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David Kerr Research Materials on Liberation News Service and the Alternative Press , 1968-1977
1 archives box and 1 cassette storage box (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Background articles, interview tapes and transcripts, and other materials for David Kerr's research on the alternative press in the United States, with particular focus on Liberation News Service, an alternative press service started by Marshall Bloom and Ray Mungo in 1967.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

David Kerr was associate professor of mass communications at Hampshire College from 1972 to 2003. He has a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and MAs from Vanderbilt University and Indiana University. He worked as a reporter and editor and taught courses in journalism and the history of the American press. His educational interests include the role of the press in the debate over imperialism, travel and safari writings, issues in popular culture, and cultural studies. He retired from Hampshire in 2003. (Source: Hampshire College Catalog and Course Guide, 2002-2003)

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Background articles, interview tapes and transcripts, and other materials for David Kerr's research on the alternative press in the United States, with particular focus on Liberation News Service, an alternative press service started by Marshall Bloom and Ray Mungo in 1967.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in David Kerr Research Materials on Liberation News Service and the Alternative Press [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

The collection was received from the Hampshire College Library in March 2004.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: Background Articles
1969-1973


Photocopies of published articles on the alternative press.

Deaver Collins, paper on LNS
1973

Box 1: folder 1
Marshall Bloom (retro)
1973

Box 1: folder 2
UPS/APS
1971 - 1973

Box 1: folder 3
Related New Journalism
1971 Jun

Box 1: folder 4
High school unrest
1969 Feb

Box 1: folder 5
LNS as communes - Melville article
1972

Box 1: folder 6
LNS - Hentoff article
1972

Box 1: folder 7
Movement - UGP bibliography
1969 Mar

Box 1: folder 8
Law and UGP
1970

Box 1: folder 9
LNS Operation
1968-1969

Box 1: folder 10
Reviews; LNS - UGP books
1970-1972

Box 1: folder 11
General Crit - UGP
1969-1973

Box 1: folder 12
Series 2: Interview Tapes and Transcripts
1974-1977


This series includes eleven audiocassettes and two reel tapes of Kerr's interviews with people formerly associated with Liberation News Service.

Jessica and Harvey - LNS (audiotape reel 1 of 2)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Jessica and Harvey - LNS (audiotape reel 2 of 2)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Harvey Wasserman interview
1975 Jan 23

Box 1: folder 15
Elliot Isenberg interview
1977 Feb 4

Box 1: folder 16
Mark Feinstein Interview
1977 Feb 16

Box 1: folder 17
Interview notes
n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Audiocassette tape: Women and Theatre - side 1 / Jeanne Fortin - side 2
1974 Apr 23

Box 2: folder 1
Audiocassette tape: Harvey Wasserman, LNS
1975 Jan 23

Box 2: folder 2
Audiocassette tape: Harvey Wasserman, LNS
1975 Jan 23

Box 2: folder 3
Audiocassette tape: Allen Young, North Orange, Mass., partial
1977 May 4

Box 2: folder 4
Audiocassette tape: Allen Young; in N. Orange, Mass. at Octagon House
1977 May 5

Box 2: folder 5
Audiocassette tape: Andrew Marx, Howard Epstein; LNS
1977 Feb 28

Box 2: folder 6
Audiocassette tape: Marx; Reel #2
1977 Feb 28

Box 2: folder 7
Audiocassette tape: Elliot Isenberg; Bloom's roommate and LSE


Box 2: folder 8
Audiocassette tape: Elliot Isenberg; Bloom's roommate


Box 2: folder 9
Audiocassette tape: Feinstein interview #2
1977 Feb 16

Box 2: folder 10
Audiocassette tape: Feinstein interview #3 & #4
1977 Feb 16

Box 2: folder 11
Series 3: Notes and Other Background Material
1972-1975


This series includes a lengthy 1972 document entitled "Liberation News Service: Bourgeois or Revolutionary Journalism?" which is an internal critique written by two former LNS staff members; also a small amount of other notes, printed matter and correspondence.

LNS Internal Critique by Rosa Borenstein and Alan Howard
1972 Jan 10

Box 1: folder 19
Note (Unknown person) with 2 issues of Great Speckled Bird
1975 Jan-Mar

Box 1: folder 20
Notes - History of LNS
n.d.

Box 1: folder 21
Microfilm Index - Alternative press publications
n.d.

Box 1: folder 22
Congressional report (hearings on the Internal Security Act)
1974 July

Box 1: folder 23

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Subjects
  • Kerr, David
  • Liberation News Service (Montague, Mass.)
  • Liberation News Service (New York, N.Y.)
  • Liberation News Service (Washington, D.C.)
  • Underground press--United States

Contributors
  • Bloom, Marshall, 1944-1969
  • Feinstein, Mark
  • Isenberg, Elliott, 1945-
  • Wasserman, Harvey
  • Young, Allen, 1941-


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