dcpl digitizes quicksilver times 1969-1972
DCPL just announced that the Quicksilver Times newspaper, in circulation from 1969-1972, has been digitized.
"The Quicksilver Times was an underground counterculture newspaper published in Washington, D.C. and covering national and local leftist news, opinions, and community information. It was first published June 16, 1969 by a staff collective including former contributors to the Washington Free Press. Subjects covered included antiwar protests, black power movement, feminism, gay liberation, international communist movements, marijuana, and other social justice issues and aspects of the counterculture. Quicksilver Times was part of the Liberation News Service and the Underground Press Syndicate and published national missives from radicals including the Weather Underground, Timothy Leary, and Angela Davis. The paper was one of several underground papers of the period now known to have been infiltrated by CIA informants. Early on, the paper was issued about every 10 days, but later published once every few weeks toward the end of its life. The paper suspended publication for almost 3 weeks in April 1970 and published its final issue in July 1972."
DCPL does not have a full run. They are seeking donations of missing issues, especially from the 1970s.
For more information, click here.
Read my post about independent newspapers.