The Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) exists to validate independent publications (extant and defunct, past and present), to promote the perpetuation of the art form, and to champion freedom of speech and creative cultural evolution. ZAPP collects zines, comics, chapbooks, pamphlets, journals, gazettes, city papers, mail art, monographs, short anthologies, personal transmissions, and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display. ZAPP is a program of the Richard Hugo House, located at 1634 11th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
ZAPP was started in 1996 with the personal collections of Gary Greaves and Chuck Swain. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 20,000 items, making it one of the largest zine collections in the world. ZAPP was temporarily closed in 2007 and the collection was placed in storage. After moving the stacks, ZAPP was reopened with regular open hours in September 2008. Nora Mukaihata serves as ZAPP's manager. Holdings from the archives include science fiction fanzines from the 1940s through current day donations. Read More...