File V-8-11: Japanese Lands – Leases

File V-8-11: Japanese Lands – Leases


Title Proper RG38 VOLUME 404 FILE V-8-11
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains detailed correspondence regarding the Japanese Canadian properties taken over by the VLA. It contains discussions on leases as well as a host of other material related to the administration of the VLA properties. It contains lists of leases and appraisal reports, outlining cases of crop misrepresentation by Japanese Canadian owners as well as several accounts of “problem leases” where the legal technicalities of the situation made it difficult to get new leases signed.
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.
This record was digitized in full.



File V-8-11: Japanese Lands – Leases
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