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Date Original

1942 June 04

Description

This article is detailing how relocation centers for Japanese Americans could be placed in Dermott. The article states that Arkansas is willing to do its part for the war effort, but with conditions. These conditions are: the army must guard the camp at all times; all Japanese Americans being held at the camp will be relocated out of Arkansas at the end of the war; and at no time will they be allowed to compete with local labor.

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.

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Microfilm

Subjects

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; Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.)

Contributor

Dermott News

Geographical Area

Dermott, Chicot County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MFILM News 000131, Roll 10

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Newspaper microfilm collection: Dermott News, MFILM News 000131

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Newspaper article, "10,000 Japs [sic] May Be Sent To Jerome: Two Reception Centers For This Part Of State Proposed By War Dept. And Relocation Authority", Newspaper microfilm collection: Dermott News, 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 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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