ERIC Number: EJ529671
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Champions of a Cause: American Librarians and the Library Bill of Rights in the 1950s.
Robbins, Louise S.
Library Trends, v45 n1 p28-49 Sum 1996
Describes the development of the Library Bill of Rights and adoption of revisions to it in 1948. As the McCarthy era unfolded, librarians aligned themselves with an ideology of pluralist democracy and championed intellectual freedom. Highlights include specific intellectual freedom cases of the time and the involvement of the American Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee. Contains 87 references. (PEN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Library Association; Library Bill of Rights; McCarthyism; Organizational History; Pluralism; United States
Note: Issue theme: The Library Bill of Rights.