Boo-Hooray Catalog #4: The Underground Press
Boo-Hooray is proud to present our fourth catalog, dedicated to the 1960s and ‘70s underground press. For over a decade, we have been committed to the organization, stabilization, and preservation of cultural narratives through archival placement. Today, we continue and expand our mission through the sale of individual items and smaller collections. We invite you to our space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where we encourage visitors to browse our extensive inventory of rare books, ephemera, archives and collections by appointment or chance.
The newspapers and magazines presented here–along with innumerable peer publications–established a trans-Atlantic network of underground press. This network provided an alternative to mainstream news and culture outlets, which had proved to be inept at covering the rapidly evolving social and political landscapes in Western Europe and America. Though each had its own focus, these publications share histories of government prosecution, censorship, and surveillance; an animating mission of pushing the boundaries of cultural and political discourse; and shoestring budgets. Taken as a whole, these publications present a wide view of the countercultural zeitgeist of the 1960s and 70s.