VS 1931

VS 1931


Title Proper VS 1931
Date(s) 1931
General material designation
This series contains 109 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises seven files pertaining to various criminal acts involving Japanese Canadians, diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan, the franchise of Japanese Canadian WWI veterans in BC, the gift of cherry blossom trees to Vancouver, trade with Japan and China, Japan exports to BC, anti-Asian prejudice, the Asahi baseball team, a suspected poisoning of a Japanese Canadian prison inmate, a brokerage claim in a suit against Solloway, Mills & Co. Ltd., and Dr. Kagawa's visit to Vancouver.
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 (109)



VS 1931
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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.