The New York Times reported that President Blanding was one of several college heads rejecting or resisting the request made by Georgia Democratic Congressman John S. Wood, chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, that colleges and universities send textbook lists to the committee.  A college spokesman said that Miss Blanding invited the committee to inspect the Library’s 260,000 volumes, but that she had told the committee, “If the request was made for the purpose of examining textbooks and supplementary reading material, it strikes at the very heart of academic freedom.”