The miscellaneous collections are a set of documents that were developed in the early days of the project that are now available for general interest. Of note in this assortment of documents is an RCMP report on “suspicious” persons that comes from LAC RG-18, volume 3569. This fascinating document reveals police surveillance activities of the Japanese-Canadian community which the team has transcribed and encoded names for cross-referencing with the rest of the database. Other notable documents are a couple of local histories: one of Mission written by William T. Hashizume in 2003, as well as a history of the Haney Nokai edited by Yasutaro Yamaga for the Farmer’s Association. Also in this collection are documents related to land titles and lots such as a list of unsold properties held by the Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. These local histories are good for community members researching family history and others interested in rural Japanese Canadian life prior to the forced uprooting.



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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.