Underground press and alternative newspaper collection Edit


MSS 358 large


  • 1962-1994 (Creation)


  • 8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    9 Boxes



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, Underground press and alternative newspaper collection, MSS 358, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Date acquired is 1971. Source of the acquistion is unknown.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Madalyn Parker in March 2010.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Post World War II in the Asian, the American and the Western European context, the term underground press has most frequently been employed to refer to the independently published and distributed underground papers associated with the counterculture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

  • Scope and Contents

    This archive contains underground and alternative newspapers, many of which belong to the Underground Press Syndicate, published from 1962 to 1994. These newspapers are mostly from the United States, but also originate in Canada, England, Denmark, and other European countries. They all represent "radical" and/or alternative views, with subjects including religion, war, music, and drugs.

  • Arrangement

    The newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title.