Japanese Internment Houses: New Denver

Japanese Internment Houses: New Denver


Title Proper PR0826 MS2009 BOX 9 FILE 5
Date(s) 1979
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file includes a document of a report recommending that three buildings at New Denver used to house Japanese Canadians during internment undergo “authentic restoration” and be preserved as a heritage site. This was planned to be executed in cooperation with the Kyowakai Society of New Denver as part of a “small Japanese museum/ archives in their Community Center.”
Name of creator
Ormsby, Margaret Anchoretta, 1909-1996 , a well-known BC historian, created this archive.
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.



Japanese Internment Houses: New Denver
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