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Phoenix Media/Communications Group records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Z16-032

Content Description

The Phoenix Media/Communication Group published weekly alternative newspapers in the Boston area beginning in 1966 (The Phoenix, Boston Phoenix, Boston After Dark); in Providence, RI beginning in 1988 (Providence Phoenix); and in Portland, ME beginning in 1999 (Portland Phoenix). The Boston Phoenix was known for its music and entertainment coverage, which garnered classical music writer Lloyd Schwartz a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1994. The Phoenix Media/Communications Group also owned the alternative rock radio station WFNX, which was sold to Clear Channel in 2012. The Boston Phoenix published its final issue on March 15, 2013, and the final Providence Phoenix was published October 17, 2014. [All dates according to Wikipedia] Boston After Dark issues, ca. 1965-1972; Boston Phoenix/Phoenix index, issues, photograph files, audio-visual, & memorabilia, ca. 1973-2013; El Planeta issues, ca. 2004-2011; Exhale issues, ca. 2011-2012; NewPaper/The Phoenix’s NewPaper issues, ca. 1978-1992; Miami Phoenix issues, ca. 1974-1975; Portland Phoenix issues, ca. 2009-2014; Providence Phoenix issues, administrative files, photograph files, & memorabilia, ca. 1978-2013; Real Paper issues, ca. 1972-1980; Stuff issues, ca. 1990-2012; Stuff @ Night issues, ca. 1997-2010; WFNX audio-visual and memorabilia, ca. 1983-2012; Worcester Phoenix issues, ca. 1993-2003. The collection is unprocessed. 99/1-103/12 Accessioned 2015 Dec 04.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Providence Phoenix administrative files are restricted until reviewed by Archives staff. The remainder of the collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • Creation: ca. 1965-2014


775.40 cubic feet (775.40 cubic feet in 894 boxes and bound volumes.)


Photo morgue and WFNX material inventoried May 2024