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Lawrence Oberc zine collection

Identifier: MSS0120

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Oberc's personal zine collection and documents his contribution to the underground press. The majority of the zines in this collection contain his work, and Oberc's artwork is featured on the covers of his zines and numerous others. His interviews are included in Chiron Review among other zines. Insight on Oberc's writing can be found in one of his zines titled Bitch (Box 1). The literary publications from the University of Kentucky, Fabbro (Box 2) and JAR (Box 3), also include his work. Additionally, Oberc explains his project and ambitions regarding producing a review source for alternative media named Burr (Box 6).


  • 1981-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1987-1996


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Oberc has published his art, poetry and interviews in small and medium sized presses including music magazines. In addition to collaborating with other zine publications, he has published numerous zines of his own work, mainly poetry and art. Oberc was the co-editor of the literary magazine Clutch, which was in print from 1991 to 1998.


9 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Lawrence Oberc zine collection contains 11 Series: 1. Biographical, 2. Art, 3. Comics, 4. Fanzines, 5. Literary by Oberc, 6. Literary, 7. Music, 8. Personal, 9. Resource, 10. Socio-Political, and 11. Special Interest. Within each series, material is arranged alphabetically by zine title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2011.33

Processing Information

K. Gosa 2012

Guide to Lawrence Oberc zine collection
K. Gosa 2012
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