National Organization for Decent Literature

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The National Organization for Decent Literature was an American pressure group active in campaigning for the censorship of literature. It was largely led by Roman Catholic priests.[1] It was founded in 1938, and ran until the late 1960s. It is famous for banning Madame Bovary in 1954.[2][3] It campaigned against comic books and what its leaders saw as indecent literature in general.


  1. ^ O'Connor, T. F. (1995). "The National Organization for Decent Literature: A Phase in American Catholic Censorship". The Library Quarterly. 65 (4): 386–414. JSTOR 4309066. doi:10.1086/602821. 
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  3. ^ "NCWC Description: Decent Literature, Episcopal Committee on/National Office for Decent Literature". University Libraries, The Catholic University of America. April 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 

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