Fahrenheit 451 After Fifty Years

Guest Lecturer: Dr. William F. Touponce
Professor of English
Indiana University at Indianapolis

with comments by Ray Bradbury
Live from Los Angeles

The Third Annual
Professor John Howard Birss, Jr.
Memorial Lecture 

February 19, 2003
3:00 p.m. CAS 157

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 has been both a popular and a controversial book (in some editions it has itself been censored.).  What is there about Fahrenheit 451 that has enabled it to remain in print and still be considered important enough to assign an entire city (Los Angeles) for reading and to be selected by the New York Public Library as one of the one hundred most important books of the century.

A Bibliography of  Library Collections and Web Sites

Books                   Web Sites

Link to the HELIN Library Catalog to find:

Books by Ray Bradbury

Books about Ray Bradbury and his works

Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism

United States - History - 1945-1953

United States - Politics and Government - 1945-1953

Anti-communist movements - United States - History - 20th Century

Internal Security - United States - History - 20th Century

Hiss, Alger

Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915 - 1953

Rosenberg, Julius, 1918 - 1953

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - History - 20th Century

Web Sites:

Ray Bradbury.com
Official Bradbury site .  This site offers information about Ray Bradbury and his works.

Ray Bradbury Online

One Book, Northbrook:  Fahrenheit 451
Book Discussion web page sponsored by the Northbrook Public Library

Banned Books and Censorship:  Information Resources

From Loyola University Chicago Libraries

About McCarthyism
From the editors of Modern American Poetry: An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Oxford University Press, 2000.


The Rosenberg Trial

The Alger Hiss Story

Alger Hiss Links

Teaching Guides on The Web:

Teach with Movies:  Learning Guide to Fahrenheit 451

Censorship an Fahrenheit 451
High School Project that explores issues related to Censorship, book banning, and McCarthyism and Blacklisting in Hollywood.

Fahrenheit 451:  Teachers - Language Arts - Novel Guide

Fahrenheit 451: Teacher's Guide

Educator's Guide to the Cold War


 Prepared by the Roger William University Libraries, February 2003