New York: Youth International Party, 1968. First Edition. A small collection of materials promoting one of the key events that helped disrupt the 1968 Democratic convention, and one of the most celebrated acts of civil disobedience in the history of Chicago. Intended as a response to "the Convention of Death," the YIP-sponsored Festival was to be held in Chicago's Lincoln Park from August 25-30, where the Yippies envisioned 500,000 young people dancing in the streets, making love in the park, doing drugs, and listening to rock bands. In the end, only MC5 ended up playing for a relatively staid number of attendants, and disorganization regarding sound set-up ultimately moved from skirmishes with police to full-scale rioting. 1. [PRESS PACKET] Festival of Life. Aug.25-30. New York: Youth International Party, . Quarto (28cm); illustrated leaves, printed in colors on variously-colored stock, and stapled once at upper left edge; pp; illus. Subtle toning along upper edge of preliminary leaf; small patch of light brown paper adhesed to upper right corner of terminal leaf; Very Good+ to Near Fine. Not found in OCLC.
2. [PRESS RELEASE] Yippie Announcement! Yippie! New York: Youth International Party, . Quarto (28cm); two sheets of yellow stock, with mimeographed text in black, stapled at upper left corner; 3pp. Mild wear and subtle toning to extremities, edges of p.3 reinforced with clear tape, with two patches of light brown paper adhesed to verso; Very Good. Not found in OCLC.
3. [FLYER] Yippie! Chicago - Aug.25-30. New York: Youth International Party, . Single sheet of 8.5" x 11" white stock, with text printed on recto in blue and red. Subtle toning to extremities, verso showing adhesive residue; Very Good. OCLC notes 3 holdings (Brown, Northwestern, U.Virginia).
4. [HANDBILL] Bags Yippies Can Get Into Your Hometown. New York: Y.I.P., . ca.8.5" x 10.75" sheet of white stock, with text mimeographed in black on recto and verso. Subtle toning to extremities, with a thin strip of tape removed from upper margin; Very Good+. Not found in OCLC.