65 years ago today - Jul 14, 1958

Apostle Hugh B. Brown formally recommends that the First Presidency not ask Salt Lake City Public Library to remove books on a list. Brown notes: "Many of the books on this list are only mildly critical or objectionable from the Church standpoint." In 1954 the First Presidency assigned Apostle Adam S. Bennion, another well-known liberal within the Twelve, to assess this list of books. He delayed fulfilling the assignment until his death in 1958. Joseph L. Wirthlin of the Presiding Bishopric sent the original 1953 list of books "not favorable to the Church" to the Presidency, "pursuant to your request."

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

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