banned booksThe library is taking part in a celebration of Banned Books week being honored this year by the American Library Association September 21 through September 25. Physical displays in the library highlight some of the most well-known books that were banned and are available in our collection.There is also a display with books by and about Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian-born researcher and prominent anti-Nazi who immigrated to the United States on the eve of World War II to avoid persecution. Less than two decades later, his books and published research journals were banned and burned by order of United States Federal Court. How that could have happened will be discussed in a:

Sandwich Seminar September 23: noon to 1 pm; Old Main Colloquium

“The True Story of a Government-Ordered Book Burning in America”

Dr. James Strick, ‘81 Franklin & Marshall College

Also: have a look at our latest libguide: Banned Books