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LGBT History Month

Celebrate the rich history of the LGBT community this October! The University Library collects and provides access to materials related to queer identity, history, and culture. The University Library faculty and staff are proud to participate in SSU's Safe Zone program.

Comics, Censorship and Freedom of Expression: Panel Discussion Tuesday!

Comic Books and Graphic Novels have a strange history when it comes to censorship. Frequently dismissed as a lowbrow or juvenile art form, they have also been subjected to the very serious treatment of book burnings and congressional hearings. Even today, with graphic novels regularly winning major book prizes, people fear their impact and seek to regulate their use.

On Display in the Library: Banned and Censored Musical Artists

Did you know that some retailers refused to stock the Mamas and the Papas album “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” because the front cover showed a toilet? Albums and artists have frequently been challenged throughout the world for reasons as diverse as politics to fear of rock ‘n roll. Examples can be found in our display on the 3rd floor (north). Want to hear the forbidden music?