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Guide to the Liberation News Service Photographs PHOTOS 022

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Mary Allison Farley, 1988, Erika Gottfried, 2003. This finding aid was revised by Adrien Hilton, June 2012. Edited by Bonnie Gordon to reflect rehousing of photographs in collection, May 2014.

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Liberation News Service was established by Marshall Bloom and Raymond Mungo in 1967, after they had been fired from the staff of the U.S. Student Press Association (located in Washington, DC), for their radical political views. In 1968 the LNS moved to New York City, and absorbed the Student Communications Network (founded by the University Christian Movement). The LNS had several hundred subscribers, most college, underground and progressive community newspapers, to which it supplied twice-weekly packets containing current news, features, opinion pieces, poetry, photographs, cartoons and artwork that documented the progressive movements and counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. The LNS print shop made its facilities available to other left-wing organizations. The LNS went out of business in 1981.

Sources:

  • Young, Allen, "Liberation News Service," Encyclopedia of the American Left(Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992), 422-424.