The Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection is a new project, begun in 2011. We collect zines about life in Brooklyn, as well as zines that have relevance for student interests, or the curriculum of Brooklyn College.
Our collection primarily consists of:
(1) Print zines. This is a print zine collection, and thus no e-zines or online materials are accepted as part of the collection at this time.*
(2) Zines that are connected to Brooklyn, support the interests of the students at Brooklyn College, or would support the curriculum of Brooklyn College.
(3) Zines made by Brooklyn College students or alumni–any zine made by our students or alumni will be accepted into the collection (regardless of where it was created or any connections to Brooklyn).
(4) Zines about zines, zine-making and zine culture.
(5) Zines that discuss life from the perspective of members of the Working Class, or zines that are made by people/students who balance work, life and scholarship simultaneously.
(6) Zines by People of Color, and/or that discuss issues of race, culture, and identity.
If you create a zine that you think would fit well with our collection, please get in touch! We try to collect two copies of every issue: one that will be preserved within the Archives and Special Collections area of the library, and the other will become part of a browse-able collection, accessible whenever the library is open.
Zine Collection, Attn: Robin Potter
Brooklyn College Library
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
*For more information about why this is a print collection and not a digital one, see the post, “Why We’re Not Digitizing Zines,” by Kelly Wooten of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.