Vol 39: Council Minute Book, 1938-1939

Vol 39: Council Minute Book, 1938-1939


Title Proper COV S031 BOX 23-D VOLUME 39
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
The minute books of the Vancouver City Council contain proceedings from the main council meetings and standing committee business. This book, running from April 1938-April 1939, contains resolutions and discussions surrounding the proposition to impose racial restrictions on business licenses, and also contains other discussions regarding discrimination towards Japanese Canadians and other Asian Canadians.
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.
This record was digitized selectively.



Vol 39: Council Minute Book, 1938-1939
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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.