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Hasegawa-Kanase Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1942-1947
10.0 items; 10 digital items in catalog
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains digital photographs from Lisa Hasegawa, concerning her family's incarceration at Jerome Relocation Center, an internment camp in Jerome, Arkansas, for Japanese Americans during World War II.
The Kanase family and relatives were forcibly relocated from their home in Fresno, California, to Jerome Relocation Center during World War II. They were among 110,000 Japanese Americans removed from their homes on the Pacific Coast and Hawaii by the U.S. government, as authorized by Executive Order 9066.
Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on 1942 February 19, the order granted the U.S. government authority to declare areas in the United States as military zones and relocate anyone with "foreign enemy ancestry" who were living in those areas. The entire West Coast and Hawaii were among the designated military areas, which led to the mass internment of those with Japanese heritage. Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and move to assembly centers, where they would then be transferred to an internment camp.
Mary Masako Kanase and her family were relocated to Fresno Assemby Center. It was there she gave birth to Joyce Kuniko (Kanase) Hasegawa. They were then transferred to Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas. In 1944, the family was moved to Tule Lake Segregation Center, a higher security facility for those deemed "disloyal" for their answers on a loyalty questionnaire distributed at the internment camps. From there, they were deported to Japan. They returned to the United States when a class-action lawsuit,
Abo v. Clark, restored American citizenship to Japanese American families who were deported.
Hasegawa, Lisa, donor
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.)
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Arkansas--Jerome
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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
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Hasegawa-Kanase Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1942-1947, UALR.PH.0094. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, item number, Hasegawa-Kanase Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1942-1947, UALR.PH.0094.
UALR.MS.0043: Japanese American Relocation Center Newspapers, 1942-1945
UALR.MS.0250: Life Interrupted Collection, 1903-2005
UALR SpecColl Film 254: Japanese American evacuation and resettlement records, ca. 1941-1953