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Zines at the Sallie Bingham Center

Secondary Sources

Zine Anthologies

Items held by Duke University are linked to the catalog record.

Selected Zine Libraries in the United States

This list is an abbreviated selection of academic, public, and community-based libraries. More complete listings may be found through the websites listed above and through other zine library sites.

Subject Headings

Zines cross various genres and topics. For this reason, there are many subject headings and topics that are potentially useful when searching for information about zines. A list of possible subject headings and search terms is included below. The headings themselves link to searches in the Duke Libraries' catalog.

Comic books, strips, etc.

Fan magazines

Fan magazines -- Periodicals


Feminism -- United States

Riot grrrl movement


Underground press publications -- United States

Women -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Women's periodicals, American

Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs


Zines -- United States -- Periodicals

Audio-Visual Materials

Items held by Duke University are linked to the catalog record.

  • Don't Need You. [DVD] Directed by Kerri Koch. Urban Cowgirl Productions, 2006.
    Tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a revolutionary underground network of education and self-awareness through music, writing, activism, and women-friendly community. The film features one-on-one interviews interspersed with rare, archival materials, including original Riot Grrrl fanzines, flyers, and photographs, as well as seldom seen footage from pioneering Riot Grrrl bands like Bikini Kill, Heavens to Betsy, and Bratmobile.
  • Grrlyshow. [videocassette] Directed by Kara Herold. Women Make Movies, 2001.
    A documentary about girl-zines and girl-zine makers.
  • Zined!: A Documentary. [videocassette] Directed by Mark Moscato. Baby Marvin Productions, 1997.