Michigan State University

Alternative Press Collection

This collection features subscriptions, back files, and sample issues of a wide range of alternative magazines and newspapers. Approximately 1,200 titles are represented. Publications of the Political parties of the Left and racist and neo-Nazi organizations of the right are included, along with advocacy and social change publications which address topics ranging from women's rights, the environment, gay and lesbian issues, and alternative living, to United States foreign and domestic policy. There are also strong holdings of underground newspapers from the 1960's and 1970's including the Berkeley Barb, the Los Angeles Free Press, and Great Speckled Bird, and The Paper, East Lansing's alternative paper of the 1960's