Excerpt from Freedom of Inquiry, Supporting the Library Bill of Rights: Proceedings of the Conference on Intellectual Freedom, January 23-24, 1965, Washington, D. C
Intensive campaigns have been waged by private pressure groups against books in school libraries. Parents of high school stu dents have objected to such obscene books as Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Pearl Buck's The Good Earth, and I. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. In one city Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan books were removed on the ground that Tarzan and his mate, Jane, had never married.
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