The Great Speckled Bird was one of several underground newspapers that appeared in the United States in the 1960s. Published in Atlanta from 1968 to 1976, The Bird, as it was commonly known, stood out among the alternative press for the quality of its writing, its cover art and its fearless opinions and reporting on a range of topics—national and local politics, the counterculture, women’s issues, gay liberation, reproductive choice, music, art…The Bird was a new, radical voice from the South.
Door County Advocate 1862-1897; Door County Advocate 1918-1959; Door County Democrat 1893-1918; The Advocate 1897-1912; The Democrat 1892-1895; Door County News 1914-1939; The Expositor 1873-1877; The Expositor Independent 1877-1880; The Independent 1886-1890; The Republican 1890-1892; The Sturgeon Bay Advocate 1912-1918; Weekly Expositor Independent 1880-1886.
The collection consists of approximately five thousand newspaper volumes (plus several thousand unbound newspapers), most of which came, directly or indirectly, from the British Library. There are long runs of major domestic newspapers as well as many foreign language and immigrant papers, such as the Yiddish Forward, the Irish World, and the Greek Atlantis, trade journals, Communist papers such as the Daily Worker, and other political papers. Many of these runs apparently exist nowhere else in the original format.