Re: Academics: Film Sweet Sweetback's...

Gary Handman (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 10:35:14 -0800 (PST)

Uh...are we talking about an <bold>academic </bold>library here? Not to
sound snide, but presumably whatever you're buying for the collection
serves the academic mission of the library (in the broadest sense).
You're serving an adult clientele; they should be treated as such.
Labelling, hiding, or otherwise limiting access to ANYTHING in your
collection is the kind of censorious stuff any academic librarian should
steer clear of.

At 10:01 AM 3/12/1999 -0800, you wrote:




> RE: Van Peebles, Melvin. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song


> I would like to know if other academic collections have

>acquired this film (and/or other sexually graphic/explicit or

>violently graphic material) and how you handle these types of films.

>Does your library use a warning notice or restriction notes?


> Thanks in advance,




>Melisa C. Nicoud

>Media Librarian

>The University of Montana

>Mansfield Library

>Instructional Media Services

>Social Science Bldg.

>Missoula, Montana 59812

>voice: (406)243-5329

>fax: (406)243-4067



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>Harvard University






Gary Handman


Media Resources Center

Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley