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Keight Bergmann Zinester Ephemera Collections

Identifier: SC10-11

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains correspondence to Bergmann, a pamphlet, invitations, photographs, 3 t-shirts, 1 silkscreen stencil, a mitten, a piece of cloth, 1 red tote bag with a grey/silver purse inside bag, 1 complete tea set (floral tea pot, assorted ceramic pink cups and plates), 3 political posters.

The correspondence is between Bergmann and others, many are from trading, some include stickers and gifts. Original envelopes are included as many of them are decorated. The pamphlet focuses on social justice and reflections.

The invitations are from three different "Pink Tea" zine parties, one to celebrate Bergmann's fifth anniversary of writing zines, and 2 for networking with other zinesters. The tea set was used during these parties. The photos in this collection are photos of scenery that have been made into a banner.

One t-shirt has "Tough Girl Performance Project" printed on it, another is a Boston Free Dance Movement t-shirt illustrated by Marissa Falco alongside its original silkscreen stencil, the third shirt has "Don't Feed the Republicans" printed on it, a the mitten has a shield with a "K" embroidered on it, and the cloth has a heart stitched on to it.


  • Creation: 1998-2002



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.


Keight Bergmann, a designer and production specialist working with both digital and print media, created zines during her time at Berklee College and after. Her zines include Riffrag, In between, Memo, Is the Men's Movement Going Anywhere?, Fancy, Pink Tea, and Marmalade.


2.88 Linear Feet (4 folders, 1 full hollinger box, 1 paige carton and 1 flat box)




This collection contains correspondence to Bergmann, pamphlets, invitations, photographs, a t-shirt, a glove and a cloth.

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 Keight Bergmann, 2017.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Julia Sukhu in January 2018, and updated and edited by Claudia Acosta in 2021. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Keight Bergmann Zinester Ephemera Collections
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Julia Sukhu; Claudia Acosta
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: Updated the extent, related accessions, scope and content

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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New York NY 10027 United States