Creator

Date Original

1945

Description

This collection contains one ledger book with the original summary of the closing roaster for the Rohwer Relocation Center. The information contained in this ledger are the names, birth dates, alien registration information, pre-evacuation address, center address, dates of departure, and final location after departure of each individual who was interned at Rohwer.

Biographical/Historical Note

After December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over half of whom were American citizens. Two of these camps 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

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Rohwer, Desha County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000770

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Rohwer Relocation Center closing roster, MS.000770

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rohwer Relocation Center closing roster, 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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