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Alternative Press collection

 Collection — Box: 1-17
Identifier: MS-0073

Scope and Contents

A collection of material related to labor, anti-war, student unrest, and free speech issues. Marxist-Leninist periodicals issued nationally and locally are included. Pamphlets are also included. The collection contains mimeographed statements and other material issued by the Buffalo Branch of the Marxist-Leninist Party U.S. and the Union of Buffalo Anti-Imperialist Students. Student newsletters are produced at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


  • 1969-1992


Language of Materials

Collection material in English and Spanish.

Terms of Access

The Alternative Press Collection, 1969-1992 is open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

This collection contains publications of the Marxist-Leninist party of the United States spanning the years 1969-1995. Major publications represented:

The Workers' Advocate (Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois)

The Guardian (New York, New York)

Proletarian Internationalism (Chicago, Illinois)

Buffalo Red Star (Buffalo, New York)

Buffalo Workers Voice (Buffalo, New York)

Buffalo Student (Buffalo, New York)

Buffalo Anti-Imperialist Newsletter (Buffalo, New York)

Workers' Daily (Boston, Massachusetts)

North American News (Boston, Massachusetts)


7 Linear Feet (17 manuscript boxes)


A collection of local and national news sources related to labor, anti-war, student unrest, and free speech issues spanning the years 1969-1992. Publications were collected by Richard Lipsitz, Jr., president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation.


Collection is arranged into four series:

  1. Newspapers
  2. Pamphlets
  3. Newsletters
  4. Loose printed material from Marxist-Leninist Party of the U.S.

Collection is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 2002 by Richard Lipsitz, Jr.

Accruals and Additions

Additional accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Political and Social Issues and the Alternative Press in Buffalo and Western New York

MS 41, Anti-War Publications Collection, 1967-1974

MS 76, Anthony W. Novitsky and Christopher Densmore Alternative Press Collection, 1963-2000, 1963-1989 (bulk)

34/9/1071, Charles Haynie Papers, 1963-2002

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff, 2003.

Finding Aid for the Alternative Press collection
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff, 2003.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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