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The Underground Press @ Pitt Special Collections: Socialist Press

This guide provides an overview of the underground newspapers and magazines that can be found at Special Collections

Socialist Publications

Additional Resources

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The Socialist Press

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The Socialist Press was obviously primarily concerned with class relations throughout the protest movement of the 60s and 70s but many of these papers continued publication well into the 80s.  Cold War attitudes, however, kept such ideas at the fringes of the political arena and kept many of these papers underground.  Special Collections holds a variety of socialist papers.  These range from regional papers aimed at local labor relations to larger national and international papers oriented towards larger scale social change.


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Cover of Vol. 10 No. 5 issue of The Allegheny Socialist
Cover of Vol. 2 No. 2 issue of Leviathan
Cover of September 28, 1978 issue of Workers' Power
Cover of Vol. VI No. 4 issue of New American Movement
Cover of Vol. 34 No. 36 issue of The Militant

Local Publications

Allegheny Socialist

  • 1982-1993
  • Published by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Newsletter containing news updates, political commentary, and a calendar of events

New American Movement Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter

  • 1978-1981
  • Published by the New American Movement, Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Newsletter containing organizational and news updates, letters, and a calendar of events

Pittsburgh Local Newsletter of the Democratic Socialists of America

  • 1982
  • Published by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Newsletter containing news updates, political commentary, and a calendar of events

Secondary Sources