Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property Fonds

Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property Fonds

Description

Title Proper Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property Fonds
Date(s) 1930-1951
General material designation
This fonds contains 211 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises nine series pertaining broadly to the Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property, the forcible uprooting and dispossession of Japanese Canadians, the forcible sale and disposal of Japanese Canadian–owned property, the forcible liquidation of assets and property of Japanese Canadian companies, and the Custodian case files for Japanese Canadian individuals and companies. Material also pertains to the control and treatment of enemy property in Canada and the United States; the administration, work, and closure of the Custodian's Office; the legal definitions of "enemy aliens"; and the Japanese Property Claims Commission.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.

Structure

Digital Objects (208)

Metadata

Title

Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property Fonds
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Terminology

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.