VS 1943

VS 1943


Title Proper VS 1943
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This series contains 41 textual records.
Scope and content
This series comprises twelve files pertaining to Japanese Canadians and the following: the government sale of property; restrictions surrounding schooling in BC; the appointment of a board to forcibly sell real estate property in Vancouver; protests against the forced sale of property; seized farmlands in the Fraser Valley; plans to demolish and renovate parts of "Little Tokyo"; J. Arthur MacLennan proceeding with the court case to challenge the government's authority to forcibly sell property and appealing to the Secretary of State; the use of seized fishing vessels; and an incident in Steveston where white fishermen warned a Japanese Canadian man against returning to the coast.
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 (41)



VS 1943
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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.