Rosa A. Heinke Materials
Scope and Content Note
Materials include a diary, school materials, and materials recounting Heinke's observations of the Rohwer Internment Camp.
- Heinke , Rosa A., 1924-1982 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Rosa A. Heinke was born on April 16, 1924 to Robert and Frieda Heinke in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. She grew up in Mabelvale, Pulaski County, Arkansas and graduated from Mabelvale High School in 1942. She worked as an assistant art teacher at the Rohwer Internment Camp in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas in the summer of 1944. During her month-long appointment at Rohwer she kept a diary and recounted the “social life, economic life, and general activities of the Japanese" incarcerees. Her diary also provides a white woman's insight into what daily life was like inside an American concentration camp in Arkansas.
Rosa Heinke died on December 27, 1982 in Mabelvale and was survived by her sister Alma Louise Lowery.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged chronologically.
The Rosa A. Heinke Materials were purchased by the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 16, 2010, from Roy Dudley Estate Sales of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Processed by Andrew Donovan; completed in July 2011. Finding aid language was updated by Melanie Griffin in March 2022 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
- Rosa A. Heinke Materials
- Andrew Donovan
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.
- 2022: Finding aid revised by Melanie Griffin in March 2022 as part of a project to update outdated or harmful description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.