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Masajiro Miyazaki fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

10 cm of textual records.
13 photographs : b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of copies made in 1975 of draft memoirs and related correspondence, 1973-1974; vital statistics of Japanese in British Columbia and printed surveys, 1926-1940; correspondence, memoranda, notes and lists, relating to the Village of Lillooet and East Lillooet Settlement, 1945-1973; clippings, 1938-1974; population surveys reports, 1935, 1938, an address by Sherwood Lett on legal disabilities of the Japanese in Canada, 1934, and "The Japanese contribution to Canada" (1940) published by the Canadian Japanese Association. The fonds also contains copies of photographs, originally taken from 1934-1943, of Japanese student organizations in British Columbia, and a Japanese evacuation settlement.

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

Terms of use

Photographs: National Archives of Canada does not provide copies; they must be obtained from the lender. For items still in copyright; copyright must be established by the holder of the originals. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Dr. Masajiro Miyazaki was born near Hikone City in Japan and came to Canada with his father at the age of thirteen. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1925 and from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in Missouri in 1929. Dr. Miyazaki received his licence to practise from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and after further training in Los Angeles opened an office in Vancouver. From 1930 until 1942 he practised his profession and took an active role in local Japanese affairs, serving as treasurer of the Canadian Japanese Association from 1938 to 1941.

Dr. Miyazaki and his family were evacuated in 1942 to the East Lillooet relocation centre. In 1945 he moved to Lillooet and resumed private practice until his retirement in 1970. He published his autobiography "My Sixty Years in Canada" in 1973.

Additional information

Received in 1975 from Dr. Miyazaki. Photocopies and copies of photographs made in 1975 from originals held by Dr. Miyazaki.

Availability of other formats note
Copy negatives available: C-80966 to C-80970.

Location of originals note
Originals with Dr. M. Miyazaki.

Subject heading

1. Masajira Miyazaki - Biography "The Japanese Contribution to Canada", (1940)
2. Masajira Miyazaki - Correspondence, [1973-1974] Canadian Japanese Association, 1940.
3. Japanese - British Columbia, [19-]
4. World War II - Internment operations - Canada.
5. Canada - Population, 1934.
6. Capacity and disability - Canada, 1934.
7. Demographic surveys - Canada, 1934.
8. Social surveys - Canada, 1934.
9. Japanese - Internment, [194-]


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1975-201 NPC
2. 1975-236 NPC