Date Original

1943 March 10


Kentucky Senator Albert Chandler is informing Governor Adkins that he will be arriving in Little Rock on Saturday morning to investigate the Japanese-American internment camps and he will be staying at the Hotel Marion.

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. Albert Benjamin Chandler was a United States Senator from Corydon, Kentucky. He served in the Senate from 1939-1945 and was on the Committee on Military Affairs during World War II.

Physical Description

Telegram, 8" x 6"


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


Chandler, Albert Benjamin

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Tucson, Pima County (Ariz.); Corydon, Henderson County (Ky.)




MS.000404, Box 4, Folder 112, Item 74

Resource Type



Homer M. Adkins papers, MS.000404


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Telegram, Kentucky Senator Albert Benjamin Chandler to Governor Homer M. Adkins, 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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Telegram, Kentucky Senator Albert Benjamin Chandler to Governor Homer M. Adkins