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Orange County Librarians Recount Challenged and Banned Books

Posted in General News, Library & Partner Events, Library Collections, and Visiting the Library

As we acknowledge the thirtieth anniversary of Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read. However, we’re also provided the opportunity to reflect upon the times and motivations that drove individuals and groups to censor books and to learn from those who worked the front lines, keeping publications available to their constituency. What follows are the recollections of two Orange County librarians whose own experiences with banned books are documented in their oral histories held by the Center for Oral and Public History.

5000 Voices Strong: The Archives at the Center for Oral and Public History

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Faculty, General News, Library Research, Students, and Visiting the Library

Most people who know about the Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) are familiar with our oral history collections that document, among other things,…