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Jay Friedlander, “A Place Called Rohwer” Videotape

 Collection
Identifier: MC 408

Scope and Content Note

Sixty-minute color 3/4" videotape, produced by University of Arkansas at Little Rock associate professor of journalism Friedlander for Arkansas Educational Television Network in the summer of 1980; featuring photographs from National Archives and Records Service’s records of U.S. War Relocation Authority, interviews with former WRA incarceree Sam Yada and former WRA administrator Joseph Boone Hunter, and a discussion by Friedlander; broadcast by AETN March 29, 1981.

Dates

  • Creation: 1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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

Use Information

Videotape available for on-premises closed-circuit viewing only.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Dr. Edward Jay Friedlander is a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and professor. He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Journalism.

Located in rural Desha County, Arkansas the Rohwer Relocation Center was a World War Two-era incarceration camp; one of two in the state. The two camps would incarcerate 16,000 Japanese-Americans during the conflict. Rohwer Relocation Camp was open from September 1942 until November 1945. Deteriorating rapidly after closure, the incarceree cemetary is one of the few parts of the camp that remain. (Information taken from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.)

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

The Jay Friedlander, “A Place Called Rohwer” Videotape was donated to the Special Collections Department by the Arkansas Educational Television Network in August 1981.

Related Materials

An excerpt of the "A Place Called Rohwer" documentary, along with related content from documentary participant Joseph Boone Hunter, is included on Videotape 2 in the Joseph Boone Hunter Collection (MS.000119) at the Arkansas State Archives; this item is available digitally through the Rising Above project (https://risingabove.cast.uark.edu/archive/item/2602).

For additional materials at the University of Arkansas Special Collections related to Japanese American incarceration during World War II, see the "Japanese American Incarceration Archives in Special Collections" libguide (https://uark.libguides.com/JapaneseAmericanIncarceration).

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed in August 1981.

Finding aid language was updated by Adam Heien in February 2023 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Title
Jay Friedlander, “A Place Called Rohwer” Videotape
Status
Completed
Author
Samuel Sizer
Date
August 1981
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • February 2023: Finding aid revised by Adam Heien in February 2023 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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