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Underground, Alternative and Extremist Literature collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Underground, Alternative, and Extremist Literature collection
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0050
    Physical Description: 95.5 Linear Feet (191 boxes, 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1990
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Underground, Alternative and Extremist Literature (Collection 50). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Manuscripts Division staff.
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    We are committed to providing ethical, inclusive, and anti-racist description of the materials we steward, and to remediating existing description of our materials that contains language that may be offensive or cause harm. We invite you to submit feedback about how our collections are described, and how they could be described more accurately, by filling out the form located on our website: Report Potentially Offensive Description in Library Special Collections.  

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942328923606533 

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of newspapers and other materials representing American and some British and French underground, alternative and extremist literature. Includes materials from both sides of the political spectrum, such as Black Panther Party, Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, Communist Party, Industrial Workers of the World, and United Farm Workers Organizing Committee.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Underground newspapers arranged alphabetically (Boxes 1-17).
    2. Organization materials arranged alphabetically (Boxes 18-192).

    Related Material

    Extremist Book Collection (Collection 552)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections.
    A Collection of Pamphlets of Extremist Movements (Collection 932)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Underground publications.
    Underground press publications -- United States -- Archives.