Creator

Date Original

1945

Description

This is a program for a ceremony recongnizing the end of World War II.

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 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, 1942, 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

Microfilm

Subjects

Japanese; Japanese Americans; Internment camps; Military camps

Contributor

War Relocation Authority

Geographical Area

McGehee, Desha County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MG04350

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Austin Smith papers, MG04350

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Program for "Observing the End of World War II", Austin Smith papers, 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

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