T.W.S. Parsons Scrapbook

T.W.S. Parsons Scrapbook


Title Proper PR0403 MS1134 BOX 2 FILE 1
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains the scrapbook of T.W.S. Parsons. Parsons was the Commissioner of the BC Provincial Police during World War II. He was also a consultant on BC Security Commission tasked with the removal of Japanese and Japanese Canadians from the Pacific coast. This scrapbook contains a program from a 1943 conference for the Pacific Coast International Association of Law Enforcement Officials in Sacramento, California. Parsons delivered two speeches; the Call to Order; and a speech titled: “Civilian Defense.”
Name of creator
Parsons, Thomas William Stanner, 1882-1960 created this archive mainly from his time as Commissioner of the B.C. Provincial Police
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.



T.W.S. Parsons Scrapbook
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