Queens College Zine Collection

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Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Controlled Access Terms

Administrative Information

Series Description and Container List

Series I: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

Series II: Printed Matter

Series III: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Queens College Zine Collection


Print and machine-readable finding aid prepared by Christopher Arena and Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

Some of the items from this collection have been digitized and are available through the Queens College Print History Collection

Repository: Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Special Collections and Archives
Title: Queens College Zine Collection
Dates: 1986-2014
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet, 1 box
Abstract: The Queens College Zine Collection documents the wide-ranging styles and tones of underground culture. The collection holds self-published issues from 1986 to the present and covers a variety of topics and formats
Identification: PRINT.2010.001
Languages: English

Historical Note

Zines are self-published, independent publications that offer perspectives not typically found in mainstream press and media. Operating with a DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic, zines are often printed in small-scale runs and cover a large variety of subjects. First appearing in the 1930’s in the form science fiction fan magazines. This was eventually shortened to “fanzine,” denoting a type of publication written by a fan of a certain topic. Writers of these fanzines would communicate with other writers, trading copies of their issues and creating a network of like-minded individuals devoted to zine culture. With the rise of punk culture in the 1970’s an emphasis on self-published documents proliferated throughout the scene. Drawing from the politics of underground press, the techniques of fanzines, and the mentality of punk, zines and their many varieties spread through the 1980’s.

While the subject matter of zines can vary from political documents to personal reflections to fanzines, the true defining merit of a zine is the ethic, passion, and self-published motives behind them. The result is a subculture movement that focuses on individuality and the sense of community that can be drawn from connecting with other like-minded people. Stephen Duncome in Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture writes, “zines are as much about the communities that arise out of their circulation as they are artifacts of personal expression. People create zines to scream out ‘I exist,’ they also do it to connect to others saying the same thing.” (1997, p. 44) As unique, one-of-a-kind objects, zines are important for providing information about the thinking and motives of radical and underground communities in the late 20th and early 21 centuries. Everything from the media format chosen (print, type, photocopy, etc.) to the topics covered, to the cost of an issue provide insight into the thinking of both the individual creator and the community at large.

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Scope and Content Note

The Queens College Zine Collection contains independent zines from the mid 1980’s to 2014. The collection covers a variety of genres, styles and formats including fanzine, perzines, radical politics, and creative writing. The Brooklyn Artists Alliance series consists of four zines donated Marshall Weber of the Brooklyn Artists Alliance. The zines in this series consist of perzines and poetry/creative writing zines. One zine of note is the “Not My Enemy” zine, printed in collaboration between Brooklyn Artists Alliance and Iraq Veterans Against The War. The Printed Matter series consists of four zines acquired from Printed Matter. These zines are all fanzines from the 1980’s to the early 2000’s and focus on punk, skate, and DIY culture.The Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014 series consists of 15 zines acquired at the 2014 Brooklyn Zine Fest. These zines cover subjects ranging from radical politics, feminism, race, and perzines.

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Arrangement

Items in the collection are arranged in series based on point of acquisition; within each series items are arranged chronologically.

Series I: Brooklyn Artist Alliance
Series II: Printed Matter Series
Series III: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

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Restrictions

Access

Collection is open for research. Contact Department of Special Collections and Archives. Staff may restrict access at its discretion on the basis of physical condition.

Copyright

The Queens College Zine Collection is physically owned by the Queens College Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assignees. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Queens College assumes no responsibility for the infringement of copyrights held by the original authors, creators, or producers of materials.

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Controlled Access Terms

Activism
Class Struggle and Worker's Rights
Creative Writing
Fanzines
Feminism
Perzines
Poetry
Police Abuse
Printed Matter.
Protest, culture and society
Punk
Race
Sexuality
Skate
Zines

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, date (if known), box, folder, Queens College Zine Collection, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Queens College, City University of New York.

