Great Speckled Bird records

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Great speckled bird
Title: Great Speckled Bird records
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 967
Extent: 7 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Abstract:Records of the Great Speckled Bird, an Atlanta alternative newspaper, including correspondence, financial ledgers, printed material, and legal files.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

In-process collection. As of June 2018, this collection is closed for processing.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase, 2003.


[after identification of item(s)], Great Speckled Bird records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Great Speckled Bird was as alternative press newspaper published in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1968-1976. It was revived briefly for 10 months in 1985-1986.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the records of the Great Speckled Bird including general correspondence, some of which is from prisoners; financial ledgers; printed material; and legal files. The collection also contains a copy of the first issue of the “fake Bird” published by an unrelated group in the 1990s.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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