Creativity, History, and Zines: A Conversation with Archivists
October 25, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm
Online via Zoom

Come join North Carolina Triad/Triangle archivists as they discuss the joy of zines—their construction, collection, and discovery as part of library collections, and what they represent for the communities and individuals who create them. Zines have long been a way for those marginalized by American society to have a voice of their own. They have played a special role for intersectional feminism, particularly in reproductive rights, the LGBTQ community, and civil/human rights.

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What is a zine? “A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.” Our speakers all have experience with making and collecting zines, and will share about their experiences. The panel will discuss the history of zines, collection development development issues, and community outreach. What do zines represent? How can you make them? What topics would you like to document in your zine creation?

Panel participants:

  • Lauren Brewer, Head Reference Librarian-High Point University
  • Libby Coyner, Archivist and Assistant Librarian-Elon University
  • Kelly Wooten, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian-Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History Duke University (Zines as Primary Sources)

Moderator: Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Wake Forest University