Sillywish #5 is a zine made by a queer, white 14-year-old in 1996. With creator Ocean Capewell's blessing, we have digitized it and provided you a page-by-page view (with transcriptions for screen readers) of her high school freshman self. She writes about depression, body image, and crushing on a friend (using "they" pronouns when "they" was often used by closeted people to avoid specifying a gender, not nonbinary). Other features include quotes from Saved by the Bell and Susan Sontag, zine reviews, and a page about the riot grrrl band Team Dresch.
Barnard Zine Library News
The Barnard Zine Library is physically closed, but staff are working to collect, catalog, and provide access to zines. We are also prepared to teach classes and support research.
Share your voice with the Archives, add a Zine to our collection, or collaborate on documentation with the Media Center.
Womxn & Nonbinary People: We Want Your COVID-19 Zines!
The Pine Tree Scholars program introduces Barnard and Columbia students to the crafts associated with fine book production, such as typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, as well as to the rare and art book trades. Most of these sessions include a hands-on component but no prior experience is necessary. All mandatory sessions will take place on Friday afternoons; two optional sessions take place other times.
Megnot Mulugeta and Jade Levine interview each other about working in the zine library.
Last February, middle schoolers from the Blue School took a field trip to the Barnard Zine Library.
We moved over 1600 zines into the Barnard Archives from Spring 2016 to Spring 2019!
Tuesday, February 11, 2019 in the Barnard Zine Library
Jenna's panel is part of the NYCDH kickoff on February 4.
For research perfomed in the Barnard Archives, Center for Research on Woman, or Zine Library. Applications due midnight ET 3/3/19.
Friday afternoon bookmaking. Applications due Monday 9/24/18.