Source

Series I: Donated by Marshall Weber of the Brooklyn Artists Alliance, September 2010. Series II: Acquired from Printed Matter, 195 10th Ave. New York, NY. Series III: Acquired at the Brooklyn Zine Fest, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Series Description and Container List

Series I: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

2004

Broken Hipster #1

Extent: 8.5" x 5.5", folded; 32 pgs

Names of creator(s): Badillo, Emiko (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Portland, OR; Mailing Address: 4179 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202; Email: broken_hipster@hotmail.com;

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

Notes: print with cartoons

Controlled Access Terms: Perzines

February 2005

Nosedive #14

Extent: 7.5" x 14", folded; 28 pgs

Names of creator(s):

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Portland, OR; Mailing Address: PO Box 6834 Portland, OR 97228

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

Notes: print, type, photocopy with drawings; block printed back and front cover on cardstock; $2

Controlled Access Terms: Perzines

2008

Haiku Not Bombs

Extent: 9" x 12.5", folded; 48 pgs

Names of creator(s): Collectivo Haiku. (Creator) Gilroy, Tom (Creator) McKay, Jim (Creator) Pai, Shin YU (Creator) Phillips, Grant-Lee (Creator) Roth, Allison (Creator) Roth, Rick (Creator) Siegel, Denise (Creator) So, Patrick (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; Mailing Address: 37 Greenpoint Ave. 4th floor Brooklyn, NY 11222; www.booklyn.org

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

Existence and Location of Copies: no. 797 of 1000; Another Booklyn Chapbook Issue 6

Notes: print, cardstock cover with photo pasted on

Controlled Access Terms: Poetry

2008

Not My Enemy

Extent: 9" x 12.5", folded; 40 pgs

Names of creator(s): Iraq Veterans Against The War. (Creator) Warrior Writers. (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; Mailing Address: 37 Greenpoint Ave. 4th floor Brooklyn, NY 11222; www.booklyn.org

Conditions Governing Access: Copyright 2008 Iraq Veterans Against the War/Booklyn Artists Alliance

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Artist Alliance

Existence and Location of Copies: no. 18 of 1000; Another Booklyn Chapbook Issue 7

Notes: print, cardstock cover with photo pasted on

Controlled Access Terms: Creative Writing, Poetry, Protest, culture and society

Series II: Printed Matter

1986

Burly Obsession #1

Extent: 8.5" x 11", folded; 32 pgs

Names of creator(s): Shary, Chris (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Suffolk, UK; Mailing Address: 2 St. Peters Close Chursfield, Suffolk, UK

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Printed Matter

Notes: photocopy, print

Controlled Access Terms: Fanzines, Punk, Skate

1990

Gut Feel'n #12

Extent: 8.5" x 11", folded; 12 pgs

Names of creator(s): Conrad, Phread (Creator) Shary, Chris (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Santa Barbara, CA; Mailing Address: 5130 Kaiser Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Printed Matter

Notes: photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Fanzines, Skate

January 2008

Move Book #13

Extent: 11" x 8.5", folded; 32 pgs

Names of creator(s): Jacobs, Rich (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in San Francisco, CA; Mailing Address: 7 Buena Vista East Ave. San Francisco, CA 94117

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Printed Matter

Notes: photocopy, print, type, photo

Controlled Access Terms: Fanzines, Punk

2008

"There Is Xerox On The Insides of Your Eyelids"

Extent: 8.5" x 11", stapled; 25 pgs

Names of creator(s): Jacobs, Rich (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Printed Matter

Existence and Location of Copies: edition of 100 copies

Notes: photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Fanzines, Punk, Skate, Zine Catalog

Series III: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

April 24, 2010

Black Lesbians in the 70’s and Before: An At Home Tour of the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Extent: 11" x 17", stapled; 36 pgs

Names of creator(s): Smith, Shawnta (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; Mailing Address: 4814 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215; Email: shawntasmith@gmail.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy; Comes with CD-R

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Race, Sexuality

2012

Let’s Talk: Feminist Communication For Radicalizing Sex, Consent, & Interpersonal Dynamics

Extent: 8.5" x 14", stapled; 25 pgs

Names of creator(s): Fuckin'(A). (Creator) Support New York. (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY; Email: radicalsexnyc@gmail.com, supportnewyork@gmail.com

Conditions Governing Access: anti-copyright, 2012! Use, reproduce, and distribute as desired!

