File 8: Cannery Building Ledger [textual record]. -- 1942.

File 8: Cannery Building Ledger [textual record]. -- 1942.


Title Proper CR108 VOLUME A6-6-G-1 FILE 8
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of a ledger that was created between April - December 1942 while the Brunswick Cannery No. 2 site was used as a net and boat storage facility. Many fishermen lived in the former cannery buildings, including Japanese fishermen and their families. This ledger contains information regarding activities at the site along with fishermen's names and their comings and goings. The ledger's entries by J.E. Jacobson in April 1942 document the initial proceedings as the Japanese families at the cannery prepare to leave the cannery as directed under the World War II, War Measures Act for Japanese Canadian Internment. The fishermen are documented packing, cleaning, and shutting up their homes and selling off equipment as local fishermen, such as Vernon Douglas and Bill Jacobs, prepare to fill vacancies. Some of the Japanese fishermen listed include K. Higo, Hisao Suzuki, Yukinori Takaski, and Taka and Teizo [Mitsuishi].
Name of creator
Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.) created this archive. These records were " recovered from the site of Brunswick Cannery at the time of the demolition of the buildings in 1983. Other records were collected in undocumented ways before being brought to the archives."
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.



File 8: Cannery Building Ledger [textual record]. -- 1942.
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