Prisoner Newsletters from the WPHP Now on View at the Henry Art Gallery

Prisoner newsletters from the Washington Prison History Project (WPHP) are now on view at the recently re-opened Henry Art Gallery as part of a new exhibit, Illustrating Injustice: The Power of Print. Issues of Through the Looking Glass, The Abolitionist, Red Dragon, and more are exhibited alongside prints by 19th century French lithographer Honore’ Daumier and contemporary American photographer Danny Lyon. This exhibition highlights the power of printed material to communicate social and systemic injustices…In dialogue alongside…works by Daumier and Lyon, which are part of the Henry’s permanent collection, are prison newsletters from the Washington Prison History Project. These newsletters…

Open WPHP Archive Materials Now Available via JSTOR’s Independent Voices

The open access Washington Prison History Project (WPHP) has contributed to a new JSTOR/Reveal Digital collection, Independent Voices. WPHP materials are now available through the American Prison Newspapers portal.  From the announcement:   JSTOR has officially launched the American Prison Newspaper (APN) collection with the first six titles. APN is on the JSTOR platform, where our inaugural collection, Independent Voices, also now resides.   “Inmates hoped that as a voiceless group of people their complaints, their humanity, their dreams could reach the outside world. Prison newspapers did that. The great value of digitizing these newspapers and making its history open is there…