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Date Original

1951

Description

This article was written by Ruth Patway Vickers in 1951 with a contemporary viewpoint. The information in this article describes the conditions under which the Japanese Americans lived during their time in the interment camps and how they were perceived by other Americans.

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

Bound book

Subjects

Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; War; Japanese; Japanese Americans; World War, 1939-1945; Internment camps; Relocation camps

Contributor

Ruth Patway Vickers; Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Geographical Area

Warren, Bradley County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

Arkansas Historical Quarterly, 10, (2), Summer, 1951: 168-176

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Article, "Japanese-American Relocation", Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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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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