Great Speckled Bird Oral History Project
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.
- Creation: 2016-2018
- Reisinger, Andrew James, 1977- (Interviewer, Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
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.
494 Gigabytes (39 interviews)
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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.
Created by Traci Drummond and Andy Reisinger between 2016 and 2018.
The GSU Digital Collections Great Speckled Bird Collection includes access to many of these oral histories as well as every issue of the newspaper.
Processed by Digital Library Services. Electronic finding aid created by Hal Hansen, October 30-31, 2018.
- Great Speckled Bird:
- A Guide to the Oral Histories at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- October 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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