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

Jim Glenn (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 11:16:38 -0800 (PST)


We have it too, along with some other "interesting" selections. We have a
few viewing rooms that we try to have people use for these things, but
there have never been any complaints about students viewing in the lab.
This is the 90's and there's supposed to be freedom of speech, academic
freedom and all that. I think most people accept the fact that others have
to view them for classes, even though they may not like them themselves.

Jim Glenn
Manager, Media Library
University of California, Riverside

At 10:01 AM 3/12/99 -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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