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Guide to the Sarah Wood Zine Collection, 1990s

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01411
Title
Sarah Wood Zine collection
Date
1990s
Creator
Wood, Sarah, collector
Extent
2 Linear Feet, 150 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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.

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

Contents of the Collection

20 Bus

San Francisco, CA

Box 1
Action Girl Newsletter, no. 4

Staten Island, NY

Box 1
Another Lo-Fi Xtravaganza: Testimony #1: "Patrice", 1993

Olympia, WA

Box 1
April Fools' Day, no. 1

Olympia, WA

Box 1
Bloody Knuckles Club

Olympia, WA

Box 1
Bust, vol. 1, July 1993

New York, NY

Box 1
Butterfly: A publication for women artists, no. 4, Summer 1995

Bellevue, WA

Box 1
Cake Walk: Let Them Eat Cake, April 1997

Boston, MA

Box 1
Cherub

Reston, VA

Box 1
Colors of Corruption, no. 1

Syracuse, NY

Box 1
Completion of Circles

Greenfield, WI

Box 1
Crème Brulee, no. 1, July 1993

Chicago, IL

Box 1
Cross My Heart (hope to die)
Box 1
Dead Jackie Susann Quarterly

New York, NY

Box 1
Design #816

Madison, WI

Box 1
Design #816, no. 8

Madison, WI

Box 1
Don't Dis Dolly, no. 1

New York, NY

Box 1
Doris, no. 12

Asheville, NC

Box 1
Exile

Los Angeles, CA

Box 1
Fantastic Fanzine, no. 4

Arlington, VA

Box 1
Feminism and the Revolt of Nature: Poetry is not a Luxury; Poems by Grace Paley and Mary Hope Lee

Minneapolis, MN

Box 1
Femme Flicke, no. 5

Cambridge, MA

Box 1
Fern, no. 3

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 4

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 5

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 6

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 7

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 8

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 9

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 10

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Fern, no. 11

Berkeley, CA

Box 1
Five Strategies for the Unleashing of Girl Power

United Kingdom

Box 1
Fix Me

Arlington, VA

Box 1
Function Zine, no. 11

Canosa Park, CA

Box 1
Function, no. 7

Newbury Park, CA

Box 1
Funkapotamus: Love, no. 4, 1992

St. Louis, MO

Box 1
Geek Girl, no. 2, May 1995

Lake Bluff, IL

Box 1
Get Off My Property

Omaha, NE

Box 2
Girl Fiend, no. 7

Amherst, MA

Box 2
Girl Fiend, no. 8, 1995

Amherst, MA

Box 2
Girl Wonder, no. 8

New Brunswick, NJ

Box 2
Girljock, no. 16, 1997

San Francisco, CA

Box 2
Grope, June 1994

Arcata, CA

Box 2
Growing Pains, no. 1

Chicago, IL

Box 2
Gunk: Have you seen me? "What degenerate created this abortion?," no. 4

Basking Ridge, NJ

Box 2
Hamster Man, 1993

Bellwood, IL

Box 2
Hands Off

Lake Zurich, IL

Box 2
Hands Off, part 2

Lake Zurich, IL

Box 2
Healing Stone

Chicago, IL

Box 2
How to Buy 2nd Hand Guitars and Amps: Without Getting Ripped Off

San Francisco, CA

Box 2
Hunger Strike

London, England

Box 2
I Am Intimate With Anger, no. 2

Goleta, CA

Box 2
I Know What You Did to Me

Chicago, IL

Box 2
I Love Me, no. 1

Olympia, WA

Box 2
I'll Make a Deal With You: A whole bunch of VEGAN recipes, facts, and ideas, no. 1, Dec. 1993

Kirkland, WA

Box 2
I'm a Dimpled Lunatic (Just Like a Girl)

Olympia, WA

Box 2
I'm So Fucking Beautiful, no. 1

Olympia, WA

Box 2
I'm So Fucking Beautiful, no. 2

Olympia, WA

Box 2
I'm So Fucking Beautiful, no. 2.5

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Impossible Schizoid Girl

Portland, OR

Box 2
It's a Grrrl!

Olympia, WA

Box 2
It's a Grrrl!, no. 2

Olympia, WA

Box 2
I've Got Angels in My Head

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 1

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 2, Feb. 1990

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 3, 1991

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 4, Summer 1991

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 5

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jigsaw, no. 5.5

Olympia, WA

Box 2
Jungle Gym: Zine distro machine, no. 3, Spring 1994

Washington, DC

Box 2
Just One Match: The Calling, no. 5

Rapid City, SD

Box 2
Lardass, no. 7, Nov. 1993

Gainesville, FL

Box 3
Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance: Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power; Poetry by Marge Pierce

Minneapolis, MN

Box 3
Letters to Michelle

Downers Grove, IL

Box 3
Libel, no. 15

Sarasota, FL

Box 3
Looking Straight Down (a selection of people and their thoughts on life), 1993?

