Guide to the Bergus Zine Collection

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1978-2011
Creator: Bergus, Nick
Extent: 13.50 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0834
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Zines collected by Nick and Laura Bergus documenting avant garde and popular music in the 1980s and 1990s.

Administrative Information

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Nick and Laura Bergus in 2005. The collection was originally processed as part of the ATCA family of archival collections, but was removed from ATCA in July and August 2008.

Preferred Citation: Bergus Zine Collection, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman

Biographical Note

Content Description

The Bergus Zine Collection consists primarily of zines relating to avant-garde, underground, and popular music. There are some scattered zines relating to social and political issues as well. In addition, a number of zines are comprised of poetry or short stories.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Zines and the Amateur Press