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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, 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 [http://www.hugohouse.org/ 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''') was a [[:Category:Zine Library|zine library]] located in Seattle, Washington. It existed to encourage and promote independent publications both extant and defunct. ZAPP collected [[zine]]s, [[comic]]s, [[chapbook]]s, [[pamphlet]]s, [[mail art]], and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display. Through 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. From early 2014 to April 1st, 2017, ZAPP operated as an independent nonprofit organization with it's collection in storage. In 2016, Richard Hugo House chose to give maintenance and ownership of the archive over to Seattle Public Library. In August 2017 the Seattle Public Library formally announced it had acquired ZAPP's zine collection and had plans to archive, catalog and grant the public access to the zines again.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
[[Image:ZAPP shelves.JPG|300px|thumb|ZAPP's collection]]
 
[[Image:ZAPP shelves.JPG|300px|thumb|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 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.  
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ZAPP was started in 1996 with the personal collections of Gary Greaves and Chuck Swain. The collection grew 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.  
  
Holdings from the archives include science fiction [[fanzine]]s from the 1940s through modern donations. According to the library's website, it currently contains more than 20,000 items.
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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 ==
  
ZAPP holds a number of classes, gallery exhibits, and other events throughout the year for both youth and adult audiences.
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ZAPP held 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.
 
*'''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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== Browsing ==
 
== 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.
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ZAPP's collection has been in storage for years, but now that it has been acquired by the Seattle Public Library, there are plans to make the collection once again browsable.  
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://www.hugohouse.org/content/zapp Zine Archive and Publishing Project website]
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* [http://zappseattle.org/ Zine Archive and Publishing Project website]
* E-mail: [mailto:zapp@hugohouse.org zapp@hugohouse.org] for information about open hours or other questions
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[[Category:Previously Featured Articles|Zine]]
 
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 29 August 2017

ZAPP logo.

The Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) was a zine library located in Seattle, Washington. It existed to encourage and promote independent publications both extant and defunct. ZAPP collected zines, comics, chapbooks, pamphlets, mail art, and other not-so-easily classified independent publications for preservation and display. Through March 2014, ZAPP was a program of the Richard Hugo House, located at 1634 11th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. From early 2014 to April 1st, 2017, ZAPP operated as an independent nonprofit organization with it's collection in storage. In 2016, Richard Hugo House chose to give maintenance and ownership of the archive over to Seattle Public Library. In August 2017 the Seattle Public Library formally announced it had acquired ZAPP's zine collection and had plans to archive, catalog and grant the public access to the zines again.

History

ZAPP's collection

ZAPP was started in 1996 with the personal collections of Gary Greaves and Chuck Swain. The collection grew 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.

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 held 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's collection has been in storage for years, but now that it has been acquired by the Seattle Public Library, there are plans to make the collection once again browsable.

External Links