File 30: Vancouver--Powell Street, 1942-51

File 30: Vancouver--Powell Street, 1942-51


Title Proper 85 WPBP BOX 468 FILE 30
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file pertains to the Vancouver Japanese United Church and the following: sending congregational records to Rev. Shimizu; the disposal of urns with ashes; church property taken to Kaslo, Tashme, and Lemon Creek; the operation and maintenance of building; minutes of board meeting of the Japanese United Church, Tuesday, September 15, 1942; the Fairview and New Westminster churches; the transfer of property to Japanese Canadian Reverends, including Rev. Shimizu; people with items in Powell St. Church attic; Custodian sales of items in building; Rev. Shimizu’s household effects; goods stored in Powell St. Church that were the property of those deported to Japan; requests for property from a number of individuals; inventory of the church; and the details of disposal of Japanese church property to different incarceration sites.
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 30: Vancouver--Powell Street, 1942-51
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