Peninsula Observer

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Peninsula Observer
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Midpeninsula Observer (Feb. 5-19, 1968)
Type Underground press bi-weekly
Format Tabloid
Editor rotating
Founded 1967
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Circulation 5,000

The Peninsula Observer was an underground newspaper published in Palo Alto, California from July 7, 1967 to November 1969. Co-founded by Barry Greenberg and David Ransom, it was produced by Stanford undergraduate and graduate students opposed to the war in Vietnam, with community members and others. Circulation was about 5000 copies.

Early issues were published as the Midpeninsula Observer. It became the Peninsula Observer with the issue of August 12–26, 1968 (vol. 2, no. 4). Editorship rotated among a group including Greenberg and Ransom, Randy Bonner, Marlene Charyn, Peter Dollinger, David Shen, Maureen Kulbaitis, and Joanne Wallace. Published roughly biweekly for two years, it printed its last issue in November 1969.

Its articles attacking the Stanford Research Institute helped to bring about the severing of the University's ties with the Institute in 1970.[1][2]


  1. ^ "About this newspaper: Peninsula observer". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Underground Newspapers on Microfilm: Peninsula Observer". Herb Caen Magazines and Newspapers Center. San Francisco Public Library. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2011-04-18.