RG27 O1 VOLUME 1527

RG27 O1 VOLUME 1527


Title Proper RG27 O1 VOLUME 1527
Date(s) 1942-1945
General material designation
This sub-series contains 7 textual records.
Scope and content
This sub-series contains seven files comprising Department of Labour Intercepted Letters files. These files contain documents from the Department of National War Services, Directorate of Censorship with excerpts from intercepted letters of Japanese Canadians and comments from those who examined said letters. The excerpts, many of which are indicated to have been translated from Japanese to English, regard the experiences and living conditions of forcibly uprooted Japanese Canadians across Canada, the forced seizure and sale of the property of Japanese Canadians, and the forcible exile to Japan of Japanese Canadians.
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.



RG27 O1 VOLUME 1527
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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.