1942 July 08
This letter is an acknowledgement of a letter Adkins received from Dillon S. Myer, director of the War Relocation Authority on July 2, 1942 and references who should name the new post offices.
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 Japanese Americans, 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. Dillon Myer was the director of the War Relocation Authority (WRA) from 1942-1946. The WRA was responsible for the forced removal and detention of Japanese Americans during World War II. Homer Adkins was the thirty-second governor of Arkansas from 1941-1945.
Letter, 8" x 10"
Adkins, Homer Martin, 1890-1964; Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Internment camps; Relocation camps; Post offices; Postal service
Adkins, Homer M.
Washington, District of Columbia; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)
MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 27
Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Letter, Governor Homer M. Adkins to Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority, 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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