Skip to main content

School Essays, 1942-1944

Identifier: MS T438 274 2

Scope and Contents

Files contain class exercises, largely student autobiographies, reflecting, to some extent, lifestyles before forced removal and backgrounds in California and Hawaii. Some papers discuss experiences at the temporary detention centers in Fresno and Arcadia, California, while several present views concerning the forced removal of incarcerres in private life outside the American concentration camps. Less frequently mentioned subjects include: Japanese-American relationships with white people before the war, the plight of the Nisei, the 14th amendment, racial prejudice, and expatriation to Japan.


  • Creation: 1942-1944


Access Information

From the Collection:

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.


Arranged alphabetically by students' last name.

Physical Description

179 items

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444