Series - Japanese Canadian historical documents

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Japanese Canadian historical documents

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  • 1946-1947 (Creation)

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6 p.

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Series consists of documents created by civil rights organizations
concerned with Japanese-Canadian rights:

  1. Japanese Canadian Committee for Democracy (Toronto, ON) membership application forms (three copies, blank). Forms request name, age, address, occupation, and telephone number, and a membership fee of two dollars.

  2. Newsletter of the Citizenship Defence Committee (Toronto, ON) issued on April 25, 1946 by Kunic Hidaka, executive secretary. The newsletter discusses financing for an appeal to the privy council, the engagement of an English barrister for the appeal, the Ontario provincial convention, and time limits on permits and placement allowances.

  3. Memorandum issued by the Canadian Committee, World Federation of Democratic Youth (Toronto, ON) on June 22, 1946 concerning deportation and internment of Canadians of Japanese ancestry.

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See also the Japanese Canadian Research Collection in Rare Books and Special Collections (

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