Provincial Political Records

Provincial Political Records


Title Proper Provincial Political Records
Date(s) 1939- 1947
General material designation
This series contains 4 textual records.
Scope and content
This series contains one sub-series regarding speeches, reports, and work diaries of Herbert Anscomb who discusses the "Japanese problem", and work projects for Japanese Canadians.
Name of creator
Anscomb, Herbert, 1892-1972 , prominent Victoria politician, created this archive which was donated to the BC Archives after his death by his friend Jane Hall.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.



Provincial Political Records
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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.