Robert Allen Leflar Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains all types of correspondence and information concerning the War Relocation Authority - General Information such as offices and functions of the War Relocation Authority, facts about it, administration highlights, wartime handling of incarceree property, problems of incarceree resettlement, constitutional principles involved in the relocation program, and the public relations program of the War Relocation Authority.
The legal correspondence consists of letters between Washington and the ten relocation centers, with the most extensive being about Heart Mountain, Wyoming and Tule Lake, Montana. There are a number of individual hearings concerning leave clearance, repatriation and expatriation, loyalty to the U.S., and personal charges.
In the publicity are newspaper items, magazine articles, and other published articles. Most deal with the problems of Japanese-Americans and the way they had to respond to their forcible incarceration.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Robert A. Leflar, former distinguished professor of law at the University of Arkansas, and director of the Seminar for Appellate Judges held at New York University in the summer, served on the faculty of the University of Arkansas beginning in 1927, with leaves for duties in various capacities elsewhere. He was Dean of the University of Arkansas Law School 1943-54. He holds degrees from Arkansas and from Harvard. He is author of a well-known text, Treatise of Law of Conflict of Laws, as well as numerous shorter works and articles. Mr. Leflar was Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court 1949-51, and public member of the Regional War Labor Board VII 1944-45. From 1942-1944 he was successively regional attorney, head attorney, and assistant solicitor for the War Relocation Authority. These papers concern the latter activities.
8 Linear Feet (16 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Arrangement of the Papers
The material is organized in 14 series. A number of large loose-leaf notebooks contain specific types of documents arranged in order.
- Series 1. General Information
- Series 2. Little Rock
- Series 2. Subseries 1. Legal Correspondence
- Series 2. Subseries 2. Memorandum
- Series 2. Subseries 3. Opinions
- Series 3. Relocation Centers
- Series 3. Subseries 1. Central Utah
- Series 3. Subseries 2. Colorado River
- Series 3. Subseries 3. Gila River
- Series 3. Subseries 4. Granada
- Series 3. Subseries 5. Heart Mountain
- Series 3. Subseries 6. Jerome
- Series 3. Subseries 7. Маnzanar
- Series 3. Subseries 8. Minidoka
- Series 3. Subseries 9. Rohwer
- Series 3. Subseries 10. Tule Lake
- Series 4. Congressional Publications and Hearings
- Series 5. Hearings
- Series 5. Subseries 1. Individual
- Series 5. Subseries 2. Costello
- Series 6. Law of the Relocation Center
- Series 7. Legal Briefs
- Series 8. Legal Correspondence
- Series 9. Memoranda
- Series 9. Subseries 1. Project Attorneys
- Series 9. Subseries 2. Project Directors
- Series 9. Subseries 3. Solicitors
- Series 9. Subseries 4. Miscellaneous
- Series 10. Notebooks
- Series 11. Reports
- Series 11. Subseries 1. Quarterly
- Series 11. Subseries 2. Semi-Annual
- Series 11. Subseries 3. Solicitors
- Series 12. Publicity
- Series 13. Travel
- Series 14. Miscellaneous
The Robert Allen Leflar Papers were donated to Special Collections by Robert Allen Leflar in 1959.
Processed by Special Collections staff; completed in August 1961.
Finding aid revised by Adam Heien in March 2023 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description of the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
- Leflar, Robert A. (Robert Allen), 1901-1997 (Donor, Person)
- Robert Allen Leflar Papers
- August 1961
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.
Part of the Special Collections Department Repository
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