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Creed Shepard collection

Call Number: RH MS 1598


The Creed Shepard collection consists of papers and fliers from grassroots organizations in the Lawrence, Kansas area concerned with anarchy and cooperative, sustainable living, as well as universal health care, anti-globalization, and the anti-war movement. Papers from national conferences that Shepard attended about organizing, sustainability, and independent media are also included, along with materials from national organizations. There are also examples of independent media including zines, newsletters, and newspapers from around the United States.


  • Creation: 1992-20[22]


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Creed Shepard

Creed Joshua Shepard is a poet and activist based in the Lawrence, Kansas area. He was associated with the Ad Astra Institute of Kansas, a progressive, research-based think tank founded in 2005 that studied single payer health care. Other topics of interest for Shepard include labor organizing, anarchy, independent media, anti-globalization, the anti-war movement, and sustainability.

[Information gathered from collection materials.]


1 linear foot (1 box + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



The Creed Shepard collection has been organized into three separate but related series: political papers, conferences and trainings, and independent media. Items are arranged chronologically within each series.

The political papers series includes fliers, printed materials, and sometimes notes from local and national grassroots organizations, including anarchist and communal cooperative living groups, as well as the progressive think tank Ad Astra Institute and their study of single payer health care.

The second series is comprised of papers and manuals Shepard received at conferences and trainings he attended, along with a few notes. Topics include anarchist tradition, organizing grassroots campaigns, and media reform.

The last series contains singular or isolated issues from Shepard’s collection of independent media from local and national sources.

Physical Location

RH MS 1598

Physical Location

RH MS Q513

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Creed Shepard, 2023.

Separated Materials

Separated from this collection to be individually cataloged: The Kaw Valley Independent, Mass Magazine!, Lawrence Magazine,, The Lawrencean, The Micromag, FeH, The Sheet: a review of underground literature, “Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar,” The Industrial Worker, Conflucence,Mundo Obrerro/Workers World, Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, Jayhawk Journalist, Kansas Land Trust Stewardship Notes, Planet Kansas:Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club, Blue Sky Green Earth, Change of Heart: A Voice for Lawrence’s Homeless People, East Lawrence News, and Peace Monitor, the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice newsletter, as well as a Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway Audio Tour CD entitled Common Ground. Consult the KU online catalog to access these materials.

Bobo, Kimberley A. et al. Organizing for Social Change: Midwest Manual for Activists. Santa Ana, CA: The Forum Pres, [2010]. Available at Spencer Research Library at RH D9224.


Guide to the Creed Shepard collection
Creed Shepard collection
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Creed Shepard Collection, RH MS 1598, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States