Fonds AR176 - Frank Snowsell fonds

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Frank Snowsell fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR176

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  • 1954 (Creation)
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    Snowsell, Frank

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1 v.

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Frank Snowsell was an active member of the C.C.F. party, an MLA from Saanich, 1952-53; and president of the provincial C.C.F. / N.D.P., 1965-66. Snowsell compiled the scrapbook to document public concerns in response to Claude Harrison's (Mayor of the City of Victoria) promotion of burning subversive communist literature in the Victoria Public Library.

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The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about the book burning controversy, and correspondence between Snowsell, the Mount View Parent Teacher Association, the Federal Minister of Justice, and George R. Pearkes.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-339

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