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Founded in 1966, the Little Maga/Zine Collection at the '''San Francisco Public Library''' documents the alternative press of the San Francisco Bay Area and its attending influence on the cultural, social and political life of San Francisco. Little magazines and zines form the core of the collection, covering the 1940s onward. A selection of little mags and zines that have been influential or connected with San Francisco in some way may also be found here. Ephemera is collected as well. The collection holds over 3,860 items and is considered one of the most important collections of its kind in a public library.  
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Founded in 1966, the Little Maga/Zine Collection at the '''San Francisco Public Library''' documents the alternative press of the San Francisco Bay Area. Little magazines and zines form the core of the collection, covering the 1940s onward. Almost every literary movement may be found here. A selection of little mags and zines that have been influential to or connected with San Francisco may also be found here, as well as a small reference collection and ephemera. The collection holds over 3,860 items and is considered one of the most important collections of its kind in a public library.  
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Located in the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center on the sixth floor of the Main Library, the collection is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday: 10-6; Friday: 12 Noon-6; Saturday: 10–6; Sunday: 12 Noon– 5. Closed Monday. No appointment is necessary.  
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Located in the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center on the sixth floor of the Main Library, the collection is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday: 10-6; Friday: 12 Noon-6; Saturday: 10–6; Sunday: 12 Noon–5. Closed Monday. No appointment is necessary.  
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The Little Maga/Zine Collection
The Little Maga/Zine Collection
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Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections
Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections
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San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library
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100 Larkin Street
100 Larkin Street
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San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco, CA 94102
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(Attn: Andrea Grimes)
(Attn: Andrea Grimes)
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Phone: 415.557.4560
Phone: 415.557.4560
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Email: bookarts@sfpl.org
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Email bookarts@sfpl.org)
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== '''External Links''' ==
== '''External Links''' ==

Revision as of 20:56, 3 May 2007


Founded in 1966, the Little Maga/Zine Collection at the San Francisco Public Library documents the alternative press of the San Francisco Bay Area. Little magazines and zines form the core of the collection, covering the 1940s onward. Almost every literary movement may be found here. A selection of little mags and zines that have been influential to or connected with San Francisco may also be found here, as well as a small reference collection and ephemera. The collection holds over 3,860 items and is considered one of the most important collections of its kind in a public library.

Located in the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center on the sixth floor of the Main Library, the collection is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday: 10-6; Friday: 12 Noon-6; Saturday: 10–6; Sunday: 12 Noon–5. Closed Monday. No appointment is necessary.


For more information or to have a zine considered for the collection contact us at:

The Little Maga/Zine Collection Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (Attn: Andrea Grimes) Phone: 415.557.4560 Email: bookarts@sfpl.org

External Links

Official website [1]

Little Maga/Zine Collection Finding Aid [2]

Call for Zines [3]

Best of the Bay [4]

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