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Date Original

circa 1930-1940


Article talking about Dr. Toyohiko Kagawa's tour of America and his appearances at different schools throughout the United States.

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. Toyohiko Kagawa was a Japanese Christian pacifist, author, teacher, and labor activist. He was born in Koba, Japan. Toyohiko was young when his parents passed away, at which time he was sent to live with two American missionaries. He converted to Christianity during his time with them.

Physical Description

Newspaper clipping; 4" x 5"


Japanese; Christianity; college; Meetings

Geographical Area

Lynchburg, Albemarle County (Va.)




MS.000119, Box 2, Folder 8, Item 4

Resource Type



Joseph Boone Hunter collection, MS.000119


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Newspaper article, "Dr. Toyohiko Kagawa", Joseph Boone Hunter collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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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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