Sanji Abe - Request for items
At Honouliuli, internees were permitted to grow vegetables to supplement their diet. They also created monkeypod trays, rings fashioned from toothbrush handles, and jewelry made from ground shells. They were permitted to request items to be ordered by their family members or others. These included seeds for planting as well as hand tools for their craftwork. These requests were transmitted via official administrative correspondence from the 811th Military Police Company. In these three letters, Sanji Abe is requesting various items for his use in camp.
Original Source: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Location in JCCH Resource Center: Japanese American Relocation & Internment: The Hawaii Experience--Archival Collection (AR 19, Box 4, Folder 45)
MLA citation: DeSantis, R. E., Camp Warden, 811th Military Police Company. "Letter of Request for Articles for Sanji Abe." Letters to Mrs. Asami Abe and Miss Betty Ouchi. May-October 1943. Honouliuli Internment Camp, Territory of Hawaii. The Untold Story: The Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i. Web. [date of access]