Hazel Sample Guyol was a teacher and writer. She was born on February 10, 1910, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Lavelle and Fannie Belle Murphy Sample. Guyol began her teaching career in 1927. She taught in Ohio, Tennessee, New Hampshire and Michigan. In 1931, she graduated from Ouachita Baptist College (now Ouachita Baptist University) in Clark County, Arkansas, and later pursued a master’s degree at Ohio State University. She was also a member of the South Arkansas Historical Society. After Guyol’s retirement in 1973, she moved to Clark County, Arkansas, and began writing articles for the New York Tribune, Arkansas Gazette, Arkadelphia Siftings-Herald, El Dorado News-Times, and Pine Bluff Commercial. She was known for her writings on Japanese descent, Pearl Harbor, and World War II. Several of her greatest articles were compiled into the book, Wrecking Crews-Salvage Squad, in 1995. Hazel Sample married Philip Nelson Guyol (1905-1996) and they had two children, Deborah and Nicholas. She died June 14, 2005.
This collection contains materials gathered by Hazel Sample Guyol between 1987 and 1991 about the United States reparations to the Japanese-Americans who were interned after the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It includes Americans for Historical Accuracy publications and graphs, correspondence, and summaries and copies of H.R. 442, Civil Liberties Act. It also contains articles from the New York Times about Americans of Japanese descent. There is a copy of Public Law 100-383 and a document that aids in translating Japanese into English. Other items include commentaries, advertisements, political cartoons, and editorials. The collection also includes a copy of a Congressional Record article entitled “Wartime Relocation of Civilians.”
Hazol Guyol Collection on U.S. Reparations to Japanese Americans. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.