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Seven Days records


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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Seven Days first appeared in 1975 under the direction of David Dellinger, a defendant in the Chicago Seven trial and a veteran of the 1960s political protest movement, and was published until 1980 as an alternative weekly news magazine, providing a voice for the American Left. The magazine achieved a circulation of 40,000 without corporate advertising.

The records of this alternative political periodical, published in the 1970s, include correspondence with writers and readers, financial records, memoranda, article manuscripts, editorial files, press releases, reprints, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, cartoons brochures, flyers, and book catalogs. These materials document the social and political concerns of its editor, David Dellinger, and the 1960s political activist, including issues such as civil rights, abortion, draft resistance, migrant labor, public housing, alternative life styles, and American foreign policy in Africa, Vietnam, Central America, and the Middle East. The most prominent correspondents include Peter Biskind, Virginia Blaisdell, Eva Cockcroft, Elizabeth Hess, George McGovern, William Reich, Peggy Somers, Mike Shuster, Jim Woodward, and Peter Wollheim. The records also include a portion of Dellinger's papers, which relate to the publication of Seven Days. Temple University holds other collections concerning American social/political activism, 1960-1985.

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