Article Title

Public Record

Authors

Newspaper

Willamette Week (Portland)

Date

9-26-1991

Location

Portland, Oregon

Participants

Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse

Outcome

3 titles removed; 11 titles retained

Abstract

Every year, Oregon's public libraries receive objections to materials in their collections, usually on the basis that the materials deal with sex, religion or witchcraft. The Multnomah County Library received 14 challenges against books and audiotapes in 1990. Three books were removed after the library director and staff committee reviewed the materials; the other items were retained. Statewide challenges in public and school libraries have increased in the previous two years.

Keywords

Banned Books Week, censorship, challenges

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