Article Title

Northwest pushes anti-comics drive

Authors

Malcolm Bauer

Newspaper

The Christian Science Monitor (Boston)

Date

10-20-1954

Challenged Material

all crime comics

Reading Level

children, young adult

Location

Oregon and Washington

Participants

Multiple organizations in each state

Outcome

Committees were set up in both Washington State and Oregon to search through and prevent the sale of certain crime comics containing objectionable materials.

Abstract

Committees in both Washington State and Oregon were being set up to censor crime comics containing objectionable materials. The article reported significant public support in both cases, and only quoted one person who, while agreeing with censorship, thought parents should be responsible for their own children. The group in Washington would use legislation to limit crime comics, while the one in Oregon would ask for the cooperation of suppliers.

Keywords

crime comics, censorship, committees, comic sales, comic selection, values

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