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Keitaro Matsubara fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

30 cm of textual records.
13 photographs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of diaries of Keitaro Matsubara, 1942-1946, 1949-1952, 1955-1960, 1965-1966, 1969 and photographs of the life of the Matsubara family as workers on a sugar beet farm near Holmwood, Man.; certificate of Naturalization which was registered each year between 1914 and 1941; several other documents which had belonged to K. Matsubara. The fonds also contains photographs depicting Keitaro Matsubara and his family on the sugar beet farm, 1944-1947.

Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

Photographs: See "photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number". FA-500 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Keitaro Matsubara was born in Higo, Japan, and immigrated to Canada an 1907. He settled in Eburne, B.C., where he earned a living as a merchant. Subsequently, he became a clergyman, possibly for the United Church. In 1942, he was relocated with his family to Holmwood, Man., where the family worked on a sugar beet farm.

Additional information

The Diaries are in Japanese.

Received in 1978 from Rev. Nobuo Matsubara of Winnipeg, Man.

Subject heading

1. Japan - Emigration and immigration - Canada, 1942-1969.
2. Canada - Emigration and immigration - Japan, 1942-1969.
3. Canada - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, 1942-1969.
4. World War II - Internment operations - Canada.
5. Japanese Canadians - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1946.


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1978-107 NPC