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. Over 16,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated in these two camps between October 1942 and November 1945.
This is WRA correspondence regarding Leave Clearance Hearings
35 mm microfilm
Japanese; Japanese Americans; Internment camps; Military camps;
Hazel Retherford papers MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson Papers MG04582 - MG04586; Austin Smith
McGehee, Desha County. (Ark.)
Austin Smith Papers, MG04350
You Fought Prejudice and Won - Japanese-American Internment Camps in Arkansas
Arkansas State Archives
Letter Regarding Leave Clearance Hearings, Austin Smith Papers, MG04350, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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