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Mildred Loomis Ralph Borsodi – The Interpreter – 1945 – 1954

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Loomis, Mildred Jensen and Borsodi Ralph. The INTERPRETER, a Semi-monthly Comment on Current Events for People Concerned With the Achievement of Normal Living Through Decentralization. Published by Mildred Jensen Loomis and Ralph Borsodi at Lane’s End Homestead, Brookville, Ohio, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948; from 1949, at Nyack Turnpike, Suffern, New York, with Loomis and Borsodi listed as editors. An incomplete run, 138 issues are offered here.

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Loomis, Mildred Jensen and Borsodi Ralph. The INTERPRETER, a Semi-monthly Comment on Current Events for People Concerned With the Achievement of Normal Living Through Decentralization. Published by Mildred Jensen Loomis and Ralph Borsodi at Lane’s End Homestead, Brookville, Ohio, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948; from 1949, at Nyack Turnpike, Suffern, New York, with Loomis and Borsodi listed as editors. An incomplete run, 138 issues are offered here. A scarce publication, OCLC lists  one volume for 1949 at Harvard in the Loeb Library of the School of Design; other copies are found at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Western Reserve and at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Mildred Loomis (1900 – 1986) is considered by some to be the ‘Grand-Mother of the Counter Culture.’ She moved to the School for Living when it was founded by Ralph Borsodi in 1936. She relocated The School for Living to Brookville Ohio in 1945 — to the homestead she and her husband, John Loomis started. The newspaper for The School for Living eventually evolved into The Green Revolution.

1945: Vol. I, Not bound, Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

 

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1946: Vol. II, Bound in a paper wrapper, Nos. 1 [numbered as Vol I, No. 24] laid in, 2 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 1], 3 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 2], 4 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 3], 5 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 4], 6 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 5], 7 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 6], 8 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 7], 9 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 8], 10 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 9], 11 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 10], 12 [numbered as Vol. II, no 11], 13 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 12], second copy of 13 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 12] laid in, 15 [numbered as Vol. I, no. 14] laid in, 16 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 15], 17, 19 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 18], 21 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 20], 22 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 21], 23 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 22], 24 [numbered as Vol. II, no. 23].

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1948: Vol IV, Not bound, Nos. 1 [numbered as Vol. III, no. 24], 4 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 3], 6 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 5], 7 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 6], 8 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 7], 10 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 9] 11 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 10], 12 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 11], 13 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 11], 14 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 13], 15 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 14], 16 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 15], 17 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 16], 18 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 17], 19 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 18], 20 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 19], 22 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 21], 23 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 22], 24 [numbered as Vol. IV, no. 23].

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1949: Vol. V, Bound, Nos. 1 – 24. Note: only one issue appeared in March dated March 15, a 12- page issue; and the June 15 issue has a postage due 2 cents sticker on the last page, this returned copy was addressed to Edward Marshall. The newspaper’s name is printed upside down on p. 5 of the June 15 issue. Very good.

 

 

1950: Vol. VI, Bound, Nos. 1 (a returned copy sent to Sam Vigus) – 5; No. 6 is The INTERPRETER QUARTERLY NORMAL LIVING, The Family Homestead Magazine, Spring 1950, dated March 15 and as Vol. VI, No. 6 (32 pages); Nos. 7 – 14, No. 14 is a Special “Normal Living” Edition Summer 1950 (30 pages); Nos. 15 – 23. Very good.

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1951: Vol. VII, The INTERPRETER, a Commentary on Events and Education. (Vol. VII, No. 19); The INTERPRETER, a Commentary on Education and Living (No. 20), 21 – 24; 1952 Vol. VIII, nos. 1 – 13; The INTERPRETER, a Monthly Commentary on Education for Normal Living (No. 14), nos. 14 – 17. Vols. VII & VIII in one binding, Nos. 19 – 24 only comprise Vol. VII, and Nos. 1 – 13; for 1952, with a gap between issue 13 July 1, 1952, and issue 14, September, 1952, with only one issue published monthly from September through December, nos. 14 – 17. Very good.

 

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1951: Vol. VII, nos. 19 – 24; 1952: Vol. VIII, nos. 1 –17; 1953: Vol. IX, 1 – 10; 1954: Vol. X, nos. 1 – 2, 4, 5, 7, in one binding. Vol. VII, no. 24, Vol. VIII, no. 4 is addressed to Laurence Labadie at 2306 Buchanan, Detroit, Michigan. Vol. VIII, no. 15, July 1952 printed as “a sample copy.” Vol IX, no. 3 is addressed to Laurence Labadie at 2306 Buchanan, Detroit, Michigan. The May 1954 issue has the incorrect volume number “XI”. A separate home-made wrapper of acidic paper, the paper used for years 1951 – 54 was very good with rag content. The newspapers are in very good to fine condition.