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MSS | The Other Side records {2011-0165}

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2011-0165

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Acc. 2011-0165 1965-2004 Box 1 Staff, board, and team minutes, 1987-1995 Box 2 Cleveland dissertation Staff and board meeting minutes 1986-1995 Staff members’ personal evaluations of various published issues Editorial planning minutes Author solicitations Staff memos on abortion Comments on various published issues and articles by judges at both the Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press Comments about The Other Side made in publication of the American Library Association Box 3 Staff, board, and team minutes, 1982-1987 General correspondence filed by last name, 1982-1987 Printing bills and records Information and records relating to a fiction-writing contest sponsored by The Other Side Box 4 Subject and correspondence files kept by John Alexander, 1975-1990 Notes on editorial planning and editorial discussions, 1975-1990 Internal staff memos, 1975-1990 (some of it dealing with sensitive internal staff dynamics) Comments about The Other Side made by others, 1975-1990 Box 5 Copies of mailings to subscribers between 1975 and 1980, reporting on various events at the magazine and soliciting funds for continued efforts, either at the magazine or through the affiliated program called “Jubilee Fund” Also some examples of mailings related to another affiliated effort called “Jubilee Crafts” Results of direct-mail promotions 1987-1990 Reports on reader surveys (multiple years) Reports of consultants engaged by the magazine at various times Material gathered for a special issue on Haiti Box 6 Correspondence and internal staff documents 1974-1983 Box 7 Hate mail received by the magazine, 1987-1995 Correspondence file by last names beginning with A-M for 1987-1995 Box 8 Correspondence file by last names beginning with N-Z for 1987-1995 Correspondence with Christian groups that related in various ways to gay and lesbian individuals, 1987-1995 Results of a reader survey related to Christianity and homosexuality Box 9 General correspondence, 1985-1987 Writer’s agreements, 1984-1986 Copies of a vast number of fraudulent invoices delivered to Mark Olson 1989-1990 at the instigation of an angry reader who put Mark Olson’s name and the magazine’s address on a huge number of order forms for expensive mail-order items, asking the sender to “bill” for the goods ordered. Box 10 Freedom Now!, 1965-1969 The Other Side, 1969-1978 Box 11 The Other Side, 1979-1983 Box 12 The Other Side, 1983-1986 Box 13 The Other Side, 1987-1991 Box 14 The Other Side, 1991-1996 Box 15 The Other Side, 1996-2004 (incomplete) Staff-developed indexes (author, title, subject) to issues published between 1980 and 1994 (with a couple of years missing) Special non-dated printed publications produced at various times in the history of the magazine (often involving collections of previously published articles, revised and updated at times, supplemented with additional material that had not been previously published) Thirteen different issues of a newsletter called Taking Jesus Seriously produced by John Alexander after he left the regular staff of The Other Side, while he was serving as a columnist and editor at large of the magazine.


Donated to Special Collections by Mark William Olson.

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20.00 Linear Feet (Received Extent)