St. Charles, MO

Box 3
Love is Love isn't, no. 1

Manchester, MA

Box 3
Mad Planet, no. 3, 1993

Staten Island, NY

Box 3
Mama Girl, no. 1

Omaha, NE

Box 3
Marika: bi: May & Erika

Olympia, WA

Box 3
Men Speaking Out on Men and Sexism, no. 2

Leeds, England

Box 3
Ms. America Zine, no. 3

Chicago, IL

Box 3
Mudflap, no. 6

San Francisco, CA

Box 3
Music Master

Milwaukee, WI

Box 3
Nerd Girl, no. 2

Seattle, WA

Box 3
Nerd Girl, no. 3

Seattle, WA

Box 3
No Longer Silent!, no. 4/5

Tucson, AZ

Box 3
Oppression Song: A long needed reflection, no. 1

Ann Arbor, MI

Box 3
Pacifier

Lake Zurich, IL

Box 3
Peach: Jill's Guide to TV & Movies

Dakota Dunes, SD

Box 3
Pirate Radio: Kills the Ruling Class Stars
Box 3
Please Don't Hit Beneath the Belt!

Ann Arbor, MI

Box 3
Power Candy, no. 1, June 1993

Kansas City, MO

Box 3
Queenie, no. 2

St. Louis, MO

Box 3
Queenie, no. 3

St. Louis, MO

Box 3
Rage Against, no. 2
Box 3
Real: the zine for people who are, no. 1, 1994

Burlington, NC

Box 3
Rendezvous with Violence, no. 6.5, Aug. 1995

Brighton, MA

Box 3
Riot Gear, no. 3, March 1992

San Francisco, CA

Box 3
Riot Grrrl Eureka/Arcata

Eureka, CA

Box 3
Riotemptresses, no. 1

Lexington, KY

Box 3
Rollerderby, no. 13

Guerneville, CA

Box 3
Rubyfruit Manifesto, no. 2, August 1998

Carrboro, NC

Box 3
Runt, no. 18, August 1993

Merion, PA

Box 3
Sacred Places

Olympia, WA

Box 3
Safety Pin, no. 2

St. Louis, MO

Box 3
Satanic Toasters, no. 7

New Brunswick, NJ

Box 3
Saturnine's Smile: An adventure zine with multiple choices

Arlington, VA

Box 3
Secret Weapon, no. 2

Olympia, WA

Box 3
Septophilia Records

Iowa City, IA

Box 4
Six Degrees of Separation

Hartford, CT

Box 4
Sky Flying By, no. 5, June 1994

Murfreesboro, TN

Box 4
Smart Like Eve

Omaha, NE

Box 4
Sourpuss, no. 9

Pittsburgh, PA

Box 4
Sparkly Kitty Stickers, no. 3, 1993

Santa Rosa, CA

Box 4
Spirals Upward
Box 4
Splatterspleen, no. 4, June 1995

St. Paul, MN

Box 4
Square One, no. 3

Bronxville, NY

Box 4
Square One, no. 4

Bronxville, NY

Box 4
Stifled Fanzine, no. 5.7, August 1995

Woonsocket, RI

Box 4
Sweetarts Fanzine

Lincoln, NE

Box 4
Taking No for An Answer, no. 2, December 1995
Box 4
Taylor's Daughter, no. 2

Allston, MA

Box 4
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom, no. 3

New Wilmington, PA

Box 4
Turtle Wax

Chilton, WI

Box 4
Turtle Wax, no. 4

Chilton, WI

Box 4
Two Weeks, August 1994

Greenfield, WI

Box 4
Under Control
Box 4
Untitled

Lisle, IL

Box 4
Untitled

Everett, WA

Box 4
Untitled, Oct. 1994

Madison, WI

Box 4
Untitled

Milwaukee, WI

Box 4
Untitled
Box 4
Up Yours, no. 1

St. Louis, MO

Box 4
Velvet Grass, no. 6, Summer 1995

Roanoke, VA

Box 4
Velvet Grass, no. 7

Roanoke, VA

Box 4
Weeds

Madison, WI

Box 4
What is Riot Grrrl?

Washington, DC

Box 4
What you can learn from a Glamour Girl
Box 4
Wives Tales

San Diego, CA

Box 4
Women's Her-story, March 1995

Milwaukee, WI

Box 4
Work: A zine 4 workin' women, no. 1
Box 4
Written on a Body

Olympia, WA

Box 4
Yours Truly Comix: All About ME!, 1990

Seattle, WA

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.


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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.