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- UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
- Asheville Global Report Collection
- Date [inclusive]
- 2.5 Linear feet
- Description note
- Includes over 350 individual newspaper copies of the Asheville Global Report.
- Location note
- Located in Special Collections, Row 4, Section 7
- Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Asheville Global Report Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville
The Asheville Global Report (AGR) was a volunteer-run newspaper with a weekly circulation of 3000. It was distributed free at locations around Buncombe County and surrounding areas from 1999 to 2007. The AGR’s mission statement was to “cover news underreported by mainstream media, believing that a free exchange of information is necessary to organize for social change.” The AGR covered a broad range of topics, including race, gender, equality, labor, war, the environment and media, providing an independent view of the political scene in early 2000s Asheville. The AGR culled articles from a variety of places, including traditional and alternative regional, national, and international news outlets. It also included articles and reports on regional topics written by local writers. The AGR received numerous awards, including the American Civil Liberties Union’s “champion of civil liberties” award and 10 Project Censored awards. The AGR also produced a television show and radio program until 2011. The AGR closed in 2007 citing difficulties in maintaining the grassroots publication.
AGR editors included:
1999- Robert Brown, Brendan Conley, Clare Hanrahan
2003- Shawn Gaynor, Nicholas Holt, Eamon Martin, Sean Marquis, Kendra Sarvadi, Greg White
2006 – Eamon Martin, Greg White
2007- Heather Houdeck, Sarah Houdeck, Rob Livingston, Eamon Martin, Dusin Ryan, Greg white
Includes over 350 issues of the paper arranged chronologically in three boxes.
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
The collection is available for research.
Donated by Darren Stroupe and Kendra Sarvadi .
No accruals are expected.
Processed by Michael Dennis, Fall 2022.