The Daily Colonist

The Daily Colonist


Title Proper The Daily Colonist
Date(s) 1937 to 1950
General material designation
This fonds contains 56 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises ten series containing The Daily Colonist newspaper articles from 1937 to 1950 that pertain to the experiences of Japanese Canadians during World War II. Articles contain many mentions of property loss, fishing and land ownership restrictions, and loss claims made by Japanese Canadians at Bird Commission hearings.
Name of creator
University of Victoria Libraries collected this archive which is available on microfilm at the Mearns Centre - McPherson Library.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.


Digital Objects (56)



The Daily Colonist
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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.