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Underground newspaper collection
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- Textual record
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[196-]-[197-] ; 1968-1975, predominant 1969-1971 (Creation)
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178 textual records
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Archival description area
Materials in this collection were given to Sonia Poulin, retired Librarian at Concordia University Library, by Jurgen Dankwort in 1994. Sonia Poulin provided them to Special Collections in 2016.
Scope and content
The Underground Newspaper Collection is comprised of 178 copies of underground, alternative newspapers, newsletters, and journals, mostly published in Canada and the United States. These publications discuss both local and international issues of interest to the communities responsible for their creation. Among many other topics, the following subjects are represented throughout this collection: Vietnam war, defections, and the anti-war movement; anti-establishment and counterculture movements; Black power; poverty; socialism; music, art, and literature; and environmentalism.
The Underground Newspaper Collection contains copies of Up to the Neck, Old Mole, This Paper Belongs to the People, View from the Bottom, Rising up Angry, Berkeley Tribe, Move Speak, The Sea-Turtle and the Shark, Good times, Sabot, Broadside and the Free Press, Ann Arbor Argus, Freedom Anarchist Weekly, The Long Beach Free Press, The 4th Estate, Los Angeles Free Press, Quicksilver Times, The Bond – the Serviceman’s Newspaper, American Avatar, High Gauge, The Post-American, The Second Front, Free Ranger International News Service, Mobilizer, Guerilla, Your Military Left, Aboveground, The Rebel, Yankee Refugee, Yankee Refugee – West Coast Newsletter of American Exiles, Antithesis, Soul Force, Socialist Standard, Free Press, Hotcha!, Hapt, Athelstane, The Niagara Peninsula Free Press Aquarius, Orpheus, Bellicume, Bulldozer, Afterthrought, Carpe Diem, The Panic Button, and Alternate Society. The collection also contains other underground publications, including Black and Red – The Revolutionary Project, a Selective Service Memorandum on Channeling, and Niagara Liberation Front publications.
Materials are in good to poor condition. As a result of their age, some of the papers are yellowed and brittle.
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials were given to Sonia Poulin by Jurgen Dankwort in 1994.
Material are arranged by publication title and date.
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Materials are mostly in English. Some documents are in French and German.
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Availability of other formats
No other formats are currently available at Concordia University Library.
Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
In most cases, reproductions are allowed for the purpose of research and private study. In most cases, the use of material in a publication may only be done with written consent of the copyright owner(s).
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Further accruals are not expected.
Copyright belongs to the creator(s). Based on copyright statements included with several publications, some newspapers and newsletters are not under copyright.
Documents were placed in acid-free file folders and archival quality boxes.
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