Papers Relating to Social Welfare

Papers Relating to Social Welfare


Title Proper F1 MS2965 ITEM 1
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains documents of prominent Canadian social worker Amy Leigh. The first document is a report Leigh wrote, 4 February 1943, on the efforts of social workers during the 1942 internment and dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The second document is a resume Leigh prepared for Karen Hill. Concerning the internment, she reported that she was “seconded” to the BC Security Commission to set up social services at Hastings Park.
Name of creator
BC Archives collected this archive.
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.



Papers Relating to Social Welfare
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.