AREA and the Chicago Underground Library are pleased to invite you to a welcome party for the Alternative Press Center, who recently relocated their impressive archive of independent media to Chicago after several decades in Baltimore. Progressive and radical librarians, academics, students, researchers, and concerned citizens of Chicago are invited to come out for a night of complimentary drinks and snacks to say hello and welcome to Alternative Press Center (APC) staff and check out this new amazing local resource.
The APC is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States. For more than a quarter of a century, the Alternative Press Index has been recognized as a leading guide to the alternative press in the United States and around the world.