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Visitors can search the archival collection by keywords and phrases. Because the information presented in these records is largely metadata, it is recommended that searchers not only use terms specific to the history of Japanese Canadians or names of ancestors but to also think about the creator of the records as well. Searches for specific departments such as the BC Security Commission or the Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property will find not only references to these departments in the descriptions but also sets of records created by the department that could be of interest. The same goes for individuals such as Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King or MP Ian Mackenzie. Searches for places within the archives are also useful.



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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.