Names

Names

The names index is an inventory of 27,091 names identified in the LOI special collections. While efforts have been made to identify individuals, the sheer size of this index makes this work extremely difficult. Currently, the best the team can offer is this index of names that may refer to the same person in different documents but could also be different people with the same name. Because we cannot verify this information, we leave this task to the researching community. For visitor's convenience, we have linked names that are similar to an individual’s name, or matching surnames, so that connections may be made. Where we can guarantee the identity of a single person in multiple documents, we have encoded that person as the same which will be reflected in the person’s list of mentions in documents. Some people, those in Custodian case files and prominent historical figures for example, have a short biography, most do not.

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Terminology

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.