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The '''Zine Archive & Publishing Project''' 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 [[zine]]s, [[comic]]s, [[chapbook]]s, [[pamphlet]]s, 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 [[Richard Hugo House]], located at 1634 11th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
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The '''Zine Archive & Publishing Project''' ('''ZAPP''') is a [[:Category:Zine Library|zine library]] located in Seattle, Washington. It exists to encourage and promote independent publications both extant and defunct. ZAPP collects [[zine]]s, [[comic]]s, [[chapbook]]s, [[pamphlet]]s, [[mail art]], and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display. Until March 2014, ZAPP was a program of the [http://www.hugohouse.org/ Richard Hugo House], located at 1634 11th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. As of early 2014, ZAPP has become an independent nonprofit organization and is looking for a permanent home for the collection.
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== History ==
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[[Image:ZAPP shelves.JPG|300px|thumb|ZAPP's collection]]
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ZAPP was started in 1996 with the personal collections of Gary Greaves and Chuck Swain. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 30,000 items (of which over 25,000 are unique 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.
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Holdings from the archives include science fiction [[fanzine]]s from the 1940s through modern donations. ZAPP has a strong [[Riot Grrrl]] collection, as well as a focus on zines from the Pacific Northwest.
  
 
== Events/Projects ==
 
== Events/Projects ==
  
'''DIY Academy''' is a series of low cost workshops which encourage people to learn from other people within their communities, make connections, and most of all claim back to power of being able to do shit themselves. July 2006 was the second annual DIY Academy.
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ZAPP holds a number of classes, gallery exhibits, and other events throughout the year for both youth and adult audiences.
  
'''ZAPP's Summer Series''' is the current series of classes happening from July 13-July 22 2007. See www.hugohouse.org for more information.
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*'''DIY Academy''' was a series of low cost workshops which encouraged people to learn from other people within their communities, make connections, and most of all claim back to power of being able to do it themselves.  The second annual DIY Academy was held in July 2006.
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*The first [http://seattle-zine-unconference.wikispaces.com/ '''Zine Librarian (Un)Conference'''] was hosted by ZAPP on March 14-March 15, 2009. Zine librarians, collectors, and creators from across the United States participated in a series of open workshops and facilitated discussions.  Topics included the challenges of cataloging, organizing, and promoting zine collections.
  
 
== Browsing ==
 
== Browsing ==
  
ZAPP is not a lending library, however, their collection may be browsed during open hours.
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ZAPP is not a lending library; however, the collection may be browsed during open hours. The collection is partially cataloged, but the catalog is only accessible on-site.
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.hugohouse.org/house/zapp/ Zine Archive and Publishing Project]
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* [http://zappseattle.org/ Zine Archive and Publishing Project website]
* E-mail: zines@hugohouse.org for information about open hours or other questions.
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* E-mail: [mailto:info@zappseattle.org info@zappseattle.org] for information about open hours or other questions
 
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Latest revision as of 17:14, 8 March 2014

ZAPP logo.

The Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) is a zine library located in Seattle, Washington. It exists to encourage and promote independent publications both extant and defunct. ZAPP collects zines, comics, chapbooks, pamphlets, mail art, and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display. Until March 2014, ZAPP was a program of the Richard Hugo House, located at 1634 11th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. As of early 2014, ZAPP has become an independent nonprofit organization and is looking for a permanent home for the collection.

History

ZAPP's collection

ZAPP was started in 1996 with the personal collections of Gary Greaves and Chuck Swain. Since then, the collection has grown to more than 30,000 items (of which over 25,000 are unique 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.

Holdings from the archives include science fiction fanzines from the 1940s through modern donations. ZAPP has a strong Riot Grrrl collection, as well as a focus on zines from the Pacific Northwest.

Events/Projects

ZAPP holds a number of classes, gallery exhibits, and other events throughout the year for both youth and adult audiences.

  • DIY Academy was a series of low cost workshops which encouraged people to learn from other people within their communities, make connections, and most of all claim back to power of being able to do it themselves. The second annual DIY Academy was held in July 2006.
  • The first Zine Librarian (Un)Conference was hosted by ZAPP on March 14-March 15, 2009. Zine librarians, collectors, and creators from across the United States participated in a series of open workshops and facilitated discussions. Topics included the challenges of cataloging, organizing, and promoting zine collections.

Browsing

ZAPP is not a lending library; however, the collection may be browsed during open hours. The collection is partially cataloged, but the catalog is only accessible on-site.

External Links