Creator

Date Original

1942-1945

Description

This collection contains correspondence, drawings, photos, a scrapbook, and other material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hazel Linam Retherford was born on January 27, 1906, to James Wiley and Ida Cloud Linam. James Wiley worked as a trackman, inspecting and maintaining the track for the railroads in Arkansas. Hazel married Evander Retherford in Garland County, Arkansas, on November 29, 1930. Evander enlisted for military service in May 1942 and was released in June 1943. He later worked as a fireman in Hot Springs, Arkansas, after the World War II. Hazel became a teacher and worked in Arkansas schools for twenty years. During that time, she taught at both the Jerome and Rohwer Japanese relocation centers in Arkansas, eventually helping to close both centers. She later went to Washington, D.C., to complete War Relocation Authority records on the camps. She passed away on July 28, 1982, in Collier, Florida, but she was buried in Magnet Cove Cemetery in Magnet Cove, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000643

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hazel Retherford 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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