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Rosa A. Heinke Materials

Manuscript Collection 1896

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Andrew Donovan, 2011

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Heinke, Rosa. A. (1924-1982)
Rosa A. Heinke Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1896
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply: Materials are extremely fragile. Researchers should be cautious when handling items. Because of the fragility of the items, materials are not available for photocopying.

No Interlibrary Loans

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Acquisition Information

The Rosa A. Heinke Materials were purchased by the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 16, 2010, from Roy Dudley Estate Sales of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Donovan; completed in July 2011

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Preferred Form of Citation

Rosa A. Heinke Materials (MC 1896) Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville

See Special Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Rosa A. Heinke was born on April 16, 1924 to Robert and Frieda Heinke in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. She grew up in Mabelvale, Pulaski County, Arkansas and graduated from Mabelvale High School in 1942. She worked as an assistant art teacher at the Rohwer Internment Camp in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas in the summer of 1944. During her stay at Rohwer she kept a diary and recounted the “social life, economic life, and general activities of the Japanese evacuees, and also general studies of character.” Her diary also provides insight into what daily life was like inside a Japanese internment camp.

Rosa Heinke died on December 27, 1982 in Mabelvale and was survived by her sister Alma Louise Lowery.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include a diary, school materials, and Japanese relocation camp materials.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Rosa A. Heinke Biographical Materials, 1982

Box 1 Folder 2

Mabelvale High School Notes, 1935-1939

Box 1 Folder 3

Mabelvale High School Certificates and Report Cards, 1930-1943

Box 1 Folder 4

Personal Diary, "School-Day Memories of Mabelvale High School", 1941-1942

Box 1 Folder 5

Personal Diary, "30 Days in a Japanese Relocation Center", June 1, 1944-June 30, 1944

Box 1 Folder 6

Rohwer Internment Camp Staff Report, "Rohwer Educational Activities", Summer 1944