Wilson Scrapbook

Wilson Scrapbook


Title Proper PR0038 MS0012 BOX 3 FILE 1
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This is a scrapbook compiled by Vancouver Alderman Halford Wilson. It contains mostly newspaper clippings with periodic comments or markings. Included are a poster from the Immediate Action Committee of Victoria asking for the internment of Japanese-Canadians, and a threatening cut-out by a correspondent signed as “Sa-Ru-Na-Da.” There are also a couple of cardboard flags of one labelled, “The Naval Flag of Japan” and the other, “The National (and Military Flag) called ‘Hi no Maru.’”
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 selectively.



Wilson Scrapbook
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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.