NYC: Zine Culture

Tote bag by Helen Entwisle, 2015. Photo from Helen's website.

Anya Kurennaya

Welcome! On this page, you will find a selective guide to tools for zine research at Barnard College / Columbia University.

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation with Jenna.

Personal Librarian: Jenna Freedman
111 LeFrak Center

Class| CLIO/Barnard/Columbia | Articles

Read Zines

  • Read for five minutes
  • Discuss in twos & threes
    • How do the visual elements complement or complicate the text?
    • What does the creator want from the reader or the world?
    • What does this zine say about NYC?
  • Full group share

Zine History

  • Definition
  • History
  • Types: one-page zine
  • Who/why
  • Barnard zines

CLIO & Barnard Zine Library

CLIO search < zines AND [your topic here] >

  • Barnard vs. Barnard Special Collections
  • Text yourself
  • Zine genres

Barnard Zine Library

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Sociology/Zines Specific/Related General & Interdisciplinary

Find Articles (searches multiple Columbia databases at once)

For a more complete list of electronic databases for sociology, check Columbia's Databases: Social Sciences list.

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