Guide to the Libby Gilbert Zine Collection, 1986-1995
Zine collector and publisher. Gilbert's zines include The Ten Condiments (1988-1989) and Ancient Grandma Secrets (1990-1997). Collection includes Gilbert's zines, acquired through trade, purchase, or self-publishing. Most zines focus on music or culture. Collection is arranged alphabetically by zine title.
- Collection Number
- Libby Gilbert Zine collection
- Gilbert, Libby
- 3 Linear Feet, 112 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
In February 2012, Libby Gilbert donated her personal collection of music zines and magazines, comprising 47 different titles and over 100 issues in total. Originally obtained through trade, purchase, or self-publishing, the titles in her collection span the years 1981-1996, and the common thread is the underground rock music scene in the United States and abroad, with particular focus on the Pacific Northwest, where she lived during much of that time. In 1988 and 1989, she published music and poetry zine The Ten Condiments with Kaija Campos (then Kaija Berleman), and later published her own music zine, Ancient Grandma Secrets, from 1990-1997. During the 1980s, her favorite musical sub-genre was second-wave garage psychedelic rock. To this day she remains a sucker for a well-crafted melody.
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[Identification of item], Libby Gilbert Zine Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Materials have been arranged alphabetically by zine title, with one title per folder. A few oversize zines have been housed in Box 4.
By Libby Gilbert. Music zine. 6 Issues: 5-7, 9-11. Location: Pacific Northwest, Tucson AZ, San Francisco, CA.
Weekly music paper. 1 Issue: June 1989. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Oregon.
Underground music zine. 3 Issues: Vol. 3, no. 2, 5, and 6. Location: Berkeley, CA.
Underground music zine. 3 Issues: 16, 18, 20. Location: London, England.
Music zine. 1 Issue: 1. Location: Schenectady, New York. Patti Smith issue.
Music zine. 2 Issues: Vol. 1, issues 4-5. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.
Underground music zine. 2 Issues: 54, 70. Location: Whittier, CA. #54 is 10-year anniversary issue.
"Recreational" magazine. 3 Issues: Aug. 86, Oct. 86, Aug. 87. Location: Mt. Morris, IL. Includes musician cover stories.
Music zine. 1 Issue: 4. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Hand-painted cover.
Music and art zine. 2 Issues: 1, 2. Location: West Valley City, UT. From publishers of Growing zine.
Music zine. 3 Issues: 88(1?), 2, 4. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.
Fashion and poetry zine. 2 Issues: 1, 2. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. #2 includes short story by Libby Gilbert.
Music zine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Drugs issue.
Underground music zine. 19 Issues: 27-30, 32-35, 37, 38, 45-48, 50-53. Location: Wilmington, DE.
Music zine. 2 Issues: Nov. 1989 and Jan. 1990. Location: Pittsburgh, PA.
Music and poetry zine. 3 Issues: 1-3. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. By Kaija Berleman and Libby Gilbert.
Underground music magazine. 1 Issue: 17. Location: New York. John Spencer cover.
Underground music magazine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: San Francisco, CA. John Spencer cover.
Music zine, band Crayon. 5 Issues: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11. Location: Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, WA.
Underground music and art zine. 1 Issue: 8. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR.
Newsletter; later a music zine. 3 Issues: 1, 6, 9. Location: Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR.
Music zine. 11 Issues: 4-14. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.
A native of Oregon, Libby Gilbert attended college there and later spent three years in Tucson, Arizona, where she continued to publish Ancient Grandma Secrets, before relocating to central California to pursue a career in science.
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The Libby Gilbert Zine Collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2012.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2012
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2012
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0043