Texas A&M University Zine Collection

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Reference code

TxAM-CRS C000127

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Texas A&M University Zine Collection


  • 1980s-2023 (Creation)


13 boxes and 5 folders

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Scope and content

The Texas A&M University Zine Collection is a generalized "floating" collection of zines tied to a set of particular collecting criteria:

  • Zines created by Texans, Southwesterners or other Southerners and/or concern Texas, the Southwest and the South; zines created by minorities across Texas, the Southwest or the South; zines created by TAMU students or former students; and Artzines concerned with printing and/or designed as print art objects.

The collection has "Texas A&M University" in the title to reflect the collecting criterion of zines created by A&M students or former students. More importantly, however, the inclusion of the A&M name in the collection title reinforces the collection's connection to the university as well as its major purpose, to help make TAMU a center for the preservation of regional alternative voices.

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This collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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  • English

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Finding aids

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May 2018 Addendum combines 2018_0058 and 2017_0059. May 2022 Addendum contains accession 2022_0052, and combines donations from Jenna Freedman, Jackie Batey, Michael Jackson, and others.

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Bib# 4026124

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: Jeremy Brett.

Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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