The Alternative Press records (1961-2006, bulk 1970-1995)
The Alternative Press records
25.50 Linear Feet (47 manuscript boxes and one oversize box)
The printed products of the press are located in the Printed Materials series
in boxes 42-43.
Ephemera is located throughout the collection, but is concentrated in the
Ephemera series (box 38) and the Artists and Poets series (boxes
Literary and artistic small press
started in Detroit in 1969 by Ken and Ann Mikolowski. The press initially focused on
publishing the work of Detroit artists and later became international in scope. The
collection documents the press' management and publication processes, including for its
acclaimed subscription mailings, which contained poetry, bookmarks, bumper stickers,
drawings, paintings, collages, and postcards.
The material is in English.
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)