The Barnard Zine Library is part of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS) in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning at Barnard College, Columbia University. The zines are described in the library catalog we share with Columbia University Libraries (CUL), CLIO.
Will someone read the collection scope for us?
♥ Barnard's zines are created by women and non-binary people, 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, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans feminisms, and other topics. ♥
We have a zine club that makes a compilation zine every semester. The zine club been led by BIPOC and other students continuously since 2010.
Barnard Zine Library staff are collecting COVID-19 themed zines made by womxn, nonbinary people, and all members of the Barnard community. We will gladly buy two copies of your zine via PayPal.* We can provide a postal address (the zine librarian's home) or can print black and white pdfs on 8.5x11 paper. Email email@example.com to connect with us. As of February 1, we have over 300 zines in CLIO, some of them with download links.
*Up to $8 per zine, price is up to you and typically reflects printing and postage costs and your labor. Higher end zines are out of scope.
Take five minutes to brainstorm a quaranzine: one-page folding zine style, wire frames, storyboard, slides--whatever works for you.
Share themes and images. How might they be similar or different to quarantine experiences published in other media?
Try searching < zines > and a topic you're interested in. Bonus points for using the truncation symbol * or Boolean operators AND OR NOT, e.g.,
zines AND (disab* OR diabet*)
zines AND (letterpress OR "letter press")
What did you find? What about when you search for the topic without < zines > in the search string?