This questionnaire was designed to help the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council understand the different college options for different areas.
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. The National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (NJASRC) was created during World War II in order to help relocate Japanese-American students into college campuses in and around the relocation camps. The creation of this council occurred in May of 1942, just three months after Roosevelt signed the relocation order.
Document, two pages, 8" x 10"
Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; War; Japanese; Japanese Americans; World War, 1939-1945; Internment camps; Relocation camps; Education; Educational organizations; Universities and colleges
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council and the American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County (PA.)
MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 23, Pages 2
Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
National Japanese American Student Relocation Council questionnaire, Homer M. Adkins papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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United States History
Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson papers, MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith papers, 1942-1945, MG04350; Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, MG01299; Community Analysis Reports and Community Analysis Trend Reports of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946, MG03846-MG03847; Japanese Camp papers, MG03848-MG03869
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