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The Organ

Collection Data

Focus on counterculture, exploring sexual practices and social attitudes toward them, with articles by and about counterculture notables, contemporary politics, rock and blues musicians; several issues with poetry.
Crumb, R (Contributor)
Donahue, Don (Contributor)
Fedele, Frank (Interviewer)
Flash, Jack (Interviewer)
Garcia, Jerry, 1942-1995 (Interviewee)
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 (Interviewee)
Irons, Greg, 1947-1983 (Artist)
Jacopetti, Roland, 1937- (Contributor)
King, B. B (Interviewee)
Lewis, Jerry Lee (Interviewee)
Lupoff, Richard A., 1935- (Contributor)
Lupoff, Richard A., 1935- (Interviewer)
Lydon, Susan Gordon, 1943- (Contributor)
McDonald, Joe, 1942- (Interviewee)
Pearlstein, Howard (Interviewer)
Pearlstein, Howard (Editor)
Silver, Sam (Interviewer)
Van der Leun, Gerard, 1945- (Contributor)
Van der Leun, Gerard, 1945- (Editor)
Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932- (Interviewee)
Wilson, S. Clay, 1941- (Artist)
Winokur, Scott (Interviewer)
Lost Planet Airmen (Musical group)
Weills, Christopher (Publisher)
Van der Leun, Gerard, 1945- (Editor)
Stewart, Jon, 1962- (Editor)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1970
Place: Berkeley, Calif.
Publisher: Himalayan Watershed Properties
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll +++ Counterculture O74 1970
Anger, Kenneth
Garcia, Jerry, 1942-1995
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
King, B. B
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Lennon, John, 1940-1980
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Lovecraft, H. P.(Howard Phillips), 1890-1937
McDonald, Joe, 1942-
Morrissey, Paul, 1938-
Ono, Yōko
Rand, Ayn
Van Peebles, Melvin, 1932-
Wilson, S. Clay, 1941-
Cockettes (Theatrical troupe)
DC Comics, Inc
Lost Planet Airmen (Musical group)
College student newspapers and periodicals -- California -- Berkeley
Alternative lifestyles -- California
Communal living -- California
Counterculture -- United States
Counterculture -- California
Heroin abuse -- United States
Hippies -- California
LSD (Drug) -- United States
Marijuana -- United States
Men -- Sexual behavior -- United States
Motorcycles -- History -- United States
New Age movement -- California
Photography of the nude
Poetry -- 20th century
Political satire -- 20th century
Popular culture
Prostitutes -- California -- San Francisco
Sex -- Religious aspects
Transvestites -- United States
Underground periodicals -- California -- Berkeley
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States
Date/sequential designation: Vol. 1, no. 1-
Content: Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, collages, psychedelic drawings, and cartoons by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Greg Irons, and others, often including naked men and women.
Statement of responsibility: Published by Christopher Weills, and edited by Gerard van der Leun, Jon Stewart, and Howard Pearlstein.
Date/sequential designation: V. 1, no. 2 with incorrect date ("September, 1984") on front cover.
V. 1 no. 1 includes interview with Allen Ginsberg by Gerard Van der Leun, featuring a discussion of Timothy Leary's arrest on drug charges; v. 1, no. 2 with article by Jon Stewart on Taos communes; v. 1, no. 3, with article by Jack Flash on film director Kenneth Anger, and interview with blues guitarist/singer B. B. King by Sam Silver; v. 1, no. 4 features articles and personal narratives about child-birth, and an interview with film director Paul Morrissey by Scott Winokur; v. 1, no. 5 with articles on the New Right and on "The Canonization of Ayn Rand" by Jon Stewart, and an article on John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and primal scream therapy by Roland Jacopetti; v. 1, no. 6 includes an interview with members of the rock band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen by Dick Lupoff; v. 1, no. 7 with an article by Jon Stewart on the election of radical politicians in Berkeley and an interview with rock singer/song writer "Country" Joe McDonald with Sam Silver; v. 1, no. 8 contains articles on motorcycles and American culture, an interview with rock guitarist Jerry Garcia by Frank Fedele, an article on H. P. Lovecraft by Dick Lupoff, and an interview with Melvin Van Peebles by Howard Pearlstein; v. 1, no. 9 with articles and a comic strip on heroin use in the U.S. armed services, an article on the destructive effects of heroin use on the counterculture, an interview with Jerry Lee Lewis by Dick Lupoff, and a poem by Gary Snyder ("Control Burn").
Numbering: Issue for July 1971 lacks vol. numbering, but constitutes v. 1, no. 9.
Acquisition: Purchase; Maggs Bros.; May 2010; 007251 (copy 1 of v. 1, no. 2)
Acquisition: Purchase; Peter Bernett; February 3, 2012; 008122 (v. 1, no. 1-9)
Physical Description
Extent: V. :ill. ;43 cm.
Tabloid newspaper format, folded, with color-printed wrappers.
Type of Resource
International Standard Serial Number: 0742-2431
Linking International Standard Serial Number: 0742-2431
Library of Congress Control Number: sc 83008204
RLIN/OCLC: 9560068
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19114493
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed321e70-60d7-0135-e4ed-317887771c5a
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