Halford Wilson Schools

Halford Wilson Schools


Title Proper PR0038 MS0012 BOX 1 FILE 15
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a report on the number of Japanese-Canadian students enrolled in school near the Celtic Cannery; a demographic report on the “Oriental School Population of Vancouver”; more demographics from Richmond; reports to H.L Keenleyside, Canadian Immigration Office, on the social and labour activities and populations of Japanese-Canadians in the lower mainland; and submission guidelines for an open essay contest from the Vancouver Japanese Language School on Alexander Street open to every “Nisei” in Canada on the second generation of Canadians.
Name of creator
Wilson, Halford David, 1904-1988 created this archive during his time as a Vancouver politician.
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 in full.



Halford Wilson Schools
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


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.