Japanese Internment Records in the Archives

Thanks to Laura Palma-Blandford for this guest post! She writes, “While looking through some Governor’s Office records today for a patron, I ran across a series of arrest reports for Japanese-Americans.  Akinabu Nakagua was arrested on September 28, 1944 for traveling without a permit.  The patrolman found the following poem on Nakagua and forwarded it to the Gila River War Relocation Center for further investigation.  Although the State did not operate the Relocation Centers in Arizona, the Governor’s office received notices regarding internees, correspondence both for and against the centers, and communications with the Federal Government regarding the camps.”

(Click on the images below to download a more legible PDF)                                                                         Arrest recordpoem