Call for Donations
The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University is resolved to start collecting zines. TAMU hopes to make zines one of its collecting strengths, and to provide a permanent, accessible Texas home in its archives for the alternative voices that zines document and preserve.
We are excited to participate in the IRWaG Girls Rock event at Columbia University:
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
4:00pm - Riot Grrrl Zine presenation in 754 Schermerhorn Extension (This is the Barnard Zine Library's part!)
5:00pm - Girls Rock! documentary screening in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00pm - Conversation on Race, Gender and Music in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
4:00pm - Concert outside on Columbia University campus, Avery Plaza in front of Schermerhorn
An instructor in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative program asked me to pull zines with these guidelines:
I think it's less important to show range--since they will be making pretty traditional format zines--and more important just to show strong examples with good layout and intelligent writing. The more "issue"-oriented the better, since I'm going to be focusing on the idea of making political zines as opposed to purely personal or diaristic ones.
Last month I attended the Women of Color Zine Symposium in Portland, Oregon. As you may know, our collection development policy states our emphasis on zines by women of color, which is why it was important for me to zoom across the country for a two-day visit to the whitest city in America. It was great to connect with many email correspondents and Facebook friends like Cathy Camper, Emi Koyama, LaMesha Melton and Sugene Yang-Kelly and to meet a few new-to-me WOC zinesters.