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Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

July 26, 2018
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Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

“If the mothers of our beloved country would unite to have these pernicious comic books banned I am sure it would be a great step forward in the control of the young, especially the young boys.” – Eugenia Y Genovar, Letter to Senator Hendrickson, November 24, 1953 Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the…

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Librarians Brainstorm Solutions to Build and Defend Graphic Novel Collections

May 16, 2017
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Librarians Brainstorm Solutions to Build and Defend Graphic Novel Collections

Now more than ever before, comics are an indispensable component of many public libraries’ collections. A decade or two ago they might have been treated as ephemera, but today they are often curated with the same level of care as other formats. As a recent article from Publishers Weekly showed, this boom is mutually beneficial…

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Carol Tilley Uncovers The Uncanny Adventures of (I Hate) Dr. Wertham

February 26, 2016
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Carol Tilley Uncovers The Uncanny Adventures of (I Hate) Dr. Wertham

A discovery in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum archives proves that fans didn’t necessarily wait for comics to go underground before vocalizing their distaste for the notorious Dr. Fredric Wertham. A 27-page comic book entitled The Uncanny Adventures of (I Hate) Dr. Wertham was uncovered by comics historian Carol Tilley, who wrote about…

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Comics Alternative Special Episode Explores Comics in Libraries

August 17, 2015
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Comics Alternative Special Episode Explores Comics in Libraries

Recently, on a special episode of their Comics Alternative podcast, Andy Wolverton and Derek Royal devoted over an hour to a roundtable discussion on libraries and comics, featuring University of Illinois Library & Information Science professor (and Wertham exposer) Carol Tilley and Texas Tech University humanities librarian Robert G. Weiner. During the wide-ranging talk, the…

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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 25, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF on Friday at SDCC… PANELS Friday CBLDF: Graphic Novels and Their Turbulent Past: Now Classroom Tools of Tolerance 12:00pm – 1:00pm • Room 30CDE Graphic novels are often associated with violence and aggression. They can, however, be used to help kids gain a greater…

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Tilley to Present at C2E2, Holy Cross College Arts Day

April 8, 2014
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Tilley to Present at C2E2, Holy Cross College Arts Day

Heads up! CBLDF fave Carol Tilley, the University of Illinois professor and researcher who last year proved that anti-comics crusader Fredric Wertham fabricated evidence for his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent, has a couple of upcoming appearances that may interest our readers in the Great Lakes region. First, Tilley will be speaking this Friday,…

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Censorship 2013: Wertham Fabricated Evidence Against Comics

January 1, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Wertham Fabricated Evidence Against Comics

Early in 2013, a library sciences researcher at the University of Illinois proved what many of us already thought: Fredric Wertham, the child psychologist behind the anti-comics screed Seduction of the Innocent, fabricated much of his evidence against comics. The discovery brings to light how fallacious pseudoscience is often used by censors to attack comics,…

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