The Barnard Library Zine Collection, which was pitched in 2003 and launched in 2004 focuses on zines written by New York City and other urban women with an emphasis on zines by women of color. The zines are personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, third wave feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, and other topics.
The collection is housed at Barnard College's Wollman Library, New York, NY. This may be the first open stack, circulating academic library zine collection, a set up that is still a rarity.
Contact Jenna Freedman for more information. Please do not send zines without checking in with us first.
Barnard Library Zine Collection
- Cohen, Bille. "College Cred." Time Out New York. Issue 549: April 6-12, 2006.
- Dodge, Chris. "The New Monastic Librarians," Utne. July/August 2005: 78-80.
- Freedman, Jenna, "Your Zine Tool Kit:A DIY Collection," Library Journal. June 15, 2006, v. 131, n. 11: 36-39.
- Gisonny, Karen and Jenna Freedman. "Zines in Libraries: How, What, and Why?" Collection Building, v. 25, n. 1, 2006: 26-30
- Hsu, Hua. File Under Other]. Boston Globe. May 6, 2007.
- Koppel, Lily. "Zines in the Library Catalogue? Of Course." New York Times. April 11, 2006. p. B2.
- Chris Dodge donated over 100 zines
- Jenna Freedman founded the zine collection
- Marissa Falco donated about 400 zines
- Rhonda Kauffman interned with the zine collection
- Sara Jaffe donated over 100 zines
- Yumi Lee donated about 150 zines
- Lauren Jade Martin donated her collection of approximately 540 riot grrrl era and later zines
- Celia C. Perez has donated over 100 zines