Harper Valley Mothers Club photograph   Save
Columbus Free Press Collection Audiovisual Series
Description: Photograph of members of the Harper Valley Mothers Club from the Columbus Free Press. Its caption reads, "Carol McCabe, Penny Nichols, Violet Reynolds and Chris Kennedy link arms on the site of the now-demolished Harper Valley Mothers Club. Distributed clothing free of charge on the near north side of Columbus until recently." The Harper Valley Mothers Club was a grassroots community organization connected with the Godman Guild which began around 1970, offering clothing and other resources and services to low-income Columbus families. The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.” In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a print publication under the Free Press title in the form of a quarterly journal in 1998. Published under various frequencies during the first part of the 21st century, the Free Press again became a nonprofit monthly publication in 2017 with both a print and web presence, published by the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and operated by a volunteer staff and board. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1301AV_B02F09_01
Subjects: Social services--Ohio; Clothing and dress; Community organizations; Families--Ohio; Volunteers
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)