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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 N1Add to your cart.
Item 1: N30Add to your cart.
"November 30, 1999: The Seattle WTO Protests: A Memoir and Analysis, With An Eye to the Future"
Author / Publisher: The People's Republications of CrimethInc. (self-published)
Category: anarchism; anti-capitalism; direct action; police brutality; protests; violence
Date / Volume: (Nov. 2006)
Publication Place: Greensboro, NC
Item 2: Naive ForestAdd to your cart.
Several minicomics by the same author.
Author / Publisher: Michael Krumbein (self published / Cats Pajamas Studios)
Category: autobiographical comics; comics
Date / Volume: (March 1996)
Publication Place: Santa Rosa, CA
Item 3: Naked: Collected WorksAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Sabrina Eads (self-published)
Category: personal stories; poetry; short stories
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 4: Nanosquad: All Systems Go! Add to your cart.
Minicomic. Advances in technology lead to war between the nanobots on a microscopic scale. Minicomic accompanied by printed ephemera.
Author / Publisher: Peter Hamlin (self-published)
Category: comics; robots; science fiction
Date / Volume: (2002)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 5: Narcolepsy Press ReviewAdd to your cart.
Zine with zine reviews.
Author / Publisher: Randy Robbins (self-published)
Category: personal stories; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #1-3 (Jan./Feb. 2007-Feb. 2008)
Publication Place: Anaheim, CA
Item 6: Nashville FemmeAdd to your cart.
Feminist zine with articles on body image, women's health, self defense and birth control.
Author / Publisher: Erin Fagot and Katie Zenger (self-published)
Category: baking; birth control; body image; fat acceptance; feminism; recipes; self defense; women; women's health
Date / Volume: Vol.1 #1-Vol.1 #4 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Nashville, TN
Item 7: Nation of TwoAdd to your cart.
A collaboration between the authors of "Essence" and "Zero Hour Fanzine."
Author / Publisher: Erin Essence, James Suh (self-published)
Category: love; personal stories; poetry; punk; relationships
Date / Volume: #1, #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Ithaca, NY and Canada
Item 8: The NaturalistAdd to your cart.
Satirical mini-comic about a "naturalist" and his "appreciation" for nature.
Author / Publisher: Reid Psaltis (self-published)
Category: animals; comics; nature; satire
Date / Volume: (2009)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 9: The Nature of a BearAdd to your cart.
Absurdist mini-comic about the differing personalities of bears and rabbits, told through a series of non-sequiturs. The mini-comic is a split with "Tree-A-Log," and is filed under Nature of a Bear.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2004
Author / Publisher: Kinoko Evans (self-published)
Category: animals; comics; humor
Date / Volume: (2003?)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 10: The NegativistAdd to your cart.
A zine built off of releasing frustration about current situations covering many different topics. (Made for the CLT594 "Politics of Indie" course at San Diego State University).
Author / Publisher: Sam Eggleton (self-published)
Category: independent; writing
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 11: NeptoonsAdd to your cart.
Mini-comic. "A doodle comic by T. Motley."
Acquisition Information: Gift of Larry McCaffery.
Author / Publisher: T. Motley (True Fiction Productions)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (1998)
Publication Place: Denver, CO
Item 12: Nerdica ZineAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with poetry and reviews.
Author / Publisher: Jessica (self-published)
Category: crushes; death; high school; music reviews; love; personal stories; poetry
Date / Volume: #1 (March 1998)
Publication Place: Houston, TX
Item 13: Nerds of ColorAdd to your cart.
Zine that shares and discusses representations of people of color in culture, media and nerdy topics.
Author / Publisher: (self-published)
Category: book reviews; literature; people of color; race; racial visibility; science fiction
Date / Volume: #1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Minnesota
Item 14: Nero Fiddled While Rome BurnedAdd to your cart.
Reviews of materials having to do with 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Author / Publisher: Jacob David (self-published)
Category: conspiracies; movie reviews; terrorism
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Eureka, CA
Item 15: The Neus SubjexAdd to your cart.
Pamphlet with music reviews.
Author / Publisher: Shawn Abnoxious
Category: concert reviews; humor; music; music reviews
Date / Volume: #56
Publication Place: Fairfield, OH
Item 16: The New G.A.R.D.E.Add to your cart.
Minicomic about a team of World War II heroes who come to the present to fight human rights abuses.
Author / Publisher: John Villalino, words; Julius Wu, art (self-published)
Category: comics; superheroes
Date / Volume: Special Blockbuster Edition (2001)
Publication Place: Chino, CA
Item 17: A New Miserable ExperienceAdd to your cart.
Zine with articles on diverse topics.
Author / Publisher: Tony Sandoval, Will Stearns, Robin Hodgkinson (A New Miserable Experience CANME)
Category: concert reviews; criticism; drinking; drugs; fiction; interviews; music reviews; photography; poetry; short stories
Date / Volume: #2 (1994)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 18: New York GirlAdd to your cart.
Personal zine about a girl living in New York.
Author / Publisher: Cheryl B. (Vanishing Point Press)
Category: bisexuality; feminism; personal stories; poetry; prostitution; relationships; sex; women
Date / Volume: (2000)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 19: New Youth Productions International DirectoryAdd to your cart.
International directory of independent, non-aligned creators of music and the visual arts.
Author / Publisher: unknown (self-published)
Category: art; bands; community radio; DIY; independent media; media; music; punk; radio; record labels; recording; zines
Date / Volume: #3 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Francisco, CA
Item 20: News From WithinAdd to your cart.
Political magazine focusing on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Author / Publisher: collective (Alternative Information Center)
Category: fighting; political prisoners; politics; racism; violence; war
Date / Volume: v.21 #7 (Nov.-Dec. 2005), v.22 #1 (Jan. 2006), v.22 #2 (Feb. 2006), v.23 #2 (March 2006)
Publication Place: Jerusalem
Item 21: NextAdd to your cart.
"The guide to SoCal Word." Zine about Southern California poets and poetry.
Author / Publisher: collective (Orange Ocean Press)
Category: book reviews; concert reviews; interviews; performance; poetry; spoken word; teenagers
Date / Volume: v.2 #5 (Nov. 1995)
Publication Place: Long Beach, CA

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