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Digitizing Queer Punk History: The Chainsaw Records Collection

Project tags:

archives & special collections

Project poster

Chainsaw Records and zine were pivotal in defining the queercore movement of the late 1980s and 1990s. Founder Donna Dresch amassed a large collection of press clippings, flyers, posters, and zines over her career as zine author, musician and label owner. Until now, most of the materials were inaccessible and stored insecurely. We organized and digitized the collection, uploaded the files and metadata to a repository server, and sorted the physical materials into archival storage folders. The digitized, safely stored collection is now secure and available for our sponsor, fans, and those interested in queer cultural history.

Project participants:

Sheana Corbridge


Josh Smith