ARC-1638 BOX 5

ARC-1638 BOX 5


Title Proper ARC-1638 BOX 5
Date(s) 1919-1946
General material designation
This series contains 5 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises five files containing primarily news clippings collected by Yasutaro Yamaga. Material pertains to the forced uprooting and dispossession of Japanese Canadians, the perceived national security concerns of the Canadian government, religious matters, the passing of J.B. Shimek, a re-enactment of Madame Butterfly, labour issues and strikes, the deportation orders, and charges of vandalism against Japanese Canadian–owned property. Some of the articles were written by Yamaga. Several of the articles in the files are in Japanese. Also included is a file of postcards collected by Yamaga.
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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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.