Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Se…

Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book "In the Night Kitchen" because its young protagonist, Mickey, was depicted in the nude. Many librarians censored the book by painting diapers over the boy’s genitals, and in some cases the book was even burned. Here's the Colbert Report's take on the controversy: http://on.cc.com/YZPDjK


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Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Se…

Bad Librarian! In the 1970s, many librarians and adults were upset by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book "In the Night Kitchen" because its young protagonist, Mickey, was depicted in the nude. Many librarians censored the book by painting diapers over the boy’s genitals, and in some cases the book was even burned. Here's the Colbert Report's take on the controversy: http://on.cc.com/YZPDjK


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The UAA/APU Consortium Library and the Anchorage Public Library have teamed up t…

The UAA/APU Consortium Library and the Anchorage Public Library have teamed up to offer The Censorship Challenge. This event at the Snow Goose Restaurant is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and test your knowledge on issues of censorship and intellectual freedom. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place teams - as well as a special prize for not last!



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The UAA/APU Consortium Library and the Anchorage Public Library have teamed up t…

The UAA/APU Consortium Library and the Anchorage Public Library have teamed up to offer The Censorship Challenge. This event at the Snow Goose Restaurant is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and test your knowledge on issues of censorship and intellectual freedom. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place teams - as well as a special prize for not last!



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Banned for decades! Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from…

Banned for decades!

Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer was banned from publication in the United States under obscenity laws as illegal pornography until a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1964 lifted the ban. The landmark decision stated that "material dealing with sex in a manner that advocates ideas, or that has literary or scientific or artistic value or any other form of social importance, may not be branded as obscenity and denied the constitutional protection."


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