Zines at Barnard
Barnard's zines are created by womxn and non-binary people, with a collection emphasis on zines by women of color and a new (2019) effort to acquire more zines by transwomen. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, third wave feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans experience, and other topics.
Add Your Zine
If your zine is in scope for us and costs less than $10, email email@example.com to discuss selling us two copies: the first, for the climate-controlled, acid-free archive and the second for the open stacks. Note that the dollar amount has to do with the level of production that goes into the zine. Although we have zines in many genres, including DIY zines, minicomics, fanzines, and others, we're a scrappy $3 perzine kind of a library. We can recommend libraries that might take better care of your art zine or artist's book!
Add Your Collection
When it's time to let go of the zines you've acquired--maybe they're being evicted from your parents' attic, you've moved them too many times, or you're doing a purge--we'll be glad to take care of them for you. The majority of them should fit our collection policy, above. We'll re-donate any zines that are out of scope or triplicate our current holdings. We don't pay for third party zines, but we do cover shipping costs. Note: when our backlog is too long, we may lovingly refer you to another zine library.
Add Your Papers
We also collect zine-related ephemera. Do you have zine flats, T-shirts, mix tapes, photographs, fliers, posters, meeting notes, you'd like to see made available to researchers? Note: when we are understaffed, we prioritize materials by people underrepresented in our archives, so we may need to lovingly refer papers from non-BIPOC folx elsewhere.