New England Free Press was a movement printer and publisher from 1967 to 1981. Of the more than 400 titles we published, about a third focused on women's liberation. Taken together, these articles—by such writers as Marge Piercy, Angela Davis, Betsy Warrior, Roxanne Dunbar, Barbara Ehrenreich, Isaac Asimov and Priscilla Long—form a treasury of feminist thinking from that time.
The purpose of this website is to provide a free online archive of New England Free Press publications for researchers and those interested in independent publishing and/or grassroots movements of the 60s and 70s. Many of these pamphlets are as good as they ever were. We hope that all will inspire conversation and action among today’s progressive agitators and activists.
If you have memories of the Press—if you worked there, if we printed for your organization or cause, if you were part of a consciousness-raising group that utilized our pamphlets or posters, or if you have memories or stories about how Our Bodies, Ourselves or other Free Press publications impacted you, we would love to add your voice to our history. Contact us!