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Guide to the Niku Arbabi Zine Collection, 1999-2007 and undated

Summary

Arbabi is an artist, DJ, writer, filmmaker, and zinester from Durham, NC and Austin, TX. She is the author of several craft and activist zines, including Radical South, Chicks Rock, and Polaroid-Celluloid. The collection consists of 34 zines (27 titles, produced between 1999 and 2007) collected by Arbabi. Eight of the zine titles in the collection were written or co-written by Arbabi. The majority of zines in the collection focus on either craftmaking and the do-it-yourself lifestyle or women's personal stories, including stories of abuse. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00050
Title
Niku Arbabi Zine collection
Date
1999-2007 and undated
Creator
Arbabi, Niku
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 34 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection consists of 34 zines (27 titles, produced between 1999 and 2007) collected by Niku Arbabi. Eight of the zine titles in the collection were written or co-written by Arbabi. Arbabi acquired several of the zines in her collection from Parcell Press, a zine distro located in Richmond, Va. Zines authored by Arbabi that were purchased directly from Parcell Press are also included in this collection. The zines in the collection focus on craftmaking and the do-it-yourself lifestyle; feminist activism; and women's personal stories, including stories of abuse. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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

Contents of the Collection

Aubergine, undated

Houston, TX

Box 1
brainscan, no. 19, 2002 December

Portland, OR: Microcosm Publishing

Box 1
Broken Hipster, no. 2, undated

Portland, OR: Microcosm Publishing

Box 1
Chicks Rock, 2004 July

Durham, NC

Box 1
document one, undated

Portland, OR: Youth in Revolt

Box 1
Doris, no. 13, undated

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Doris, no. 14, undated

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Doris, no. 14, undated

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Doris: D.I.Y. Antidepression Guide, no. 15, undated

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Doris, no. 16, 2000 Summer

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Doris, no. 18, undated

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Emily: A Zine by a Mom and Daughter, undated

Philadelphia, PA: Sweet Candy Distro

Box 1
Geraniums and Bacon, no. 2, undated

Bella Razor Press

Box 1
Hard Knox, undated

Acworth, GA: Sweet Candy Distro

Box 1
I Hear You Like Stories!, no. 1, 2004 July

Gorham, NH: Stalker Distro

Box 1
Imaginary Life, no. 5, [2003]

Portland, OR: Pony Boy Press

Box 1
In Your Room, no. 8, undated

Bellingham, WA

Box 1
In Your Room: "at the corner of dude and party," no. 11, undated

Bellingham, WA

Box 1
Marked For Life / No Better Voice, no. 2 / 30, 2006 February

Philadelphia, PA and Ferndale, MI: Sweet Candy Distro

Box 1
Mine: An Anthology of Reproductive Rights, no. 2, undated

Philadelphia, PA

Box 1
More Signs You Do a Zine, no. 2, 1999 June

Havre de Grace, MD: Leeking Inc.

Box 1
My Birthday Trip to the Outer Banks, 2006 March

Durham, NC: The Ephemeral Mailbox Museum

Box 1
On Zines: North Carolina, 2004 November

Durham, NC

Box 1
Polaroid Celluloid, 2005 February

Durham, NC

Box 1
Postal Curiosities & Delights, 2007 October

Austin, TX: The Ephemeral Mailbox Museum

Box 1
Radical South, undated

Durham, NC

Box 1
Radical South: Resources & Stories for Radical Spaces, People, Events, and Groups in the South, undated

Durham, NC

Box 1
Scrappy: A Crafty Zine for Scrappy People, no. 1, undated

Austin, TX: The Ephemeral Mailbox Museum

Box 1
she rose again, [2002]
Box 1
Spectacular Specula: An Activist Dyke Discusses Self-care, Queer Reproductive Rights, and Her Os, undated

Washington, DC

Box 1
Squad Set, undated
Box 1
The Down-and-dirty, Do-it-yourself Moviemaking Guide for Film Girls and Video Vixens, undated

Durham, NC

Box 1
The Remainder of Zero: What's Left Behind: A Story in Parts, undated

Portland, OR

Box 1
The Science, no. 22, 2005 Spring

San Francisco, CA

Box 1
 

Historical Note

Arbabi is an artist, DJ, writer, filmmaker, and zinester from Durham, NC and Austin, TX. She is the author of several craft and activist zines, including Radical South, Chicks Rock, and Polaroid-Celluloid.


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Provenance

The Niku Arbabi Zine Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy McDonald

Completed January 2008

Encoded by Amy McDonald

Accession 2006-0076 is described in this finding aid.