Create your own Coloring Book of Bird Pins from the Rosalie Santine Gould – Mabel Rose Jamison Vogel Collection at the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii and sent to ten incarceration camps throughout the country. Two of those camps were located at Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas.
Between 1942 and 1945, more than 16,000 Japanese Americans were held in the two War Relocation Authority Centers in southeastern Arkansas. During their incarceration, inmates young and old created works of art to document their experiences.
Bird pins, like these from the Gould/Vogel Collection at the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, are one example. Check out the complete collection of bird pins in the Gould-Vogel Collection.