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Tampa Zine Fest Public Library

Identifier: T48

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The majority of zines within this collection are based out of the United States, though several come from Canada, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Publication locations are provided at the item level, when information is available. Major collection areas include: perzines (personal zines), art and photography zines, literary zines, poetry zines, political zines, community and activism zines, women's experience zines, music zines, travel zines, DIY zines, comix zines, and LGBTQIA zines. Within these categories, frequent topics of discussion are feminism, mental health, gender, sexuality, identity, body image, leftist politics (i.e. communism, socialism, Marxism, etc.), anarchism, activism, race, community organizing, punk culture, and subculture. This finding aid indicates if we hold multiple copies of the same zine within the collection. Overall, there are 538 distinct zines.


  • Created: 1980-2016
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2017


Conditions Governing Access

None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at for more information.


6.00 Linear Feet

18 boxes

Language of Materials



Zine is a shortened version of magazine or fanzine, with a focus on self-publishing and Do It Youself (D.I.Y.) aesthetics. Zines are anti-copyright and are not for profit. Special Collections at the University of South Florida is now functioning as a repository for the Tampa Zine Library, which was established in conjunction with the Tampa Zine Fest in 2012. This particular collection reflects a mixture of donations, personal acquisitions, and zines that were featured at Tampa Zine Fest.

Arrangement Note

The zines within this collection have been arranged into categories by subject and format. Within each category, zines are arranged in alphabetical order. Overlap of subject and themes are present within the collection, and a basic description of content is provided for each zine.

Source of Acquisition

Philip Bloom

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information


Tampa Zine Fest Public Library
Sydney Jordan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US