1943 February 18
C. Luguet is inquiring about the possibility of allowing a Japanese American family to work in his place of business in Mountain View.
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.
Little Rock ark 2.18.43
governor adkins [sic]
state Capitol [sic]
Little Rock ark.
I wonder if it may be possible for
me to employe [sic]- a loyal japanese [sic] family
in my place in Stone County Mountain View
Have four of Colonial Lockey [sic] of the Home guard
as there is few hundred of japanese familys [sic]
in the 2 centers in arkansas [sic] I guess it
may be arranged to the advantage of
as [sic] I can not have somebody to take care
of my shop - and place - and has [sic] the japanese [sic]
- are good farmers - the loyals [sic] ones should be
liberated and helped in any ways possible
Hoping you can help me
-or tell me to which Department
so -apply for that business
Believe me your Respectfully
C Luguet 821
Letter, 7.25" x 10"
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
Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Mountain View, Stone County (Ark.)
MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 68
Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
Letter, C. Luguet to Governor Homer M. 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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