Photo, Print, Drawing Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Highway #1, Rohwer, Desha County, AR

[ Drawings from Survey HALS AR-4  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HALS AR-4  ]

About this Item

Title
Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Highway #1, Rohwer, Desha County, AR
Contributor Names
Historic American Landscapes Survey, creator
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Biddle, Francis
Stimson, Henry L.
Johnston, Ray D.
Missouri-Pacific Railroad
Army Corps of Engineers
Linebarder-Senne Construction Company
War Relocation Authority
Lee, Adeline
Yosimine, Tad
Social Welfare Department
Horizawa, Koheiji
Hayashima
Fujioka, Harry
United Service Organizations
Hunter, Joseph B.
Adcock, Robert
American Legion Department of Arkansas
Connor, Buford R.
Okuda
Yoshino, Bunroku
Masaoka, Mike
Japanese American Citizens League
Britt, Maurice Lee
Project Green Thumb
Arkansas’ Older Worker Community Service Program
White, Frank
Faubus, Orval E.
Hoshiko, Michael
Sakaguchi, George
Yada, George
Yada, Sam
Dixon, Clark
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Public History Program
Stevens, Chris, transmitter
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 2000
Subject Headings
-  cemetery lot enclosures
-  graves
-  monuments & memorials
-  markers (monuments)
-  concrete
-  concrete walkways
-  tombstones
-  fences
-  barbed-wire fences
-  trees
-  cherry trees
-  concentration camps
-  relocation camps
-  war (World War II)
-  Arkansas -- Desha County -- Rohwer
Latitude / Longitude
33.766403,-91.279972
Notes
-  Entry and Third Place Recipient (tie) 2011 HALS Challenge: Celebrating Cultural Landscapes of Diversity
-  Significance: The Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery in Rohwer, Arkansas is the most intact remnant of the former Rohwer Japanese-American internment camp, and as such it is the most powerful visible reminder of this difficult period of history. The Rohwer cemetery is also one of only three remaining cemeteries in the ten camps that were created during World War II to hold United States citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent (the other two are in Manzanar, California, and Granada, Colorado). Of these three, the cemetery at Rohwer is the largest and most artistically detailed, featuring monuments that were designed and built by internees to memorialize fellow internees who died both at the Center and while serving in the US Army during the war. It also serves as a resilient display of both Japanese cultural heritage and American patriotism, despite confinement by the country to which they pledged their allegiance.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N44
-  Survey number: HALS AR-4
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1942- ca. 1945 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1961 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1967 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1967- ca. 1980 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1982 Subsequent Work
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1990- ca. 1995 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 92001882
Medium
Measured Drawing(s): 6
Data Page(s): 37
Call Number/Physical Location
HALS AR-4
Source Collection
Historic American Landscapes Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ar1148
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Measured Drawing(s): 6 | Data Page(s): 37

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Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Francis Biddle, Henry L Stimson, Ray D Johnston, Missouri-Pacific Railroad, Army Corps Of Engineers, et al. Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Highway #1, Rohwer, Desha County, AR. Arkansas Desha County Rohwer, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ar1148/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, C., Roosevelt, F. D., Biddle, F., Stimson, H. L., Johnston, R. D., Missouri-Pacific Railroad [...] University Of Arkansas At Little Rock Public History Program. (2000) Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Highway #1, Rohwer, Desha County, AR. Arkansas Desha County Rohwer, 2000. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ar1148/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Landscapes Survey, Creator, et al. Rohwer Relocation Center Memorial Cemetery, Arkansas Highway #1, Rohwer, Desha County, AR. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ar1148/>.