The center spread from Gaylord Phoenix #6 by Edie Fake. Printed at Spudnik Press in Chicago, 2012.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
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An old SST Records mail order form that was tucked into my copy of Black Flag’s The Process of Weeding Out. This is the reverse side, which will allow you to cry over the Raymond Pettibon ‘zines and posters that you could have purchased for almost nothin’ in 1984.
Optophobia ‘zine, number 5, 1989. Published in Pewaukee, WI. I’m digging back into my underground music ‘zine archives again as I try to get my basement in better order. Many more ‘zine cover scans from my collection here and on this tumblr.
Cats Hate Cops, a photocopied booklet by the group New York Year Zero. I was really happy to meet a couple of these folks at the New York Art Book Fair. All of their booklets are sharp, but this one - which compiles old newspaper entries on cats attacking police officers - is particularly enjoyable. More scans to follow.