Guide to the Exhibit
In 1984, the New York
Public Library presented an exhibit on censorship and libraries.
The executive committee of the Coalition felt that some of the materials
could be adapted and combined with new ideas to present a traveling
exhibit for the public libraries, schools and colleges in Nassau
and Suffolk Counties. With this in mind, we received permission
from the New York Public Library to use information from their exhibit
in developing one of our own. The exhibit presents incidents of
censorship whcich hace occured throughout the United States.
In 1987, the two sets
of the mounted exhibit began to circulate on Long Island. Copies
of an expanded edition were made available to the public, school
and college libraries throughout the country in 1991, 1995, and
2000. The new edition (2006-2007) had been developed to add significant
censorship incidents and patterns.