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Title: Censorship as it affects the school library
Author(s): Lees, Gladys L.
Subject(s): School libraries
Abstract: Censorship, as a problem, in the school library is increasing rather than decreasing. Attacks on the schools, which usually include criticism of materials, have increased in number during the last few years. The cases at Pasadena, California; Denver, Colorado; Englewood, New Jersey; Ferndale, Michigan; Tenafly, New Jersey; Scarsdale, New York; Port Washington, New York and many others have had national publicity. There may be many more. Although these attacks on the schools were in widely separated areas, there was a curious similarity in the criticism and method of attack. Richard B. Kennan, Secretary of the National Commission for the Defense of Democracy Through Education, of the National Education Association, sent 15,239 questionnaires to superintendents, advisory members and local association presidents concerning "unjustified attacks" on local schools. By "unjustified attacks" they meant movements which appeared to have as their purpose "nothing less than the emasculation or destruction of the American system of free public education."
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Lancour (ed). 1954. The school library supervisor : a report of an institute on school library supervision held at the University of Illinois Library School, October 3-6, 1954. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 39-51.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (1st : 1954)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1436
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1954
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-13
 

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