Item AAAB0108 - Tatsuro "Buck" Suzuki interview : [Koizumi, 1972]

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Tatsuro "Buck" Suzuki interview : [Koizumi, 1972]

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AAAB0108

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  • 1972-11-09 [date recorded] (Creation)

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Transferred in 1974, at the time of the creation of the Aural History Programme, PABC; receipt filed 1982-11-02.

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CALL NUMBER: T0103:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tatsuro Suzuki discusses his family background and role of Japanese-Canadians PERIOD COVERED: 1905-1950 RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1972-11-09 SUMMARY: Tatsuro "Buck" Suzuki was born in 1916, after his father had come from Japan in 1905. Worked for a Japanese man in a salted-salmon plant on Dorn Island. 47 families lived in the area. Description of J;apanese rituals and festivals. Member of the Japanese Fisherman's Union. Organized the Japanese-Canadian Citizen's Association.; CALL NUMBER: T0103:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tatsuro Suzuki tells of the social conditions of Japanese-Canadians 1920-1945 PERIOD COVERED: 1905-1950 RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1972-11-09 SUMMARY: Buck Suzuki discusses the problems Japanese-Canadian's faced upon arrival in Canada. He continues to describe race relations during the period 1920-1945. He mentions how the Japanese-Canadians handled; discrimination in this period. He tells of the impact of the Depression upon the Japanese. The reactions of British Columbians to World War II. The struggle to get enfranchisement for Japanese-Canadi;ans.; CALL NUMBER: T0103:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Tatsuro Suzuki describes internment and military service during WWII. PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1945 RECORDED: Delta (B.C.), 1972-11-09 SUMMARY: Buck Suzuki relates the reaction of the Japanese-Canadians to internment camps. He joined the Canadian armed forces and was eventually sent overseas on loan to military intelligence in the British Arm;y during World War II.;

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Reynoldston Research and Studies, 1974

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.

  • Partial transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-009.

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  • Copying Restriction: None.
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  • Copyright Status: RRAS copyright presumably transferred to BC Archives along with physical custody.

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Accession number(s): T0103

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speaker: Tatsuro Suzuki, interviewer: Maya Koizumi

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