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Alternative and Underground Press Publications: Finding Underground Press

Examine the social and cultural history of the 1960s, 1970s, and subsequent decades.

Full-text Alternative/Underground Press

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest: Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

How to find alternative & underground press

The Jerome Library also houses many books on the alternative and underground press movement and on different aspects of the counterculture movement. These sources can be identified under the subject heading in the BGSU Libraries Catalog using the following:

Conservatism--United States--Periodicals
Libraries--Special collections--Underground press publications
Radicalism--United States--Periodicals--Bibliography
Right and left (political science)--Periodicals--Bibliography
Reference books--Underground press--Bibliography
Underground press
Underground press publications

Jerome Library also holds 147 reels of microfilm (almost 600 titles) of underground newspapers and 23 reels of “Herstory” (women's publications) that are not covered in this guide.

Outside BGSU but still in Ohio

These are holdings of primary and secondary sources on the underground press in OhioLINK.

Books on the Underground Press

In addition to the primary source materials at the Browne Popular Culture Library related to the alternative and underground press that are listed on the preceding pages, the following resources describe some secondary sources that provide useful reference and background information. Such resources include indexes, resource guides, bibliographies, historical studies, and reprints of underground press and other articles. Note: some of these are not located in the Browne Popular Culture Library.