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Date Original

1943 November 25

Description

Newspaper article about drainage work completed at Jerome Relocation Center and the thoughts of Arkansas congressmen Harris and Norrell on the project.

Biographical/Historical Note

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers were in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in these two centers between October 1942 and November 1945.

Physical Description

Microfilm

Subjects

Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Internment camps; Military camps; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.)

Contributor

Dermott News

Geographical Area

Dermott, Chicot County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MFILM NEWS 000131, Roll 11

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Newspaper microfilm collection: Dermott News, MFILM News 000131

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Newspaper article, "$120,000 Drainage Ditch Completed At Jerome Relocation Center Last Week", Newspaper microfilm collection: Dermott News, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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Additional Content

Hazel Retherford papers MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson Papers MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith

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