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27 February 2008 @ 01:43 pm
New Lobby Display: Elections & Protest Zines  
Our genius intern du semester, Julie Turley, has mounted a display of election and protest related zines. This display was inspired as a complement to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's thirty third Scholar and Feminist Conference, "The State of Democracy: Gender and Political Participation."

Unfortunately our not genius zine librarian didn't bring her camera cable to work, so while the exhibit is documented, that documentation is currently local to her digital camera. Come over to Lehman 203 if you want a look! Or, after tonight, maybe tomorrow, you can check Flickr to see what the beauteous exhibit looks like.

Featured zines include (look 'em up in CLIO):
  • A Catastrophic Success: Republican National Convention protests, New York City, 2004 (Zines C28)
    Using photos, illustrations, and prose, this compilation zine focuses on the experiences of protesters in New York during the 2004 Republican National Convention. They discuss their Mama Collective, a Pro-Choice march, the Critical Mass bicycle ride, police misconduct, direct action, and media coverage of the above. There is also a CD of songs by Lila Cugini and Jesse Wickman.
  • Dear Mr. Bush (Zines N95d)
    This political zine consists of letters from the author to George W. Bush. In her letters, Nylander questions the President’s stance on gay marriage, faith, abortion rights, and the economy.
  • Destination is not the end of the Journey (Zines K77d)
    In this personal zine, queer activist KT writes about moving across the country, dealing with her white guilt and her disillusionment with the punk scene. There is also a letter to zinesters and academics of color and an article about race privilege at the protests at the Republican National Convention.
  • Don’t Blame Me, I Worked for Dean (Zines L47d)
    This personal zine from the author of "Off My Jammy" details her experience campaigning for Howard Dean during the presidential primary elections of 2004. She deals a bit with electoral politics and George W. Bush, as well.
  • Generically Modified #2: Art Attack (Zines G46g)
    Generically Modified is an art zine that features interviews with artists in New York City and beyond. The Art Attack issue includes and interview with Milano Chow, (Barnard College, 2009), and an interview with You Damn Kid! illustrator Owen Dunne. There is also a pull out review of the film "Still We Ride!" about Critical Mass during the Republican National Convention in New York City in 2004.
  • Little Room (Zines S641)
    Recent New York City transplant Annie Sollinger, (originally from Petersborough, New Hampshire) writes about what her new life in New York and what she loves about the city in this decorative, artistic, typewritten zine. Articles include pieces on the Republican National Convention in 2004, Bush’s second inauguration, Johnny Cash’s estate sale, a few pieces contrasting New Hampshire and New York, and a piece on Vancouver, Canada.
  • Mama Sez No War: writings, photos and experiences by mothers against the war (Zines M24)
    This compilation mamazine details the experiences of mothers who bring their children to anti-war protests. Included are pictures from protests taken by mothers and children, as well as ways to get children involved in activism.
  • Radical Cheerbook (Zines R23)
    This cheerbook is a collection of cheers from radical cheerleader groups from all over the United States. These cheerleading squads combine protest and performance in nonviolent direct street action, and their cheers express feminist and anarchist viewpoints.
  • Stockholm Syndrome (Zines C255)
    Jewish activist Caprice’s political zine talks about being arrested and detained during the protests against the Republican National Convention in New York City in 2004. After discussing her time being moved from crowded cell to crowded cell with very little food, she shares what she learned about the legal system and the actions taken against nonviolent RNC protesters.
  • Subliminal Criminal (Zines J45s)
    In this political zine, Jenka talks about anarchism, bicycle activism, and protesting the Republican National Convention that was held in Philadelphia in 2000. She also includes comics, poetry, and eight "radical wimmin trading cards."

Julie did an awesome job of selecting the zines and illuminating them with handwritten notes and smirky red & blue stars.

The zine descriptions quoted above were written by student workers, including Marissa Edelman, Jennie Rose Halperin, and Ana Saldamando.
Trailer Trash Despatch zinetrailrtrsh_zine on February 28th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
I like you people. You give me a reason to continue writing my zine.
Thank you for your support! It is greatly appreciated.
Barnard Zine Collectionbarnardzines on February 28th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Well then be sure to let us know when you have a new issue!
bonnie abbzugjwitchbaby on May 19th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
"Jewish activist"? How does that relate to the zine? Maybe say "queer" or "anarchist"?

Anyway, I'm psyched to be included here and in the online version. Keep up the great work!
Barnard Zine Collection: jennabarnardzines on May 20th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Hey Bonnie? Jessica? Caprice?

I know some of the abstracts are weird and descriptor heavy. That's somewhat intentional, to make it easier to retrieve results on topics that we anticipate being of interest to researchers. Someday someone may be looking at zines by Jewish authors. Or queer or anarchist, that's true, but according to my notes, you didn't talk explicitly about being queer or anarchist in Stockholm Syndrome. I see, though, that this zine could use some more subject headings, so I'll get some improved access points in there.

But if you're unhappy with the summary, I'm happy to change it. Just let me know.