Chuck D'Adamo receives

Contact: Katia Roberto

SRRT APTF Coordinator


For Immediate Release

August 29, 2003

Chuck D’Adamo receives 2003 Jackie Eubanks Memorial Award

Chuck D’Adamo, co-editor of the Alternative Press Index, is this year’s recipient of the Jackie Eubanks Memorial.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting the acquisition and use of alternative materials in libraries, and is presented annually by the Alternatives in Publication Task Force of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Social Responsibilities Round Table.
D’Adamo was presented with an award of $500 and a plaque during the Alternative in Publication’s Free Speech Buffet held at the ALA 2003 Annual Conference in Toronto.

D’Adamo is a founding member of Baltimore’s Progressive Action Center and is an associate editor of
Counterpoise. He serves as an editorial collective member of the Baltimore Independent Media Center, and is on the board of the Independent Press Association. D’Adamo also has co-edited two editions of
Annotations: A Guide to the Independent Critical Press.

Later in 1975, the APC produced the Alternative Press Index, a periodical index of more than 300 alternative publications recognized by librarians throughout the country.
The index more than any other periodical resource, makes accessible the ideas and literature of the alternative press.

Since 1974, D’Adamo has served as an editorial collective member of the Alternative Press Center (APC) in Baltimore.
The APC was founded as the Radical Research Center by a group of student activists in 1969 with the purpose of increasing access to publications that "amplify the cry for social change."

In 1994, University Microforms, Inc. (now ProQuest) began a project to microfilm an extensive selection of the APC collection as part of its Underground Press Series.
Two years later, the index joined the high-tech era as a CD-ROM product, and more recently as an OCLC FirstSearch database.
The APC collection is archived at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.