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Protest on the Page

  1. 1. Activists and the Archives: Expanding the Permanent Recordto Include Radical Women--and Girls presented by Jenna Freedman Protest on the Page: Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything*Center for the History of Print & Digital Culture Madison, Wisconsin 2012
  2. 2. Danger! Hole #2 by Lucy Doyle.August 2007. Lincoln Park, NJ.Zines D695dCover image used with permission.
  3. 3. Queerean by Yumi. December 2000. Cambridge, MA.Zines Y85qCover image used with permission.
  4. 4. Empower: a Young M’s Guide to Taking Co, edited byAllison Crews.2001? ZinesC749eEditordeceased.Statement inzineencouragesreproduction.(Ha ha.)
  5. 5. Evolution of a Raceby Mimi ThiNguyen.1997.Berkeley,CA.Zines N584eCover imageused withpermission.
  6. 6. Cupsize, #5 by SashaCagen and TaraNeedham. New York,NY. 1996.Zines C75Page image used withpermission.
  7. 7. • Approximately one million zine topics not discussed in the five examples, including – fat empowerment – womens self-defense – sex work – teen rights – Palestine – radical mental health – personal issues
  8. 8. sOther women’s zine collections• Duke University: Sallie Bingham Center for Women’ sHistory and Culture• London Metropolitan University: The Women’s Library from Sallie Bingham Center website Image• Smith College: Sophia Smith Collection• Tulane University: Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
  9. 9. Girl activists in archives & special collections before zines• Types of materials found: – Scrapbooks: newspaper articles about suffrage, – Diaries – Pamphlets – Broadsides – Institutional publications like newspapers and newsletters – Club publications• Girls vs. women activists
  10. 10. Archivists as activists• How do collections of radical materials come to exist?• Archivists as creators/facilitators• Archivists making collections accessible (archival research is hard!)• Administrators and grant writers finding us the $
  11. 11. Contacts & credits•••• Barnard Zine Library banner section of Rock Out: Ideas on Booking DIY Shows zine cover. Used with permission.