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Chilean Zine and Comics Collection

Identifier: MSS-1010-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of fanzines, comics and some cartonera publications produced in Chile between 2010 and 2016, with a few pieces dated earlier. Some publications document specifically Chilean experiences, while others cover more generalized topics. Items are arranged by creator or title. See descriptions in Notes.


  • 1972-2016
  • Majority of material found within 2010-2016

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Background Information

The term fanzine, or "zine" refers to a small, informal, non-professionally produced publication. Characteristics of zines include a small circulation and a raison d'etre that stresses free expression over profit. Zines are graphic expressions of their authors' social, cultural, and political interests and concerns. They are creative outlets devoted to individual and idiosyncratic self-expression. A zine might treat any topic -- politics, music, sex, gender relations, sports, pop culture, art, food. Latin American zines have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues.


1 box (1 cu. ft.)

Related Archival Collections

Mexican and Latin American Comic and Zine Collection, University of New Mexico Libraries, Center for Southwest Research

Chicano Latino Comic and Zine Collection, University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
Finding Aid of the Chilean Zine and Comics Collection, 1972-2016
Wendy Pedersen
© 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131