New Collection Acquired: The Underground

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New Collection Acquired: The Underground

Special Collections recently acquired the Underground (which became the Washington Independent) newspaper collection from Francesco DiBaggio, the son of the newspaper’s creator — writer and journalist, Thomas DiBaggio. The paper, which was hand-distributed on the American University campus, was unique for its "free range" criticism, offering a variety of perspectives within its pages. The collection consists of the Volume I run, 1966-1967, and will complement the Washington Free PressQuicksilver Times, The Blade and other related collections in our holdings.

To learn more about local and regional independent publications, check out this recent DC Public Library Radio podcast, featuring Dale Brumfield, author of Independent Press in D.C. and Virginia: An Underground History