Ridgeway, James. "The Ramparts Story: . . . Um, Very Interesting." New York Times Magazine, 20 April 1969, pp. 34-44.
"Two for One," New Republic, 15 February 1969, pp. 9-10.
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1968-1975) Alternative Press Index ( 1969-1975); The Catholic Periodical Index ( 1962-1966).
University of Illinois at Urbana, St. Louis Public Library, Washington University. Available in microform.
Vol. 1, no. 1-vol. 13, no. 10, May 1962-August-September 1975; five issues annually, 1962-October 1964; monthly (with often ten issues annually), October 1964-1975; published somewhat irregularly, 1964-1975; in 1968 the magazine was briefly published twice a month.
Edward M. Keating, The Layman's Press, May 1962-August 1965; Ramparts Magazine, 1965-1970; Noah's Ark, Inc., 1971-1975; Menlo Park, California, 1962-1966; San Francisco, California, 1966-1970; Berkeley, California, 1970- 1975.
Edward M. Keating, 1962-1965; Warren Hinckle III, ca. 1965-1969; Robert Scheer, 1969; masthead lists only groups of editors beginning in 1970.
Summer 1964, 2,500; 1965, 10,000; August 1966, 165,000; 1967, 29,471; 1969, ca. 171,258-225,000; 1971, 122,407; 1973, 122,000; 1975, 103,469; 1977, 65,000.
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