File 49-6: Japanese in B.C.

File 49-6: Japanese in B.C.


Title Proper ARC-1011 BOX 49 FILE 49-6
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file consists of various documents pertaining to Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. Included are newspaper clippings regarding the treatment of Japanese Canadians, CCF publications denouncing government policy against Japanese Canadians, anti-Japanese propaganda, reports on Japanese labour and the franchise, an excerpt from a 1940 report of the “Special Committee on Orientals in British Columbia,” excerpts from the Young, Reid, and Carrothers’s “The Japanese Canadians,” an excerpt from H.L. Keenleyside’s “Orientals in B.C.,” and information on the numbers of Japanese Canadians in camps, on sugar beet "projects," and interior housing "projects" in 1942.
Name of creator
MacInnis, Angus created this archive, mostly of material created during his time as a member of the C.C.F. MacInnis won several awards for his work "on the Japanese-Canadian situation during the Second World War."
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 49-6: Japanese in B.C.
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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.