Colombian Zine collection
Identifier: MSS 571 large
Often associated with the underground music and counter-cultures, zines have become the format of choice for a number of independent artists and writers who seek an affordable and easily distributable means of self-expression. Zines are incredibly flexible, straddling both high and low-brow culture; lending itself to one or the other or both simultaneously. Clara-Iris Ramos' oversized "De lo que no se puede hablar hay que callar" uses supermarket receipts to reproduce one of Wittgenstein's most iconic passages from his early work with linguistics. Mosquita Muerta (of which volumes 1 and 2 are included in this collection) is an anonymously authored zine that illustrates the un-glamorous life—and death—of a housefly. Benkoz is a multi-volume, modern version of the life of Benkos Bioho—a runaway slave who was executed for walking into Cartagena—which imagines his re-birth in the modern day. This collection also includes a number of leftist tracts which passionately describe the projects of South American anti-capitalists.
- 2000 - 2015
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.
.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Libros Latinos in July 2015.
Lydia Tang and many Special Collections student assistants processed this collection in 2018. Collection description provided by vendor.
- Finding Aid for the Colombian Zine collection
- Lydia Tang and many Special Collections student assistants
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard