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David Kerr Research Materials on Liberation News Service and the Alternative Press

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00168

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1968-1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

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)

Extent

1 Linear feet (1 archives box and 1 cassette storage box)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Series 1: Background Articles, 1969-1973
  2. Series 2: Interview Tapes and Transcripts, 1974-1977
  3. Series 3: Notes and Other Background Material, 1972-1975

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

  1. Marshall Bloom (AC 1966) Papers.
  2. Bloom Alternative Press Collection. See especially: Liberation News Service packets

Creator

Status
Completed
Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299