Introduction to The History Project
A couple of months ago, I posted an assortment of old leaflets, posters, propaganda, photos and other interesting paraphernalia on Facebook. People liked it and asked me if I had any more stuff.
That is an understatement.
I'm now extending my history-recovery project to Blogdonia. This will be an ongoing DEAD AIR feature! I'm hoping that people Googling old events/people/etc, will find something here that they have been searching for. I am deliberately choosing events/leaflets that seem to have been forgotten and/or have no other online history.
This historical ephemera (etc) is being posted in no particular order, just in the order I manage to find and date it. (There is TONS of stuff buried in my cedar chest, some in scrapbooks and some in folders.) If I tried to post it in chronological order, I'd NEVER get done.
You can click on any graphic to enlarge.
And don't forget, folks: POST YOUR HISTORY! Don't just wait for someone else to do it or it might not get done.
Official WELCOME to the DEAR AIR History Project! If you're visiting here for the first time, greetings! Hope you find something that interests you.
1) The cover of the widely-distributed Yippie Journal, SOUR GRAPES, published in Columbus, Ohio, 1974.
2) Program for "Haven Can't Wait: A Day in the Life of Abbie Hoffman" a play based on the Yippie-founder's life, New York City, August 23, 1978.
3) Cover of Red Tide newspaper, Detroit, MI, March 1978.
4) Poster advertising Wallflower Order Dance Collective show: Wildflower Brigade, Ohio State University, November 23, 1984
5) Poster by Citizens Against Nuclear Power, Chicago, IL, announcing protest against the Zion nuclear power plant in Zion, Illinois, Sept 29-20 1979.
6) Poster for "Women in Struggle" film series, Oakland/San Francisco, August 1981.
7) Poster for Wild Women (band) show at the Artemis Society, San Francisco, March 27, 1981
8) Poster advertising Midwest Alternative Press Convention, August 23-24, 1980, Columbus, Ohio.
9) Poster announcing Kate Millett at the "Women and Power" program series, Ohio State University, May 25, 1978.
10) Campaign poster for Jerry 'Babe' Smith, Yippie-affiliated anarchist running for mayor in Dayton, Ohio, 1980. He was a member of the band The Dates.
More history to come. Stay tuned, sports fans!