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MsC 779

Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts:

Periodicals and Zines

Collection Dates: (1960-2003)
(Bulk Dates: 1980-1995)

56.5 linear feet plus 19 oversize boxes and a map file drawer

Collection Guide

This document describes a collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
e-mail: lib-spec@uiowa.edu

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

Access and Restrictions: This collection os open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Use of Collections:  The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.


Scope and Contents

The ATCA (Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts) Periodicals and Zines Collection consists of journals, newspapers, and zines dating from the 1960's to 2003. Most of these periodicals are art related or have artistic merit; however, the collection also includes periodicals concerned with music, film, poetry, politics, religion, and sexual orientation. The collections occupies some 56 linear feet plus 19 oversize boxes and a map file drawer of folio oversize materials.

The place of publication for each title has been recorded when known. For locations in the United States, city and state is noted; for foriegn locations, city and country is noted when known. Volume and issue numbers and dates are also recorded when known. Many titles do not have volume numbers. When a title was not assigned volume and issue numbers by the publisher but carries an indication of the year of issue, the number of issues present in the collection for that year is noted.

Titles are described below in one alphabet but are arranged by physical size in three sequences. The bulk of the collection is foldered and stored in standard document boxes. Oversize issues are stored flat in oversize boxes, and a smaller number of large items are stored flat in a map file drawer. Location is indicated following issue information. That is, if there is no oversize indication, then all issues are stored in the standard document boxes. An oversize designation indicates that preceding issues are stored in oversize boxes (or map drawer). Brackets "[ ]" have been used when these designations might be ambiguous without them.

This large collection by no means represents all of the University of Iowa Libraries holdings for similar periodicals published during this time period. A large number of similar titles are individually cataloged and must be searched in the InfoHawk database.

This is an Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection.


Acquisition and Processing Information

The ATCA Periodicals were donated primarily by Stephen Perkins between 2000 and 2004. Additional donations were made by Ken Friedman, Steven Durland, Buster Cleveland, John Held, Fred Truck, R. Courtney, Estra Milman, Mike Crane, Don Milliken, M. B. Corbett, Alice Hutchins, and Luce Fierens.

Guide posted to Internet: October 2004


Box Contents List

Periodicals A-D

Periodicals E-H

Periodicals I-L

Periodicals M-P

Periodicals Q-Z

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