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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 W2Add to your cart.
Item 1: WhippersnappersAdd to your cart.
Minicomic about a small press comics artist who is put in charge of a syndicated comic strip.
Author / Publisher: Bill Barnes (Overdue Media)
Category: comics; drawing comics
Date / Volume: (2003)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 2: White BreadAdd to your cart.
Personal zine about growing up white trash. Issue #15 is a split with Clunker #4. Filed under White Bread.
Author / Publisher: Brandon Stosuy (self-published)
Category: break-ups; comics; coming of age; interviews; moving; music reviews; personal stories; postsecondary education; relationships; road trips; song lyrics; travel; work; youth
Date / Volume: #15 (n.d.)
Publication Place: New Brunswick, NJ
Item 3: A White Girl Named ShaquandaAdd to your cart.
"A Chomo Allegory and Trewish Story." http://lesbrain.wordpress.com/
Acquisition Information: Gift of Jesica Brubaker, 2015
Author / Publisher: Myriam Gurba (self-published)
Category: race; people of color; teenagers; youth sexuality; masturbation; humor
Date / Volume: (2013)
Publication Place: Long Beach, CA
Item 4: White Shark TalesAdd to your cart.
Zine in which the author, an anarchist, recounts his travels in a van he calls "The White Shark." Text "revived and revitalized" by Circe Circulations, a division of the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective.
Author / Publisher: Captain Ahab (Circe Circulations)
Category: activism; anarchism; anti-capitalism; civil disobedience; collectives; personal stories; road trips; travel
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 5: The White ShipAdd to your cart.
Minicomic adaptation of the story by H. P. Lovecraft
Author / Publisher: Jason Thompson (Mock Man Press)
Category: comics; horror
Date / Volume: (2007)
Publication Place: San Francisco
Item 6: The White Trash Clan OlympicsAdd to your cart.
Essay on the hip-hop group White Trash Clan, reflecting on themes of drug use in the group's music in light of the fatal overdoses of two people affiliated with the group.
Acquisition Information: Gift of the author
Author / Publisher: Jim Hayes (self-published)
Category: drug addiction; drugs; hip hop; media critique; music
Date / Volume: (2016)
Publication Place: Marietta, GA
Item 7: The Whizzbanger Guide to Zine DistributorsAdd to your cart.
"Self-descriptions of 10 distributors from 6 countries. Includes zine stores, zine libraries, zine-friendly websites, a list of dependable reviewers, and many other valuable zine resources."
Author / Publisher: Shannon Colebank (Whizzbanger Productions)
Category: independent media; zine distribution; zine distros; zine libraries; zine resources; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: #9-10 (Feb. 2005 - April 2006)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 8: The Whizzbanger Productions CatalogAdd to your cart.
Catalog of zines published by Whizzbanger Productions.
Author / Publisher: Shannon Colebank (Whizzbanger Productions)
Category: politics; zine reviews; zines
Date / Volume: (2003)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 9: Whizzbanger Productions NewsletterAdd to your cart.
Communication between zinesters, postal information.
Author / Publisher: Shannon Colebank (Whizzbanger Productions)
Category: environmental degradation; letters; feminism; intersex; patriarchy
Date / Volume: #1-9 (March 2001 - Sept. 2003)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 10: Who Really Rules the World?Add to your cart.
Personal fanzine. Includes interviews and reviews.
Author / Publisher: Nick Bell (self-published)
Category: interviews; music reviews; personal stories; politics; punk
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: La Jolla, CA
Item 11: (Why) I Love Shoplifting From Big Corporations: An Asshole PrimerAdd to your cart.
Zine about shoplifting.
Author / Publisher: The Asshole Collective
Category: anti-capitalism; personal stories; shoplifting
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 12: Why Not?Add to your cart.
Personal zine with fictional articles, poetry and diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Jem Gardner (self-published)
Category: break-ups; gay; homophobia; loneliness; love; personal stories; poetry; relationships; solitude; suburbs
Date / Volume: #8 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
Item 13: Why So PissedAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings from a band tour.
Author / Publisher: Tara Barnes (self-published)
Category: band tours; music; personal stories; punk; road trips; travel; travel stories; women; women in music
Date / Volume: (summer 2002)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 14: Why the TidesAdd to your cart.
Minicomic. "For Jolynn" dedication.
Author / Publisher: Chris Hockabout (Little Prints Comix)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 15: Wild Rag!Add to your cart.
Newsletter of Wild Rag Records with merchandise lists and order forms.
Author / Publisher: Wild Rag Records (self-published)
Category: comics; metal music; music; record labels; rock and roll
Date / Volume: #28.5 (n.d.)
Publication Place: Montebello, CA
Item 16: WishboneAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings and reviews.
