Howard W. Elkinton. Report on alien internee camps, typescript, 1943
Typed report evaluating concentration camps for prisoners of war, refugees, and other detainees in Seagoville, Kenedy, and Crystal City, Texas in 1943. Howard W. Elkinton, an American Quaker, visited three concentration camps housing German, Japanese, German-American, Japanese-American, Peruvian, Panamanian, and Nicaraguan detainees and refugees. Elkinton describes the conditions of the three concentration camps, including housing, food, health care, religious practice, and entertainment. Elkinton interviewed detainees and staff at each camp. He describes the religious demographics of the camps and includes lists of detainees who needed special assistance and intervention.