RG117 C-1 VOLUME 0001

RG117 C-1 VOLUME 0001


Title Proper RG117 C-1 VOLUME 0001
Date(s) 1941-1969
General material designation
This sub-series contains 23 textual records.
Scope and content
This sub-series comprises twenty-three files containing the following: correspondence, reports, and memoranda pertaining to staff members of the Office of the Custodian in Vancouver; a list of agents of that office; the superannuation allowances for employees of that office; documents pertaining to the career of Frank G. Shears; the forced uprooting of Japanese Americans in restricted areas in the United States; correspondence and memoranda discussing the "Japanese problem" and questions of Japanese Canadians and Japanese nationals residing in British Columbia; a memorandum prepared in 1969 by Assistant Deputy Custodian M. Robitaille regarding a "special commission to hear and adjudicate claims" for the Japanese Canadians dispossessed and interned during World War II; correspondence from K.W. Wright; correspondence from the Custodian discussing the office's finances and the closure of the Vancouver branch; lists consisting of external assets held at the Vancouver office; and correspondence discussing the Custodian's liability for accidents and damage that occurred on Japanese Canadian–owned property held under the Custodian.
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.

Digital Objects (23)



RG117 C-1 VOLUME 0001
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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.