The zines and ephemera assembled in
this collection document the California punk music scene, primarily in the greater Los
Angeles area, from 1977 to 2016.
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 for
fans to communicate before the Internet, and some zine creators switched to websites and
blogs with the rise of online communities.
4.2 Linear Feet
(4 boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 oversize flat box)
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All
other 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.
Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in
advance using the request button located on this page.