Resources In the spirit of bibliography sharing practiced in the referenced publications, what follows is a resource guide for research related to the back-to-the-land movement, counterculture, and alternative press. The links are mostly to WorldCat pages in hopes of facilitating the finding of materials wherever you are. As always, this list is incomplete and growing. Any suggestions, please get in touch.

LIBRARIES + ARCHIVES

 

Underground Press Archive & Alternative Press Archive For the Underground Press Syndicate & the Alternative Press Syndicate

 

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

 

Stanford University Libraries, Stewart Brand Papers

 

Eldridge Cleaver Papers, 1963-1988, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library: The Social Protest Collection

 

The Alternative Press Center Library, Baltimore

 

Durland Alternatives Library at Cornell University

 

Center for Communal Studies at The University of Southern Indiana

 

University of Connecticut Alternative Press Collection

 

Mendocino Historical Society Library, Ukiah, CA

 

Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA

 

Independent Voices: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press

 

Environmental Communications, Online Archive

 

St. Lawrence University Back to the Land Research Collection

 

MAGAZINES, NEWSLETTER, PUBLISHING GROUPS, 70's

(many more can be found from the archives above)

 

National:

 

Communities magazine: Worldcat or Fellowship for Intentional Communities

 

Communitas

 

Communitarian

 

Alternatives Journal

 

Alternatives!

 

Modern Utopian (magazine)

 

Country Women (magazine)

 

The Mother Earth News: Worldcat or their website

 

RFD Magazine: Worldcat or their website

 

Alternative America by Richard Gardner

 

Vocations for Social Change

 

The School of Living

 

The Foundation Journal

 

The Catholic Worker Newsletter

 

Whole Earth Catalog: Worldcat or website

 

Regional:

 

The North Country Star (northern California)

 

The Mendocino Grapevine (Mendocino County, California)

 

Your Times X-Press (Ozarks)- unable to find catalog entry

 

The People’s Yellow Pages (Bay Area)

 

 

BOOKS:

(full catalog info can be found in link)

 

Contemporary:

 

The Modern Utopian: Alternative Communities of the 60’s and 70’s, by Richard Fairfield, 2010.

 

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Andrew Bauvault

 

West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California, ed. Iain Boal, Janferie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow, 2010

 

Arcadia by Lauren Groff, 2016

 

New Pioneers by Jeffrey Jacob, 2006

 

Back from the land: how young Americans went to nature in the 1970s, and why they came back by Eleanor Agnew, 2005

 

The New Settlers Interviews by Beth Bosk, 2000

 

Back to the land: the enduring dream of self-sufficiency in modern America by Dona Brown, 2011

 

The Whole Earth: California and the Disapperance of the Outside, by Diedrich Diederichsen; Anselm Franke; 2013

 

Imagine Nation: the American Counterculture of the 1960’s and 70’s, ed. Peter Braunstein and Michael William Doyle, 2013

 

We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America, Kate Daloz, 2016

 

Whole Earth Field Guide, ed. Caroline Mainiaque-Benton, 2016

 

The 60s Communes: Hippies and Beyond, by Timothy Miller, 2002

 

A Trumpet to Arms: Alternative Media in America, David Armstrong, 1981

 

The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities, by Timothy Miller, 2015

 

Get Back, Stay Back: 2nd Generation back-to-the-landers in Maine by Joseph F Conway, 2014

 

Film: Women on the Land: Creating Conscious Community, Mendocino Coast Films

 

1970s/80s:

 

Communes USA: A personal tour, by Richard Fairfield, 1972

 

Utopia USA, Richard Fairfield, 1972

 

The Modern Utopian: Modern Man in Search of Utopia, by Richard Fairfield, 1971

 

Dwelling: On Making Your Own, by River, 1974

 

Country Women: A Handbook for the New Farmer, by Jeanne Tetrault and Sherry Thomas, 1976

 

Walden Two, B.F. Skinner, 1948

 

This Ugly Civilization by Ralph Borsodi 1975

 

The Children of Prosperity, Hugh Gardner, 1978

 

Alternative Americas, Mildred Loomis, 1982

 

Celery Wine: story of a country commune, Elaine Sundancer, 1973

 

The New Communes: Coming Together in America, Ron E. Roberts, 1971

 

What the Trees Said: Life on a New Age Farm, Stephen Diamond, 1971

 

The Children of the Counterculture, John Rothchild and Susan Berns Wolf, 1976

 

Cooperative Communities: How to Start Them and Why, by Swami Kriyanda, 1972

 

Shelter, by Lloyd Kahn 1973 (with newer editions)

 

Energy Book #1, by John Prenis, 1975

 

The Domebuilder's Handbook, John Prenis, 1973

 

The New Woman’s Survival Catalog, 1973

 

Living the Good Life, by Scott and Helen Nearing, 1973

 

No Bosses Here: A Manual On Working Collectively and Cooperatively, Vocations for Social Change, 1981

 

The Owner Built Home by Ken Kern, editions 1972-2016

 

The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka, 1978

 

PLACES OF INTEREST:

 

The Good Life Center, Harborside, ME

 

Foxfire, Mountain City, GA

 

Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY

 

Salmon Creek Farm, Albion, CA

 

Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA

 

Vermont Historical Society, Barre, VT

 

Twin Oaks Community, Louisa, VA

 

The Farm Community, Summertown, TN

 

The Land Institute, Salina, KS

 

The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo, WI

 

Real Goods, Hopland, CA

 

Oz Farm, Point Arena, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 © Alex Arzt 2017