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, type

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Sexuality

November 1, 2012

Superstorm Sandy and New York City's Dark Recovery or, Things To Be Seized During The Coming Insurrection

Extent: 8.5 x 5.25, folded; 5 pgs

Names of creator(s): New York Year Zero. (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY; www.year0.org

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: type

Controlled Access Terms: Activism, Class Struggle and Worker's Rights, Revolution

2013

Chasing Perfect: A Primer On Asian American Women And Psychology

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 14 pgs

Names of creator(s): Alam, Jordan (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY; jordanalam@gmail.com; thecowation.blogspot.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, psychology, Race

2013

Communique From an Ex-Cop

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 30 pgs

Names of creator(s): Dorner, Christopher Jordan (Creator) Research and Destroy New York City. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Notes: print; glossy cover

Scope and Content: Printed in New York/Los Angeles; researchdestroy.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Controlled Access Terms: Police Abuse, Race

Spring 2014

Black Lesbians in the 80's @ Lesbian Herstory Archives

Extent: 8.5 x 14, folded; 32 pgs

Names of creator(s): Olopherne, Sherley C. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; 4814 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 Phone: 718-768-DYKE email: solopherne@gmail.com Twitter: @solosojourn

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Race, Sexuality

Black Lesbians in the 90's @ Lesbian Herstory Archives

Extent: 8.5 x 14, folded; 32 pgs

Names of creator(s): Olopherne, Sherley C. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; 4814 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 Phone: 718-768-DYKE email: solopherne@gmail.com Twitter: @solosojourn

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Race, Sexuality

Spring 2014

Black Lesbians @Lesbian Herstory Archives 2000-10

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 33 pgs

Names of creator(s): Olopherne, Sherley C. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; 4814 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 Phone: 718-768-DYKE email: solopherne@gmail.com Twitter: @solosojourn

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Race, Sexuality

2014

Modern Traveler's Green Zine #1

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 19 pgs

Names of creator(s): Taylor, Nicole A. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Philadelphia, PA; www.foodculturist.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photos; glossy cover

Controlled Access Terms: Community, Food

Black Elephant

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 26 pgs

Names of creator(s): Alam, Jordan (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY; jordanalam@gmail.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print

Controlled Access Terms: Perzines

Brutal Death Ends A Man's Dream

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 124 pgs

Names of creator(s): Research and Destroy New York City. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Police Abuse

Cats Hate Cops

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded; 60 pgs

Names of creator(s): Research and Destroy New York City. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Police Abuse

Hairstory

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded, stapled; 12 pgs

Names of creator(s): Alam, Jordan (Creator)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY; jordanalam@gmail.com

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print

Controlled Access Terms: Perzines

Purge #3

Extent: 8.5 x 11, folded, stapled; 49 pgs

Names of creator(s): Elation Press. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in Brooklyn, NY; 417 Hart Street Apt. 1B Brooklyn, NY 11221; etsy.com/shop/elationpress

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print

Controlled Access Terms: Feminism, Sexual Assault, Sexuality

Welcome to Fear City: A Civil Guide for Visitors to the City Of New York

Extent: 8.5 x 5.25, folded, single sheet; 4 pgs

Names of creator(s): NYPD. (Creator) Research and Destroy New York City. (Editor)

Languages/scripts of the material: English

Scope and Content: Printed in New York, NY

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Brooklyn Zine Fest 2014

Notes: print, photocopy

Controlled Access Terms: Activism, Class Struggle and Worker's Rights, Police Abuse