Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco library

7.0 items

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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.

Dates: 1980 October 13-1980 December 14.

Extent: 7.0 items

Languages: English.

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This collection is stored offsite. Please consult with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections about having the collection recalled to Firestone Library for your use. This process normally requires 48-72 hours notice.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Description

Newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the San Francisco Public Library's decision to ban Mary Poppins due to its "derogatory" treatment of minorities. Also some items relating to Travers's book "Two Pairs of Shoes".

Preferred Citation

Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco library; 1980 October 13-1980 December 14; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, , Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Photocopied letter from Phil Hager 1980 October 13 Box 1, Folder 3
    "Mary Poppins and other outcasts" 1980 October 24 Box 1, Folder 3
    Letter from Margaret K. McElderry to P. L. Travers 1980 December 9 Box 1, Folder 3
    Three Newspaper Articles 1980 November 23-December 14 Box 1, Folder 3
    Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers 1980 November 10 Box 1, Folder 3
    Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers 1980 December 6 Box 1, Folder 3

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