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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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Item 1: PazmakerAdd to your cart.
Publication of the Perros Negros art collective with articles in both English and Spanish. Contains essayistic writing, scenarios for theater and performance art productions and visual art.
Author / Publisher: Adriana Lara, Agustina Ferreyra, Diego Berruecos and Fernando Mesta, eds. (Perros Negros)
Category: activist art; art; artists; collectives; fiction; personal stories; street theatre; theatre
Date / Volume: #0 (n.d.), #1 (n.d.) (two copies)
Publication Place: Mexico
Item 2: PDX ZinesAdd to your cart.
Lists places to find zines in Portland, OR.
Author / Publisher: Laural Winter, Cathy Camper and Cristopher Cuttone
Category: zine libraries; zine resources; zines
Date / Volume: (July 2014)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 3: Peaches For MeAdd to your cart.
Helen writes about school, the conformity of "preppy" kids, and being a teenager in general. Also includes autobiographical comics and reviews of music, movies, concerts and food.
Author / Publisher: Helen W. aka Evol (self-published)
Category: autobiographical comics; family; media critique; movie reviews; music reviews; personal stories; teenagers
Date / Volume: #6 (1998)
Publication Place: Alna, ME
Item 4: Peachy ClinkerAdd to your cart.
Comic about the (mis)adventures of Peachy Clinker, Gaz Fink, and other collected characters, including Jimmy Filth and Bingo Velour. Latter two issues signed by Jack Habegger.
Author / Publisher: Jack Habegger (self-published: Clinker Comics)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: #1 (July 2013), (2014), (2016)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 5: Pearl NecklaceAdd to your cart.
"A zine celebrating kick-ass femininity through art and words, based in Napa, California."
Author / Publisher: Amy Gallaher, Ann Trinca, Cheryl Laube, C.J. Booth, Manda Moon Prendergast (self-published)
Category: art; bands; body hair; body image; feminism; motherhood; mothers; music; personal stories; photography; poetry
Date / Volume: vol. 1 #1-3, vol. 2 #1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Napa, CA
Item 6: PeenchybugsAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Angela Jayne Peenchybugs (self-published)
Category: movie reviews; movies; music; personal stories; poetry; zines
Date / Volume: #1 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Madera, CA
Item 7: PekopekoAdd to your cart.
A zine about food
Author / Publisher: Karen Eng, ed. (self-published)
Category: food; recipes; personal stories
Date / Volume: #3 (2002)
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
Item 8: Pencil Fight Add to your cart.
Art and culture zine.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Markel Tumlin, 2015
Author / Publisher: Bwana Spoons and Patrick Fong, eds. (Grass Hut Corp.)
Category: art; artists; cartoons; comics; drawing; interviews; music
Date / Volume: #1 (2003)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 9: Peony StudiesAdd to your cart.
Catalog of works from the artist's 2015 peony-themed exhibition and interviews with his collaborators. The copy in the collection is issue #594 of an edition of 600.
Author / Publisher: Andrew McKay a.k.a. Andy Borehol (Stare City Publishing)
Category: art; art galleries; art spaces; artists; interviews; painting; photography; pottery; tattoos
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Item 10: People Not ProfitAdd to your cart.
"For the Self-Determination of Freedom"
Author / Publisher: collective (newspaper)
Category: anti-capitalism; capitalism; freedom; labor movement; labor unions; rebellion; resistance; revolution; women; work
Date / Volume: vol. 1 #1 (spring/summer 2012)
Item 11: Peoples Portraits & StoriesAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with portraits and stories of people.
Author / Publisher: Fly (Soft Skull Press)
Category: artists; biographies; comics; personal stories; portraits
Date / Volume: #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 12: The Perils of Mr. ComicsAdd to your cart.
"San Diego Comic Con Street Theater Presents"
Author / Publisher: Liz Schiller; Donna Barr (self-published)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: (1995)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA (?)
Item 13: Personal Librarians: A User's GuideAdd to your cart.
Advertises library services to students at faculty at Barnard College, Fall 2015.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Barnard Zine Library, 2018
Author / Publisher: Suze Myers (self-published)
Category: libraries
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 14: Personality on Parade: A Psychoanalytic Analysis of the Zine RevolutionAdd to your cart.
Thesis on zine publishing and culture in zine format.
Author / Publisher: Fred Wright (self-published)
Category: zine history; zines
Date / Volume: (Dec. 1995)
Publication Place: Kent, OH
Item 15: P-FormAdd to your cart.
Chicago performance art zine.
Author / Publisher: D. Travers Scott, Managing Editor (Randolph Street Gallery)
Category: art; artists; interviews; performance; performing arts
Date / Volume: #17 (April/May 1990)
Publication Place: Chicago, IL

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