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Call Number/Catalog Number DCPl Wash Punk
Title DC Punk Archive
Collection-level Call Number/Catalog Number DCPL Wash
Collection DCPL Washingtoniana Collection at HSW
Object Name Records
Description We have received and continue to accept donations of personal collections that include materials in various formats: photographs, zines, books, records, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, videos, live recordings, fliers, posters, set lists, letters, tickets, buttons, and other ephemera. View our inventory of recordings.

Subject content is not be limited to the music itself, but could include anything pertinent to the cultural context, such as organizations, record labels, houses, venues, festivals, record shops, radio stations and tours. The subject scope is intentionally broad, punk and related local independent music 1976-present, in order to capture both well-documented and as well as lesser-known stories.

Collections received:

--Mark ANDERSEN - organizational records of Positive Force DC and research materials for Dance of Days (Washington Post article)
--Tom BERARD - fliers and zines
--Annie Lou BERMAN - oral histories
--Jourdan BETETTE & Sasha LORDE - posters from shows at Comet Ping Pong
--Tony BUCKLEY - zines, fliers, recordings and other ephemera
--Elliott CALDWELL - fliers and photos
--Cynthia CONNOLLY - fliers, posters and artwork from shows at d.c. space
--John DAVIS - zines, fliers and records
--Bobbie DOUGHERTY - fliers and other ephemera
--Sohrab HABIBION - videorecordings of punk shows
--Xyra HARPER - zines and radio shows
--Richard HARRINGTON - set of Unicorn Times
--Eddie JANNEY - fliers and posters
--Melissa KLEIN - LPs and riot grrrl zines
--Carni KLIRS - fliers and demos
--Kevin MATTSON - Positive Force fliers and zines
--David MENDES - Fliers and zines
--Chris MOORE - fliers, posters and demos
--Katy OTTO/Exotic Fever Records - flyers and recordings
--Radio CPR - organizational records and radio shows
--Mark ROBINSON - recordings and ephemera from Teenbeat Records
--Mike ROSS - zines and letters (Washington Post article)
--Jim SAAH - zines
--Rachel SENGERS - zines, fliers and posters
--Ryan SHEPARD - 7" records, live recordings, and punk fliers and posters
--Teri STUBS - videos of 9:30 Club shows (Bandwidth article; Washington Post article)
--Cynthia ULEMAN - zines
--Clarissa VILLONDO - photos
--David WEINSTEIN - videos of Positive Force benefit concerts
--Robbie WHITE - Slickee Boys posters and ephemera

The list above represents donated collections of 25 or more items, which will be processed as individual collections named for the donors. Smaller donations will be added to a general collection, with donor information attached to individual items.

Admin/Biographical History These collections are held by the DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division; they are temporarily co-located with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. during the renovation of the MLK Library.
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