Yesterday I attended the International Zine Day @ Barnard Library. Jenna Freedman, Director of Research and Instruction and Zine Librarian gave me a tour of the zine archives and kindly answered all my questions. Zines are kept in a climate controlled room, inside acid-free cases, some are kept inside special folders and wraps, and both those in the archives and in the open collection are catalogued. I browsed their extensive collection and have posted photos on the slide show below. I had a fab time. There was zine making and I even got a copy of one in Spanish.
I’ve been to zine festivals in NYC, but it was my first visit to the Zine Library at Barnard. These type of events are great to raise awareness about the richness of zines and allow zine fans like me to learn more about them and their authors. Here below is a video I made a few years ago during the NYC Zine Festival.