A Crisis of Innocence

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Changing Times1954.pdf
Alerts parents to distasteful literature: comics, romance magazines, and war novels. The article notes the quality of children's literature and means to encourage parents to divert their children from reading comics.

Speed Comics #35, cover.jpg
Comic cover indicted by the Southtown Economist as too violent and sexualized.

Abilene Reporter News February 11 1957 crop.jpg
Discusses the war on lewd comics that was taking place in the 1950's, in which people found producing or selling "lewd" comic books could be prosecuted.

UN Group Ban crop.jpg
This article discusses the UN's considerations for banning the sale of crime and sex comics worldwide.

North Adams Transcript, February 3 1949.jpg
Announces the establishment of a citizens committee to supervise comics sales and distribution in New Orleans. The committee attributes criminal behavior to parents rather than comic books.

Alton Evening Telegraph April 21 1955 crop.jpg
Outlining a new ordinance in Alton in which the town is attempting to get rid of comic books that could be harming the children living there.

Gazette Mail November 8 1959 crop.jpg
Deals primarily with newspaper comics, and makes reference to the fact that comic book reading can be greatly beneficial for the young reader.

Syracuse Post Standard May 13 1951 crop.jpg
Explores the New York State Joint Legislative Committee's attempts to censor crime and love comics in 1951. The image features a number of the popular comics of the time laid out on a table.

Berkeley Daily Gazette October 2 1947 crop.jpg
Outlines a study that was done by graduate students. When asked, children reveal they are not as negatively impacted by comic book reading as was initially believed.

Pupils Burn Comic Books.pdf
A story about a mass burning of comic books that took place in Auburn New York. The burning took place following a talk that was held by a reverend that saw children wanting to get rid of their comics.
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