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Archives Month

Celebrate Archives Month!

2013 Photo Caption Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual Archives Month Photo Caption Contest. Make sure to stop by the archives to pick up your prize!

Caption Contest Photo 1
Photo #1: Ten years after fleeing Austria with his musical family, Fredrick Von Trapp began to sense a distinct social disadvantage. Submitted by Jackie Kinealy.

Caption Contest Photo 2
Photo #2: "Oh come on Ethel, it’s perfectly good road kill!" Submitted by Beth Diettert.

Caption Contest Photo 3
Photo #3: Offering beer, sporting goods, flannel wear, and rugged dog taxis, this stretch of Higgins in Missoula was once considered the manliest block in the state of Montana. Submitted by Jennifer Rusk.

Caption Contest Photo 4
Photo #4: Martha, Billy's bow tie is too big, it just makes the whole photo look ridiculous. Submitted by Meghan Yeoman.

2013 Events

Table Displays

11:00am - 1:00pm, on the main floor of the Mansfield Library October 15-17 and in the University Center October 21-23

Zine and Small Press Talk with Prageeta Sharma

October 24 at 7:00pm, Mansfield Library, Level 4, Theta Rho Room

In a talk and discussion, Prageeta Sharma will address themes of community, making, and sharing in the context of a small press poetry collective in the late 1990s. She will also discuss and raise questions about the history of zines and zine-making in the Northwest, along with the contemporary state of zine making and distribution.

Zine-making Workshop with Colin Post

October 25 from 2:00-5:00pm, Mansfield Library, Level 4, Archives Teaching Room

The zine making workshop will begin with a brief history of zines, from early iterations in '60s literary communities to '80s punk culture and '90s DIY movements. This presentation will also include a showing of many such items from the Archives & Special Collections very own Zine and Small Press holdings. Attendees will be able to interact and examine these materials. The presentation and exhibition of materials from the collection will serve to demonstrate the wide range of subject matter, aesthetic styles, and production techniques that the term "zine" encapsulates.

Following the presentation, attendees will construct a page for a collaborative zine produced by the workshop as a whole. This page can be about anything! Possible examples include an ode to a pet, political gripes, a description of an incredible band that just passed through town, and so on. Basic raw materials, such as pens, paper, glue, etc., will be provided, but attendees are also encouraged to bring any of their own materials that they would like to include on their page, such as photographs, diary excerpts, and found materials. Whether you have never heard of a zine before or if you are a zine-pro, this is for you! This is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to