Article Title

"Obscene book" held popular on Capitol Hill

Authors

Newspaper

Richmond News

Date

1959

Challenged Material

Lady Chatterly's lover by D. H. Lawrence

Reading Level

adult

Location

U.S.

Participants

Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, Library of Congress

Outcome

The book was banned from the mail by postmaster general Arthur Summerfield.

Abstract

"Lady Chatterly's Lover" was banned from the mail by Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield. Since then at least 10 copies of the book have been taken out from the Library of Congress by politicians on Capitol Hill.

Keywords

"Lady Chatterly's Lover", Capitol Hill, Postmaster General, banned book, sexual, sexually explicit

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