The Student Protest and Underground Publications consist of ephemeral publications primarily written and produced by Oregon State University students. These broadsheets, mimeographed newsletters, and newspapers were intended as alternatives to the mainstream press. Most of the publications were issued during the period of student unrest in the 1960s and early 1970s. The predominant topics are civil rights, specifically racial incidents at Oregon State University, and the war in Vietnam. In keeping with the nature of underground publications, the authors and individuals or organizations responsible for publishing are not identified for many of these materials.
The set also includes several more recent publications, including the revival of The Scab Sheet in 2017-2018.
The items in this set are part of several archival collections, including the Underground Newspapers (PUB 013-3), Student Publications (PUB 010-22), and the Oregon Multicultural Communities Research Collection (MSS OMCRC).