File MSC-140-0-0-0-0-3 - [Camp organization records]

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[Camp organization records]

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MSC-140-0-0-0-0-3

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  • 22 Feb.1942-31 Mar. 1942 (Creation)

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4.5 cm of textual records

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File consists of correspondence and related records of W.J. Wishart, Supervising Foreman, Work Camp #B7, Red Pass Junction and J.H. Mitchell, Senior Assistant Engineer, Jasper, Alberta.

Records consist of correspondence, invoices, cables, lists, purchase orders, requisitions and other documents pertaining to the set up and administration of the road camps, in particular those at Blue River, Thunder River, Red Pass, Tete Jaune, Black Spur, Red Sands, Blacks Spit, Rainbow and Lucerne. Includes records relating to the ordering of food, supplies, and equipment; the construction of camp buildings; personnel and administration matters; the hiring of cooks, foremen, sub foremen and carpenters; medical and dental attention required by Japanese Canadian workers; and procedures for the handling and censorship of Japanese Canadian mail. The file also includes lists of non-Japanese Canadian staff containing information such as name, job, age, marital status and number of dependents. A letter from Wishart to Mitchell dated March 23, 1942 pertains to the set-up of the Blue River camp; the perceived organization of Japanese Canadian workers amongst themselves and methods of discouraging this; as well as Wishart’s visits to camps at Red Pass, Thunder River, Red Sands and Blacks Spit.

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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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Created August 27, 2015 MH

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 140 - Box 1 folders 5-8