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Positive film strip of photographs from a Chisel and Fugazi concert

Punk Fanzines

Punk fanzines are small-run, amateur periodicals made by fans of the punk rock subculture. Since punk emerged in the mid-1970s, fans have used fanzines to share their opinions on the music, politics, and other aspects of the subculture. Most print punk fanzines date from the last quarter of the 20th century, before blogs and social media became the dominant forums to discuss fandom, but punk fanzines are still published today. The fanzines found here in Digital Collections are primarily drawn from SCPA's D.C. punk and indie fanzine collection and the Ian MacKaye digital collection of punk fanzines.

Images from SCPA's D.C. punk and indie fanzine collection
graphic saying "Persistent Vision"

Persistent Vision: The D.C. Punk Collections at the University of Maryland

Persistent Vision is a digital exhibition that highlights the digitized materials from the DC punk collections at the University of Maryland’s Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA).

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