University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Thorne Dreyer papers, 2009-2019

Creator Dreyer, Thorne
Title: Thorne Dreyer papers
Dates: 2009-2019
Identification: camh-arc-004143
Extent: 3 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Editor, writer, and political activist Thorne Dreyer (1945-) played a major role in the underground press movement of the 1960s-1970s. A Houston native who attended the University of Texas at Austin, Dreyer was active in Students for a Democratic Society. He founded two underground newspapers: The Rag, in Austin, Texas (1966-1977) and Space City! in Houston, Texas (1969-1972).

In 2005, Dreyer renewed his interest in alternative journalism and progressive politics. He serves as director of the non-profit New Journalism Project, which publishes his Internet newsmagazine The Rag Blog. He also hosts The Rag Radio, a weekly public affairs news program on community radio station KOOP in Austin, Texas.

Scope and Contents

The Thorne Dreyer papers consist of transcripts of radio interviews conducted by Thorne Dreyer as part of his Rag Radio series on KOOP radio in Austin. Interviewees include Bob Wade and Jason Mellard, Tom Hayden, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ronnie Dugger, Pete Gershon, Paul Krassner, Kaye Northcott, Margo Sawyer, Margaret Moser, Jim Hightower, James K. Galbraith, Harry Hurt III, Frances "Poppy" Northcutt, Neal Evans and John Traphagan, Eddie Wilson, Ed Sanders, Leon McNealy, David Amram, Dan and Robin Rather, Bill Minutaglio, Bill Kirchen, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Bernie Sanders and Glenn W. Smith, Al Reinert, and Sima Cunningham.


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

Index Terms

Personal Names
Dreyer, Thorne
Corporate Names
KOOP (Radio station : Austin, Tex.)
Rag Radio
Radio programs

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, September 2019.

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Detailed Description of the Collection


4C445 [SRH1230025943] Bill Minutaglio and Kay Northcutt interview, 2009
Paul Krassner interviews, parts 1 and 2, 2010
Leon McNealy interview, 2011
David Amram interview, 2012
Ronnie Dugger interview, 2012
Tom Hayden interview, 2012
Jim Hightower interview, 2012
Bill Kirchen interview, 2012
Frances "Poppy" Northcutt interview, 2013
Dan Rather and Robin Rather interview, 2013
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn interview, 2014
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz interview, 2014
Margaret Moser interview, 2014
Al Reinert and Sima Cunningham interview, 2014
Eddie Wilson interview, 2014
James K. Galbraith interview, 2015
Bernie Sanders and Glenn W. Smith interview, 2015
Ed Sanders interview, 2015
Harry Hurt III interview, 2016
Bob "Daddy" Wade and Jason Mellard interview, 2016
Bill Minutaglio interview, 2018
Margo Sawyer interview, 2018
Neal Evans and John Traphagan interview, 2019
Pete Gershon interview, 2019