Japanese Canadian Redress and History Records

Japanese Canadian Redress and History Records

Description

Title Proper Japanese Canadian Redress and History Records
Date(s) 1934-1990
General material designation
This series contains 30 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises six sub-series containing mostly copies of archival records from Library and Archives Canada digitized by Roy Miki relating to the treatment of Japanese Canadians, including records from RG36-27, Department of Labour, Japanese Division; RG18, RCMP fonds; MG28-V-7, JCCA papers; and RG27, Department of Labour. Also included are Miki's research notes on the material. Other contained material pertains to the following: Kunio Hidaka and the Japanese Canadian Committee for Democracy, the Co-operative Committee on Japanese Canadians, the Citizenship Defence Committee, and the Toronto Claimants Committee; Sherwood Lett's "Legal Disabilities of the Japanese (Including the Second Generation) in British Columbia"; Etsuji Morii; JCCA National Executive Board meetings; the "repatriation" policy and the disposition of Japanese Canadian–owned property; the Custodian of Enemy Property; the Cabinet Committee on Japanese Questions; RCMP reports relating to dispossession; property disposal; Indian Residential Schools; and internment camps, camp conditions, and travel restrictions; the National Association of Japanese Canadians; and records and notes from Ann Sunahara.
Name of creator
Miki, Roy created this archive from his time as an academic and leader member of the Japanese-Canadian Redress movement.
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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Japanese Canadian Redress and History Records
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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.