The Barnard Library Research Award supports research using collections at the Barnard Library, Barnard Zine Library, and Barnard Archives, resulting in any final format.

Awardees will receive $3000.

Strengths of the Archives include:

Strengths of the Barnard Zine Library:

Barnard’s zines reflect the Barnard College student population’s genders. We have zines by women, nonbinary people, and trans men, with a collection emphasis on zines by women of color and a newer effort to acquire more zines by trans women of all races and ethnicities. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on abolition, activism, anarchism, body image, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, COVID-19 experiences, and other topics. Our zines are at the lower end of the production level scale and typically cost $10 or less, with most of them in the $1-$5 range. Our zines are cataloged at the item level, making it relatively easy to find what you’re looking for, from content, to style, e.g. sewn bindings.

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