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March 18, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Steven McNabb Photo Accessions

I’ve received some of my father’s old fieldwork photos from my mother Marianne McNabb and some old family photos featuring my father from my aunt Christine Stoker-Polk, to add to the Steven McNabb Collection. Read more…

February 22, 2017 / Charlie McNabb

New Zine Accessions

The Zine Collection is growing!

Nine zines grouped together on a table.

Harm Reduction, Closets, Identity Shift, and Other by Robot Hugs

Ciel at Camp Fabulous and Nail Polish by Sophie Labelle

If I Had to Describe Gender Dysphoria and Embryonic Development by Wallace Crehan

The Non-Binary Coloring Book by Anastasio Wrobel

If you’re in or near the Salem, Oregon area, visit McNabb Archives to see these zines in person!

November 19, 2016 / Charlie McNabb

Euzine Fest Accessions

Last weekend I picked up some new zines from Euzine Fest in Eugene, Oregon, to be added to the Zine Collection.

Nine zines on a table. "We Drew the First 151 Pokemon From Memory" with a Pikachu; "Harassment Friends" with an armadillo, a crow, a weasel, and a rabbit; "Introvert" with an orange sketchbook and pens; "Teen Zine" with a sneering punk's face; "Bending Spoons" with four spoons getting progressively bent; "Spot the Moment" with a real twig tied on with yarn and a picture of a sun; and "The Hedge Witch" with a woman crushing something in a mortar and pestle, with two more zines fanned out beneath it.

Taylor Dow and friends’ adorable “We Drew the First 151 Pokemon From Memory,” Krista Gibbard‘s “Harassment Friends,” Erin Nations‘ “Introvert,” M. Sabine Rear‘s “Teen Zine” as well as her updated “Bending Spoons,” Alexandria Vickery‘s “Spot the Moment,” and Katie Wheeler‘s feminist fairytale trilogy “The Hedge Witch,” “The Swan Stars,” and “The Tiger’s Wife.”

If you’re in the Salem, Oregon area, come visit to see these and many others!

October 8, 2016 / Charlie McNabb

Bigfoot Collection Accessions

The Bigfoot Collection continues to grow. This week, I accessioned a new encyclopedia, a toy, a newspaper clipping, and a zine. Read more…

August 27, 2016 / Charlie McNabb

New Steven McNabb Correspondence and Photos Accessioned

Last month, I had the opportunity to see my great aunt Vicki (my dad’s aunt) and she gave me several items to add to the Steven McNabb Collection! New accessions include three letters from childhood (1964-5) and one from adulthood (1994), and two photographs from childhood (1953 and c1958) and one from adulthood (c1994).

The childhood letters are so delightful that I’m sharing two of them here. Read more…

August 20, 2016 / Charlie McNabb

New Publication: Entry in Ethnic American Cooking

After the success of Lucy Long’s Ethnic American Food Today encyclopedia, in which I had an entry, Dr. Long created a cookbook based on the recipes: Ethnic American Cooking: Recipes for Living in a New World. Once again, I got to participate, by testing my recipe several times to make sure it was just right. If you like borshch (or, really, any kind of diaspora food), check the WorldCat link to see if your local library has a copy! Read more…