Asheville Global Report Collection M2020.01

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Summary Information


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

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Historical Information

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, Dustin Ryan, Greg White

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Arrangement note

Includes over 350 issues of the paper arranged chronologically in three boxes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504

Access note

The collection is available for research.

Custodial History

Donated by Darren Stroupe and Kendra Sarvadi .

Accruals note

No accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Dennis, Fall 2022.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Asheville Global Report, January 1999 – March 2003

Box 2: Asheville Global Report, April 2003 – July 2006

Box 3: Asheville Global Report, July 2006 – May 2007