McFarlin Library is celebrating Constitution Day (9/17) and Banned Books Week (9/25-10/2) with displays of books that have been challenged, banned, and burned. These books have sparked debate over the decades, whether for their social, political, or sexual content.
The displays in special collections include signed copies and important editions from celebrated authors such as Henry Miller, George Orwell, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and Walt Whitman, as well as photographs and articles. Also on display are items from the Harold Leventhal proletarian archives and library of communist and socialist literature.
Celebrate the First Amendment and your freedom to read by checking out a banned book today!
A fascinating and timely exhibit, well worth making time to see. Also check out this editorial from Huffington Post; censorship thrives, even in academia! Thanks to the Special Collections staff for their terrific work.