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Lauren Jade Martin Zinester Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC10-03

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains zine distro and music catalogs, DIY stickers, flyers, clippings, photographs, and t-shirts.

The Zine Distro and Music Catalogs date from the 1990s and early 2000s. Titles include Subway Sissy, Basement Children, Alien Girl, Septophilia Mailorder, Melvin and Earl, Junglegym Zine Distro, Riot Grrrl Press, Alice the Camel, Pass the Buck, Schemegma Gumbo, Red Means Go, Pander Zine Distro, The Power Toot, Kill Rock Stars Catalog, and Outpunk.

There are flyers from riot grrrl chapters in New York City, Connecticut, Orange County, and the Midwest. Of special interest is a flyer of the Riot Grrrl Manifesto.

Also included in the collection is the Winter/Spring 1995 issue of Bust. Of note is a review of a single episode of the 1990s television series, My So-Called Life.

The photographs include images of a Kathleen Hanna art show, and a photograph of a shrine dedicated to former Excuse 17, Sleater-Kinney, and Wild Flag guitarist/vocalist, Carrie Brownstein.

The t-shirts feature punk and feminist slogans, and also includes a shirt with the logo of the band The Cold Cold Hearts, which featured memebers of the riot grrrl band Bratmobile.


  • Creation: 1993 - 2003



This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Staten Island based zinester, Lauren Jade Martin, began writing zines while she was in high school in the 1990s, and continued writing as a student at Bard College. Her zines include Boredom Sucks, Quantify, Princess Charming, You Might As Well Live, and the compilation zine, Hard as Nails. Topics addressed include riot grrrl, feminism, homophobia, and pop culture.


1.75 Linear Feet (1 half document box, 1 oversize box)




This collection consists of zine distros, stickers, photographs, clippings, and t-shirts from zinester, Lauren Martin.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the order in which it was received.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Donated to the College by Lauren Jade Martin, 2013.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Heather Lember in April 2014. This finding aid was updated by Alice Griffin in July 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Lauren Jade Martin Zinester Ephemera Collection
Heather Lember
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States