed, "Carmo and Company" I can send via email this picture--Please let me know if you have any information concerning--Thank you,
Thank you for a thoughtful and important website. My grandfather, Hiroshi Aisawa, was at Lordsburg and Toshiro Kobata was a close family friend. My dad remembers Mr. Kobata bringing presents for all the kids at Xmas time when they lived in Brawley.
Ellan Aisawa Young
Will you be posting the additional pictures of the Santa Fe camp soon? My grandfather was interned in the camp from June 1943 to October 1945 after about eight months in Lordsburg. He was one of the camp cooks. I am very interested in seeing the additional pictures of the camp -- maybe my grandfather will be in one of them.
I remember as a very young child, about 3 -5 years of age, my dad taking me to the interment camp in Lordsburg,cant remember much except a fire truck. The road the goes to the interment camp is now known as POW Road. There is one building left that used to be the hospital but no other markers that I know of.
I love your site. I am a volunteer with the Oregon Nikkei Endownment and we are working on a project/program about Oregon residents that were incarcerated after Pearl Harbor. I especially like your links to NARA and the forms download. I'd like to have our site be able to do that. http://www.oregonnikkei.org
My dad, Hideki Fukui, was imprisoned here after being shipped out of Manzanar & Tule Lake for being a "troublemaker." I have a photo to share. ...who can I send a digital copy to to share on this site? My dad is still alive in Oceanside, CA. I live in Boulder, CO and wonder if any of the people in the photo are still alive or perhaps live in the Rocky Mountain area?
My apologies for my much delayed reply as I've been meaning to contact you for some time, and my thanks to you for your reply. I would like to talk to you at some point to ask a few questions about Santa Fe as my grandfather was in Santa Fe during WWII, sent there from Tule Lake. My father was sent to Bismarck, ND about the same time. I'm only beginning the process of gathering information about their experiences.
I also wish to add my thanks to those responsible for this website. For years I had no luck writing to the Justice Department for my grandfather's records as an internee of the Santa Fe Camp and was finally successful using the information I found here! The information received was incredible and would not have been possible without your website's information. Sincere thanks on behalf of the Taikichi Kato family!
As a child my mother would often tell me stories of the internment camp and the people she had met there. She had a job where she did the shopping for the camp detainees. She always felt sorry for the inmates and felt that the government had done them an injustice. Her name was Josephine Ce De Baca
This is a beautiful website - thank you for preserving this piece of history. I just visited Lordsburg for the first time, and saw no marker or other sign suggesting that families had been interned there - perhaps we repeat these injuries to ourselves because there are not enough people like you to help us recall them. The poetry and description of the covered-up killing of two \"escapees\" on your site is also quite profound.
Thank you for your website. Are you still interested in learning the names of members in the group? One of the members is my grandfather who was from Hawaii. Also, my mother and uncle are able to identify several of the other "unknowns" in the photo.
A beautiful website with tribute. Will you be having any activities for the remembrance date in Santa Fe?
This is an incredible site. I teach New Mexico history near Santa Fe, and this is one chapter of our history that remains virtually unknown. Your website, which was highlighted in a recent Pasatiempo article and Nancy Bartlit's "Hidden Voices of WWII" are doing wonders to end this historical amnesia. Thank you.
Years ago (2000?) I wrote to Joe Ando and wonder if he completed his project of identifying the men interned at Santa Fe. My father and his younger brother were held there; they lost their US citizenship and it took years to get it back. My mother, my sisters and I remained at the Poston camp. Is there a museum where documents/photos of the camp can be viewed? I enjoyed your site and wish to thank those that worked hours on this project.
Hatsumi Yamakawa Park