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Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker Records

Identifier: AC 369

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of the Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker committee. The committee was formed to develop a marker commemorating the camp at Ortiz Park in Santa Fe. There is correspondence, agendas of meetings, minutes, newspaper clippings, and research material about the camp. In addition, there are several letters from the period, written to Pearl Guild (Mrs. E. W. Guild), professor at Mills College, California, and to her daughter, Marily, from her Japanese students, Tamaki Ogata and Kay Kimura. The two students were relocated first to Santa Anita Relocation Center, California, then to the Relocation Branch in McGehee, Arkansas.


  • 1941-2002
  • 1941-1999

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

A Japanese American internment camp existed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1942 to 1945. To commemorate that camp, the Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker committee was formed in March 1998. Members were Doc Weaver, Koichiro Okada, Jesse Popp, Tom Chávez, Loni Viklund, Kiku Kato Payne, Mollie Toll, Mel Fellini, and Joe and Millie Ando. Their charge was to establish a memorial and an archive to document this history.


0.75 Linear Feet


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5053
  7. Email:
  8. URL:
Guide to the Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker Records, 1941-2002
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//Museum of New Mexico::Fray Angelico Chavez History Library//TEXT (US::NmSM::AC369::Santa Fe Internment Camp Marker Records)//EN" "nmsm1#AC 369.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090