Independent Voices

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library is one of the funding libraries of the Independent Voices project which is digitizing over 1 million pages from 20th century magazines, journals and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries.

Independent Voices is a collection that chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of an independent alternative press. The collection includes serials “produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBTs, anarchists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines.”

Through January 2017 Reveal Digital will release seven series on the alternative press.  You can already access publications in the Feminist, LGBT, and GI Press series.  When completed, the collection will represent the largest digital collection of alternative press titles, with complete runs of over 1,000 titles and 1,000,000 pages.


Browse the target title lists and access the collection through the regular channels: direct link, Databases tab on the library home page, and History Research Guide.  Due to a unique funding model established by Reveal Digital, Independent Voices will become an open access collection in January 2019.


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