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Official correspondence from Mike Masaoka to A. Clark Stratton concerning the Rohwer Relocation Center Cemetery.

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. These camps were open from October 1942 to November 1945, with over 16,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during that period.

Physical Description

Letter, 8.5" x 11"

Subjects

Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Internment camps; Military camps; Cemeteries; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)

Geographical Area

McGehee, Desha County (Ark.); Washington (D.C.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000119, Box 1, Folder 3, Item 6

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Joseph Boone Hunter collection, MS.000119

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Mike Masaoka to A. Clark Stratton, Joseph Boone Hunter collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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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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