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Zines and Zine-Making at UCSB Library: Social Justice Zine Collection

social justice zine collection circulating 2022

The Social Justice Zine Collection includes over 70 zines and is curated with a social justice activism lens. Specific topics that represent the scope of this collection are zine works about neurodivergence, anti-racist activism, gender, sexuality, disability activism, feminist art, Black archives, and social movement history.

Zines (pronounced "zeens" like "magazines") are do-it-yourself publications, made from collections of images and text, and distributed by the creator or zinester themselves. Zines are created out of love, not for profit, and are focused on a wide array of topics. 

Questions? Want to Get Involved?

Contact UCSB zine librarians with any questions or suggestions!

  • Des Alaniz (dalaniz@ucsb.edu)
  • Paige Sundstrom (paigesun@ucsb.edu)

We look forward to talking with you!

About the Collection

Location:  The Social Justice Zine Collection is located in the Art & Architecture Collection

Borrowing: This collection is circulating, meaning you can check out, read, and share the zines anywhere!

Searching: You can search for and find zines in UC Library Search. 

Funding: This collection is grant funded thanks to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Featured Zines

We’ve purchased zines from over 25 zinesters and distros!

  • Brown Recluse Zine Distro (Oakland, CA)
  • Individual Zinesters’ Etsy shops
  • Microcosm Publishing (Portland, OR)
  • Radical History Club (San Diego, CA)
  • Mixed Rice Zines (Oakland, CA)
  • Project Paint (San Diego, CA)

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