To give a more detailed insight into the ideals (and controversies) behind the founding of GLOW, we reproduce below some of the discussions from the first issue of the GLOW Newsletter.
From the first newsletter (September 1978)
- What GLOW stands for
- GLOW Manifesto authored by Jan Koster, Henk van Riemsdijk and Jean-Roget Vergnaud.
- A critical reply by Jean-Claude Milner, kindly translated from French by Anne Breitbarth.
More historical material about GLOW can be found in the GLOW anniversary book, hosted at the Meertens Institute. Among its offerings are scanned parts of the first GLOW newsletter, including the French original of Milner’s reply.