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Chip Rowe zine collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0045

Scope and Contents

The collection includes research materials Rowe created or gathered for The Book of Zines: Readings from the Fringe. The collection includes zines, correspondence, and questionnaires sent to zine creators asking them to document what inspired them to launch their zine, why publish, tips for aspiring zinesters, and to list their favorite zines.

Dates

  • 1990-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1996-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

According to the blurb on the back cover of Chip Rowe's book, The Book of Zines: Readings from the Fringe, Rowe is the creator of the zine Chip's Closet Cleaner and This is the Spinal Tap Zine. According to LinkedIn, Rowe studied journalism at Northwestern University; was a Senior Editor at Playboy Magazine from 1994 to 2013; and in 2001, became President of cc Media, an editorial firm that produces websites and eBooks.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Chip Rowe zine collection is arranged alphabetically by zine title. File folders may include one or all of the following contents: the questionnaire sent by Rowe and the responses provided by the zine creator, the zine, and correspondence.

Physical Location

4/2/E

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1998.14

Processing Information

R. Bartley 2005

Creator

Title
Guide to Chip Rowe zine collection
Status
Completed
Author
R. Bartley 2005
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

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