In Spring 2021, I’ll be teaching my Graphic Archives graduate seminar in the Department of English at the University of Florida where we research the visual culture of American progressive grassroots media (1960s-1990s), focusing in on feminist and LGBTQ periodicals. We will examining cover graphics, comics, drawings, photographs, advertisements, typography, layout, and other elements of the periodicals’ visual aesthetics.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be researching through open-access digital archives, surveying what materials have been digitized and how we can ethically approach such materials. Be in touch with any relevant open-access resources not listed here; I’ll credit you for any that I add to this guide.

Thanks to Jolie Braun, Justin Wigard, UF Latin American and Caribbean Collection, Colleen Theisen, Chris Caldwell, Cher Tan, and Betty M. Bayer for some fantastic suggestions that I’ve added below!

Specific grassroots periodicals that have been digitized:

Larger collections of grassroots periodicals:

Additional digital projects of/about grassroots media: