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Guide to the Ailecia Ruscin Zine Collection, 1994-2002 and undated

Abstract

The collection consists of 552 zines, collected by the donor between 1994 and 2001. The collection focuses on personal zines by women, politics, the punk music scene, social justice activism, and riot grrrl. Many of the zines are accompanied by correspondence with the donor.

Ailecia Ruscin is a writer, activist, and scholar from San Antonio, Texas and Auburn, Alabama. She is the author or co-author of the zines provo-CAT-ive and alabama grrrl (published from 1997-2000).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Ruscin, Ailecia
Title
Ailecia Ruscin Zine collection 1994-2002 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.2 Linear Feet, 552 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection consists of 552 zines, collected by the donor between 1994 and 2001. The collection focuses on personal zines by women, politics, the punk music scene, social justice activism, and riot grrrl. Many of the zines are accompanied by correspondence with the donor. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Aberration
Box 1
Activist Approach to Domestic Violence
Box 1
Adele
Box 1
Adorn
Box 1
Air I Breathe
Box 1
AK Press Catalog
Box 1
Alabama Grrrl
Box 1
Alaska
Box 1
Alien
(2 issues)
Box 1
Alley Brat
Box 1
Alternatives to Pads and Tampons
Box 1
Alternatives to Tampons
Box 1
Amusing Yourself to Death
(2 issues)
Box 1
Anarchism: The Feminist Connection
Box 1
Annzine
Box 1
Anorexic Mishaps
(2 issues)
Box 1
Anti-Punk
Box 1
Aptitude & Appetite
(2 issues)
Box 1
Aqua Girl Star
Box 1
Arrowed
(3 issues)
Box 1
Art Machine
Box 1
Assassin and the Whiner
(2 issues)
Box 1
Automatic Pansy
(2 issues)
Box 1
AWOL
Box 1
B.B.'s Revenge
(2 issues)
Box 1
Baby Girl
(2 issues)
Box 1
Backlash
Box 1
Bacon
Box 1
Bamboo Girl
(4 issues)
Box 1
BananaQ
Box 1
Bandit Queen Distribution
Box 1
Banshee
Box 1
Be Nice or I'll Fucking Kill You
Box 2
Being Red
Box 2
Belly Up
(2 issues)
Box 2
Bernadette the Squirrel
Box 2
Beyond
(2 issues)
Box 2
Beyond a Joke
Box 2
Billy's Mitten
Box 2
Bitch Nation
Box 2
Bitchcore
Box 2
Blender Children
(3 issues)
Box 2
Blue Skies
Box 2
Book
(2 issues)
Box 2
Book Your Own Fuckin' Life
(2 issues)
Box 2
Boredom Sucks
Box 2
Bottled Up
Box 2
Boy & Girl
Box 2
Brat
Box 2
Brazen Hussy Comics
Box 2
Breakdown
Box 2
Brewster
(3 issues)
Box 2
Broken Distro
Box 2
Broken Pencil
Box 2
Bruja
Box 2
Burnt
Box 2
Business as Usual
Box 2
C. Parks
(2 issues)
Box 2
Cacofonia Deliciosa
(2 issues)
Box 2
Cain
Box 2
Cakewalk
Box 2
Candy Coated Teeth
Box 2
Cataclysm Girl
Box 2
Cemented Youth
Box 2
Chard Copy
(2 issues)
Box 2
Cheap Porn and Bad Food
Box 2
Cherry Cherry Red
Box 2
Chickfactor
Box 2
Chokehold
Box 2
Christine Bactine
Box 3
Cloudland
Box 3
Con Queso
Box 3
Confluence
Box 3
Consider Yourself Kissed
(3 issues)
Box 3
Cory
Box 3
Counterclockwise
Box 3
Cracker
(2 issues)
Box 3
Crazed Sparrow
(2 issues)
Box 3
Creamsicle
(2 issues)
Box 3
Crescent
Box 3
Crude Noise
Box 3
Crush Zine
Box 3
Cuntfear
Box 3
Cupsize
(3 issues)
Box 3
