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Underground press publications--Archival resources--United States

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony Rayson zine collection

Identifier: MSS0050
Scope and Contents

This collection contains zines and other materials mostly created and/or distributed by Anthony Rayson through his South Chicago ABC Zine Distro. Most zines, artwork, and other materials in the collection contain political, anarchist, and/or social justice-related commentary and imagery.

Dates: 1970-2023; Majority of material found within 1998-2023

Batya Goldman zine collection

Identifier: MSS0052
Scope and Contents

This collection represents Batya Goldman's personal collection of zines and is composed primarily of comic and poetry zines. It also includes zines on other subjects such as art, culture, erotica, literature, music, personal, zine related resources, social/political issues, and special interests.

Dates: 1985-1997

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...
Dates: 1987-2022; Majority of material found within 1992-2012

Chicago Great Lakes Underground Press collection

Identifier: MSS0059
Scope and Contents

Donated zines from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are added to the collection. No attempt is made to collect all issues of any one title; rather the collection reflects the ephemeral nature of the zines, broadly representing various types of publication in the geographic area of Illinois and of the rest of the Midwest. These parameters are reflected in the arrangement of the collection.

Dates: 1965-2022; Majority of material found within 1985-2000

Chip Rowe zine 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

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...
Dates: 1989-2021; Majority of material found within 1995-2016

Heath Row zine collection

Identifier: MSS0003
Scope and Contents

This collection serves as a record of the work of Heath Row and demonstrates the wide variety of content and audiences for zine production and distribution.

Dates: 1971-2009

Jill Baker zine collection

Identifier: MSS0116
Scope and Contents

Personal and special interest zines comprise the majority of Jill Baker's zine collection. Many of the zines were created by women in the 2000s.

Dates: 1996-2009; Majority of material found within 2001-2007

Kathy Moseley zine collection

Identifier: MSS0006
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed primarily of personal zines but also includes zines on other subjects such as comics, literature/poetry, music, special interests, zine related resources, and women’s issues. Although Moseley’s zine Semi Bold is not featured in this collection, back issues can be found in the Chicago Great Lakes Underground Press Collection.

Dates: 1995-2007

Kim Nolan zine collection

Identifier: MSS0008
Scope and Contents

The Kim Nolan zine collection is a mixture of zines created from 1986 to 1997. Nolan’s involvement in the early 1990s hardcore and straight-edge music scene, as well as her interest in feminism and activism, is evident throughout the collection.

Dates: 1986-1997; Majority of material found within 1990-1996

Kurt Morris zine collection

Identifier: MSS0115
Scope and Contents

The materials in the Kurt Morris zine collection focus on music and the fan culture that supports rock and punk bands. The magazines Morris collected are professionally produced and widely-distributed, while the zines in his collection are more personal and on average have a more limited distribution. Although most of the personal zines focus on music, many also contain social-political commentaries, stories, poetry, comics, and art.

Dates: 1998-2006; Majority of material found within 2000-2004

Michelle Luellen zine collection

Identifier: MSS0024
Scope and Contents

The zines in the Michelle Luellen zine collection are separated into various topical categories including comics, culture, literature, personal, queer, socio-political, special interest, and women's issues. The majority of the zines in this collection are Personal zines.

Dates: 1984-2005; Majority of material found within 1995-2003

Underground Press Conference collection

Identifier: MSS0037
Scope and Contents

The Underground Press Conference collection contains organizational records and zines generated during the Chicago Conference from 1994-1996.

Dates: 1994-1996

Vanessa Gelvin zine collection

Identifier: MSS0038
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of Gelvin's thesis, ephemera that she collected, and zines. The categories of zines are art, comic, cultural, erotica, literary, music, personal, resource, social/political, special interest, and women’s issues. Certain personal zines have socio-political, literary, or cultural themes and issues, but are designated as personal because they are created by one author. For example, two zines, "Constipation" and an untitled zine, are categorized as personal but deal...
Dates: 1998-2006