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Full-text Alternative/Underground Press
How to find alternative & underground press
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.
American Women's Magazines : an annotated historical guide by
Call Number: popref PN4879.H85
Publication Date: 1989-02-01
Part One of this annotated guide is devoted to women's alternative publications, and is broken down into two sections-- Early Women's Rights Periodicals (related to the suffragist movement) and Feminist Periodicals from the women's movement that began in the 1960s.
“Included here is information about alternative press feminist newspapers and organizational newsletters, women's studies journals, and cultural magazines.” This resource would be helpful to scholars searching for secondary sources concerning women's alternative publications.
The British Counter-Culture, 1966-1973 by
Call Number: PN5124.U53N4 1989
Publication Date: 1989-10-01
A social historian's overview of the British counterculture as represented in the British underground publications of the period, specifically Oz, It, and Friends. Includes bibliography, glossary, and index.
The Dissident Press by
Call Number: PN4888.U5K47 1984
Publication Date: 1984-01-01
Excellent historical review of the alternative press throughout American history, dating from pre-Civil War to the 1980s. Coverage includes the journalistic efforts of six groups: Black Americans; utopians and communitarians; feminists; non-English-speaking immigrants; Populists, anarchists, socialists, communists, and their splinter groups; and pacifists, noninterventionists, and resisters during World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. Each chapter contains references. Highly recommended resource for background on the historical development of the alternative press in the United States.
Fire! Reports from the underground press by
Call Number: pop E169.12.F5 1970b
Publication Date: 1970-11-20
“..the best underground press writing and over 200 graphics on the events and feeling that have shaped a whole generation. Written by people who are the counterculture they write about”.
The hippie papers; notes from the underground press by
Call Number: pop HN65.H57
Publication Date: 1968
Collection of articles appearing in various underground newspapers in the 1960's. “One way to learn about what tomorrow may bring is to read what has become known as 'the underground newspaper'. To understand what it is that this most vocal of generations wants and believes, it is necessary to read their journals”.
A History of Underground Comics by
Call Number: pop PN6725 .E8 1993
Publication Date: 1993-01-28
Highly illustrated overall history of the underground comics. Various chapters focus on the content of the underground comics, including “Sex and Sexism,” “Violence,” “The World Around Us,” “Drugs,” and others. Many underground cartoonists got their first exposure in the underground newspapers and many still appear in these papers. Bibliographies of and about underground comics are included in this resource.
New Journalism by
Call Number: PN4867 .J64
Publication Date: 1971-11-01
A timely piece focusing on the emergence of “New Journalism.” Focuses on underground papers and magazines, with an emphasis on New Journalistic books and examples of “liberalizing” changes in the “established media,” such as magazines, newspapers, radio, and television. Includes endnotes and an index.
Notes from the New Underground; an anthology by
Call Number: pop HQ796.K673
Publication Date: 1968-11-20
Forty-two well chosen articles from the underground press organized under groupings such as “The Redefinition of Culture: Life as Art;” “The Nature of Revolt;” “The Hippies: Flowering of a Nonmovement;” and “The Radicalization of Hip and the Reportage of Empathy.”
Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide by
Call Number: pop Z5956.C6K46 1982
Publication Date: 1982-08-31
Covers U.S. and Canadian undergrounds from 1962 to 1982. Indexes by title and artist for undergrounds and independent/ground level comix. “'Newave' or 'new wave' comics are usually small autopublications done on photocopy machines and distributed by exchange through the mail...'groundlevel' comic books was a term used to mean comparatively rare black and white comic books not 'underground' in nature.” [Scott, p. 8.] Includes eleven features on different aspects of the undergrounds, while the introduction gives a brief overview of this genre. Illustrated with many black and white and color reproductions of comix covers.
Outlaws of America by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5L48 1972b
Publication Date: 1973-03-30
This informative study discusses the role and proliferation of the underground press, outlines its historical context, and reviews its social and political implications. Includes a list (dated June 1971) of the “members and friends” of the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS). Also includes index, black and white illustrations, and bibliographical references.
Paper Revolutionaries; the rise of the underground press by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5L4
Publication Date: 1972-08-19
Readable historical overview of the development of the underground press in the U.S. covering the press's impact on the mass media and the eventual “selling out” of radicalism. Includes many graphics and reprints of pages from underground papers. Contains bibliography, index, and an international listing of Underground Press Syndicate member papers.
Uncovering the Sixties by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5P43 1985
Publication Date: 1985-05-12
A comprehensive study of the Underground Press Syndicate (UPS) and the movement it covered. Pertinent information regarding the purposes and important landmarks of the organization is contained. The author, a past contributor to the underground press, interviewed “former undergrounders and other participants” whose statements make up a large proportion of the text. The epilogue contains long passages from his sources in which they assess the underground press and its impact. Includes index and bibliography.
Underground newspaper collection, UM libraries by
Call Number: popref PN4784.U53U5 1989
Publication Date: 1989?
A holdings list for the University of Missouri-Columbia's underground newspaper collection. Descriptions of subject material for each title in their collection is provided. This guide was used to provide descriptions of the same titles held by the Browne Popular Culture Library for this research guide.
Underground press anthology by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5F673
Publication Date: 1972
Mass audience-oriented book containing selected articles from various undergrounds; a good introduction to the underground press. Contains a collection of essays and articles by Timothy Leary, Huey Newton, Dick Gregory and Todd Gitlin, and covers topics such as dope and dealing, the Altamont massacre, and the Black Panthers, among others. Reprints of the underground comic “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” and other material from various undergrounds are also included.
The Underground Press in America by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5G5
Publication Date: 1970-10-01
A solid history of the evolution of underground journalism as well as a thorough analysis of the underground press in 1970, including reviews of editorial content, language analysis, and audience analysis. Chapters on campus undergrounds, military, and peace papers are included. Contains twelve black and white page reproductions from the Oracle, Avatar, and others, as well as a directory of approximately 450 underground papers, a glossary of terms, and an index. Bibliographical references are included.
The underground reader by
Call Number: pop PN4888.U5H6
Publication Date: 1972
“An international selection that allows the initiated and uninitiated underground press reader to follow the Movement and Counter-Culture Movement through the great adventure of these past five years.”
Chronologically-ordered classic underground articles by Jerry Farber, John Wilcock, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, John Sinclair, Tom Hayden, William S. Burroughs, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and many others. Reprints of selected cartoons from the underground press complement the collection.
Underground : the London alternative press, 1966-74 by
Call Number: PN5124.U5F68 1988
Publication Date: 1988-07-01
Traces the history of the underground press in London from its beginnings in the late 1950s to its demise in the late 1970s, using the British underground publications Idiot International, Black Dwarf, Friends, Friendz, Ink, Gandolf's Garden, Ox and It as primary sources. Includes bibliography and index.
Utopia now : a handbook by
Call Number: popovsz JC328.3.M36
Publication Date: 1973
A collection of “The Little Free Press,” a newsletter proposing a new Utopia and free society.