Ian Mackenzie Fonds

Ian Mackenzie Fonds


Title Proper Ian Mackenzie Fonds
Date(s) 1940-1948
General material designation
This fonds contains 26 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises six series containing government correspondence, letters, reports, and other documents pertaining to the disposesssion of Japanese Canadians (particularly fishing vessels and real estate), the use of seized Japanese Canadian farmland in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia for returning World War II veterans, policies pertaining to the forcible uprooting of Japanese Canadians from restricted areas of British Columbia and the forcible exile of Japanese national citizens to Japan, land ownership and property ownership rights of Japanese Canadians, the use of Japanese Canadian newspaper publications, comparisons of the policies between Canada and the United States regarding the treatment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans, respectively, and post-war realities felt by the Japanese Canadian community.
Name of creator
MacKenzie, Ian Alistair, 1890-1949 , politician, created 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.


Digital Objects (26)



Ian Mackenzie 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.