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American Library Association Intellectual Freedom, Vol. XI, No. 3

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.05 Author/Creator: American Library Association Place Written: s.l. Type: Newsletter Date: October 1962 Pagination: 16 p. ; 28.5 x 21.7 cm. Order a Copy

One newsletter dated October 1962, edited by Leroy Charles Merritt as part of the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association. Mentions censorship and other racial insensitivities. Issues in this volume of the newsletter includes a segregation in libraries, the circulation of Henry Miller's "Tropic of Cancer," ACLU's study of censored materials that are considered obscene, international titles censored among other topics.

Intellectual Freedom Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) is a council concerned with rights of users and librarians regardin the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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