Fonds 1998-209 - Winifred Awmack fonds

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Winifred Awmack fonds

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CA JCN 1998-209

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  • ca. 1945-1985 (Creation)
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    Awmack, Winifred

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1.5 m of textual records

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Winifred Awmack (nee McBride) graduated from UBC in 1940 with a B.A. in agriculture. After graduation she taught high school in Tashme from September 1944 until August 1946. In 1946, she moved to Toronto to work for the Women's Missionary Society of the United Church. She married Joe Awmack in 1948. Winifred Awmack's book "Tashme: A Japanese Relocation Centre, 1942-1946" documents the history of the school and internment camp.

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The fonds consists of correspondece and reports from the United Church Women's Missionary Society (1943-1950), correspondence from former students in Japan (1946-1963), correspondence from former students in Canada (1945-1985), and correspondence from missionaries in Japan (1949-1960), including "News from Nagasaki". Fonds also includes student records from Tashme High School, research and reference material relating to the history of Tashme Internment Camp and drafts of Awmack's book, "Tashme: A Japanese Relocation Centre, 1942-1946".

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BCAUL control number: JCN-1473

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