PARTIAL LIST OF BOOKS BANNED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY

From a statement issued by the library on Dec. 17, 1953. Reprinted in the Moline Dispatch.

  • The Curtain Never Falls, Joey Adams
  • A House is Not a Home, Polly Adler
  • Sex Life in Marriage, Oliver Butterfield
  • Stories, Erskine Caldwell
  • A Tree of Night and Other Stories, Truman Capote
  • Attaining Manhood, George Washington Corner
  • Attaining Womanhood, George Washington Corner
  • 1919, John Dos Passos
  • Son of the Giant, Stuart David Engstrand
  • King’s Blood Royal, Sinclair Lewis
  • My Gun is Quick, Frank Morrison Spillane
  • The General’s Wench, Rosamond Van Der Zee Marshall
  • The Weakling and the Enemy, Francois Mauriac
  • The White Widows, Sam Merwin
  • A Rage to Live, John O’Hara
  • The Narrows, Ann Petry
  • Mittee, Daphne Rooke
  • Anyone’s My Name, Seymour Schubin
  • Captive in the Night, Donald Hubert Stokes
  • Abraham’s Wife, Francis J. Thompson
  • Day of the Harvest, Helen Upshaw
  • The Judgment of Paris, Gore Vidal
  • The Red Dress, John Watson
  • The Gates of Hell, Calder Willingham
  • The Brother, Dorothy Wilson