Thorne Dreyer papers, 2009-2019
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.
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 processed by Colleen Hobbs, September 2019.
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