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L.A. Youth newspapers and records
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This collection documents the publications, copyright agreements, digital archives, and release forms of the independent student-written publication L.A. Youth, which ran from 1989 to 2013. It was the largest teen-run newspaper in the United States, and became known for tackling controversial topics like gang violence, mental illness, teen homelessness, and partner abuse.
L.A. Youth was an independent, city-wide, teen-written newspaper that ran for 25 years, from 1988 to 2013. It was created by former teacher Donna Myrow in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which empowered school administrators to control the content of school publications.
4.2 Linear Feet (1 box, 7 flat boxes, 5 CD boxes)
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
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