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Preliminary Guide to the BUST Magazine records, 1993-2011

Abstract

Debbie Stoller and Marcelle Karp began producing BUST, a third-wave feminist women's magazine, in New York, N.Y., in 1993 as a photocopied zine.

Collection documents the behind-the-scenes work required to put together BUST. Materials include issues 1-15 and 20-71 of the magazine; layouts and copy-editing material; biographies of contributors; article submissions; column material (Girls, Fashions, The Shit, etc.); advertisement documentation; correspondence (letter and electronic mail); press coverage of BUST; promotional material; material related to the publication and promotion of the book The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order; and a variety of graphic items. 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
Bust (Magazine : New York, N.Y.)
Title
BUST Magazine records 1993-2011
Language of Material
English
Extent
39.5 Linear Feet, 29625 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2001-0009) (1500 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1993-1998) documents the behind-the-scenes work required to put together BUST. Materials include issues 1-15 of the magazine; layouts and copy-editing material; biographies of contributors; article submissions; column material ("Girls," "Fashions," "The Shit," etc.); advertisement documentation; correspondence (letter and electronic mail); press coverage of BUST; promotional material; material related to the publication and promotion of the book The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order; and a variety of graphic items, including color (9) and black-and-white photographs (6), original black-and-white ink drawings, and color prints (23), as well as color slides (12).

Accession (2009-0082) (24 items; 13.5 lin. ft.; dated 2002-2007) consists of production binders for issues 20-43 of BUST magazine, published from summer 2002 through spring 2007. Each binder contains a copy of the published issue, as well as tabbed sections for each portion of the issue, including features, columns, regulars, sex files, and guides.

Accession (2010-0101) (7875 items; 10.5 lin. ft.; dated 1993-2006) includes production binders, files from the creative director, and files from the Art Department.

Accession (2013-0184) (10125 items; 13.5 lin. ft.; dated 2008-2011) consists of production binders for issues 44-71, published from 2008-2011.

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Contents of the Collection

The accession (2001-0009) documents the behind-the-scenes work required to put together BUST. Materials include issues 1-15 of the magazine; layouts and copy-editing material; biographies of contributors; article submissions; column material ("Girls," "Fashions," "The Shit," etc.); advertisement documentation; correspondence (letter and electronic mail); press coverage of BUST; promotional material; material related to the publication and promotion of the book The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order; and a variety of graphic items, including color (9) and black-and-white photographs (6), original black-and-white ink drawings, and color prints (23), as well as color slides (12).

BUST, issues 1-15
Box 1
Folders for issues 1-10
Box 1
Folders for issues 10-13
Box 2
Press for BUST Magazine
Box 2
Submissions, issues 4-6
Box 2
Submissions, issue 7
Box 3
Random submissions
Box 3
Correspondence, 1993-1996
Box 3
Outline
Box 3
Girls
Box 3
Fashion
Box 3
Media
Box 3
Sex
Box 3
Permissions/biographies
Box 3
Tour
Box 3
Press
Box 3
Party
Box 3
Website
Box 3
Fashion (advertisers)
Box 4
Advertisement sales
Box 4

The addition (2009-0082) (24 items; 13.5 lin. ft.; dated 2002-2007) consists of production binders for issues 20-43 of BUST magazine, published from summer 2002 through spring 2007. Each binder contains a copy of the published issue, as well as tabbed sections for each portion of the issue, including features, columns, regulars, sex files, and guides.

