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Jerome Relocation Center Collection

Identifier: MC 629

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains U.S. governmental records related to the Jerome Relocation Center, including correspondence and memoranda from the War Relocation Authority (WRA)'s Solicitor in Washington, D.C., Phillip M. Glick, to the regional and project attorneys. Several letters and memoranda refer to Robert Leflar, who acted as Assistant Solicitor and legal consultant until he accepted the Dean of Law position at the University of Arkansas. Other papers include censuses of Japanese-Americans arriving at both Jerome and Rohwer (Desha County) camps, legal proceedings against a California State Personnel employee, a charter and report from the Minidoka incarcerees in Hunt, Idaho, and pamphlets.


  • Creation: 1942-1946


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email 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 Note

During World War II, the United States Government began a massive effort to forcibly remove Japanese Americans from the West Coast and other areas near the Pacific, to American concentration camps across the country. The Jerome Relocation Center was one of two American concentration camps built in southeast Arkansas. Located in Chicot County, Jerome began housing incarcerees who arrived by truck or train from the West Coast beginning in 1942. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) in Washington, D.C. was in charge of the forced removal program and appointed regional and local attorneys to help supervise the incarceration procedures.


0.5 Linear Feet (144 items in 1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type and chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Jerome Relocation Center Collection was purchased by Special Collections from South by Southwest in April 1984.

Related Materials

Additional records relating to the Jerome Relocation Center Collection are described in the following topic guide:

Japanese Americans Interned in Arkansas

Processing Information

Prepared by Susan Lynn Parks, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February 1988.

Finding aid language was updated by Katrina Windon 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.

Jerome Relocation Center Collection
Susan Lynn Parks
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

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