Former Northwest Passage Office
Photo:  Steve Nelson 

Counterculture Circulation 
Klipsun Magazine
December 18, 2018
The underground newspaper scene in Bellingham circa 1969 told through contributing reporters of the Northwest Passage.
Tucked away in the Center for Northwest Archives is a sliver of journalism history. A slender cardboard box contains dozens of copies of the Northwest Passage, a counterculture biweekly newspaper published at the time of the Vietnam War.
Elizabeth Joffrion, director of heritage resources, pulls the lid off the box and warns me to be delicate with copies of the paper.
"Old newsprint tears easily,” she said.
August 6, 2020 NOTE:  FairhavenHistory.com and the Digital Heritage Resources at Western Washington University are currently working to get the Northwest Passage digitized and online.   The project has been delayed due to COVID.   Sample copies are currently online until the project is completed and can be found here.  


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