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|0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
|William M. Adler, a white author and journalist, co-founded and published the community newspaper The People's Voice: The Newspaper for All the People of Halifax and Northampton Counties, 1982-1986. The People's Voice focused on worker rights, environmental issues, and small town politician malfeasance. The collection consists chiefly of organizational records and other miscellaneous materials relating to the business operations of the newspaper; documents relating to the North Carolina Community Owned Newspaper Network; and newspaper clippings about the newspaper. There are also materials relating to Adler's work in support of the Carolina Brown Lung Association.
|Adler, William M.
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, John Blythe, and Kate Trathen, February 2020
Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2020
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William M. Adler provided the following biographical note in February 2020.
William M. Adler, a white author and journalist, has written for numerous publications, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Texas Monthly, and the Texas Observer, and is the author of three books of narrative nonfiction: Land of Opportunity, Mollie's Job, and The Man Who Never Died. In addition to co-founding The People's Voice, he co-founded Monteverde.fm, a community radio station in rural Monteverde, Costa Rica, and produced the documentary film Sweet Home Monteverde.
Adler was born in New York in 1957. He is a 1979 graduate of Duke University. He lives with his wife and son in Colorado.Back to Top
The William M. Adler Papers consist chiefly of organizational records for The People's Voice: The Newspaper for All the People of Halifax and Northampton Counties, a community newspaper focused on worker rights, environmental issues, and small town politician malfeasance. William M. Adler and others founded and published the newspaper from 1982 to 1986. Records include board minutes; by-laws; grant and other fundraising correspondence; documents relating to the North Carolina Community Owned Newspaper Network; newspaper clippings about the newspaper, and its coverage of a worker-owned credit union, police brutality, and other topics; and printed and other miscellaneous materials relating to the business operations of the newspaper. There are also materials relating to Adler's work in support of the Carolina Brown Lung Association.Back to Top
Processing Note: Received as loose papers and arranged into subject and format groupings by the collecting archivists.