ARC-1638 BOX 1

ARC-1638 BOX 1

Description

Title Proper ARC-1638 BOX 1
Date(s) 1930-1958
General material designation
This series contains 15 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises fifteen files containing various writings by Yasutaro Yamaga. Writings pertain to, or are titled, the following: Yamaga's personal history as a farmer in Maple Ridge, BC; Yamaga's personal history and birthplace in Japan; forms of marriage among Indigenous peoples in British Columbia; British Columbia's oldest Methodist church in Victoria; the rejection of Jewish people in America and Canada and the "Nazi killing of Jews"; cultural assets; the Lillooet-Burrard Inlet Cattle Trail and the Gold rush; the forced uprooting of Japanese Canadians from the coast; "Who Will Inherit the Earth"; "rejecting the immigration of migrant labour"; slavery and "Front Line memoirs"; "The Sacred Love of Florence Nightingale and Rev. John Smithurst"; "The Dutiful Japanese"; "A Brief History of the City of Hamilton"; "The Period of Camp Detention"; people of Japanese descent in Canada from the pioneer era to WWII; "From an Immigrant's Diary"; "Japanese in Canada"; and immigration policy and the Doukhobors. Material is primarily in Japanese.
Name of creator
Yamaga, Yasutaro created this archive as leader of the Japanese Farmer's Union in the Fraser Valley.
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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ARC-1638 BOX 1
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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.