curmudgeon
Box 3
Cuss
Box 3
Cyanide
Box 3
dead glamorous
Box 3
Death of a Psyche
(2 issues)
Box 3
Death Ship
Box 3
Deconstruction
Box 3
Defenestrator
Box 3
Delivery Dyke
Box 3
Della Dart & Rachel Jacobs
Box 3
Demigod
(2 issues)
Box 3
Disgruntl T.V.
(4 issues)
Box 3
Disorderly Conduct
Box 3
Disorientation Guide
Box 3
Divinity
Box 3
Dixie Cup
Box 3
DIY Crafts Primer
Box 3
DMZ
Box 3
Dodo
Box 3
Dogfish
Box 3
Donald's Date
Box 3
Don't Stop (Stop)
Box 3
Doris
(8 issues)
Box 4
Double Negative
Box 4
Douze Jours En France
Box 4
Dream whip
(2 issues)
Box 4
Drivel
(2 issues)
Box 4
Ducks in a Row
Box 4
Dumb Fun
Box 4
Dumpsterland
Box 4
East Village Inky
Box 4
Electrocution Distribution
Box 4
Emergency
Box 4
Epi-Logue
Box 4
Epson Energy
Box 4
Equilibrium
Box 4
Estrogen Overdose/Dysfunxion
Box 4
Evolution of a Race Riot
Box 4
Exploding Girl
Box 4
Factura No Pagada
Box 4
Fairy Flower Distro
Box 4
Fancy
(5 issues)
Box 4
Fantastic Fanzine
Box 4
Fantasy Cat
Box 4
Feminist as Fuck
Box 4
Femme Flicke
Box 4
Femmestruation Rites Rag
Box 4
Fern
Box 4
Fiano Apple is Feeding the Tree
Box 4
Floating Bear Zine
Box 4
Flowers from the Rain
Box 4
Fly Pink Hair
Box 4
Flying Lesson
Box 4
Food Geek
Box 4
For Anne
Box 4
Forget the Show
Box 4
Fragile
Box 4
Fuck Off Western Medicine
Box 4
Function
Box 4
Futotcho
Box 4
Future Generation
Box 4
Girl and her Bike
Box 5
Girl Face Girl
Box 5
Girl in a Box
(2 issues)
Box 5
Girl Patch
Box 5
Girl Swirl Fanzine
(2 issues)
Box 5
Girl's Life Magazine
Box 5
Glitter Queer
Box 5
Goddess
Box 5
Goddess Juice
Box 5
God's Own Methane
Box 5
Good Mornin
Box 5
Good Not Bad
Box 5
Good Swift Kick
Box 5
Gray Matters Magzine
(4 issues)
Box 5
Grrlz on the Road
Box 5
Grub
Box 5
Gumption
Box 5
Guts
Box 5
Gutsy
Box 5
Harbinger
(2 issues)
Box 5
Heart Attack
Box 5
Heartattack
(2 issues)
Box 5
Heartfelt
Box 5
Held Like Sound
Box 5
Hello Nothing
Box 5
Here Be Dragons
(4 issues)
Box 5
Hodgepodge
Box 5
Hollywood Nihil
Box 5
Honey Child
Box 5
Hot Pantz
Box 5
House of Anarchy
(2 issues)
Box 5
How I Learned to Do IT Bloody Murder
Box 5
How to Stage a Coup
Box 5
I Am Not a Sell-Out
Box 5
I am not pretty
Box 5
I Blot Under the Milk
Box 5
I Crossed My Heart Catalog
Box 5
I Draw Starz
Box 5
I Dreamed I Was Assertive!
(2 issues)
Box 5
I Think I Am
Box 5
I Was a Teenage Girl Army
Box 6
I Will Not Be Afraid
Box 6
Idiolect
Box 6
Imps in the Inkwell
(6 issues)
Box 6
In Abandon
Box 6
in memory of a carsurfer
Box 6
In Morning Clouds
(3 issues)
Box 6
In Morning Clouds / Treefort
Box 6
Independent Publishing Resource Center Brochure
Box 6
Indulgence
(6 issues)
Box 6
Insisterhood
(2 issues)
Box 6
Invincible Summer
Box 6
Jailhouse Turnout
Box 6
Jigsaw
Box 6
Journal of an Insomniac
Box 6
Journalsong
Box 6
Justseeds
Box 6
Keep Yer Kitty Wet
Box 6
Ker-bloom!
(2 issues)
Box 6
Kiss Off
Box 6
Kusp
Box 6
Kusp
Box 6
La Ciudad
Box 6
Lady Lazarus
Box 6
Last Chance
Box 6
Law of Inertia
Box 6
Leeking Ink
(2 issues)
Box 7
Lefty Makes a Better Cake
Box 7
Lemon Meringue
Box 7
Lesbian Connection
Box 7
Libel Alien Idiot Nation
Box 7
Limousine / That Girl
Box 7
Lip Synch
Box 7
LIPP Service
