File 17-4: Shigeichi Uchibori Collection: Correspondence

File 17-4: Shigeichi Uchibori Collection: Correspondence


Title Proper ARC-1288 BOX 17 FILE 17-04
Date(s) 1945
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This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains material in Japanese and English pertaining to Shigeichi Uchibori. Description from the finding aid: "Shigeichi Uchibori was a member of the Central Committee of the Lemon Creek Action Group in the Slocan Valley during the period of the Japanese Canadian internment. Folder no. 7-4 (L.1) covers the period from October 1945-February 1946, and contains 102 pages of what appears to be only incoming correspondence, 10 pages of which are in English. Of these 47 are letters concerning efforts to mobilize the movement to cancel the so-called "Voluntary Repatriation," including communiques from lawyers connected with Habeas Corpus proceedings, and numerous information bulletins which were supposedly passed onto groups in that area to facilitate closer links between the different action groups. Most of these letters are from the Tashme Friendship Society, but they also include the Winnipeg Civil Rights Defense, the Toronto New Canadian, the Greenwood Japanese Canadian Committee, and the Citizenship Defense Committee. Three of these letters are English copies similar or identical to those written in Japanese. In addition there are nine petitions and/or open letters to the Prime Minister denouncing "voluntary repatriation," four of which are English versions. There are two specimen forms (in English and Japanese) of declarations to facilitate possible future Habeas Corpus proceedings with instructions on how to complete them. There are also two financial statements, both in Japanese."
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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 17-4: Shigeichi Uchibori Collection: Correspondence
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