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Guide to the Niku Arbabi Zine Collection, 1999-2007 and undated

Abstract

Arbabi is an artist, DJ, writer, filmmaker, and zinester from Durham, NC and Austin, TX. She is the author of several craft and activist zines, including Radical South, Chicks Rock, and Polaroid-Celluloid.

The collection consists of 34 zines (27 titles, produced between 1999 and 2007) collected by Arbabi. Eight of the zine titles in the collection were written or co-written by Arbabi. The majority of zines in the collection focus on either craftmaking and the do-it-yourself lifestyle or women's personal stories, including stories of abuse. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Arbabi, Niku
Title
Niku Arbabi Zine collection, 1999-2007 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 34 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection consists of 34 zines (27 titles, produced between 1999 and 2007) collected by Niku Arbabi. Eight of the zine titles in the collection were written or co-written by Arbabi. Arbabi acquired several of the zines in her collection from Parcell Press, a zine distro located in Richmond, Va. Zines authored by Arbabi that were purchased directly from Parcell Press are also included in this collection. The zines in the collection focus on craftmaking and the do-it-yourself lifestyle; feminist activism; and women's personal stories, including stories of abuse. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Aubergine
Box 1
Brainscan
Box 1
Broken Hipster
Box 1
Chicks Rock
Box 1
Document One
Box 1
Doris
Box 1
The Down-and-Dirty, Do-It-Yourself Moviemaking Guide for Film Girls and Video Vixens
Box 1
Emily: A Zine by a Mom and Daughter
Box 1
Geraniums and Bacon
Box 1
Hard Knox
Box 1
I Hear You Like Stories!
Box 1
Imaginary Life
Box 1
In Your Room
Box 1
Marked for Life / No Better Voice
Box 1
Mine: An Anthology of Reproductive Rights
Box 1
More Signs You Do a Zine
Box 1
My Birthday Trip to the Outer Banks
Box 1
On Zines: North Carolina
Box 1
Polaroid-Celluloid
Box 1
Postal Curiosities and Delights
Box 1
Radical South
Box 1
The Remainder of Zero: What's Left Behind
Box 1
The Science
Box 1
Scrappy
Box 1
She Rose Again
Box 1
Spectacular Specula
Box 1
Squad Set
Box 1

Historical Note

Arbabi is an artist, DJ, writer, filmmaker, and zinester from Durham, NC and Austin, TX. She is the author of several craft and activist zines, including Radical South, Chicks Rock, and Polaroid-Celluloid.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Niku Arbabi Zine Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Niku Arbabi Zine Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy McDonald

Completed January 2008

Encoded by Amy McDonald

Accession 2006-0076 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.