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ENGL 382: Rhetoric of Resistance: Getting Started

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Use this guide to get started with your research for ENGL 382: Rhetorics of Resistance!

Selections from the Collins Library Zine Collection. Photo Credit: Katy Curtis


"Zines are speaking to and for an underground culture. And while other groups of individuals come together around the shared creation of their own culture, what distinguishes zinesters from garden-variety hobbyists is their political self-consciousness."

- Stephen Duncombe, Notes from the Undergroundp. 8

Zines at Collins Library

For your analysis essay and final project, you will be working with a unique segment of our collections. The Collins Library Zine Collection contains approximately 200 zines which are housed in Archives & Special Collections on the 2nd Floor of the library.

The zines in our collection vary widely in style and content and cover a wide breadth of topics, both personal and political. You will find zines on local and national issues, politics, personal narratives, activism and social justice, environmental justice, queer identities, feminism, race, and more, including several authored by Puget Sound students. We hope you will enjoy working our zine collection!

For more information about zines and zine culture, visit our collection guide.

Archives & Special Collections Hours

During the semester, drop in on the Archives & Special Collections (Collins Library, 2nd floor):

Tuesdays - Thursdays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Other times are available by appointment, please contact

A small selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections is available online 24/7.

Humanities Librarian

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Katy Curtis
Office: Collins Library 140

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