1945 April 07
This bulletin focuses on and gives advice regarding educators' conduct in the final weeks of the school year, as Rohwer Relocation Center prepares to close.
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. These camps were open from October 1942 to November 1945, with over 16,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during that period. On February 13, 1943, the Arkansas State Legislature, with the approval of Governor Homer Adkins, passed Senate Bill No. 11, Act 47, also known as the Alien Land Act. The act stated "no Japanese or a descendant of a Japanese shall ever purchase or hold title to any lands in the State of Arkansas." This act was later ruled unconstitutional.
Bulletin, 8.5" x 11"
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; Education; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)
Office of the Superintendent
McGehee, Desha County (Ark.)
MS.000643, Box 1, Folder 1, Item 32
Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Bulletin Number 14 from Rohwer's office of the superintendent of schools to Rohwer Center Schools' staff, Hazel Retherford 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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