Help preserve an alternative American newspaper
The Harrisburg Independent Press was published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1971 to '80. The weekly newspaper was founded to provide alternative news for the Harrisburg 8 trial during the Vietnam War. It continued after the Berrigan trial, and went on to spotlight many issues important to the community -- housing, education, prison reform, government corruption -- and, most notably, safety concerns about the nearby Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.
This crowd funding project seeks to preserve the coverage of the Independent Press, and to encourage other communities to preserve their own alternative newspapers, for inspiration, and future study.
For this project, we've scanned over three hundred weekly and monthly issues of the Harrisburg Independent Press. We've collected critical analysis and essays on the paper, and remembrances of staff and community members.
Our hope is to put all this on to the web, as a resource for the public and scholars. Please help us complete this project!
We need help to create a useful, informative and beautiful web page.
Risks and challenges
We don't foresee any great risks or challenges completing this project. We've already scanned over 300 issues of the Harrisburg Independent Press into pdf format. We're raising funds to complete a webpage to display these scanned issues and other information about the paper on the Internet.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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