Article Title

Russ propaganda ban turned down by school board

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregon Journal (Portland)

Date

1-6-1950

Challenged Material

a USSR pamphlet of propaganda

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Portland?

Participants

school board, superindendent

Outcome

It was determined that as long as it was labeled as propaganda then the pamphlet should not be censored.

Abstract

The superintendent, director, and chairman of a school district discussed the possibility of censoring a pamphlet of propaganda from the USSR. The concensus was that if it was clearly labeled as propaganda then it should be allowed in the library. The superintendent stated that censorship would arouse more interest, and that a free society has nothing to fear from a pamphlet.

Keywords

USSR magazine, censorship, propaganda, high school libraries, political view, values

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