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James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview Segment 15

Description of parents and grandparents (ddr-manz-1-142-1) - 00:08:22
Father's work for the Farm and Home Administration (ddr-manz-1-142-2) - 00:04:19
Attending elementary school in Dyess, Arkansas (ddr-manz-1-142-3) - 00:02:54
Growing up around very few people of color (ddr-manz-1-142-4) - 00:07:27
Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "silence and tension" (ddr-manz-1-142-5) - 00:02:27
Living conditions at the Rohwer concentration camp (ddr-manz-1-142-6) - 00:06:08
Mother's attempt to bring Japanese American women out of the camp into the local community (ddr-manz-1-142-7) - 00:06:20
Youngest sibling, James's, camp experiences (ddr-manz-1-142-8) - 00:01:42
Remembering dances in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-9) - 00:04:48
Poorly equipped school in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-10) - 00:03:40
Discussion of the quality of teachers and education in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-11) - 00:07:49
Japanese Americans' coping mechanisms in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-12) - 00:04:41
The resourcefulness of Japanese Americans in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-13) - 00:02:53
Childhood memories of recreational activities (ddr-manz-1-142-14) - 00:02:32
Remembering Japanese American and non-Japanese American peers in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-15) - 00:02:16
Improving attitudes towards Japanese Americans in nearby towns (ddr-manz-1-142-16) - 00:07:50
Returning to Rohwer camp site after the war (ddr-manz-1-142-17) - 00:06:59
Parents' feelings about the World War II camp situation (ddr-manz-1-142-18) - 00:03:44
An eventful camping trip after the war (ddr-manz-1-142-19) - 00:03:12
Continuing school after Rohwer (ddr-manz-1-142-20) - 00:04:23
Continuing Methodist faith in camp (ddr-manz-1-142-21) - 00:01:18
A special employee at James's dental practice (ddr-manz-1-142-22) - 00:04:21
William's postwar life experiences (ddr-manz-1-142-23) - 00:02:33
Dorothy's postwar life and teaching career (ddr-manz-1-142-24) - 00:04:26
Talking with children about wartime experiences in Rohwer (ddr-manz-1-142-25) - 00:07:21
Description of several people who owned land near the Rohwer camp (ddr-manz-1-142-26) - 00:06:48
Rosalie Gould's connection to Rohwer (ddr-manz-1-142-27) - 00:02:02
Thoughts on an exhibit of camp materials (ddr-manz-1-142-28) - 00:05:08
Continuing interest in the Rohwer camp story (ddr-manz-1-142-29) - 00:05:00
Influences of Rohwer experiences on lives (ddr-manz-1-142-30) - 00:05:18
Preservation of artwork and artifacts from camp (ddr-manz-1-142-31) - 00:05:00
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Remembering Japanese American and non-Japanese American peers in camp

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April 16, 2012

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James T. Johnston
William R. Johnston
Dorothy J. Whitlock

James T. Johnston - William R. Johnston - Dorothy J. Whitlock Interview

02:23:41 — 31 segments

April 16, 2012

Sedona, Arizona

This interview is with three siblings, James T. Johnston, William R. Johnston, and Dorothy J. Whitlock. James was born in 1939, William in 1936, and Dorothy in 1934, all three in Arkansas. During World War II, the Johnstons' father was the project director of the Rohwer concentration camp, Arkansas, and the whole family lived in Rohwer.

Kristen Luetkemeier, interviewer; Caitlyn Davis, videographer

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