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Drake Digital Collections

About this collection

In April, 1977 Drake Alums Larry Vint, Peter Lewis, and Jon Bowermaster put out the first of 120 issues of the free, alternative newspaper originally known as the Daily Planet. Later called The Planet, this paper tackled national and local news as well as arts and entertainment. Whether they were discussing farm policy, or the worst pop song ever produced (hint: sung by Bobby Goldsboro), the Planet staff put out an interesting and entertaining paper that had a true Des Moines voice.

The Planet ran from 1977 - 1982. We have digitized the full collection, and all of the issues are keyword searchable. Use the search box above to find a specific name or topic - or click below to browse the full collection.

 

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