This database is a joint project of the Oregon Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Oregon State Library's Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse. The database is the online version of the Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse's news clipping files, and will be updated on a semi-annual basis.
Currently, this is a citation/abstract database of news articles and editorials related to intellectual freedom issues covered in Oregon community newspapers over the past 65 years. Full text of articles will be added and available for download as permission is obtained from individual newspaper publishers. To request the full text of an article, contact the coordinator of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse.
To search the database, perform a keyword search using the search box below. Indexed (searchable) fields include: article title, newspaper name, date, city/location, name of challenged book/material, organizations/individuals involved and abstract.
News from 2010
Banned: library displays challenged books, Marjorie Woodfin
Celebrate freedom: read a banned book, Perry Stokes
Celebrating our freedom to read, Andrea Deeken
Internet isn't restricted for youth at library (editorial), Lynne Kamerman
Public process in question with library's decision on Internet access, Callie Vandewiele
News from 2009
Banned books lesson stirs controversy, Josh Kulla
Board reinstates controversial book, Jason Chaney
Book Crook County schools banned is a good, worthwhile read, Janet Stevens
Book showing ill view of logging axed, Jeff Duewel
Book still suspended from Crook County classrooms, Lauren Dake
Bunny suicide book triggers debate, Kathy Aney
Movie screening inappropriate (editorial), Greg Jeffries
School board allows book, Lauren Dake
The realities of high school, Louis Deenik Jr.
West Linn teacher's censorship lesson spurs outcry, apology , Nicole Dungca
Why these books? (editorial), Dale Sarkkinen
News from 2008
Book pulled from class pending review, Jason Chaney
Breaking the rules sets a bad example for teenage son, Carol McAlice Currie
"Bunny Suicides" irks mom, Jennifer Moody
Bunny Suicides' mom softens stance, Joseph Rose