File MSC-140-0-0-0-0-2 - No. 2: Employment (foremen and subforemen) [correspondence and related records]

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No. 2: Employment (foremen and subforemen) [correspondence and related records]

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MSC-140-0-0-0-0-2

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  • 20 Feb.1942-6 Jul. 1942 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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File consists of correspondence and related records of the Department of Mines and Resources, Surveys and Engineering Branch pertaining to the employment of foremen and sub foremen in the Japanese Canadian road camps along the Yellowhead Highway, including Tete Jaune, Red Pass, Thunder River, Rainbow, Lucerne and Yellowhead, British Columbia, and Decoigne and Geikie, Alberta. Predominant correspondents include C.M. Walker, Supervising Engineer, Banff; J.H. Mitchell, the Senior Assistant Engineer, Red Pass Junctions; T.S. Mills, Chief Engineer; and W.J. Wishart, Supervising Foreman.

The bulk of the material consists of correspondence pertaining to the hiring of foremen and sub foremen, and related personnel issues, including letters of application and recommendation, and offers of employment, which detail information concerning positions, locations and wages. Also included are descriptions of men recommended for hire, including such information as age, character and experience, and lists of foremen and sub foremen containing the following information: name, address, experience, date/method sent for, reply, and remarks, such as why a job was turned down or the age of the individual. In addition, a small number of records in the file pertain to Japanese Canadian road camp workers, including a request for the removal of a ‘troublesome’ camp worker, as well as the attitudes of non-Japanese Canadian staff towards the workers.

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Some records are stained and have been damaged by mold.

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The records within the file have been maintained by the Archivist in their original order, which is generally reverse chronological.

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 140 - Box 1 folders 2-4