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Inventory of the Random Lengths News Collection SPC.2021.032
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This collection contains clippings, notes, correspondence, photographs, half-tones, press releases, flyers, invoices, meeting minutes, reports, published newspaper issues, and other material generated by Random Lengths News.
Random Lengths News is the only independently owned progressive news magazine that has been covering news in Carson, Lomita, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance, and Wilmington since 1979. "Random Lengths News is an alternative community newspaper serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor Area. We are committed to promoting an open dialogue on the important questions concerning our community. We invite and depend on community participation. Random Lengths News addresses the community need for a newspaper that will fight for worker, consumer and citizen rights; that will alert to dangers in the community; that will report honestly on the problems in schools and workplaces; that will analyze the failures of government; and that will reveal the full extent of corporate control over lives. The newspaper also speaks of past achievements and the progressive developments in the community. It is the newspaper's intention to promote direct community action and encourage non-exploitive artistic and cultural activity. The paper is committed to working against sex and age discrimination across all ethnic and racial boundaries. Random Lengths News urges readers to discover their own political power by making changes in their own neighborhoods that are drawn together into a cohesive social movement."
70 boxes (45 record storage, 6 document cases, 19 oversized)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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