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Celia Pérez Zinester Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC10-16

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Celia Pérez Zinester Ephemera Collection contains decorative (Sanrio, Powerpuff Girls, cherries and pandas, stamps) envelopes to Celia Pérez from fellow zinester and friend Keight Bergmann, photographs taken at the 2000 NYC Zine Conference, poloaroid self-portaits of Pérez, photobooth stickers, a postcard from Ayun Halliday celebrating the birth of her child Milo, a "Pink tea" test t-shirt screenprint and minizine by Bergmann, and a National Young Women's Day of Action sticker.


  • Creation: 1998 - 2002


This collection has no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


Celia Pérez is a Cuban- and Mexican- American zinester, author, and community college librarian from Miami, FL and a graduate of the University of Florida and University of South Florida. Her early personal zines "I Dreamed I was Assertive," "Picaflor" and others center her immigrant identity, relationship to family, her work as a middleschool teacher, and stories about her day-to-day life. She's the author of young adult novels "The First Rule of Punk" and "Strange Birds," writing about lovable weirdos, creative outsiders, pre-teen punks, identiy, community and friendship. Pérez currently lives in Chicago with her family and pibull named Bagel.


.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)




The Celia Pérez Zinester Ephemera Collection contains correspondence to Celia Pérez from Keight Bergmann.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is arranged as it was recieved from the donor.

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 by Celia Pérez in 2019.


Accruals are not expected.

Processing History

Accessioning and preliminary collction processing was done by Shannon O'Neill in 2019, and completed along with the finding aid by Claudia Acosta in May 2022. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Created by Shannon O'Neal, completed by Claudia Acosta
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States