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Guide to the Liberation News Service Photographs PHOTOS 022

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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.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 06, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Liberation News Service Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-1981
Dates [bulk]: 1970-1979
Abstract: The Liberation News Service (LNS) (1967-1981), a left-wing news agency, offered its subscribers, mostly college and underground newspapers, news packets, including photographs, twice a week. Journalists and photographers from the United States and around the world supplied the LNS with stories and images documenting the progressive movements and counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. Half the collection covers the United States, with emphasis on anti-war (Vietnam) protest, the civil rights and women's liberation movements, and youth culture. International coverage focuses on national liberation movements, with emphasis on Vietnam and China.
Quantity: 7.5 Linear Feet in 15 manuscript boxes.
Quantity: around 7200 photographs: black and white; 8x10 inches
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 022

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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.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection of about 7,200 8x10 black and white glossy photographs consists of images of both national and international political and social events, issues, and organizations. They were shot by more than 300 freelance photographers or photographers for other news agencies, many from outside the United States, including more than two dozen Vietnamese photographers.

Arrangement

Missing Title

  1. I, International
  2. II, United States

Folders are arranged alphabetically by region and country within Series I, and alphabetically by subject within Series II.

The files are grouped into 2 series:

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bloom, Marshall, 1944-1969
  • Mungo, Raymond, 1946-
  • Pierce, Jennifer

Document Type

  • Black-and-white photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • Black Panther Party. -- |v Pictorial works
  • Miss America Pageant.
  • National Venceremos Brigade.
  • Rolling Stones.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
  • Weather Underground Organization.
  • Young Lords Party.

Subject Topics

  • African Americans |v Pictorial works.
  • Women -- United States -- Pictorial works.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -x Protest Movements -- United States -v Pictorial works.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -v Pictorial works.

Subject Places

  • Wounded Knee (S.D.) |x History |x Indian occupation, 1973 |v Pictorial works.
  • Vietnam |v Pictorial works.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 |v Pictorial works.
  • South Africa |v Pictorial works.
  • Cuba |v Pictorial works.
  • China |v Pictorial works.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce all materials from this collection.

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Miriam Bosker Caravella were transferred to New York University in 2004 by Miriam Bosker Caravella. Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Judith Ezekiel were transferred to New York University in 2005 by Judith Ezekiel. Permission to publish or reproduce these materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Copyright to photographs taken by Miriam Bosker Caravella, credit stamp "Miriam Bosker" was transferred to NYU in 2004. Likewise, copyright to photos taken by Judith Ezekiel, credit stamp "Judith Ezekiel", were transferred to NYU in 2005. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material

Liberation News Service Records (Temple University Library Contemporary Culture Collection. Philadelphia, PA); Marshall Bloom Alternative Press Collection, Amherst College Library, Massachusetts (collection includes copies of approximately 25,000 alternative "underground" newspapers, most originally compiled by LNS as record copies from its subscribers); finding aid available at: Marshall Bloom Alternative Press Collection.

Other Finding Aids note

Additional information can be found in the appendix, LNS Photographers, that is linked to this guide. This consists of lists of those credited—drawn from the credit stamps or inscriptions on the backs of the photographs themselves. From these lists, researchers can locate photographs in the collection that are credited to individual photographers, news or photograph agencies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jennifer Pierce in 1986. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.176.

Processing Information note

Photographs in this collection were rehoused by preservation staff in Spring 2014.

