Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara (Second)

Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara (Second)


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10137 ITEM 15
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is a letter, sent to A. MacNamara from Jas. H. McVety, Pacific Regional Superintendent at the Unemployment Insurance Commission, with an attached list. The letter pertains to the attached list, wartime racial hatred towards Japanese Canadians potentially necessitating troops to protect Japanese Canadians, and the forced uprooting of Japanese Canadian men. The list is a numerical breakdown of male Japanese Canadians over 16 years of age by occupation, further broken down by citizenship status.
Name of creator
Canada. Department of Labour created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



Correspondence: McVety to A. MacNamara (Second)
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