The issues of book censorship and book banning are always paramount among librarians. The head of our department, PJ Carefoote, is one of the foremost experts on this important topic. Back in 2005, his exhibition Nihil Obstat asked visitors to imagine what their world would look like if various banned, censored and challenged books had been successfully suppressed by legitimate authorities. It is a subject he lectures on frequently.
We're fortunate that PJ has recorded a lecture, complete with slides, that examines the Fisher's collections in relation to censorship. Called Forbidden Fruit, it can be accessed via our YouTube channel, or by clicking on the video below.