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Container List

Series I: International

Scope and Contents note

Series I: International covers principally national liberation movements and events in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, with the greatest coverage going to Vietnam, China, Cuba (includes the Venceremos Brigade), and South Africa.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: not specified Folder : data_value_missing_a1a615d42afb4a6c2db03ed399112f48 Un-numbered folders
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Africa : General
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Angola
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Appalachia : (see mining)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Argentina
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Biafra
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Bolivia
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Burma
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Cambodia
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Cambodia
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Canada
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Chile
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Chile
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12.1 Chile
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 China Features : Culture (art, theatre, literary)
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 China Features
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 China Features : Economy
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 China Features : Education
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 17 China Features : Environment, Cities
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 18 China Features : Housing
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 China Features : Industry
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 20 China Features : Medical, Health Care
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 China Features : Military, Police, Politics, Anti-War
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 China Features : Sports
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 23 China Features : Women
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24 China Features : Workers, Peasants
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24.1 China
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24.2 Chine
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24.3 China
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 24.4 China
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Congo Brazzaville
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Cuba : El Grito
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Cuba : Prensa Catina
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Cuba : Venceremos Brigade, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Cuba : Venceremos Brigade, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Cuba, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Cuba, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Denmark
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Dominican Republic
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 34 England
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Eritrea/Ethiopia
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Ecuador
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 37 France, Folder 1 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 38 France, Folder 2 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 39 France, Folder 3 of 3
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Germany
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Guam
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Guinea Bissau
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Holland
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 44 Iran, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 45 Iran, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 46 Ireland, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 47 Ireland, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 49 Israel
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 50 Italy
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 51 Indian Subcontinent/Pakistan
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 52 Japan
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 53 Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of (North Korea)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 54 Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 55 Latin America, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 56 Latin America, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 57 Latin America : El Salvador
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 58 Latin America : maps and miscellaneous
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 59 Laos, Folder 1 of 3
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 60 Laos, Folder 2 of 3
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 61 Laos, Folder 3 of 3
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 62 Middle East
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 62.1 Morocco
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 63 Mozambique
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 64 Palestinians
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 65 Peru
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 66 Philippines
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 67 Portugal
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 68 Sahara
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 69 South Africa, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 69.1 South Africa, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 70 South East Asia
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 71 Soviet Union
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 72 Spain
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 72.1 Sweden
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 73 Taiwan
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 74 Thailand
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 75 Turkey
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 76 Uruguay
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 77 Virgin Islands
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 78 Vietnam
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 79 Vietnam
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 80 Vietnam
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 83 Vietnam, American Presence
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 84 Vietnam, Atrocities
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 85 Vietnam, Atrocities
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 86 Vietnam, Combat
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 87 Vietnam, Combat
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 88 Vietnam, Hanoi
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 89 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 90 Vietnam, North, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 91 Vietnam, North, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 92 Vietnam, North : Anne Dockery’s trip
1971
Box: 9 Folder : 93 Vietnam, North Defensive
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 94 Vietnam, North : Education & Culture
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 95 Vietnam, North & South, Early 1970s. Folder 1 of 2.
1970s
Box: 9 Folder : 96 Vietnam, North & South, Early 1970s. Folder 2 of 2.
1970s
Box: 9 Folder : 97 Vietnam, Postcards
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 98 Vietnam, PRG Territory
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 99 Vietnamese people
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 100 Vietnam, Post Liberation
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 101 Vietnam, Prisoners in South
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 102 Vietnam, South cities
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 103 Vietnam, Thieu government
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 104 Zimbabwe
undated

