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U. S. War Relocation Authority, Rohwer Relocation Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS G88 257

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda; reports; bulletins; lists; budgets and other financial records: scrapbooks: camp newspapers, periodicals, and other printed titles; photographs; and other materials created, received, or collected by Nat R. Griswold while he served, 1943-1945, as Superintendent of the Community Activities Section of the Rohwer Relocation Center at McGehee, Ark., and pertaining to the operation of the center and to the life and work of its residents.

Dates

  • Creation: 1938-1945

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English; some materials are in Japanese.

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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Information

Nat R. Griswold (1901-1991) served as Superintendent of the Community Activities Section of the Rohwer Relocation Center at McGehee, Ark. from 1943-1945.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is organized into seven series:

  1. 1, Correspondence, 1943-1945
  2. 2, Reports, 1939-1940, 1942-1945
  3. 3, WRA Releases, 1943-1945
  4. 4, Photographs, 1944-1945
  5. 5, Scrapbooks, 1938-1940, 1942-1945, undated
  6. 6, Periodicals, Newspapers, and Other Publications, 1942-1945
  7. 7, Miscellaneous, 1942-1945, undated

Acquisition Information

The U. S. War Relocation Authority, Rohwer Relocation Center Records were donated to the Special Collections Department by Nathaniel Robadeau Griswold of Sparkman, Arkansas, in August 1976.

Related Materials

Records relating to this collection include:

Rosa A. Heinke Materials MC 1896

Jerome Relocation Center Collection MC 629

Jay Friedlander, “A Place Called Rohwer” Videotape MC 408

Jerome Relocation Center Final Report MC 695

For additional Special Collections resources pertaining to the topic of Japanese-American internment during World War II, see the related topic guide.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed in May 1977.

Finding aid language was updated by Joshua Youngblood in April 2022 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.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
U. S. War Relocation Authority, Rohwer Relocation Center Records
Status
Completed
Author
Samuel Sizer
Date
May 1977
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

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