Box 7
Lipstick My Espionage
Box 7
Liquid Thoughtz
Box 7
Little Super Human Guy
(2 issues)
Box 7
Losing My Religion
Box 7
Love Letter
(3 issues)
Box 7
Lovezine
Box 7
Lucky Lucky
Box 7
Lust and Lunacy
Box 7
Make Out
Box 7
Mantis
(2 issues)
Box 7
Matilda
(2 issues)
Box 7
Maximumquillnscrol
Box 7
Maximumrocknroll
(3 issues)
Box 7
Me.
Box 7
Melt the Snow
Box 7
Memorytown USA
Box 7
Message to the Black Movement
Box 7
Millenniumitis
Box 7
Miranda
(2 issues)
Box 7
MOC
Box 7
Mommy and I Are One
Box 7
monkey's magical book of cheese
Box 7
Monsters are Real
Box 7
More Signs You do Zine
Box 7
Move Closer
Box 7
Moving Parts
Box 7
Muffin Bones
Box 7
Multiple Sarcasm
(2 issues)
Box 7
My Best Friend
Box 8
My Green Bag
Box 8
My Own Personal Star
Box 8
My Views Change Over Time
Box 8
Nerdy Grrrl Revolution
Box 8
New Faggot Cunts
Box 8
Nice Girls Don't Say Fuck You
Box 8
Night of Vice
Box 8
Nipples and Bits
Box 8
No More Tears Left to Cry
Box 8
Not My Small Diary
(2 issues)
Box 8
Now a Limo
(4 issues)
Box 8
Octopus Head Collective
(2 issues)
Box 8
Off My Jammy
Box 8
Okefenokee
Box 8
Opening Statement
Box 8
Operation Kitty Kitty
(2 issues)
Box 8
Opposites Subtract
Box 8
Oppress This
(2 issues)
Box 8
Oppress This Zine
Box 8
Other Ramona
Box 8
Out of Order
Box 8
Out of the Vortex
Box 8
Outburst
Box 8
Outdated La-oo-ra
Box 8
Pain on Earth
Box 8
Pander Zine Distro
(3 issues)
Box 8
Pansy
Box 8
Paperdoll
Box 8
Paranoy
Box 8
Paroxysm
Box 8
Passionate Frog
Box 8
Peach
Box 8
Peculiar Twirling Skirt
Box 8
Pedestrian Parallax
Box 8
Penguins & Alligators
Box 8
Period Conspiracy
Box 8
Persnickety Prints
Box 8
Picaflor
Box 8
Pink Tea
Box 8
Pippi Longstocking
Box 8
Pisces Ladybug
Box 8
Pisces Zine Distro and Fun Stuff Catalog
(2 issues)
Box 8
Pixxiebitch
Box 8
Planet Named Desire
Box 8
Plunger
Box 8
PMS
Box 8
Polarity / Freewheeler
Box 8
Polaroid Manifesto
Box 9
Political Art
Box 9
Poor Children
Box 9
Pout
(3 issues)
Box 9
Power Candy
Box 9
Primordial Soup Kitchen
Box 9
Pritty Kitty Clothes
Box 9
Project Pinky
Box 9
Projet Mobilivre-Bookmobile Project Brochure
Box 9
Pull the Plug
Box 9
Pulled Mints
(2 issues)
Box 9
Puncture
Box 9
Punkindex
Box 9
Queen of the Kangaroos
Box 9
Queer Resource Mini-Zine
Box 9
Queer Zine Explosion
(2 issues)
Box 9
Rad Girlz
Box 9
Rage Against
Box 9
Rainbow Pudding
Box 9
Rampage
Box 9
RATE
Box 9
Rather Be Dead Than Cool
Box 9
Raw Sugar
Box 9
Razorcake
Box 9
Record Reviews
Box 9
Red Scare
(2 issues)
Box 9
Red Under
Box 9
Red-Hooded Sweatshirt
(2 issues)
Box 9
Renegade's Handbook to Love and Sabotage
(2 issues)
Box 9
Retail Whore
(3 issues)
Box 10
Riot Dyke
Box 10
Riot Grrrl
Box 10
Riot Grrrl Montreal
Box 10
Riot Grrrl Press
Box 10
Rocket Queen
Box 10
Rockstar
Box 10
Rule of Thumb
Box 10
Running with a Lolly
Box 10
Runt
(2 issues)
Box 10
Satellite Whispers
Box 10
Scam
Box 10
Scorpion
Box 10
Screams from Inside
(2 issues)
Box 10
Selective Living
(2 issues)
Box 10
Self-Defense
Box 10
SemiBold
(2 issues)
Box 10
Shag Stamp
Box 10
Shake Bottle Shake
Box 10
Sharkpool
Box 10
Shera
Box 10
Shit Pop
Box 10
Shooting Stars and Midnight Wishes
Box 10
