File 28-1a: New Buddhist Temple, 1948-51

File 28-1a: New Buddhist Temple, 1948-51


Title Proper ARC-1407 BOX 28 FILE 28-01A
Date(s) 1948
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains records pertaining to the sale of the Fairview Buddhist Temple in Vancouver. Included are the following: records regarding the final disposition of temple property; documents relating to insurance policies; correspondence concerning household effects stored in temple from Japanese Canadian individuals; and correspondence regarding the transfer of effects to the Okanagan Buddhist church. This file makes mention of the Hompa Buddhist Temple and Kagetsu as well as the Fairview Nippon Go-Gakko (language school) Maintenance Association, Steveston Buddhist mission, and Okanagan Buddhist church (Yamaoka).
Name of creator
Norris, Thomas Grantham created this archive during his time as a lawyer and donated it to the Legal Archives of B.C. in 1989. The larger portion of this archive was transferred to RBSC in 1990.
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 28-1a: New Buddhist Temple, 1948-51
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