April 30, 2010
During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated in relocation camps in the interior of the United States. Two such camps, Rohwer and Jerome, were located in Arkansas. Detainees at Rohwer were able to enjoy a bit of normal life when Mabel Rose Jamison (later Vogel) began teaching art at the camp. She became devoted to her students, and, when she left the camp in 1945, she took a large collection of student art and artifacts with her. Due to her efforts, much information about the life of the detainees has been preserved for the future.