The dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown : civil rights, censorship, and the American library / by Louise S. Robbins.

In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library, was summarily dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service, ostensibly because she had circulated subversive materials. In truth, however, Brown was fired because she had become active in promoting raci...

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Main Author: Robbins, Louise S.
Format: Book
Published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2000]
Table of Contents:
  • "America's Ideal Family Center," Its Librarian, and Her Library
  • Hastening the Day
  • The Many Friends of Miss Brown
  • The Cleanup
  • "Fighting McCarthyism through Film": The Ruth Brown Episode According to Hollywood
  • "Only a Skirmish."