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Alison Piepmeier zine collection

Identifier: Mss 0220

Content Description

The collection contains feminist zines, photocopies of zines, correspondence, and other materials gathered by Alison Piepmeier for academic research and teaching. Also included are related ephemera and several cd discs. The bulk of materials are undated and original folder titles and arrangement by Piepmeier have been retained.


  • Creation: 1971-2014


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection has been minimally processed, but is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Alison Massa Piepmeier (1972-2016) was the director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and an Associate Professor of English at the College of Charleston. She attended Tennessee Tech University and received her doctoral degree in English from Vanderbilt University. She joined the faculty of the College of Charleston in 2005 as the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and held the position for the next decade. She published books, academic articles, and contributed regularly to several news publications. Much of her work explored third-wave feminism. In 2009 she published her book "Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism," which explores feminist activism through zines.


5.0 linear feet (10 document boxes)

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the box level.

Custodial History

The collection was originally donated to the Addlestone Library for use in its circulating collection. The collection was moved from circulation to Special Collections in 2019.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were donated in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren McCarter, March 2022.

Inventory of the Alison Piepmeier Zine Collection, 1971-2014
Processed by: Lauren McCarter; finding aid created by: Lauren McCarter
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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