Seven Issues Of The Berkeley Barb Non-Consecutive Issues Beginning Jun. 1969 through Nov. 1972

By: Berkeley Barb

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B&W Illustrations; Seven issues of the Berkeley Bomb. All issues are in Very Good or better condition. The newspapers are all folded and contain approximately 20 pages. Issues include: Vol. 8 No. 23 (June 6-12, 1969) Vol. 13 No. 13 (Oct 8-14, 1971) , Vol. 14 No. 11 (March 17-23, 1972) , Vol. 14, No. 17 (April 28-May 4, 1972) , Vol. 14, No. 20 (May 19-25, 1972) , Vol. 15, No. 11 (Sept 15-21, 1972) , Vol. 15, No. 18. (Nov. 3-9, 1972). "The Berkeley Barb was a weekly underground newspaper published in Berkeley, California, during the years 1965 to 1980. It was one of the first and most influential of the counterculture newspapers, covering such subjects as the anti-war movement and Civil Rights Movement, as well as the social changes advocated by youth culture. The newspaper was founded in August 1965 by Max Scherr, a middle-aged radical who had earlier been the owner of the Steppenwolf bar in Berkeley. Scherr was the editor and publisher from the newspaper's inception until the mid-1970s. The Barb carried a great deal of political news, mainly concerning opposition to the Vietnam War and activist political events surrounding the University of California, particularly the Vietnam Day Committee and the Free Speech Movement. It also served as a venue for music advertisements. Starting around 1967, the Barb was the first underground paper to have an extensive classified ad section carrying explicit personal sex advertisements. Ultimately about a third of the paper was occupied by various forms of sexual advertising: as well as the personals there were ads for X-rated films, pornographic bookstores, mail order novelties and classifieds for models and massage, all both gay and straight. Photos of nude models spilled over into the news section. The formula of radical politics and sex worked, and the Barb was one of the top-selling underground papers in the nation."

Title: Seven Issues Of The Berkeley Barb Non-Consecutive Issues Beginning Jun. 1969 through Nov. 1972

Author Name: Berkeley Barb

Categories: Californiana,

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, The Berkeley Bomb: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A36808

Keywords: Californiana Berkeley Barb Underground Newspapers Counter-culture Civil Rights Anti-war Youth Culture Californiana,