Newspaper Article, "Contract Let Jerome-Rohwer Jap Colonies: A.J. Rife Construction Co. Awarded Contract for Jerome Project"
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.
Article discussing contracts being granted for both Rohwer and Jerome relocation centers and the cost of construction.
35 mm microfilm
Japanese; Japanese Americans; Internment camps; Military camps;
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
McGehee, Desha County. (Ark.)
McGehee Times, MFN_000476, Roll 6
You Fought Prejudice and Won - Japanese-American Internment Camps in Arkansas
Arkansas State Archives
"Contract Let Jerome-Rohwer Jap Colonies: A.J. Rife Construction Co. Awarded Contract for Jerome Project" McGehee Times, MFN_000476, Roll 6, 1942-08-06, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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