Barnard Library Zine Collection
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.
As of June 2010, there were nearly 1400 zines in the open stacks, with several hundred more in the archives. According to the zine collection's website, "This collection aims to serve the needs of current readers and scholars and those of future researchers, Barnard and Columbia students and faculty, scholars from other academic institutions, and writers doing research for a major publishing house have used zines to research topics such as the Riot Grrrl movement, Sassy magazine, girls and education, radical parenting and other topics..." Read More...