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Sawyer Lovett Zine Ephemera Collection

Identifier: SC10-18

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Sawyer Lovett Zine Ephemera Collection documents the author's zine-making process as evidenced in his original, collaged zine flats, as well as his editorial process by means of classroom critique. Lovett creates autobiographic zines and poetry regarding his own mental health, queerness, transmasculinity, feminism and interests in fandom cultures such as Harry Potter fandom.

The collection contains two original hand-drawn book cover posters of "Everybody Else's Girl," orignal collaged and hand-drawn zine flats for "Ephemeral Riot #1", "Safe Home #5", "Best Kid Friend #1", "What I Learned in my 1st Year of Teaching" amongst other titles, original drawings, photocopies of zine flats, poetry by Sawyer Lovett with commentary penned by editors, buttons, zinester profile cards by Bunny Ears Distro Press and miscellaneous postcards and stickers.


  • Creation: 2014 - 2022


This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Sawyer Lovett, in several zines, notes the copyright restriction as a request to credit his work, not reprint without his permission and not upload it on the internet.

"Please DO NOT: Copy this zine without permission or put it online; sell it on Ebay or amazon for some absurd markup; Quote or reference without attribution; give up." - Safe Home #3

"Please don't: reprint without permission, post excerpts on the internet (except for review purposes), sell on Ebay or at a markup, plagiarise, be dick; Please do: keep in touch, write moar zines, trade and support other zineters. keep the DIY spirit alive, share yr favorite cookie recipes." - Safe Home #5

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from Lovett. 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.


Sawyer Lovett is a trans writer who lives in Philadelphia with his wife, a dog, and a hedgehog. He is the author of "Everybody Else's Girl" published by Sweet Candy Press and "Retrospect: A Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric Zinethology" published by Mend My Dress. His writing has also appeared in Apiary, Hoax, and Cleaver. He has organized local zine fairs including the Philadeplhia Feminist Zine Fest and Philadelphia Queer Zest Fest, and worked at radical infoshops and bookstores including The Wooden Shoe and Big Blue Marble Bookstore. He holds a BA in English from American Public University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College, Pennsylvania. Subjects he has written on include mental health, queerness, feminism, transmasculinity and fandom culture.


.42 Linear Feet (1 box)




The Sawyer Lovett Zine Ephemera Collection contains original zine flats, phocopied stacks of Lovett's zines, hand-drawn posters, poetry edits, Bunny Ears Distro cards, and misc. postcards. Lovett's work thematically explores mental health, queerness, feminism, transmasculinity, and fandom culture.

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 Sawyer Lovett in 2021, 2022.


Accruals are not expected.

Separated Materials

Claudia Acosta and Ren Huang separated original works, photocopied stacks of zines, and non-zine materials (which constitute this collection) from donated zines not authored by Sawyer Lovett also included in his donation. Zines not authored by Lovett were incorporated into the Barnard Zine Library. Photocopied zines authored and donated by Lovett in 2022 were separated to be processed and catalouged within the Barnard Zine Library.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Claudia Acosta in September, and added an accession in December 2022. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Sawyer Lovett Zine Ephemera Collection
Claudia Acosta
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States