• Call Number: COTSEN2_c8
    Container: Box 1, Folder 3

Photocopied letter from Phil Hager

3.0 pages

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

Dates: 1980 October 13.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 3

Extent: 3.0 pages

Dimensions: 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Physical Description:

3 pages printed only on recto. 1 page in first sleeve, 2 pages in second sleeve.

Languages: English.

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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.

Preferred Citation

Photocopied letter from Phil Hager; 1980 October 13; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 1, Folder 3; , Princeton University Library.

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