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Guide to the Libby Gilbert Zine Collection, 1986-1995

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gilbert, Libby.
Title
Libby Gilbert Zine collection, 1986-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 112 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection Arrangement

Materials have been arranged alphabetically by zine title, with one title per folder. A few oversize zines have been housed in Box 4.

Ancient Grandma Secrets, 1990-1997

By Libby Gilbert. Music zine. 6 Issues: 5-7, 9-11. Location: Pacific Northwest, Tucson AZ, San Francisco, CA.

Box 1
Backlash, June 1989

Weekly music paper. 1 Issue: June 1989. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Oregon.

Box 1
Ben Is Dead, 1990-1991

Music zine. 1 Issue: 11. Location: Hollywood, CA.

Box 1
Blatch, 1987

Music zine. 1 Issue: 13. Location: Norman, OK.

Box 1
BraveEar, 1985-1987

Underground music zine. 3 Issues: Vol. 3, no. 2, 5, and 6. Location: Berkeley, CA.

Box 1
Bucketfull of Brains, 1986-1987

Underground music zine. 3 Issues: 16, 18, 20. Location: London, England.

Box 1
Chemical Imbalance, 1987

Underground music zine. 1 Issue: 6. Location: New York.

Box 1
Chronicles of Disorder, 1996

Music zine. 1 Issue: 1. Location: Schenectady, New York. Patti Smith issue.

Box 1
Contrast, 1987

Underground music zine. 1 Issue: 6. Location: New York.

Box 1
De'Pressed Int'l, 1993

Underground culture magazine. 1 Issue: 1. Location: Detroit, MI.

Box 1
Edgeworks, 1988-1989

Music zine. 2 Issues: Vol. 1, issues 4-5. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.

Box 1
Feminist Baseball, 1987

Music zine. 1 Issue: 8. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle.

Box 1
FlipSide, 1987, 1991

Underground music zine. 2 Issues: 54, 70. Location: Whittier, CA. #54 is 10-year anniversary issue.

Box 1
Forced Exposure, 1987-1988

Underground music zine. 4 Issues: 11-14. Location: Waltham, MA.

Box 1
Fuzz Buzz, 1989

Fuzztones band zine. 1 Issue: The Return Of.... Location: Beverly Hills, CA.

Box 2
Girl Trouble, 1988

"Official Girl Trouble Program." Location: Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, WA.

Box 2
Growing, 1989?

Music and art zine. 1 Issue: 6. Location: West Valley City, UT.

Box 2
High Times, 1986-1987

"Recreational" magazine. 3 Issues: Aug. 86, Oct. 86, Aug. 87. Location: Mt. Morris, IL. Includes musician cover stories.

Box 2
Incite!, 1989-1998

Music zine. 10 Issues: 15, 19, 21-23, 25-28, 30. Location: Cambridge, MA.

Box 2
Ipso Facto, 1988

Underground culture magazine. 1 Issue: 5. Location: San Francisco, CA.

Box 2
It About, 1991

Music zine. 1 Issue: 1. Location: Greenville, IL.

Box 2
Jet Lag, 1986

Music zine. 2 Issues: 69, 72. Location: St. Louis, MO.

Box 2
Matt Lukin's Legs, 1987?

Music zine. 1 Issue: 4. Location: Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR.

Box 2
Maximum Rock & Roll, 1991

Underground music magazine. 1 Issue: 94. Location: Berkeley, CA.

Box 2
Nothing, date unknown

Music zine. 1 Issue: 4. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Hand-painted cover.

Box 2
Paper Toadstool, 1989-1990

Music and art zine. 2 Issues: 1, 2. Location: West Valley City, UT. From publishers of Growing zine.

Box 2
Parker's Bark, 1986

Music zine. 2 Issues: 2, 3. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.

Box 2
Pimp, 1989

Music zine. 1 Issue: 1. Location: Austin, TX.

Box 2
Scam, 1994

Music zine. 1 Issue: 11. Location: Houston, TX.

Box 2
Snipehunt, 1988-1989

Music zine. 3 Issues: 88(1?), 2, 4. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.

Box 2
Tand, 1989

Fashion and poetry zine. 2 Issues: 1, 2. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. #2 includes short story by Libby Gilbert.

Box 2
Terminal Report, late 1980s

Music zine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Drugs issue.

Box 3
Thang!, circa 1988

Music zine. 1 Issue: 10. Location: Brookline, MA.

Box 3
The Bob, 1986-1996

Underground music zine. 19 Issues: 27-30, 32-35, 37, 38, 45-48, 50-53. Location: Wilmington, DE.

Box 4
The Ledge, 1991-1994

Music zine. 7 Issues: 11-17. Location: Cincinnati, OH.

Box 3
The Punchline, 1988

Music and culture zine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: San Francisco, CA.

Box 3
The Pushcart War, 1989-1990

Music zine. 2 Issues: Nov. 1989 and Jan. 1990. Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

Box 3
The Rocket, 1991

Local music monthly. 1 Issue: 44. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle.

Box 4
The Ten Condiments, 1988-1989

Music and poetry zine. 3 Issues: 1-3. Location: Pacific Northwest, Seattle. By Kaija Berleman and Libby Gilbert.

Box 3
The Ugly American, circa 1988

Music zine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: Pomona, NJ.

Box 3
The Village Noize, 1994

Underground music magazine. 1 Issue: 17. Location: New York. John Spencer cover.

Box 3
Thicker, 1994

Underground music magazine. 1 Issue: 2. Location: San Francisco, CA. John Spencer cover.

Box 3
Thrill!, 1991-1994

Music zine, band Crayon. 5 Issues: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11. Location: Pacific Northwest, Bellingham, WA.

Box 3
Total Abandon, 1981

Underground music and art zine. 1 Issue: 8. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland, OR.

Box 4
True Reality Rock Report, 1986-1989

Newsletter; later a music zine. 3 Issues: 1, 6, 9. Location: Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR.

Box 3
Vicious Hippies from Panda Hell, 1990-1992?

Music zine. 11 Issues: 4-14. Location: Pacific Northwest, Portland.

Box 3
Your Flesh, 1991, 1992

Underground music magazine. 3 Issues: 23, 24, 25. Location: Minneapolis, MN.

Box 3

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Libby Gilbert Zine Collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2012

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0043

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.