Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium 2

Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium 2


Title Proper F0 GR1615 REEL B01562 FILE 554-0-3
Date(s) 1957
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
File contains correspondence, work orders, invoices, etc., regarding operation of New Denver Residential School for Doukhobor children. The file includes correspondence between Deputy Minister of Welfare E.R. Rickinson and Deputy Minister of Highways Evan Jones discusses relocation of Japanese Canadians houses, involvement of workman Spud Matusushita. A letter to chief architect from the school principal refers to ‘elderly Japanese citizens’ requesting a soon-to-be-replaced water heater, a memo from Deputy Minister of Welfare to Deputy Minister of Public Works regarding re-wiring of Japanese Canadian houses, and discussion of transfer of houses to Japanese Canadian owners, liability over electric hazards, discussion of cost of moving Japanese Canadian houses, street lighting in the ‘Japanese orchard’ located in New Denver.
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Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium 2
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