Gordon McShean Papers, 1967-1978
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Brief Description: Papers of Gordon McShean, founder of SRRT Task Force on Sex-Related Media (SRMTF), (SRMTF coordinator, 1971-73), (Illinois Social Responsibilities Round Table coordinator, 1969-70), (National Freedom Fund for Librarians director, c. 1970), (Librarians for Full Employment coordinator, 1972), and (Society for Creative Political Literature president, 1973-74), contains papers and articles, publications, resolutions and statements, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, and bibliographies, includes efforts to educate librarians on a need to acquire sex-related materials, especially underrepresented viewpoints, freedom of access to information, censorship cases involving materials and librarians, consideration of ALA's position on social issues, especially intellectual freedom, communication among activist librarians, the role SRMTF as a unit of SRRT, and sensitivity of librarians to community needs.
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The American Library Association Archives
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Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 49/48/2
Created by: McShean, Gordon
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 10/21/1982.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/4948002a.pdf
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject title
Biographical Note for McShean, Gordon : Gordon McShean was born on October 7, 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland. He received an associate degree in English from El Camino College. At the University of Southern California, McShean earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in Library Science. He worked for Stanford University Library and Stanislaus County Free Library in Modesto, CA. McShean was coordinator of the Task Force on Sex-Related Media for ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT).
Subject Index
National Freedom Fund for Librarians
Sex-Related Media Task Force, SRRT
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]