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Great Speckled Bird Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: Y015

Scope and Contents of the Oral History Project

The Great Speckled Bird Oral History Project consists of born-digital interviews with more than 30 former staff members of the underground newspaper.

Dates

  • 2016-2018

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No Restrictions

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Historical Note

The Great Speckled Bird was one of several underground newspapers that appeared in the United States in the 1960s. Published in Atlanta from 1968 to 1976, The Bird, as it was commonly known, stood out among the alternative press for the quality of its writing, its cover art and its fearless opinions and reporting on a range of topics—national and local politics, the counterculture, women’s issues, gay liberation, reproductive choice, music, art…The Bird was a new, radical voice from the South.

Extent

494 Gigabytes (39 interviews)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Great Speckled Bird was one of several underground newspapers that appeared in the United States in the 1960s. The Great Speckled Bird Oral History Project consists of interviews with over 30 former staff memebers of the underground newespaper.

Acquisition Information

Created by Traci Drummond and Andy Reisinger between 2016 and 2018.

Digital Access

The GSU Digital Collections Great Speckled Bird Collection includes access to many of these oral histories as well as every issue of the newspaper.

Related Materials in this Repository

A complete run (1968-1976: 1984-1985) of the Great Speckled Bird forms a part of the Labor Periodicals Collection. For access to paper copies of the Bird, see the L-periodicals finding aid

Processing Information

Processed by Digital Library Services. Electronic finding aid created by Hal Hansen, October 30-31, 2018.

Creator

Title
Great Speckled Bird:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Oral Histories at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)