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Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 18.415 cm x 1.27 cm
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United States: Arkansas, Rohwer
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Yearbook; 1943 Rohwer Center High School Yearbook which belonged to Mitsuye Ito. Ito and her family were among the many Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes and business on the west coast and incarcerated in relocation camps during World War II. The yearbook was made by the staff and the foreword states that the faculty hopes the students have pleasant memories of school and to remember their theme, the Mississippi River, as a symbol of life and perpetual forward motion. They remind the students that they are important to the Nation. Yearbook is signed by numerous students and teachers. The high school was at the Rohwer Relocation Center which was located in Desha County, Arkansas. This camp was one of the two incarceration camps built in Arkansas to house Japanese Americans from the West Coast. The camp was active from September 18, 1942, to November 30, 1945. Yearbook is in fragile condition and no longer has its cover.
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World War II  Search this
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Japanese American Internment  Search this
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In Memory of Mitsuye Nishikawa
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Cultural and Community Life: Photographic History; Armed Forces History, Japanese American
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National Museum of American History