Photocopied letter from Phil Hager
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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon),
Dates: 1980 October 13.
Located In: Box 1, Folder 3
Extent: 3.0 pages
Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.9 cm
3 pages printed only on recto. 1 page in first sleeve, 2
pages in second sleeve.
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October 13, 1980; A photocopied letter from Philip Hager of the Los
Angeles Times, San Francisco Bureau, to "Maria." Encloses an article
by Hager entitled "Censorship Issue Raised: 'Mary Poppins' Banned
from S. F. Library Shelves' " that ran on October 7, 1980 in the Los
Angeles Times. Article discusses the library's decision to ban the
book beacuse it "treats minorities in ways that are derogatory."
Mentions changes Travers made (in 1977) to the depiction of black
characters in the book.
Photocopied letter from Phil Hager; 1980 October 13; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 1, Folder 3; , Princeton University Library.