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Series II: United States

Scope and Contents note

Series II: United States focuses on protest against the war in Vietnam, the civil rights and women's liberation movements and other movements and populations, including gay liberation, Chicanos, environmental activism, the labor movement, G.I. movement, Puerto Rican community activism, and political prisoners. There are several folders containing images of individuals, principally leftists, government officials, and celebrities, including the Rolling Stones. Organizations represented include the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and the Weathermen (aka Weather Underground). Notable images include a small, but significant group of photographs of the later-famous Women’s Liberation demonstration at the 1968 Miss America pageant (in the "Womenâ€"Sexism" folder). Disappointingly, one folder labeled "Demonstrations--Kent State" does not contain images of the images Kent State University anti-Vietnam War demonstration of 1970 (in which National Guardsmen fired upon students), but instead date from a 1977 commemoration of the original event.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 105 Aged, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 106 Aged, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 107 Agri business
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 108 Alternative Lifestyles
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 109 Alternative Lifestyles, Religious sects
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 110 Anti-Imperialist demonstrations : U.S.
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 111 Anti-War and Civil Rights Demonstrations : Cornell University and other locations
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 115 Anti-War and Civil Rights Demonstrations : Cornell University and other locations
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 112 Anti-War Demonstrations
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 113 Anti-War Demonstrations : Boston/Cambridge
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 114 Anti-War Demonstrations : California
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 116 Anti-War Movement : Columbia University
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 117 Anti-War Movement : Misc. Demos.
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 118 Anti-War Movement : New York
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 119 Anti-War Movement : Wash. D.C., Mayday
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 120 Anti-War : Santa Barbara
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 121 Art
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 122 Asian Americans
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 123 Black Americans, Folder 1 of 3
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 124 Black Americans, Folder 2 of 3
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 125 Black Americans, Folder 3 of 3
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 126 Black Panthers : General
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 127 Black Panthers : Individuals
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 128 Blacks : Southern U.S.
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 129 Blacks : Southern U.S. (Fayette Co., Tenn.)
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 130 Blacks : Southern U.S. (cotton picking, Fayette Co., Tenn.)
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 131 Blacks : Southern U.S. (Mississippi), Folder 1 of 2
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 132 Blacks : Southern U.S. (Mississippi), Folder 2 of 2
1979
Box: 13 Folder : 133 Blacks : Southern U.S. (Woodcutters, Mississippi)
1973
Box: 13 Folder : 134 Chicano, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 135 Chicano, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 136 Children/Youth, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 137 Children/Youth, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 137.1 Cities
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 138 Civil Rights Movement, Poor People’s Campaign
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 139 Consumerism : Advertising
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 140 Corporations : Industry
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 141 Cultural Events I : Music (non-celebrity)
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 142 Cultural Events II : Theatre, Guerilla theatre (non-celebrity)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 143 Cultural Events III : Misc. (non-music, theatre)
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 144 Day Care
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 145 Demonstrations : Anti-War, Poor Peoples march
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 146 Demonstrations : Kent State
1977
Box: 15 Folder : 147 Demonstrations : Misc., Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 148 Demonstrations : Misc., Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 15 Folder : 149 Economy : Cutbacks, unemployment, welfare
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 150 Education, Folder 1 of 3
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 151 Education, Folder 2 of 3
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 152 Education, Folder 3 of 3
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 154 Environment
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 155 Energy : US
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 156 Farmworkers/United Farmworkers
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 157 Food
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 158 Gay, Folder 1of 3
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 159 Gay, Folder 2 of 3
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 160 Gay, Folder 3 of 3
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 161 G.I. Movement
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 162 Health
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 163 Health : Sydenham Hospital
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 164 Housing : Tenants, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 164.1 Housing : Tenants, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 165 Housing : Struggles
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 165.1 Individuals
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 166 Individuals I : the Left (US), Folder 1 of 3
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Box: 18 Folder : 167 Individuals I : the Left (US), Folder 2 of 3
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Box: 18 Folder : 168 Individuals I : the Left (US), Folder 3 of 3
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Box: 18 Folder : 169 Individuals II : Government (US), Folder 1 of 2
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Box: 18 Folder : 170 Individuals II : Government (US), Folder 2 of 2
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Box: 18 Folder : 171 Individuals III : International, Left & Government 4
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Box: 18 Folder : 172 Individuals IV : Celebrities, Music, Media, Etc.
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Box: 19 Folder : 173 Individuals IV : Celebrities, Music, Media, Etc.
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 174 Individuals IV : Celebrities, The Rolling Stones
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 175 Klan/Anti-Klan
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 176 Media: TV, Film, Printed, Radio, Non-Celebrity
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 177 Military
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 178 Mining
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 179 Native Americans
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 180 Native Americans : Wounded Knee: Other Demos
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 181 New York City/Government
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 181.1 Nuclear + Demos.
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 182 Occupational Health & Safety
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 183 Organized Crime
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 184 People : Misc., Crowds
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 185 Police
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 186 Police Intelligence/Agents
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 187 Political Prisoners : Individuals & Support Demos
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 188 Prisons
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 189 Puerto Rico
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 190 Puerto Ricans in U.S.
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 191 Puerto Ricans in U.S./Young Lords Party
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 192 Rural America
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 193 Technology
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 194 Transportation
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 195 U.S. Government 1980 Election/Convention & Demos
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 196 U.S. Government Political Events : Miami Convention
1972
Box: 22 Folder : 197 U.S. Government Political Events
1973
Box: 22 Folder : 198 Underground/Weather includes Weathermen, SLA
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 199 Unemployment : Welfare
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 200 Veterans/Vietnam Veterans Against the War : Winter Soldier Organization
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 201 Weathermen
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 202 Women : General
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 203 Women : Sexism
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 204 Women : Working
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 205 Workers (See Also Farm Workers, Health & Women), Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 206 Workers (See Also Farm Workers, Health & Women), Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 207 Workers : Auto
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 208 Workers : Labor Movement, Folder 1 of 2
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 209 Workers : Labor Movement, Folder 2 of 2
undated
Box: 24 Folder : 210 Workers : Steel Industry
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