Creator

Date Original

1943 July 01

Description

Newspaper article discussing the detrimental living conditions of Japanese American relocation centers.

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.

Transcription

"TOWN AND FARM
IN WAR TIME"

(Continued from Inside Page)
being sold

Jap Prisoners Die

More than 300 U.S. war casualti-
es are the result of unhealthful con-
ditions in Japanese prison camps,
according to messages received
through the International Red Cross
from Japan. Disease is stated in
each case is the cause of death.
Malaria, diphtheria, dysentery, and
pneumonia are the major causes and
same eases of beri-beri are reported.

Physical Description

Microfilm

Subjects

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

Contributor

Dermott News

Geographical Area

Dermott, Chicot County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MFILM News 000131, Roll 10

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, "Town and Farm In Wartime", 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 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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