I work for a college access program, the Schuler Scholar Program, in high schools of the Chicagoland area. We work with high-performing students who are primarily first-generation to attend college and low-income. During the summers, we take a select group of juniors in the program on trips that expose them to new issues and ideas. My coworker (CCed) and I are taking a small group (6-10) of our Scholars to New York City to learn about feminism and women’s history. As part of our visit, we would love if they could explore the zine library at Barnard or engage in any sort of educational programming that the zine library could provide. Would any staff be willing to chat with our Scholars about this important part of women’s activism and allow them to explore Barnard’s collection?
Choose five zines of different genres Personal Political DIY Compilation Art or minicomic?
Subjects TOC Summary Provenance Google Books
1. Feminism & Women's History Through Zines
for the Schuler Scholars from Chicago
Presented by Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman
2. Read/skim your zine & excerpt to respond to
• Is your zine implicitly or explicitly feminist?
• What are the visual elements, and how do
they interact with the text—support,
contradict, call attention to?
• Why did the author choose this medium?
• Types (also known as genres)
• At Barnard
4. Library stuff
• Find zines as genre/format
• ToC, summary
• Google Books
5. Gratuitous cat
Inigo helping his human research
queer Latina zines
Courtesy of Melissa Gasparotto
6. Credits & Links
• Cover slide photo from post on Brooklyn
College zines blog by Devon Nevola