Creator

Date Original

1964 May 15

Description

This letter is informing Mike Masaoka, of the Japanese American Citizens League, that the Rohwer Center Cemetery and Nisei GI Memorial does not qualify as an addition to the National Park system.

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.

Physical Description

Letter, two pages, 8" x 10"

Subjects

Japanese; Cemeteries; National parks & reserves; Memorial works; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.); World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)

Geographical Area

Washington, District of Columbia

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000119, Box 1, Folder 3, Item 12

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Joseph Boone Hunter collection, MS.000119

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, acting assistant director of the National Park Service to Mike Masaoka, Joseph Boone Hunter collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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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Letter, acting assistant director of the National Park Service to Mike Masaoka

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