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The Other Side magazine records


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

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The Other Side magazine, a progressive Christian publication that addressed social justice issues such as race, economic justice, gender, and gay and lesbian concerns, launched in 1965 as Freedom Now. It published its last issue in September 2004. The magazine was originally published by Anne and Fred Alexander, and edited for many years by Dee Dee Risher.

The collection contains administrative and editorial files, as well as printed and audio materials related to The Other Side and Freedom Now. Editorial, board, and office files date largely from mid 1990s to 2004. Editorial files include: meeting minutes and issue planning notes; author correspondence; contracts; some manuscripts; circulation printouts; subscription lists; an article processing manual and reprint request log; a notebook of manuscripts received, and several reader surveys. There are subject files on a number of topics, such as abortion, food, politics, prayer, spirituality, refugees, poverty, and transgender issues. Board records contain meeting minutes, notes, memoranda, and long range planning materials. Office files include budgets, staff meeting minutes, memoranda to staff, and planning records for events. There is a complete run of issues of both Freedom Now (1965-1969) and The Other Side (1969-2002), as well as microfilm of The Other Side, 1986-2003. The collection contains issues of a number of other independently published magazines, including The Post American, Second Stone, The Door, and Open Hands. The collection includes awards and plaques received by The Other Side, audio tapes of speeches and seminars, and some computer disks. Some files are from Dee Dee Risher.

Accession number: 1009

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