Gerald McGeer Fonds

Gerald McGeer Fonds


Title Proper Gerald McGeer Fonds
Date(s) 1937-12-15
General material designation
This fonds contains 6 textual records.
Scope and content
Contains one series discussing Japanese Canadians in relationship to criminal statistics, a memorandum written to Prime Minister Mackenzie King (titled "the prosecution of the war"), the appointment of McGeer as mayor of Vancouver, and the movement of Japanese Canadians to Saskatchewan.
Name of creator
McGeer, Gerald Grattan, 1888-1947 created this archive from his time as an MLA representing Richmond, mayor of Vancouver, and a Senator. This material was given to the archives in 1950 by Mrs. McGeer.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.




Gerald McGeer Fonds
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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.