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Cheryl Tapper Zinester Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC10-07

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of 2 VHS tapes titled Women’s Punk Art Making Party: A Documentary and The Portland Girl Convention, 12 cassette tapes, one envelope full of images, some which were used to make the cover art for the cassette tapes, 2 pieces of cloth, one with “Hard as Nails” and the other has “Punk Rock Expatriate” and an image printed on it, one letter by Mari Naomi from the Rumpus Where program that sends letters from “creative folk” to subscribers, notes, multiple flyers advertising zines and offering information, Riot Grrrl convention flyers, 3 issues of K, the essay “Pulling the Plug on the Sanitary Protection Industry,” order forms, magazine articles about Riot Grrrl, and the short story “Bloodlove” by Christie Doza.


  • Creation: 1993-1999


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.


Cheryl Tapper authored the zines Ragdoll and Merge Disorder. Currently, she's a stay at-home mom in New Jersey.


2.17 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Box;1 Oversized box)




This collection contains multiple VHS and cassette tapes containing the film and music depicting the mood and thoughts of women in the zine community at this time. There are multiple ads that show how zines were ordered, call for submissions, and flyers for Riot Grrrl conventions. There are also six t-shirts included in this collection.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the order 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 Cheryl Tapper in two parts, one in 2015 and the other in 2017


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Julia Sukhu in February 2018. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Guide to the Cheryl Tapper Zinester Ephemera Collection
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Julia Sukhu
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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