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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 R3Add to your cart.
Item 1: ResisterAdd to your cart.
"...a scholarly arts and literary journal for the masses, a fanzine for the mainstream, a magazine that's raw and sticky, not slick and glassy, a nuts and bolts guide to thought and expression."
Author / Publisher: Evelyn McDonnell (self-published)
Category: art; criticism; feminism; fiction; film; interviews; literature; poetry; short stories
Date / Volume: vol. 1 #1 (winter 1996), #2 (fall-winter 1996)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 2: (Re)sistersAdd to your cart.
SDSU Women's Resource Center Newsletter: Current events, sexual assault, women's health, sexist advertising.
Author / Publisher: Caroline Bennet (SDSU Women's Resource Center)
Category: abuse; domestic violence; feminism; menstruation; rape; representation of women; sexual assault; violence against women; women; women's centers; women's health; women's history
Date / Volume: (spring 1999)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 3: Restraining TrainingAdd to your cart.
Photographs of bands at San Diego concerts by Chris Woo with comics by Mikey.
Author / Publisher: Chris Woo & Mikey (self-published)
Category: bands; comics; music; photography
Date / Volume: (2002)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 4: Retarded SentimentalAdd to your cart.
Creative writing, with watercolors.
Author / Publisher: Ruby Rios (self-published)
Category: art; fiction; short stories
Date / Volume: (2008)
Publication Place: Upland, CA
Item 5: Rev. Richard J. Mackin's Book of LettersAdd to your cart.
Collection of letters sent to companies with complaints about their products and advertising, and the companies' letters in response.
Author / Publisher: Rev. Richard J. Mackin (self-published)
Category: advertising; consumerism; culture jamming; humor; media critique; satire
Date / Volume: #1-2 (1990s)
Publication Place: Allston, MA
Item 6: Revenge of the SnatchAdd to your cart.
Contains art and drawings.
Author / Publisher: Cornillious (self-published)
Category: art; comics; drawing
Date / Volume: #2 (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 7: Reviewer MagazineAdd to your cart.
Alternative newspaper.
Author / Publisher: Robert Rowsey, ed. (Robert Rowsey)
Category: bands; book reviews; interviews; movie reviews; music; musicians; music reviews; punk; rock and roll
Date / Volume: #10-12 (2002), #16 (July-Aug. 2003), #21 (May-June 2004)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 8: Revolutionary Ecology: Biocentrism & Deep EcologyAdd to your cart.
Reprinting of Judi Bari's essay, accompanied by a biography of Bari by Albion Monitor reporter Nicholas Wilson
Author / Publisher: Judi Bari; Nicholas Wilson
Category: anti-capitalism; biographies; capitalism; direct action; environmental activism; environmental protection; feminism; marxism; patriarchy; political organizing
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 9: Revolutionary Women Stencil-BookAdd to your cart.
Stencils include Harriet Tubman, Louise Michel, Vera Zasulich, Emma Goldman, Qiu Jin (Ch'iu Chin), Nora Connolly O'Brien, Lucia Sanchez Saornil, Eva Rickard, Angela Davis, Leila Khaled, Comandante Ramona, and Phoolan Devi. Distributed by Kersplebedeb in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Jesica Brubaker, 2015
Author / Publisher: Tui (Cherry Bombs Comics)
Category: anarchism; feminism; insurrectionary anarchism; women's movement; solidarity movements; Marxism; communism; socialism; revolution; people of color; radical history
Date / Volume: 2005
Publication Place: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Item 10: Rhymes to Frighten Children (And Terrify Adults)Add to your cart.
Collection of humorous and frightening poems.
Author / Publisher: Keith A. Drake (Seattle Comedy Press)
Category: horror; humor; monsters; poetry
Date / Volume: (1998)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 11: Riot / ControlAdd to your cart.
Guide to staging a protest against riot police. Information on body armor, weaponry and crowd control techniques used by riot police and agitators.
Author / Publisher: collective (Research and Destroy)
Category: activism; arms industry; civil disobedience; direct action; police; resistance; social control
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 12: RIP ZineAdd to your cart.
Zine with biographies and obituaries of historic persons who died in the month of each issue's publication
Author / Publisher: unknown (self-published)
Category: biographies; death
Date / Volume: (May 2005), (July 2005), (Aug. 2005)
Publication Place: Union Gap, WA
Item 13: RipeAdd to your cart.
"Cheryl B. writes about growing up in a straight world as a heavy metal, adolescent lesbian in New Jersey."
Author / Publisher: Cheryl B.; Dr. Ducky DooLittle, ed. (self-published)
Category: body image; fat acceptance; female ejaculation; feminism; lesbian; personal stories
Date / Volume: (1996)
Publication Place: New York, NY
Item 14: River Bottom MonkeyAdd to your cart.
Zine with many different reviews, comics, poetry, and all you need to know about Riverside.
Author / Publisher: unknown (self-published)
Category: comics; criticism; movie reviews; poetry; theater; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #8 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Riverside, CA

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