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INVENTORY OF THE POLITICAL NEWSPAPERS COLLECTION, 1953-1994, bulk 1969-1992
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Description
This collection consists of 113 alternative newspaper and journal titles whose primary focus is from an ethnic, leftist, socialist, or communist perspective. A large number of the collection consists of issues of The Guardian, though it also includes publications such as La Raza, The Black Panther, Chinese Literature, and The Realist. Collection also consists of other publications and leaflets relating to topics such as the Anti-War Movement, the Feminist Movement, and the Student Movement.
Background
The collection consists of 113 newspaper and journal titles, published between 1953 and 1994, though the majority of the collection was published between 1969 and 1992. The newspapers all report from a leftist perspective and many of the publications espouse a Communist ideology. Topics relating to many of the major movements of the late 20th Century are covered, including the Anti-War Movement, the Black Movement, the Chicano Movement, and the Feminist Movement. As many of the publications relate to Communist ideology, there is a great focus on labor issues and the plight of the working class in the United States. These Communist publications largely report on issues in the United States, though they also report on world happenings, including coverage of Cuba. Many of the journals offered extensive coverage relating to the death of Mao Zedung in 1976.
Extent
30 boxes [42.74 linear ft]
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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There are no access restrictions on this collection.