F.G. Shears Collection

F.G. Shears Collection

Description

Title Proper F.G. Shears Collection
Date(s) 1941-1959
General material designation
This fonds contains 130 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises seven series pertaining to the following: correspondence between K.W. Wright and F.G. Shears; correspondence and reports pertaining to the scope, structure, operations, and staff of the Office of the Custodian and the Japanese Property Claims Commission; the Bird Commission claim of Eikichi Kagetsu and the Deep Bay Logging Company; the Advisory Committee on Rural Properties; Department of National War Services intercepted correspondence and phone calls; various news clippings pertaining broadly to the treatment and dispossession of Japanese Canadians in Canada and the anti-Japanese sentiment at the time; the Standing Committee on Public Accounts; "Trading with the Enemy" and "Defence of Canada" regulations; House of Commons of Canada debates; Orders-in-Council; the British Columbia Security Commission; and real estate agents in British Columbia.
Name of creator
Shears, Frank Gould created this archive during his role as director of the Vancouver branch of the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.

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F.G. Shears Collection
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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.