Currently, the following memoirs exist only in paper form [and can be borrowed by contacting the CIHS at firstname.lastname@example.org]:
A Man of Big Heart: The Memoirs of the late Maurice Mitchell provide an account of his immigration and refugee experience from 1925 (as the son of an Immigration Visa Officer) until his retirement as a senior Foreign Service Officer in 1976.
Recollections of an Immigration Officer: The Memoirs of Fenton Crossman provide a retrospective look at Immigration from 1930 to 1968. They include selected entries from the author’s personal diary, starting with his first assignment in Immigration as a male stenographer and ending with his retirement as the Regional Director of Immigration for the Atlantic provinces.
Seven Crested Cranes – Asian Exodus from Uganda: A detailed, lively account by Roger Saint Vincent of his experiences as leader of the Canadian Immigration Mission sent to Kampala in 1972 to select Asians being expelled from Uganda by President Idi Amin. Roger St. Vincent produced two versions of “Seven Crested Cranes”. The first is based on that originally published by the Canadian Immigration Historical Society twenty years ago and re-released for the fortieth anniversary of the Ugandan movement in 2012.
Bulletin 105 - June 2023
CIHS Bulletin 105 explores various aspects of Canada’s immigration settlement story. It opens with an
overview of the Canadian government’s settlement program arrangements from the post-war program
into the 1970s. (We have included one ministerial press release from 1948.) This issue also looks at how
one CIHS member, then a manpower officer, perceived and delivered that program in Cambridge Ontario
in the late 1970s. CIHS members have contributed two book reviews. Both books explore the authors’
reflections on their settlement pathways in Canada: one from Sri Lanka; the other from northern India.
This issue also includes an overview and update about the Hearts of Freedom project and a report of
CIHS donations to the Canadian Museum of Immigration History. Finally, there are sadly three new
names in our in memoriam segment: Jean-Paul Delisle, Victor Majid and Dr. Robert J. Shalka.