Issue 20: Motherhood issue (Cynthia Nixon), Summer 2002
Box 5
Issue 21: Sex issue (Beck), Summer 2002
Box 5
Issue 22: Music issue (Le Tigre), Winter 2002
Box 6
Issue 23: Age issue (Frances McDormand), Spring 2003
Box 6
Issue 24: Fag Hags (10th anniversary issue), Summer 2003
Box 6
Issue 25: The Dark Issue (Juliette Lewis), Fall 2003
Box 7
Issue 26: Independent Spirit (Kelly Osbourne), Winter 2003
Box 7
Issue 27: Tina Fey, Spring 2004
Box 7
Issue 28: Jena Malone, Summer 2004
Box 8
Issue 29: PJ Harvey, Fall 2004
Box 8
Issue 30: Rosie Perez, December/January 2005
Box 9
Issue 31: Bjork, February/March 2005
Box 9
Issue 32: Amy Sedaris, April/May 2005
Box 10
Issue 33: Sandra Oh, June/July 2005
Box 10
Issue 34: Justin Theroux, August/September 2005
Box 10
Issue 35: Susan Sarandon, October/November 2005
Box 11
Issue 36: Rose McGowan, December/January 2006
Box 11
Issue 37: Peaches, February/March 2006
Box 11
Issue 38: Bettie Page, April/May 2006
Box 12
Issue 39: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, June/July 2006
Box 12
Issue 40: Tara Subkoff, August/September 2006
Box 12
Issue 41: Amy Poehler, October/November 2006
Box 13
Issue 42: Parker Posey, October/November 2006
Box 13
Issue 43: Gwen Stefani, February/March 2007
Box 13

Materials include production binders for issues 2-10, dating from 1993-1997, as well as a binder for the "BUST on MTV" program, dating from 1996-1997. The rest of the materials are from BUST's creative director and the magazine's Art Department. These include files from issues 7-14; transparencies from printing issues 10-12; original prints, contact sheets, chromes, and negatives of fashion shoots, headshots, celebrities, and other images from the magazine; and original artwork from various artists. Most of the photographs and prints are undated, unsorted, and unattributed, and many include post-its from the Art Department with comments.

Issue 2
Box 14
Issue 3
Box 14
Issue 4, Sex
Box 14
Issue 5
Box 14
Issue 6, Men
Box 14
Issue 7, Bad Girls
Box 14
Issue 8, Motherhood (2 folders)
Box 14
BUST on MTV
Box 14
Issue 9
Box 15
Issue 10 (3 folders)
Box 15
Veronica Cross portfolio
Box 15
Issue 7 (2 folders)
Box 15
Issue 8
Box 15
Issue 9
Box 15
Issue 10 (2 folders)
Box 15
Issue 11
Box 15
Issue 11 or 12
Box 15
Issue 13
Box 15
Issue 14
Box 15
Lynn's drawings, undated
Box 15
Henzel's notebooks, with ideas, plans, some interviews, and other creative output (8 books)
Box 15
Graphics and font mockups for BUST
Box 15
Original artwork: Ayun Halleday and Jennifer Ray
Box 15
Vincent Dillo and Jacqueline de Milia
Box 15
Meghan Petersen negatives, 2006-2007
Box 15
Chris Jerene fashion photographs and negatives
Box 15
Oversize Chris Jerene fashion contact sheets
Oversize Image Folder 2
Emily Shur, contact sheets
Box 16
Angela Boatwright, contact sheets
Box 16
Bunny Yeager, prints and negatives
Box 16
James Westman, chromes
Box 16
Ken Nicoll, prints and negatives
Box 16
Heidi Hartwig, prints and negatives
Box 16
Sleeved prints (unattributed and undated), with post-its and comments
Box 17
Original prints and contact sheets (unattributed and undated)
Box 18
Issue 10, Sex (3 folders)
Box 19
Issue 11, Girlfriends (2 of 4 folders)
Box 19
Issue 11, Girlfriends (2 of 4 folders)
Box 20
Issue 12 (4 folders)
Box 20

This addition consists of production binders from issues 44-71, published from 2008-2011.

Issues 44-46
Box 21
Issues 47-49
Box 22
Issues 50-53
Box 23
Issues 54-56
Box 24
Issues 57-59
Box 25
Issues 60-62
Box 26
Issues 63-65
Box 27
Issues 66-68
Box 28
Issues 69-71
Box 29

Historical Note

Debbie Stoller and Marcelle Karp began producing BUST, a third-wave feminist women's magazine, in New York, N.Y., in 1993 as a photocopied zine. Today, according to the magazine's website (www.bust.com), BUST "offers an uncensored view on the female experience.... BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture."

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], BUST Magazine Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The BUST Magazine records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2001-2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2009

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.