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 Underground, p. 8
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.
Spring 2020 update:
The Archives & Special Collections is currently unable to host in-person researchers. If you need assistance or would like to set up a virtual appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections is available online 24/7.