Guardian: Independent Radical Newsweekly [Run of 45 Issues from 1969]. UNDERGROUND NEWSPAPERS, Jack A. SMITH.

Guardian: Independent Radical Newsweekly [Run of 45 Issues from 1969]

New York: Weekly Guardian Associates, Inc., 1969. First Editions. 45 Tabloid issues (42.5cm); pictorial newsprint wrappers; illus.; publication sequence runs as follows: Vol.21, Nos.14-17, 19-28, 30-45, 47-50; Vol.22, Nos.1-10, 12-13 (January 4 - December 27, 1969). All issues show mild wear and toning to extremities, a few with tiny nicks, tears, and some occasional foxing; Nov.29 issue has a short scratch to front wrapper, with a few small stains to front wrapper of Jan.18 issue; overall, a uniformly Near Fine run, unfolded and without postal markings.

A near-complete run (lacking 4 issues) of a key year of this long-running radical newspaper, initially founded in 1948 as the unofficial publishing organ of the Progressive Party; at its peak, the paper had a circulation of nearly 100,000 copies. The present run covers a crucial year during the Vietnam conflict, with contents providing coverage of the war and the anti-war effort, the Nixon campaign, anti-racism, the Black Power movement, the Spring Offensive, campus turmoil, police brutality, issues facing members of the Black Panther Party, and the divisions within the SDS. A substantial grouping, seldom encountered in such condition.

Price: $1,500.00

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