Bingham Center Zine Collections

Guide to the Collections

The Bingham Center's collection of zines created by women, girls, and women-identified people began when Sarah Dyer gave her collection of over 1,000 zines in the year 2000. Dyer collected zines for her Action Girl Newsletter, a networking publication for women’s comics and zines. Sarah Dyer has written an essay, "A Brief History of My Life in Zines," about how she became a zine producer and collector and why she donated her collection to Duke University. Since Dyer’s initial donation, many more authors and collectors have helped expand our collection to over 4,000 zines, with a majority dating from 1990-2005. of these are recorded in this searchable database. Read More »