Charles L. Klotzer collection of Freedom of the Press and Alternative Publications, 1946-2005 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The Charles L. Klotzer Collection consists of the many journals pertaining to freedom of the press, journalism in general, as well as reviews and alternative press publications, including those from foreign presses. Of particular interest to local investigators are the 18 alternative newspapers from the 1960's and 70's, such as Big Muddy Gazette, Little Rebel, and Southern Free Press, all printed in the Carbondale region. Foreign presses of note are those from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), and Cuba.
Klotzer's alternative press collection is combined with a small collection of similar "underground" publications held by Southern Illinois University's Morris Library to assist the researcher. These include well-known newspapers and magazines like the Ann Arbor Argus, Berkeley Barb, and the Village Voice. Some issues of the Big Muddy Gazette and the Chicago Seed were donated by Michael Chusid in 2016, filling in some gaps in our holdings of these periodicals.
Series 1: Freedom of the press and alternative publications, 1960-2008
Series 2: Journalism Reviews, 1963-2004
Series 3: German Democratic Republic (East Germany) serials and monographs, 1954-1989
Series 4: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) serials and monographs, 1974-1982
Series 5: Cuba serials
Series 6: Oversized publications