Canadian Japanese Association. 1942-1957.

Canadian Japanese Association. 1942-1957.


Title Proper RG117 A-3 Volume 2517 File 58609
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains the case file for the Canadian Japanese Association in Port Essington, British Columbia. Included are discussions over the association's property from 1940 through to 1956-57, when George Tanaka led claims for the release of property still held by the Custodian. Material in this file pertains primarily to the association's building in Vancouver. [This case file demonstrates the Custodian's legal foundations and justifications for the liquidation of property owned by associations or groups as opposed to individuals.]
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.



Canadian Japanese Association. 1942-1957.
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