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Bradley Adita zine collection

Identifier: MSS0113

Scope and Contents

The zines in the Bradley Adita collection were given in multiple donations. The initial donation was given in 2015 and the arrangement of the zines reflects the donor’s organizational system of categories that were divided further into three geographical divisions: Illinois, Iowa, and Non-Illinois or Iowa. Zines and materials given after 2018 were not subdivided into geographic locations by Bradley Adita at the time of donation and the arrangement was imposed during processing. The zines reflect Bradley Adita’s participation in the zine community as creator, collector, and collaborator.


  • 1987-2022
  • Majority of material found within 1992-2012

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use. The donor shall retain copyrights, but conveys the following rights to DePaul University: research, education, instruction, physical exhibit within department (no loans no digitization).

Biographical / Historical

The zines in this collection were assembled by Brad Harris, who is also known as Bradley Adita.


4.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Bradley Adita Zine Collection is arranged into 12 series: 1. Bradley Adita Notes, 2. Resources, 3. Art, 4. Comics, 5. Culture, 6. Literature, 7. Personal, 8. Socio-Political, 9. Special Interest, 10. Women's Issues, 11. 2018-2022 Addition, 12. August 2022 Addition

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2015.114; Accession 2018.059; Accession 2019.048; Accession 2021.064; Accession 2022.006; Accession 2023.009

Processing Information

J. Mann 2016; M. Pitchford 2022; J. Endriss 2023

Guide to Bradley Adita zine collection
J. Mann 2016; M. Pitchford 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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