Zines in the 1980’s were a pre-internet social media space—the underground music scenes of cities across the United States screamed off the mis-matched, collaged pages of these zines (or informal magazines). The Karl S. Kalthenthaler Collection at the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library features underground punk zines of the 80’s, and important themes echo through the various titles and features carefully archived. Despite punk’s reputation as inherently advocating for deviant behavior, this isn’t what appears to be represented in this collection. From anti-war expression to commentary on police brutality to drug-use, these zines are the authentic representation of community advocacy for peace and justice–and the rad music doesn’t hurt either.
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