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Guide to the Sarah Wood Zine Collection, 1990s

Abstract

Sarah Wood was the co-owner of GERLL Press, a zine distro based in Chicago, Ill., in the early to mid-1990s.

The collection consists of about 150 zines self-published by women and girls, largely in the United States. Subjects include feminism, the riot grrrl movement, body image and consciousness, women’s health, women athletes, sexual abuse, television and film, poetry and short stories, rock music and punk music, violence against women, sexual identity, homosexuality, and bisexuality. 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
Wood, Sarah (collector)
Title
Sarah Wood Zine collection, 1990s
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, 150 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection consists of about 150 zines self-published by women and girls, largely in the United States. Many of these zines come directly from the GERLL Press inventory, or were submitted to Wood and Curry by their authors to be considered for sale through the distro. Subjects include feminism, the riot grrrl movement, body image and consciousness, women’s health, women athletes, sexual abuse, television and film, poetry and short stories, rock music and punk music, violence against women, sexual identity, homosexuality, and bisexuality. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

20 Bus
Box 1
A Voila
Box 1
Action Girl Guide
Box 1
Action Girl Newsletter
Box 1
Amelia Jane
Box 1
Another Lo-Fi Xtravaganza
Box 1
April Fools' Day
Box 1
Art Babe
Box 1
Backchat
Box 1
Bi-Girl World
Box 1
Bloody Knuckles Club
Box 1
Boy Food
Box 1
Bust
Box 1
Busy Bea's Bush
Box 1
Butterfly
Box 1
Cake Walk
Box 1
Cherub
Box 1
Cheshire
Box 1
The Completion of Circles
Box 1
Conscious Clit
Box 1
Creme Brulee
Box 1
Cross My Heart
Box 1
Dead Jackie Susann Quarterly
Box 1
Design #816
Box 1
Discharge
Box 1
Don't Dis Dolly
Box 1
Doris
Box 1
Exile
Box 1
Fantastic Fanzine
Box 1
Femme Flicke
Box 1
Fern
Box 1
Fix Me
Box 1
Flatter!
Box 1
The Flying Bitch Sisters Present: 1,267,984 Blender Recipies [sic]
Box 1
Function
Box 1
Funkapotamus
Box 1
Geek Girl
Box 1
Get Off My Property
Box 2
Gift Idea
Box 2
Girl Fiend
Box 2
Girljock
Box 2
Girlwonder / Slam Book for the Midwest Girl Fest
Box 2
Gogglebox
Box 2
Graham Cracker Cereal
Box 2
Granny
Box 2
Grope
Box 2
Growing Pains
Box 2
Gunk
Box 2
Hamster Man
Box 2
Hands Off
Box 2
Healing Stone
Box 2
Hemlock
Box 2
How to Buy Second Hand Guitars and Amps Without Getting Ripped Off (By Dumb Boys)
Box 2
Hunger Strike
Box 2
Hungry Girl
Box 2
I Heart Me
Box 2
I Am Intimate with Anger
Box 2
The I Hate Brenda Newsletter
Box 2
I Know What You Did to Me
Box 2
I'll Make a Deal with You
Box 2
Impossible Schizoid Girl
Box 2
I'm a Dimpled Lunatic
Box 2
I'm So Fucking Beautiful
Box 2
It's a Grrrl
Box 2
I've Got Angels in My Head
Box 2
Jigsaw

The folder contains a handwritten letter from Tobi Vail, the author of Jigsaw and the drummer for the band Bikini Kill.

Box 2
Jungle Gym
Box 2
Just Like a Girl
Box 2
Just One Match
Box 2
Lardass
Box 3
Letters to Michelle
Box 3
Liar
Box 3
Libel / Spirals Upwards
Box 3
Looking Straight Down
Box 3
Love Is . . . Love Isn't
Box 3
Mad Planet
Box 3
Mad Woman
Box 3
Mama Girl
Box 3
Marika
Box 3
Men Speaking Out on Men and Sexism
Box 3
Mons of Venus
Box 3
Ms. America
Box 3
Mudflap
Box 3
My Last Nerve
Box 3
Nerd Girl
Box 3
No Longer Silent
Box 3
Ooompa! Ooompa!
Box 3
Oppression Song
Box 3
Pacifier
Box 3
Pirate Radio Kills the Ruling Class Stars
Box 3
Please Don't Hit Beneath the Belt
Box 3
Power Candy
Box 3
Pretty in Peach
Box 3
Queenie
Box 3
Rage Against
Box 3
Resist Psychic Death!
Box 3
Riot Gear
Box 3
Riotemptresses
Box 3
Riot Grrrl Press Catalogue
Box 3
Rollerderby
Box 3
Ruckus
Box 3
Runt
Box 3
Sacred Places
Box 3
Safety Pin
Box 3
Satanic Toasters
Box 3
Saturnine's Smile
Box 3
Secret Weapon
Box 3
Septophilia Records
Box 4
Six Degrees of Separation
Box 4
Sky Flying By
Box 4
Smart Like Eve
Box 4
Songs of a Dead Boy
Box 4
Sourpuss
Box 4
Sparkly Kitty Stickers
Box 4
Splatterspleen
Box 4
Square One
Box 4
Stifled
Box 4
Super Girl
Box 4
Sweetarts Fanzine
Box 4
Taking No for an Answer
Box 4
Taylor's Daughter
Box 4
Tease
Box 4
That Girl
Box 4
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Box 4
Totally Hair Barbie
Box 4
Turtle Wax
Box 4
Two Weeks
Box 4
Under Control
Box 4
[Untitled]
Box 4
Up Yours
Box 4
Velvet Grass
Box 4
War
Box 4
The Weeds
Box 4
What is Riot Grrrl?
Box 4
What You Can Learn from a Glamour Girl
Box 4
Wiglet
Box 4
Wild Honey Pie
Box 4
Wives Tales
Box 4
Written on a Body
Box 4
Yours Truly Comix
Box 4
Do It Yourself Abortion
Box 4
Riot Grrrl Flyers
Box 4
Take Back Your Life
Box 4
Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism
Box 4
What is Riot Grrrrl?
Box 4
Youth Greens Pamphlets
Box 4
Correspondence
Box 4

Historical Note

Sarah Wood, along with her friend Kelly Curry, founded and owned GERLL (Girls Empowered Resisting Labels and Limits) Press, a zine distro based in Chicago, Ill., in the early to mid-1990s.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Sarah Wood Zine Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Leigh Hagardorn and Amy McDonald

Completed July 2006

Encoded by Amy McDonald, February 2008

Accession 2003-0005 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.