C-1 Office Files

C-1 Office Files


Title Proper C-1 Office Files
Date(s) 1941-1969
General material designation
This series contains 28 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises three sub-series regarding the Bird Commission, the comparison in policies between Canada and the United States, the beginning of a "special commission" in regards to the treatment of Japanese Canadians during the dispossession and forcible uprooting, property held by the Office of the Custodian and the potential damage to the property, a formal report, and correspondence from the United Nations regarding property ownership rights.
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.

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C-1 Office Files
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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.