The Collect O’Rama table is a space for individuals to share unique personal collections. Director of Development at the ACLU of Missouri Nicole Rainey has been collecting zines since the 1990s and shares a portion of them here in the Collect O’Rama table.
Rainey discovered zines in the mid-1990s by reading about riot grrrl punk in her dad’s Rolling Stone magazines. Zines reached a more prominent place in Rainey’s life as she discovered a community of activists protesting the war in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks.
To read more information on Nicole Rainey’s zine collection in her own words, visit the Collect O’Rama table located on Level 2 of Olin Library in Risa’s Landing.