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Punk zines and ephemera collection, 1977-2015
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Description
The zines and ephemera assembled in this collection document the California punk music scene, primarily the greater Los Angeles scene, from 1977 to 2015.
Background
California punk rock quickly developed its own communities, sounds, and subgenres. Depending on the band or genre in question, its influences can include surf rock, Mexican folk music, country, glam rock, East Coast punk, garage rock, and others. Along with punk music came a subculture, which documented itself through zines. The zines focused mainly on the large Los Angeles and San Francisco scenes, but zines from smaller cities and towns also covered their local punk, rock, and underground music scenes. Zines were a primary way to for fans to communicate before the internet's rise to prominence, and some zine creators switched to websites and blogs with the rise of the web.
Extent
2.6 linear ft. (3 boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize flat box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance through out electronic paging system using the "Request items" button.