Liberation News Service collection
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises news packets, correspondence, and administrative records, 1969-1978, from the Liberation News Service (LNS), a press agency for alternative and radical media based in New York City, New York. The packets include news, analysis, features, editorials, poems, photographs, and cartoons; and document New Left, radical, and anti-war movements, as well as the gay and lesbian liberation movement. The bulk of the collection is news packets from the years 1970-1971, when the LNS engaged in a concerted effort to expand its coverage of the gay and lesbian movement.
- Liberation News Service (New York, N.Y.) (Creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The Liberation News Service was founded in 1967 by Marshall Bloom and Raymond Mungo. Two or three times a week, printed packets were sent to hundreds of underground press subscribers, providing news and information on the radical, New Left, anti-war, and counter-culture movements. LNS staff writers and editors also promoted activism in social change, including homosexual rights, third world liberation movements, and feminism.
The LNS was most active in the late-1960s and early-1970s and continued to send material to subscribers till it ended operations in 1981.
Source: Young, Allen. "Liberation News Service, A History." Encyclopedia of the American Left. Ed. Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Dan Georgakas. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.
1 Linear Feet (1 flat box.)
Language of Materials
News packets, correspondence, and administrative records, 1969-1978, from the Liberation News Service (LNS), a press agency for alternative and radical media based in New York City, New York. Founded in 1967 as an anti-war news service, the LNS expanded its coverage to the gay and lesbian liberation movement in 1970, with the help of gay journalist Allen Young.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.
Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 2014.
- Finding Aid to the Liberation News Service Collection, 1969-1978
- Loni Shibuyama
- © 2014
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- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.