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Description found in Archives

Japanese Canadians collection [textual record, graphic material]. 

Collection consists of

Date(s)

1910-1973

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

2.5 cm of textual records.
53 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Collection consists of documents accumulated for the purpose of documenting the history of the Japanese in Canada and covers the years 1918 to 1973 (with some undated material): documents pertaining to the Bridge Brand Food Services 25th Anniversary and to the Grand Opening of its new warehouse in Calgary; clippings pertaining to Joe Miyazawa, an outline of an interview of Miyazawa conducted by Joy Kogawa; a report to the Ministry of Fisheries on the sale of Japanese fishing boats and an anniversary issue of the Canadian Japanese Mission Courier; various newspaper clippings and a number of histories on Japanese Canadians as well as documents relating to the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Collection also consists of photographs, 1910-1950 depicting Japanese immigrants in Lethbridge, Alberta; families evacuated to various places in Alberta and British Columbia; Tashme, British Columbia, a non-denominational internment camp for Japanese Canadians.

Textual records
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
96: Restrictions vary
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83726
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83691
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83599
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83731
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83598
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-103537
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83727
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83728
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83596
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83595
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83594
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83597
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83729
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83730
Restrictions not set
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-83692
Restrictions not set
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Original photographic materials (all photographic materials except accession 1975-418 NPC): No donor restrictions. Copyright: Expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Copies of 14 photographs, 1942-1945, depicting activities and staff of the Slocan Community Hospital, New Denver, B.C. (accession 1975-418 NPC): The National Archives of Canada does not provide copies, they must be obtained from the lender. Copyright: Expired.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

The Japanese Canadians collection is a unit that has been assembled from a variety of smaller units that have come from a variety of donors.

Additional information

Received in 1975 from Isamu Matsumo Family, Mr. H. Miyazama and Miss M. Ridgeway all of Vancouver, B.C. and in 1976 by other unidentified individuals.

One photograph, 1910, depicting Messrs. Kohashigawa and Takayesu, immigrants from Okinawa, Japan, in Lethbridge, Alberta (accession 1976-004 NPC): Acquired from K Kohashigawa, Coaldale, Alberta.

33 photographs, 1942-1950, depicting activities of several Japanese-Canadian families evacuated to Kaslo, New Denver, Slocan, and Vernon, British Columbia, also Coaldale and Tabler, Alberta (accession 1976-089 NPC): Acquired from Margaret Ridgeway, Vancouver, B.C.

Copies of 14 photographs, 1942-1945, depicting activities and staff of the Slocan Community Hospital, New Denver, B.C. (accession 1975-418 NPC): The original photographs were loaned by the Ethnic Archives (from the M. Uchida papers) and copied. The originals were returned to the lender.

One photograph, 1946, depicting the embarkation of Japanese-Canadian internees, Slocan City, British Columbia (accession 1975-421 NPC); One photograph, ca. 1943, depicting the Tashe, British Columbia, overflow camp, a non-denominational internment camp for Japanese Canadians (accession 1975-377 NPC): See textual records, above.

Availability of other formats note
One photograph, 1910, depicting Messrs. Kohashigawa and Takayesu, immigrants from Okinawa, Japan, in Lethbridge, Alberta (accession 1976-004 NPC): Copy negative available: PA-103537.
Copies of 14 photographs, 1942-1945, depict activities and staff of the Slocan Community Hospital, New Denver, B.C. (accession 1975-418 NPC): Copy negatives are available: C-83726 to C-83731, C-83691, C-83692, C-83594 to C-83599.

Location of originals note
Copies of 14 photographs, 1942-1945, depicting activities and staff of the Slocan Community Hospital, New Denver, B.C. (accession 1975-418 NPC): The originals were loaned by the Ethnic Archives from the M. Uchida papers.

Subject heading

1. Tagami family, 1973 Bridge Brand Food Services 25th Anniversary, 1973.
2. Japanese Canadians - British Columbia, 1954-1956 Calgary (Alta.), 1973.
3. Japanese trade-unions - British Columbia, 1954-1956 The Alberton, 1973.
4. Mr. Matsumato - Biography, [1972] James Y. Tamagi, 1973.
5. Japanese Canadians - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Fred I. Tamagi, 1973.
6. Canadian literature (Japanese), [1972] William Y. Tamagi, 1973.
7. Japanese Canadians - Manitoba, 1972 Fred Peacok, 1973.
8. Japanese Canadian soldiers - World War II Joe Miyazawa, 1975.
9. Joy Kogawa, 1975.
10. Japanese Labour Union, [1920]
11. International Woodworkers of America, 1956.
12. New Canadian, 1956.
13. International Convention of Free Trade Unions in Calcutta, 1956.
14. J.E. Michaud, [1942]
15. Mr. Matsumoto, [1972]
16. Slocan (B.C.), [1972]
17. Miss Owston, 1942.
18. Takutaro Sakamoto, 1941.
19. Japanese Canadian Mission, 1967.
20. Canadian Japanese Mission Courier, 1967.
21. Vancouver Sun, 1948.
22. Gordon Coichi Nakayama, [1947]
23. Coaldale (Alta.), [1947]
24. Vancouver (B.C.)

Private

Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1975-377 NPC
2. 1975-418 NPC
3. 1975-421 NPC
4. 1976-004 NPC
5. 1976-089 NPC