Halford Wilson Rough Notes

Halford Wilson Rough Notes


Title Proper PR0038 MS0012 BOX 2 FILE 02
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Halford Wilson was a Vancouver alderman and well-known anti-Orientalist. This file contains rough notes for speeches and city council meetings. Included in this file is a memo (2 June 1938) delineating details of a building at 2024 Triumph St, owned by Isotani Hadikichi. One set of rough notes are questions to ask Japanese Language School principal Tsutae Sato.
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 Rough Notes
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