Anscomb Speech Notes

Anscomb Speech Notes


Title Proper PR2329 MS3159 BOX 1 FILE 17
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains notes for speeches given by Herbert Anscomb in 1942. The first is from notes for a speech at the Winnipeg Convention in December 1942 which was not delivered. In his July 1942 address to the B.C. Products Bureau, Anscomb reiterates his concern over the “Japanese problem”. In his November address to the Victoria Rotary Club. Finally, at a rally for Victory bonds in March, discussing his fears of the Japanese population in BC.
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.
This record was digitized selectively.



Anscomb Speech Notes
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