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Northeastern gets Boston Phoenix archives

Dan Kennedy, Phoenix alum and Northeastern professor, reports Stephen Mindich is donating all of the alt-paper's archives to Northeastern, which plans to gradually digitize them all. The Globe reports that in the meantime, the paper archives will be open to the public.

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Long live Pope Cat!

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All the prostitution ads they ran without a hint of shame?

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but the housing ads would be fun to look back at to see what rents used to be.

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In the original underground day (that's what we used to say before "alternative", or, heaven forbid, "alt dash") there used to be the original Phoenix and there was also the other underground weekly Boston After Dark (B.A.D.). Then there was a shakeup which caused the Phoenix to become the Real Paper and B.A.D. to become the Boston Phoenix (or some semblance of something like that).

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All the BAD and Phoenix stuff.

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I thought Kadzis gave them all to the A-Man for safe keeping........

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merging them together as Boston Phoenix. Many of the former Cambridge Phoenix staff did not like this so they split off and created The Real Paper. The two papers competed fiercely through the 1970s, but ultimately The Real Paper failed and the Phoenix bought its assets too.

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I remember an article in the now forgotten early 70s music magazine Fusion (closer in spirit to Crawdaddy than Rolling Stone) that chronicled the entire Phoenix upheaval. Man, I'm having a flashback.

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Hello!

I am Head of Special Collections at Northeastern. We are beyond thrilled that Stephen agreed to give the archives-- allowing permanent access to the history of The Phoenix's take on Boston.

I will be able to answer most of your questions in due time-- at the moment, we're just getting our arms wrapped around the collection (it's huge).

Please contact us if you'd like to visit the Phoenix in its new home-- we would be happy to give you a tour!

Archives and Special Collections
92 Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2351

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If I decided to visit you at NU and take you up on this offer, whom should I ask for?

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I'm Giordana, but the best way to access is to call the number above and let the person who answers the phone know that you intend to visit the archives. We are in the Snell Library, lower level, and we can leave a pass for you at the door.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075744/

This movie will bring back memories...if I remember correctly the final scene shot at a bar was filmed at the Orson Welles Cinema, which had a bar at one time.

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