[PW] Great Gatsby challenged at Baptist College, SC 1987

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 14:32:34 PDT 2016

American Library Association published a resource book that does
include a pointer to a source for the claim that "The Great Gatsby"
was challenged at Baptist College. Unfortunately, the information
visible in a Google Books snippet is incomplete. It seems to be
referring to a source which is designated number seven, but it may be
necessary to look at the hardcopy to determine the name of the source.

The page number specified is large (page 133); hence, it may be a
pointer to a book. If it is a book it is probably a secondary source.

Year: 1993
Title: Banned Books Week '93: celebrating the freedom to read:
resource book & promotion guide
Author: Robert P. Doyle, American Library Association
Publisher: American Library Association

Short link:  http://bit.ly/2cgyyYQ


[Begin excerpt]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, The Great Gatsby. Scribner. Challenged at the
Baptist College in Charleston, S.C. (1987) because of “language and
sexual references in the book." Source: 7, July 1987, p. 133.
[End excerpt]


On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello:
> Would anyone with access to a database including regional newspapers from
> the 1980s check and see if they find anything about a challenge to The
> Great Gatsby as a reading assignment at Baptist College in Charleston, SC
> in 1987. All I know is that it was supposedly challenged for "profanity and
> sexual references." I know nothing more.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Best,
> Kevin
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