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ZINES: History

A basic guide to finding, making, and teaching zines.

A Brief Overview of Modern Zine Culture



Genres and Movements



(N.A.). (2020, August 10). The Riot Grrrl Collection at New York University: Collection Overview. NYU Libraries.

[Belinda Cai]. (2015, May 7). Zines: The Power of DIY Print (short documentary) [video]. YouTube.

[Salford Zine Library]. (2013, November 12). Self-Publishers of the World Take Over FULL MOVIE [video].

[Truly CA]. (2019, April 4). But I Love The Zine | KQED Truly CA. [video].
[ナインペジャポ氏]. 2018, July 2. $100 and a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest (2004) [video]. 

Bromwich, K. (2017, September, 23). Covering the counterculture: the 60s underground press – in pictures. The Guardian.

Hall, J. (2016, August 16). The seminal zine that charted LA’s 70s punk scene. Dazed.

Jose, M., Tenuto, J. (2014, October 20). Spockanalia -- The First Star Trek Fanzine. Star Trek.

Keller, Y. (2017, May 24). These 8 Zines by People of Color Show Why the Medium Has Remained Relevant. Artsy.

Martin, G. (2016, May 25). Fanzine culture. British Library.

Miles, B. (2016, May 25). The Underground Press. British Library.

Smith, N. (2018, April 13). Early Fandom in Science Fiction. Pasadena Museum of History.

Smith, R. (2011, September 22). Revolution Girl Style, 20 Years Later. NPR.

Wortham, J. (2017, February 28). Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Zines. The New York Times.