On this day in 1991
22 years ago today the Maroon published an ad from local record store The Mushroom. The hand-drawn announcement includes a curious “Top 21 Albums of the Week” list that cites an eclectic mixture of classic rock, grunge, metal, rap, and country music.
The Mushroom has served Uptown students since 1970 when it was founded by the Tulane Liberation Front (TLF). The TLF staged a takeover of the university center for six days in protest of ROTC training on Tulane’s campus. One of the TLF’s spoils after negotiations with faculty ended was the right to run a co-op for trading books and music. The store moved from St. Charles Ave. to its current location on Broadway in 1972.
A 1971 Maroon article laments the store’s decision to only sell records to Tulane students.
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.