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Zines and Minicomics Collection, 1985- | Special Collections & University Archives

By Anna Culbertson and Adam Burkhart

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Collection Overview

Title: Zines and Minicomics Collection, 1985-Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1995-

Extent: 42.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2002. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American poetry--20th century, Anarchism, Comic books, strips, etc., Feminism, Gender, Music, Politics, Popular culture, Riot grrrl movement, Riot grrrl movement--Periodicals, Self-care, Health, Transgender people, Women, Young women

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Zines and Minicomics Collection combines materials from two former collections known as the West Coast Zines Collection and the Comics Collection. The collection ranges from 1985 to the present and includes zines and minicomics on a variety of topics. Concentrations include identity politics (especially riot grrrl, people of color and LGBTQ topics), sexuality and reproductive rights, punk rock, anarchism, activism, alternative lifestyles, creative writing, and popular culture. Notable feminist titles in the collection that began as zines and went on to become major "glossies" include BUST, Bitch, Venus, and Hip Mama.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title, and then chronologically within each title from earliest to latest. A brief description of each publication's content is provided, and links to web versions are available in some instances. Publications are tagged according to the Zine Thesaurus of Subject Terms developed by the Anchor Archive at the Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Use the following link to see this list:  http://www.robertsstreet.org/thesaurus/out.htm

Also included are supplemental materials, including related correspondence, promotional ephemera, exhibit materials, and a small archive of materials generated by SDSU's Zine & DIY Culture Club, formed and officialy recognized as a student organization in 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

American poetry--20th century
Anarchism
Comic books, strips, etc.
Feminism
Gender
Music
Politics
Popular culture
Riot grrrl movement
Riot grrrl movement--Periodicals
Self-care, Health
Transgender people
Women
Young women

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2002-present

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Multiple donors

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.robertsstreet.org/thesaurus/out.htm.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 5/2014; collection rearranged to combine formerly-titled West Coast Zines Collection (MS-0278) and selected titles from the Comics Collection (MS-0091).


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Box M2Add to your cart.
Item 1: MamaPhiles: A mama zine collaborationAdd to your cart.
A collaborative zine on mothering and alternative parenting with the special topic "birth."
Author / Publisher: collective (MamaPhiles)
Category: childbirth; feminism; motherhood; mothers; parenting; poetry; women; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: (2003)
Publication Place: Chandler, AZ
Item 2: ¡mamasita!Add to your cart.
Personal zine with articles on women and comics.
Author / Publisher: Bianca Ortiz (self-published)
Category: abuse; comics; DIY; feminism; people of color; personal stories; physical abuse; punk; race; racial identity; women; zines
Date / Volume: #3, #4 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Pablo, CA
Item 3: Manufacturing DissentAdd to your cart.
Writings of incarcerated anarchist activist Rob "Los Ricos" Thaxton.
Author / Publisher: Rob Los Ricos (Minneapolis Anarchist Black Cross)
Category: activism; anarchism; anti-capitalism; anti-globalization; black anarchism; capitalism; civil disobedience; direct action; globalization; left-wing politics; prisoners; political prisoners; radical politics; rebellion; resistance
Date / Volume: (2000s)
Publication Place: Minneapolis, MN
Item 4: A Man Was Lynched YesterdayAdd to your cart.
Zine about police violence and racial identity in the wake of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths.
Author / Publisher: Lazarus Nance Letcher (self-published)
Category: police brutality; race relations; racial identity; violence
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Item 5: Marathon RunnerAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with reviews and poetry.
Author / Publisher: Brian (self-published)
Category: bands; concert reviews; interviews; music reviews; personal stories; poetry
Date / Volume: #1 (May 2002)
Publication Place: Sacramento, CA
Item 6: Mark VanFleet SeriesAdd to your cart.
Includes "Float, Don't Float", "Abstract Expressionists", "Helicopter Teeth", "Rules for Baseball" and more.
Author / Publisher: Mark VanFleet (self-published)
Category: art; comics; humor
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 7: Martin's MisdirectonAdd to your cart.
Collected comic strips about Martin the magician.
Author / Publisher: James Burks (self-published)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: Martin Beats the Devil (2003)
Publication Place: Canada
Item 8: MaryMark Press - AboutAdd to your cart.
Other MaryMark productions, interviews, sound collages and other miscellaneous papers.
Author / Publisher: Mark Sonnenfeld (self-published: Marymark Press)
Category: experimental poetry; interviews
Date / Volume: (2004-2006)
Publication Place: East Windsor, NJ
Item 9: Marymark Press (2004)Add to your cart.
"airwave & flatroofs"; "Duramorph Bolus"; "Finish"; "Tired Of The Straight Life"; Give-Out Sheet Series; broadsides; press releases; spoken word / sound collage

Author / Publisher: Mark Sonnenfeld, ed. (self-published: Marymark Press)

Contributors: Magda Lagerwerf; Joseph Verrilli; Andrew Topel; Luc Fierens; David A. Elizondo; Vasa Radovanovic; Vermicious Knid; Kevin M. Hibshman; Lee Widing; Debbie Kirk; John Natkie; Ana Christy; Michael Douglas Himmer; Joe Machetto; John Walcsak; Virginia Elena Cubillan Ledezma; Susan Maurer; Kimberly A. Cavanagh; Erik Disorder; Stephanie Hiteshew; Francois Marceau; Anne Braunschweig

Category: experimental poetry; photographs; poetry
Date / Volume: (2004)
Publication Place: East Windsor, NJ
Item 10: Marymark Press (2005)Add to your cart.
"anticlimactic"; "chapbook k"; "In2"; "Ink"; "Instant Comma"; "New Yoke"; "'O.K. O.K.'"; "The Population Has Seen Me / Chapbook of Dreams"; "Publishing Technique"; "So! in the Head"; "The Song is Flaw"; "When I go off microphone"; broadsides; give-out sheet series; press releases

Author / Publisher: Mark Sonnenfeld, ed. (self-published: Marymark Press)

Contributors: Ruggero Maggi; Susan Maurer; Stephanie Hiteshew; Ana Christy; Aaron Alexander Cotton; Blancdesign; Lila Goodman; Alice Lenkiewicz; Joseph Verrilli; Virginia Elena Cubillan Ledezma; Spiel; Andrew Topel; Eugene Sherman; Mark Hawkey; Judson Vereen; Berrien C. Henderson; Gyorgy Kostritsky; Willi Melnikov; M. Mosher; Sigismund Urban; Neal Wilgus; James Michael Ward

Category: experimental poetry; photographs; poetry
Date / Volume: (2005)
Publication Place: East Windsor, NJ

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