File 16a: New Denver (and Revelstoke), 1942-44


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File 16a: New Denver (and Revelstoke), 1942-44


Title Proper 85 WPBP BOX 468 FILE 16A
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence with and about Rev. K. Nomoto dealing with his work in the camps near Revelstoke, the attitude of the United Church minister to Japanese Canadians, Nomoto’s transfer to New Denver, his "mental breakdown" and transfer to Essondale Mental Hospital, and his eventual death. The file also includes a map by Nomoto to show where he stored his possessions.
Name of creator
United Church of Canada. Board of Home Missions. created this archive of records concerning the supervision and administering mission work of the United Church.
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 16a: New Denver (and Revelstoke), 1942-44
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