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Date Original

1945 November 30

Description

This roster compiles the names of internees at Rohwer Relocation Center, where they lived before relocation, where they lived while in Rohwer, and where they are departing to go upon the closing of the internment camp.

Biographical/Historical Note

After December 7, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers where 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, 1943, to November, 1945, with over 16,000 Japanese Americans having been incarcerated during that period. The Rohwer Center Cemetery in Desha County, Arkansas, is one of only three Japanese relocation center cemeteries still maintained in the United States.

Physical Description

Ledger; 18" x 14.5" x 1"

Subjects

Japanese; Japanese Americans; Internment camps; Military camps

Contributor

War Relocation Authority

Geographical Area

McGehee, Desha County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Rohwer Relocation Center closing roster, MS.000770

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Rohwer Relocation Center closing roster, MS.000770

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rohwer Relocation Center closing roster, 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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