New England Free Press was a movement printer and publisher from 1967 to 1981. Of the roughly 300 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 Meredith Tax–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; some may not stand up under a contemporary lens. We hope that all will inspire conversation and action among today’s progressive agitators and activists.
So far we've scanned and uploaded most of the women's liberation pamphlets; these are now available to view, download, and distribute. And we encourage you to check back often, as this is an evolving site: we are working on scanning the rest of the catalog, and there are a few other related projects in the works.
And 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!