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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 Zine Library in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Use the following link to see this list:  http://anchorarchive.org/sites/default/files/2018-12/Zine%20thesaurus%202013-10.pdf

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 M7Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Mirror of the Sky Reflects Our SoulsAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: unknown (self-published)
Category: personal stories; poetry
Date / Volume: #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 2: MishapAdd to your cart.
"Punk-anarchist, pro-feminist zine containing ideas, stories, analysis, dreams, anger, laughter, frustration, memories, hopes, condemnations, despair and more all with the aim of supporting 'these thin reeds' on the path to total liberation." Personal zine with political discussion from an anarcho-punk perspective.
Author / Publisher: Ryan Mishap (self-published)
Category: anarchism; book reviews; feminism; personal stories; photographs; politics; prisoners; prisons; punk; zines
Date / Volume: #12 (Aug. 2001), #28 (n.d.), #33 Vol. 2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Eugene, OR
Item 3: MisogynyAdd to your cart.
Zine containing misogynistic quotes and jokes.
Author / Publisher: Jonnie B. Baker
Category: humor; misogyny; sexism
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Riverside, CA
Item 4: Miss Badass Peacock & The PhoenixAdd to your cart.
"Bailey Peacock falls in love with Ignacio Phoenix. Can she handle it? You'll never find out, for once again the writer, Ben Castle, can't write a story for shit."
Author / Publisher: Benjamin Castle
Category: fiction
Date / Volume: (2009)
Publication Place: Minneapolis, MN
Item 5: Miss PrissAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with poetry.
Author / Publisher: Kimberly (self-published)
Category: emotions; feminism; friends; friendship; personal stories; poetry; women; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #4-5 (1995-1996)
Publication Place: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Item 6: Missives ZineAdd to your cart.
Zine with ridiculous letters to various places regarding a "small traveling medicine show."
Author / Publisher: Nan C. Tedley
Category: humor; letters
Date / Volume: (2005)
Publication Place: Union Gap, WA
Item 7: The MistakeAdd to your cart.
Grotesquely humorous mini-comic about otters. Done as a split with That Bear's Not Much of a Performer!. Filed under The Mistake.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2004.
Author / Publisher: K. Lolley (self-published)
Category: animals; comics; humor
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Unknown.
Item 8: Mixed NutsAdd to your cart.
Minicomic with strips by various contributors.
Author / Publisher: Wahab Algarmi, Anthony Hon, Shay Lurie, Stephen Moore, Chris Mangum, Sherwin Viray, Brian Canio, Peter S. Conrad, Matt Holdaway, Rob Brown, Greg Allen, Frederick Noland (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: #1-3 (2002-2003)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 9: Mixed UpAdd to your cart.
Collaborative zine discussing racism in America, queer issues, and the intersections of the two.
Author / Publisher: Lee, Lil, Lior (eds.) (self-published)
Category: autobiographical comics; feminism; gender; LGBT; personal stories; photography; poetry; queer identity; queer politics; race; women's rights
Date / Volume: (April 2013)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 10: Mobile CityAdd to your cart.
Bicycling zine with articles and poetry.
Author / Publisher: Stephen Gibson, Jacob Huffman, James Kerns (self-published)
Category: bicycle touring; bicycle racing; bicycle touring; bicycles; comics; cycling; cycling community; poetry; urban cycling
Date / Volume: #4 (fall 1998), #5 (fall 1999)
Publication Place: Washington, DC
Item 11: Modern ArizonaAdd to your cart.
A critique of the war in Iraq and a call for peace. Included are two mini picture zines. Issue #6 includes an audio CD.
Author / Publisher: Joe Carey (self-published)
Category: cars; criticism; cultural criticism; drinking; personal stories; politics; travel; travel stories; war; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #3 (spring/summer 2003), #4 (fall 2003), #5 (spring 2004), #6 (summer 2004), #7 (fall 2004), #8 (summer 2005)
Publication Place: Brewster, AZ
Item 12: Modern Rock MagazineAdd to your cart.
Music zine with reviews and interviews. Formerly titled "Rock Mag."
Author / Publisher: Tim Ellison (self-published)
Category: bands; interviews; music; music reviews; musicians; rock and roll; song lyrics
Date / Volume: #7 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 13: The ModernsAdd to your cart.
Minicomic set in WWII dealing with quotidian life.
Author / Publisher: Michael R. Neno (self-published)
Category: Columbus, OH
Date / Volume: no. 2 (Oct. 1987)
Publication Place: Columbus, OH

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