Archives in Context: Teachable Topics from the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project

Loyalties: Activity 7

Letter from Masaru Teshiba to Virginia Lowers Read this letter from Masaru Teshiba to his former English teacher, Virginia Lowers, requesting a letter of reference and support to restore his citizenship after renouncing it. What do his words reveal about the pressures of life in the Tule Lake Segregation Center? What were his reasons for renouncing his U.S. citizenship? How did he and his family feel about their treatment? What do his revelations tell you about the difficulty of social relations at Tule Lake and how it affected his family life? 


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