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March 26, 2018 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions: Meeni Levi

I acquired three new zines for the Zine Collection, from a zinester in Belgium, Meeni Levi.

Three zines on a table. On the left, a half-size zine titled "Eldritch Yourself" with ink blotches and red yarn binding. In the middle, a quarter-size zine titled AROSPEC 101 on green paper with yellow yarn binding. On the right, a one-page-folded zine titled "My Gender" with three ticky boxes for "Female", "Male", and "My Gender".

  • Eldritch Yourself: Art & Poems by Meeni Levi
  • AROSPEC 101 by Meeni Levi
  • My Gender by Meeni Levi

As always, if you’re ever in the Salem, Oregon area, feel free to stop by the archives to see these and other zines in person!

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March 6, 2018 / Charlie McNabb

New Bigfoot Collection Accessions

I was in Olympia over the weekend and picked up some new items for the Bigfoot Collection!

Five objects on a table: Bigfoot gift tag stickers from Archie McPhee, with a classic frame 352 pose illustration; postcard with an illustration of Bigfoot with crossed arms surrounded by various small and large wildlife, with text reading "Respect Our Wildlife. This forest is protected by Bigfoot. Pacific Northwest"; a small die-cut wooden keychain with frame 352 image with trees and mountains; the same image in green as a sticker; and a large oval wood block with a bigfoot footprint cut out on the top, with a deep hole in the big toe for a pencil.

  • Bigfoot gift tag stickers
  • “Respect Our Wildlife” postcard
  • Small sticker
  • Keychain
  • Custom pencil holder by Teina Manu

As always, if you’re ever in the Salem, Oregon area, feel free to pop by and see this collection in person!

February 12, 2018 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

The Zine Collection just keeps on growing!

Electric Dirt, a half page size zine with a photograph of two queers embracing; White Blackbirds, a half page size zine with a picture of a white blackbird on a line; No Compromise in the Defense of Leisure, a half page size zine with Gothic lettering; Don't Hate, Regurgitate, a mini folding zine with a picture of a baby condor; and Kalama & the Albatross of Kaua'i, a mini folding zine with a picture of a baby albatross with an adult albatross. Read more…

January 19, 2018 / Charlie McNabb

New Publication: Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources

A book cover with a wide variety of purple gender symbols on a black background. Title reads "Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources" and the author name is Charlie McNabb.

I’m thrilled to announce that my book, Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources, has come out! It’s a reference book split into two parts. The first part defines nonbinary gender, explores the history of the nonbinary movement in the United States, introduces culturally-specific genders across the world, discusses nonbinary representation in popular culture, and highlights several notable nonbinary people. The second part provides annotated bibliographies of nonbinary resources, organized by format.

Click here to see if it’s in your library, and if you read it, let me know your thoughts!

November 26, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

I received a nice zine donation and accessioned them into the Zine Collection!

12 zines of varying sizes on a table. Read more…

November 21, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

I’ve added several new zines to the Zine Collection, from Euzine Fest as well as an Etsy purchase and a gift from a friend (thanks Dan!).

Nine colorful zines on a table.

Seven colorful zines on a table. Read more…

October 28, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Bigfoot Collection Accessions

Four new material culture artifacts have been added to the Bigfoot Collection!

On the left, a box labeled "Yeti Pot" with an image of a Neti pot and two people dressed as yetis, with big noses and big feet. On the right, a book titled "Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide" by Robert Michael Pyle. The book has the famous striding Patty image above the title.

On the left, a clipping of a "Bizarro" cartoon by Dan Piraro. Text reads "Bigfoot returns home for a family reunion." Several hairy hominids are gathered, each with a different part of the body enlarged. One of them is remarking "Well, if it isn't Mr. Famous." On the right, a bumper sticker of the classic striding Patty below a simple line drawing of trees and mountains.

My mother sent me a “Yeti Pot” that she found at her local dollar store. She also sent me a bumper sticker. My Aunt Vicki sent me a newspaper clipping of a cartoon. Finally, I purchased the new edition of Robert Michael Pyle’s classic Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide. I saw him at a reading in Corvallis and he signed it for me. This new edition has a new chapter discussing Bigfoot news over the last 20 years, as well as some witness anecdotes from Dr. Pyle himself!

As always, you can view these items and the rest of the collection in person if you are in or around Salem, Oregon.