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Daniel Makagon zine collection

Identifier: MSS0068

Scope and Contents

In 2005, Dr. Daniel Makagon, Associate Professor in the Communications Department, began bringing his Underground Culture classes to the Special Collections and Archives for introduction and exploratory sessions with the zine collections. In 2009 he donated his personal collection of zines to the archives. While this collection includes zines in the categories of Art, Comic, Literary, Music, Personal, Special Interest, and Social/Political, the largest and most diverse portion of the collection is Music. Daniel regularly sends zines via DePaul's interdepartmental mail system to add to his collection.


  • 1989-2021
  • Majority of material found within 1995-2016


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Makagon received his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. He began teaching at DePaul in 2005. Professor Makagon's teaching and research interests are in urban communication, ethnography, cultural studies, documentary, and community. He is author of Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square, University of Minnesota Press, 2004 and co-author with Mark Neumann of Recording Culture: Audio Documentary and the Ethnographic Experience, Sage, 2008. He is also the author of Underground: The Subterranean Culture of DIY Punk Shows, Microcosm, 2015. Makagon has also published articles on guerrilla art, democracy and urban life in Southern Communication Journal, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Text & Performance Quarterly, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. He is editor of a special issue of Liminalities on The City and co-editor with Michael LeVan of a special issue of Text & Performance Quarterly on the seven deadly sins. His audio documentaries have been broadcast on public radio and on the Internet."In 2018 Makagon began a three-pronged research project focused on punk music and culture photography, street photography, and football (soccer) photography."


6.25 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Daniel Makagon zine collection is arranged into sixteen series. The first seven series include zines transferred as part of the original 2009 donation and are organized according the category of zine and then alphabetically by title. Subsequent donations are arranged into individual series with a title that reflects when those zines were transferred by Daniel to the department. These series are arranged alphabetically by file folder title which includes the category of zine followed by the title of the zine. Series 1: Art Zines, Series 2: Comic Zines, Series 3: Literary Zines, Series 4: Music Zines, Series 5: Personal Zines, Series 6: Social/Political Zines, Series 7: Special Interest Zines, Series 8: 2010-2014 Additions, Series 9: February 2015 Addition, Series 10: March 2016 Addition, Series 11: October 2016 Addition, Series 12: August 2017 Addition, Series 13: December 2018 Addition, Series 14: December 2019 Addition, Series 15: September 2021 Addition, Series 16: Dr. John Evan Matthias' UK Football Fanzines.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2009.18; 2015.029; 2015.030; 2016.010; 2016.084; 2017.073; 2019.015; 2021.016

Processing Information

M. McCoy 2009; M. MacIntosh Hodgetts 2015; J. Mann 2016; A. Martinez 2016; A. Martinez 2017; J. Ogwumike 2019

Guide to Daniel Makagon zine collection
M. McCoy 2009; M. MacIntosh Hodgetts 2015; J. Mann 2016; A. Martinez 2016; A. Martinez 2017; J. Ogwumike 2019; M. Pitchford 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614