Shredding Paper
Box 10
Silence Through the Noise
(2 issues)
Box 10
Sixty
Box 10
Slander
(2 issues)
Box 10
Slave
Box 10
Slingshot
(3 issues)
Box 11
Slug & Lettuce
(5 issues)
Box 11
SlutWhoreBitch
Box 11
Snailmania
Box 11
So What?
Box 11
Sojourner
Box 11
Solidarity
Box 11
Some Thoughts About Jack
Box 11
Something Like That
Box 11
Sour Girl
(2 issues)
Box 11
Spike's Rant
Box 11
Stay Gold
Box 11
Stick Figure
Box 11
sticker sisters
Box 11
Stifled
Box 11
Stitch Witchery
Box 11
Street Rat
Box 11
Struggler
Box 11
Swing Set Grrl
Box 11
Tadoussac
Box 11
Taking Charge
Box 11
Techno
Box 11
Teenage Death Songs
Box 11
Teeny Tiny Robots
Box 11
Terrorist
Box 11
Texttrap
Box 11
That Girl
Box 11
This is About Suicide
Box 11
This World is Broken
Box 11
Threat Warning
Box 11
Three O'Clock
Box 11
TIA & Coffee
Box 11
To Avoid Suffocation
(4 issues)
Box 11
Topical Dictionary of American Government and Politics
Box 11
Train Grease Panty Line
Box 11
Tree of Knowledge
Box 11
Truckface
Box 11
Truly Amazing Gender Aptitude Quiz
Box 11
Turf
Box 11
twat
Box 11
Two for the Road
Box 11
Two Forty A.M.
Box 11
Underground Publishing Conference
Box 12
underpants
Box 12
Valley Girl
Box 12
Valvo
Box 12
Verboslammed
Box 12
Version Two Point Oh
(2 issues)
Box 12
Vietnam Never Happened
Box 12
Vortex
(2 issues)
Box 12
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Box 12
Welcome to the Revolution
Box 12
What Rich Jerkface Owned Your Town?
Box 12
When I Dieā€¦
Box 12
Whirling Cervix
Box 12
Whitehead
Box 12
Whitespace
Box 12
Words As Weapons
(2 issues)
Box 12
Xerox Debt
(2 issues)
Box 12
Ya Think?
Box 12
Yard Wide Yarns
Box 12
Youth Quake
Box 12
Zillion Chronicles of Near Love
Box 12
Zine Guide
(4 issues)
Box 12
Zine Head
Box 12
Zine World
(4 issues)
Box 12
Zinester's Guide to New York City
Box 12
Zinester's Listserv
Box 12
Zum
Box 12
Zine ephemera and related material
Box 12

Historical Note

Ailecia Ruscin, of San Antonio, Texas and Auburn, Alabama, is a writer, activist, and scholar. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and Environmental Studies from Chatham College in 1999 and, as of 2008, is completing a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Kansas. Ruscin is the author or co-author of the zines provo-CAT-ive and alabama grrrl (published from 1997-2000); an excerpt from provo-CAT-ive was included in A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings From The Girl Zine Revolution, edited by Tristan Taormino and Karen Green, and excerpts from alabama grrrl have been included in The Zine Yearbook. Ruscin is one of the founding members of Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library, an anarchist infoshop in Lawrence, Kansas; has served on the advisory boards of Allied Media Projects and Clamor magazine; and contributes zine reviews to Zine World.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Ailecia Ruscin Zine Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy McDonald and Melody Rowell, November 2008

Encoded by Amy McDonald, November 2008

Accession 2005-0032 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.