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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 D5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dreamtime PamphletAdd to your cart.
Information on meditation, yoga, sprituality and universal connectedness.
Author / Publisher: Lily Michaud (self-published)
Category: meditation; time; women; yoga
Date / Volume: Vol. 3 (2009), Vol. 4 (2011)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 2: Drinking Sweat in the Ash AgeAdd to your cart.
Collaborative zine by Mike Taylor and Travis Fristoe, with essays on various topics, such as biking, smoking, jealousy and gentrification, to name just a few.
Author / Publisher: Mike Taylor and Travis Fristoe (self-published: Small Publishers Co-op)
Category: art; bicycles; childhood; coming of age; computers; consumerism; criticism; cultural criticism; cycling; dance; gentrification; music; personal stories; postmodernism; punk; rape; smoking
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Gainesville, FL
Item 3: DripAdd to your cart.
Personal zine with music articles and reviews.
Author/ Publisher: Emily (self-published)
Category: bands; book reviews; comics; drugs; individuality; music; music reviews; musicians; personal stories; teenagers
Date / Volume: #3 (spring 1995)
Publication Place: Maplewood, MN
Item 4: Drizzy AeronautiksAdd to your cart.
Text-heavy personal zine with pen-and-ink illustrations in which the author recounts his experiences in Lawrence, MA.
Author / Publisher: Art Middleton; illustrations by Nate Powell (self-published)
Category: education; cycling; personal stories
Date / Volume: #2 (2001?)
Publication Place: North Andover, MA
Item 5: Droning ToadsAdd to your cart.
Zine with personal poetry.
Author / Publisher: Shannon Colebank (Whizzbanger Productions)
Category: cultural criticism; patriotism; poetry; social control; television
Date / Volume: (n.d.)
Publication Place: Portland, OR
Item 6: A Drug War CarolAdd to your cart.
Minicomic parody of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" about an anti-drug mayor made to see the positive medical uses of marijuana. The copy in the collection is signed by the artist, Scott Bieser.
Author / Publisher: story: Susan W. Wells and Scott Bieser; art: Scott Bieser (self-published: Big Head Press)
Category: comics; drugs; satire
Date / Volume: (2003)
Publication Place: Round Rock, TX
Item 7: Drunken MasterAdd to your cart.
Zine featuring various mini-comics, personal stories, and music recommendations.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Dan Hager, 2016
Author / Publisher: Kiyoshi Nakazawa (self-published)
Category: comics; humor; music; personal stories
Date / Volume: "Special Mini" issue (n.d.)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 8: Drunken Master 2Add to your cart.
Zine featuring comics and humorous articles.
Author / Publisher: Kiyoshi Nakazawa (self-published)
Category: comics; humor; personal stories
Date / Volume: #1 (1999)
Publication Place: Los Angeles, CA
Item 9: DumbluckAdd to your cart.
Journal comic covering every day of the artist's life in June 2003. Mostly involves him seeing bands and putting off chores. Issue #4 is a split with Amazing Adult Fantasy #22 and is filed under Dumbluck.
Author / Publisher: Alan Reynoso (self-published: Inca Press)
Category: comics; journal comics
Date / Volume: #4 (2003)
Publication Place: Austin, TX
Item 10: DuneAdd to your cart.
Minicomics anthology.
Acquisition Information: Gift of Donna Barr, 2018
Author / Publisher: CAL, ed. (self-published)
Category: comics
Date / Volume: #62 (May 2018)
Publication Place: unknown
Item 11: Dungeon Crawl Basics: Beginners HandbookAdd to your cart.
Informational zine about rules and object of Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game.
Author / Publisher: Rev. Dak J. Ultimak (Straycouches Press)
Category: games
Date / Volume: (2015)
Publication Place: [Los Angeles?]
Item 12: Duplex PlanetAdd to your cart.
Conversations and interviews conducted by David Greenberger at nursing homes, adult centers, and mealsites in Erie, PA, Chatanooga, TN, Greenwich, NY & Boston.
Author / Publisher: David Greenberger (self-published)
Category: childhood; death; family; interviews; mothers
Date / Volume: #165 (2003)
Publication Place: Saratoga Springs, NY
Item 13: Durable GoodsAdd to your cart.
An anthology of poetry
Author / Publisher: Aleathia Drehmer (Cro-Bird Productions)
Category: fiction; photography; poetry; short stories
Date / Volume: #27 (2010), #32-75 (2011-2012)
Publication Place: Painted Post, NY

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