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Jennifer Bleyer Zinester Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC10-17

Scope and Contents

This collection contains flats for zines, journals with writing drafts and journal entries and school notes, letters, ephemera, zines (by Jennifer and others), mini-zine advertisements, Cleveland riot grrrl and other riot grrrl materials, copies of zines, gray kinkos copy card counter, chinger (payphone scammer device), and 2 floppy discs.


  • Creation: 1992 - 1995


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

Reproductions can be made for research purposes.


Jennifer Bleyer is an independent journalist and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. She is originally from Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI and Cleveland, OH. She attended Columbia University, and in the 1990s and early 2000s published the Jewish punk zine Mazel-Tov Cocktail and the riot grrrl zine Googlebox before founding Heeb Magazine in 2002. She has written and edited for Psychology Today, The New York Times, Slate, Sallon, Tablet, Cosmopolitan, The Christian Science Monitor, Monocle, Babble, The Forward, Self, Real Simple, City Pages, The Atlantic and The Washington Post as well as several anthologies. She has also taught journalism at Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. She donated her zine collection to Barnard Archives and Special Collections in 2020.


0.84 Linear Feet (2 full hollinger boxes)




This collection contains various zines and zine production, advertisement, and distribution materials created by Jennifer Bleyer, Bleyer's correspondence, journals, and other zine-related ephemera.

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 Archives by Jennifer Bleyer.


No accruals are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn in March, 2020. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English

Guide to the Jennifer Bleyer Zinester Ephemera Collection
In Progress
Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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