Date Original

1942 August 21


The Manzanar Citizens' Federation is requesting employment as farm labors for loyal Japanese Americans. This resolution was formed in order to show their resolve and willingness to work for the greater good of America.

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. The Manzanar Citizens' Federation claimed that the discrimination and violations of civil liberties needed to be fought by citizens of the United States, or first generation Japanese Americans who were born in the United States (called Nisei). This group of individuals held their first meeting on July 14, 1942.

Physical Description

Resolution, 8" x 10"


Adkins, Homer Martin, 1890-1964; Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Organizations


Ariyoshi, Koji




MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 38

Resource Type



Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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Resolution by the Manzanar Citizens Federation, Homer M. Adkins papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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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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Resolution by the Manzanar Citizens Federation