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From Interpreting the World to Changing the World: the Work of the Alternative Press Index

Charles D’Adamo, senior editor of the Alternative Press Index (API), discusses the underground press from the 1960s to date on Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 pm, in the Reserve Reading Room (1st floor) Daley Library.

The Alternative Press Center (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States. For more than a quarter of a century the Alternative Press Index, a biannual subject index to over 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines, has been recognized as a leading guide to the alternative press in the United States and around the world. Librarians consider the API to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to alternative sources of information available today.

D'Adamo will relate the Alternative Press Index project to the rise and fall of the underground press in the 1960s and 1970s, the development of radical intellectual periodical publishing since the 1970s, projects of media criticism, and the development of the web-based Indymedia movement. D’Adamo will also discuss issues of social responsibility in librarianship., field_56ba6f8fdb00c

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