50 years ago today - May 20, 1971

After BYU's 'Wye Magazine' publishes some poetry and fiction which general authorities and others find offensive, the university's administration "confiscated those copies that had not been delivered (1,000 out of 2,000)." Two years later general authorities require the BYU Press to destroy its entire press run of Thomas E. Cheney's 'Golden Legacy,' because he includes some vulgarisms in J. Golden Kimball's folk tales. Cheney republishes it with an independent press and without the offending stories.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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