Red Scare ensnared Victoria's first bookmobile librarian


Red Scare ensnared city’s first bookmobile librarian

All John Maitland Marshall wanted to do was help people get books from Victoria's new bookmobile. But in 1954, he found himself at the centre of a major controversy and a victim of the Red Scare that reached into Canada — and its libraries.

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