City of Vancouver fonds

City of Vancouver fonds


Title Proper City of Vancouver fonds
Date(s) 1913-1961
General material designation
This fonds contains 34 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises six series containing documents from the Vancouver City Council that discuss the Japanese Canadian population in Vancouver. The records reference the condition of residential properties in the Powell Street area, policies regarding the Japanese Canadian community that had been forcibly removed from the area, reports from the Department of Fisheries discussing the prices of cod from Japanese Canadian fisheries, and correspondence between the Vancouver City Council and the Japanese Language School in Vancouver.
Name of creator
Vancouver (B.C.) created or collected 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.




City of Vancouver 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.