Newspaper of the Rohwer Incarceration camp located in McGehee, Arkansas which had a peak population of 8,475 in November of 1943. The Rohwer Outpost ran from October 24, 1942 to July 21, 1945 and was published twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It was then renamed the Rohwer Relocator released by the WRA to provide inmates with the camp's closing procedures and relocation opportunities. The Outpost was similar to that of a small town newspaper in that it covered every day events and activities that went on in camp as well as original editorial pieces. The newspaper had both an English section and a Japanese section, "Jiho", starting on opposite ends of the newspaper. The Japanese "Jiho" section started on December 24, 1942 and was largely a direct translation of the English version. Like some of the other incarceration camps, but unlike the assembly centers, the Outpost was considered to be uncensored for the most part. It had a total of fifteen staff members including editors Bean Takeda and Barry Saiki as well as artist George Akimoto who created the editorial cartoon character, "Lil Dan'l", and eventually became the camp's mascot.
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Holdings consist of 9 issues. Volume 6, Numbers 9, 11-15, 17, 21-22. Covers January 24 through March 10, 1945.
Japanese American National Museum
- The Rohwer Outpost (author)
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