The influx of dissenting ideals forming in the American populace in the 60’s is best exemplified by the emergence of a wave of alternative press. Published by feminist groups, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, campus radicals, and members of the LGBT communities, among many others, these newspapers, magazines, and journals focused on spreading the tenants of these radical new ideas. From 2013 to 2017 Reveal Digital made it a goal to digitize a large number of these alternative press publications and make them available in an open access format as a part of their Independent Voices collection. To complete this goal Reveal Digital partnered with libraries that held copies of these publications as a part of their collection and with 107 other academic libraries that provided financial support. The Trinity Library is proud to be a supporter of Independent Voices and we are even more excited to report that the digitization of publications has been completed and the collection is now available online!
Independent Voices is the largest digital collection of alternative press publications; containing over 1000 publications divided by subject into seven series. Included in this are the five original Underground Press Syndicate titles, East Village Other, Los Angeles Free Press, Berkeley Barb, The Paper, and Fifth Estate. Follow the links below to view a list of publications included in each series.
Don’t wait to take advantage of this fantastic historical resource! You can search or browse the collection today by visiting the Independent Voices Archive.