Alternative Press Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Alternative Press Collection (APC) is one of the oldest and largest collections of alternative press materials in the United States. It was founded in the late 1960s out of student participation in activist movements for social, cultural and political change. Currently the APC includes thousands of national and international newspapers, serials, books, pamphlets, ephemera and artifacts documenting activists thmse and organizations, dating from the 1800s to the present. The collection contains more than 7,000 newspaper and magazine titles with 90 still on subscription, 5,000 books and pamphlets, 1,800 files of ephemeral materials from activist organizations throughout the country, as well as posters, broadsides, buttons, calendars and manuscripts.
Subject represented in the APC include, but are not limited to: Anti-War movements/Peace and Solidarity, with an emphasis on the Vietnam era Publications by and for racial, ethnic and religious minorities Women's liberation/Feminist publications Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer publications Student protests and activism Political movements (Communism, Socialism, Anarchism and radical politics) Environmental movements Connecticut-based social justic organizations Personal papers of significant figures from social movements in the state of Connecticut
- Artificial Collection formed in 1967
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The Alternative Press Collection (APC) is one of the oldest and largest collections of alternative press materials in the United States. The APC was founded in the late 1960s out of student participation in activist movements for social, cultural and political change. The library from the Radical Education Project of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was added to the collection in 1972.
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