Document: Japanese Registration Form

Document: Japanese Registration Form


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10137 ITEM 21
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is a piece of RCMP correspondence, with an attached form and sample card, dated 12 January 1942 and written by F. J. Mead, Assistant Commissioner. They concern the coloured cards issued to Japanese Canadians depending on their citizenship status: white for Canadian-born citizens, pink for naturalized Canadian citizens, and "buff" for Japanese national citizens.
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.



Document: Japanese Registration Form
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