Libricide: The Intentional Destruction of Books and Libraries
Libricide is the intentional destruction of books or libraries. Events of libricide have occurred throughout history and across all cultures. It has been used as a war tactic, a means for powerful regimes to maintain control, and a tool for extremists and revolutionaries. Book burning can be an act of contempt for a book's contents or its author, and the act is intended to draw wider public attention to this opinion. This exhibit illustrates some of the occurrences and reasoning of libricide from ancient civilizations to today. Learn more by visiting the exhibit in the Law Library, located inside the William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene. The exhibit runs through December 2013.