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Liberation News Service collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-074

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.

Dates

  • 1969-1978

Creator

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.

Administrative History

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 flat box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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.

Related Materials

Allen Young Papers, Coll2008-004, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 2014.

Title
Finding Aid to the Liberation News Service Collection, 1969-1978
Status
Completed
Author
Loni Shibuyama
Date
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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