[CHICAGO 1968 - YOUTH INTERNATIONAL PARTY]
Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
Chicago: Ramparts Magazine, 1968. First Edition. Five ephemeral broadsides issued daily during the Youth International Party's (Yippies) "Festival of Life," held to coincide (and disrupt) the 1968 Democratic Party convention. Intended to be posted publicly, the Wall Posters include reportage on police busts, anti-hippie conspiracies, convention news, and statements from various Yippie and SDS participants including Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, and Abbie Hoffman. It is unclear how many of the Wall Posters were issued; OCLC holdings are scant and poorly catalogued. It appears that this run of five issues is more complete than any currently held; no OCLC member institution appears to own the issue for August 28th, and there is no evidence to suggest that any Wall Posters were issued after this date. Five printed broadsides, each 34" x 22-3/4" (ca 86cm x 58cm). Printed two sides, on newsprint. Vertical and horizontal fold lines (as issued); paper slightly browned, but not brittle; Very Good.