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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19149.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19149

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Title Houstonian 1988
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript ONTROVERSIAL ONTENTS Normally, the Houstonian is available to students in early September when they return to campus. Due to a variety of reasons, the 1987 yearbook was not released on time. The problems associated with the 1987 Houstonian's publication included delays in meeting deadlines, pages that the publisher, Josten's, claimed it never received, and controversy over two nude photographs and a sexually explicit essay on 976 numbers. Student Publications bylaws concerning editorial control of material published in the Houstonian state that the manager of Student Publications "is not to be construed as censor or otherwise ... the editor has the final decision to publish." Nevertheless, before publication, three items were returned to Wayne Scott, Manager of Student Publications, and also the administration of the University, questioning their inclusion in the book. Both photos depicted nude or semi-nude women and were included in photo essays. One was a concert photograph taken of the Buttonhole Surfers, an Austin-based band with a topless GoGo dancer in the background. The other was from an exhibit in the Blaffer Gallery. The photo was of a frontal nude, titled "Barker with Jack." The essay ran with the headline "Confessions of a Phone Sex Mistress." It was written by a student who had taken a job as a phone sex operator. Mark Lacy, Editor of the 1987 Houstonian, said, "the photo (Barker with Jack) was included in a spread of other art work exhibits and there is no reason for it to be considered pornography or sensationalism." The essay, Lacy felt, was relevant because it related to the problems of 976 numbers which came to light in 1987. Scott says he never told the Houstonian staff that they "could not put this in (the book). I told them that people will remember the controversial 10% and nothing more." When questioned about the delay in the printing of the book after all materials had been submitted, Jos- ten's representative Mike Cus- tonborder replied, "we are currently working with Mr. Scott to work out the logistics of setting a delivery date of the book to the campus." The book arrived on December 18, the last day of finals for the fall semester. It was distributed when classes resumed in the spring. —Lara Schultz 32 University of Houston Student Life 33