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Inventory of the San Francisco Oracle Archives, 1966-1991;(1966-1968 bulk)
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Description
The San Francisco Oracle, an underground or alternative newspaper, was a worker-owned cooperative paper. It began in September 1966 and after a very short run of only twelve issues, folded in February 1968. The collection contains partial holdings of the articles, essays, original artwork, paste-ups, photomechanical transfers, photographs, poems, and transcripts of interviews and speeches used in the publication of the newspaper. Also included are a small assortment of business records and correspondence. Ten of the newspaper's twelve issues are included in the collection.
Background
The San Francisco Oracle, a worker-owned cooperative newspaper, began in September 1966 and after a very short run of only twelve issues, folded in February 1968. According to one of its founders and co-editors, Allen Cohen, the paper's circulation peaked at between 100,000 and 125,000.
Extent
6.20 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.