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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 P3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Phase 7Add to your cart.
Minicomic in which Longstreth publishes his various projects, one-shot strips and serialized stories.
Author / Publisher: Alec Longstreth (self-published)
Category: autobiographical comics; comics
Date / Volume: #5 (2004), #6 (2006), #10 (2006), #11 (2007)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 2: Phases of the MoonAdd to your cart.
Personal zine about a couple's experience with pregnancy and giving their child up for adoption.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Barnard Zine Library, 2016
Author / Publisher: Stacey Marie and Alexander (self-published)
Category: pregnancy; adoption; personal stories; childbirth; feminism.
Date / Volume: #1 (September 2006)
Publication Place: Athens, GA
Item 3: Pi ZineAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with poetry and comics.
Author / Publisher: Jessica "Burnt Paper Girl", Annalise "Spooky Girl" (self-published)
Category: comics; creativity; holidays; personal stories; poetry; rebellion
Date / Volume: #3 (2001)
Publication Place: Santa Barbara, CA
Item 4: PiddleAdd to your cart.
Personal zine.
Author / Publisher: Miss Layla Pooper (Jive Turkey Publications)
Category: childhood; fiction; interviews; movie reviews; personal stories; short stories; television; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #3 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Tucson, AZ
Item 5: PigletAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Maria (self-published)
Category: personal stories; punk; queer
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 6: PiltdownladAdd to your cart.
Personal zine.
Author / Publisher: Kelly Dessaint (self-published)
Category: cities; incest; personal stories; sex; sexual relationships; work
Date / Volume: #5 (2012)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 7: Pinguino & PedestrianAdd to your cart.
"Van Gogh in 24 hours"
Author / Publisher: Pinguino, Todd Pluciennik (Penguin Palace)
Category: comics; humor; cartoons
Date / Volume: (July 2003)
Publication Place: [San Diego, CA]
Item 8: Pink PagesAdd to your cart.
Zine with erotic stories and poetry.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Larry McCaffery
Author / Publisher: Various (self-published)
Category: anal sex; erotic stories; female ejaculation; lesbian; oral sex; poetry; pornography; racism; sex
Date / Volume: #8 (n.d.)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 9: Pippi's Parallel UniverseAdd to your cart.
Zine with information on shows and political articles.
Author / Publisher: Pippi (self-published)
Category: music; poetry; politics
Date / Volume: Vol. 1 #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 10: Pirate CoveAdd to your cart.
Selected comic strips from online serial comic Pirate Cove. Made specially for the 2003 Comic-Con International: San Diego and the 2004 Alternative Press Expo.
Acquisition Information: 2003 San Diego Comic Con Edition and 2004 APE Souvenir Edition gift of Dan Hager, 2004
Author / Publisher: Joe D'Angelo (self-published)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: 2003 San Diego Comic Con Edition (2003), APE 2004 Souvenir Edition (2004), Comic Con Job (2005),  Comic Con Job 2 Electric Boogaloo (2006), Episode XVII: "Reality Blurred" (2006)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 11: Pirate PapaAdd to your cart.
Author / Publisher: "Pirate Papa" (self-published)
Category: parenting
Date / Volume: (2006)
Publication Place: Shelton, WA
Item 12: Pirates Dream of Me / Picknicker Collector's Preview Add to your cart.
Excerpts and sketches for various comic strips.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Donna Barr, 2015
Author / Publisher: Charcoal Brown, ed. (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (2014)
Publication Place: Quilcene, WA
Item 13: Piss FactoryAdd to your cart.
Gift of the author, created for the CL T 594 course "Social Politics of Indie" in the spring 2017 semester. Publication information fictitiously listed on cover as "Issue no. 1 | 2011."
Author / Publisher: Dee Dougher (self-published)
Category: gender; gender identity; personal stories; punk; queer; queer politics; women's health; body image; sexism; racism; homophobia
Date / Volume: [2017]
Publication Place: Ramona, CA
Item 14: Piss OffAdd to your cart.
Personal zine (flier) with music reviews.
Author / Publisher: unknown (self-published)
Category: criticism; music; music reviews
Date / Volume: #1 (Jan. 1993)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 15: Placebo - JadeAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Jade T. (self-published)
Category: feminism; gender politics; high school; personal stories; politics; pro-choice movement; punk; violence against women; women
Date / Volume: #3, #8, #10 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 16: Placebo - MikeAdd to your cart.
Zine with the author's opinions on various topics such as music, pop culture and high school.
Author / Publisher: Mike (self-published)
Category: criticism; high school; music reviews; personal stories; punk
Date / Volume: #5 (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Francisco, CA
Item 17: Placebo - SallyAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with information on local bands.
Author / Publisher: Sally (self-published)
Category: bands; concert reviews; music reviews; personal stories; punk
Date / Volume: #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 18: PlacesAdd to your cart.
Zine with photography and pen and ink drawings of flowers and words.
Author / Publisher: Ciara Robillard
Category: art; drawing
Date / Volume: vol. 2 (Oct. 2014)
Publication Place: unknown

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