File 11201 Part 1: Japanese Matters

File 11201 Part 1: Japanese Matters


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2203 File 11201-1
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of correspondence regarding the commencement of Custodian operations with respect to Japan and Japanese Canadians. Discussions contained within this file divest early Custodian policy with regards to “enemy aliens” and British subjects. The file contains early descriptions of anti-Japanese sentiments in British Columbia and recommendations taken by the Custodian to deal with the so-called "Japanese problem." Lists of detained persons and companies under investigation are also included.
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.
This record was digitized selectively.



File 11201 Part 1: Japanese Matters
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