Author / Publisher: Bunnigrrrl (self-published)
Category: abuse; anti-capitalism; capitalism; development; economics; partner abuse; personal stories; physical abuse; politics; postsecondary education; socialism; yoga; zine reviews
Date / Volume: #9 (fall 1999)
Publication Place: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Item 17: Witch TipsAdd to your cart.
Mini-zine with witchy tips related to crystals, herbs, and runes.
Author / Publisher: Rayne Klar (self-published)
Category: herbalism; witchcraft
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 18: Witch WomenAdd to your cart.
Articles and art about withcraft in history and popular culture.
Author / Publisher: Tenebrous Kate, ed. (Heretical Sexts)
Category: witchcraft; women; women's history
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 19: The Witchy Zinester's Pocket Book of SpellsAdd to your cart.
Mini-zine discussing zine-making as a form of witchcraft.
Author / Publisher: Dayna Moth (self-published)
Category: DIY; witchcraft
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Kansas City, MO
Item 20: Wive's TalesAdd to your cart.
Women's zine with helpful information about the female body and D.I.Y. health guides.
Author / Publisher: Britton Neubacher (self-published)
Category: abortion; alternative menstrual products; birth control; breast cancer; breast self-examination; HIV/AIDS; menstrual cramps; menstruation; natural abortion; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); reproductive rights; sex; sexually transmitted infections (STI); women; women's centers; women's health; yeast infections
Date / Volume: (1996)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 21: WizdumbAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with diaristic writings.
Author / Publisher: Jessica Hamilton (self-published)
Category: journals; mothers; personal stories; train travel; travel; writing
Date / Volume: #5.5 (June 2001); #6 (Sept. 2001) (two copies); #7 (February 2002)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 22: Woman I AmAdd to your cart.
Women's issues, opinions and ideas.
Author / Publisher: collective (Cal Poly Women's Awareness)
Category: feminism; gender equality; patriarchy; poetry; women; women's rights
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: San Luis Obispo
Item 23: Women Out of Bondage?Add to your cart.
Zine with "an inspiring collection of poems from a woman's point of view".
Author / Publisher: Beatrice Burton Kennedy (self-published)
Category: feminism; gender equality; gender roles; love; poetry; women; women's rights
Date / Volume: (1977)
Publication Place: Philadelphia, PA
Item 24: Women's History Zine WorkshopAdd to your cart.
Zine produced as part of a zine workshop put on by Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go.
Author / Publisher: Collective (Grrl Zines A-Go-Go)
Category: feminism; women; women's history; workshops; zine-making; zines
Date / Volume: #1 (Oct. 7, 2006)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 25: Women's VoicesAdd to your cart.
"...A feminist newspaper by, for and about women..."
Author / Publisher: Snake and Laura del Fuego, eds. (self-published)
Category: activism; body image; comics; feminism; legal rights; poetry; theater; women; women in prison; women's history; women's rights
Date / Volume: #213 (March 2002)
Publication Place: Sebastopol, CA
Item 26: WORD San DiegoAdd to your cart.
"The only monthly news magazine celebrating & connecting San Diego's writers & readers".
Author / Publisher: David Boyne, ed. (WORD San Diego)
Category: education; interviews; literature; science fiction; theater
Date / Volume: (Feb. 2005)
Publication Place: San Diego, CA
Item 27: WorkAdd to your cart.
Minicomic.
Author / Publisher: Jesse Reklaw (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: Mime Compliant #7 (2001)
Publication Place: Berkeley, CA
Item 28: Working for You, Me, We, Us, and ThemAdd to your cart.
Contains information and opinions on the nonprofit industrial complex, arguing that the government uses nonprofits to stifle social movements; reinforce capitalism and colonial practices; and maintain the patriarchal, heteronormative, white supremacist status quo. Cites Paul Kivel, Angela Davis, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, and Jennifer Wolch. Also discusses how Laos fits into the NPIC.
Author / Publisher: Zeening in Laos (self-published)
Category: American imperialism; anarchy; art; capitalism; colonialism; oppression; patriarchy; power relations; social class
Date / Volume: [2010 / 2011]
Publication Place: unknown
Item 29: Write or DieAdd to your cart.
Zine produced by the Papyrus Collective, a writer's workshop composed of prisoners, death row inmates and prisoner's rights advocates.
Author / Publisher: Byron "Piankhi" Wilson, general coordinator Papyrus Collective (South Chicago ABC Zine Distro)
Category: prison activism; prisoner rights; prisoners; prisons
Date / Volume: #2 (n.d.), #3 (2013)
Publication Place: Homewood, IL
Item 30: Wrong ComixAdd to your cart.
Minicomic about a misplaced telephone call. The copy in the collection is signed by the author.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2004
Author / Publisher: Nathaniel Orman (self-published: Wayout Comix)
Category: comics; humor
Date / Volume: (2003)
Publication Place: unknown

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