1942 July 10
This telegram informs Governor Adkins that the Japanese College program is the responsibility of the War Relocation Authority.
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. John McCloy was hired as a consultant by Henry Stimson, the 54th United States Secretary of War, in 1940. According to Stimson, McCloy was the individual responsible for the decision to remove Japanese Americans from there homes and into camps, more so then anyone else. Homer Adkins was the thirty-second governor of Arkansas from 1941-1945.
Telegram, 8.25" x 6"
Adkins, Homer Martin, 1890-1964; 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; Universities and colleges
Washington, District of Columbia; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)
MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 31
Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Telegram, Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy to Governor Homer Adkins, 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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