Kathleen Hanna’s Riot Grrrl Archive Goes to NYU’s Fales Library


L. Magazine comes up with the suitably photocopied-in-black-and-white flyer announcing the deal, which will send Kathleen Hanna’s papers from the years 1989-1996 to the library, where the collection will “support scholarship in feminism, punk activism, queer theory, music history and more.” Fales already has one of the best archives of downtown lit in the world, a bunch of which was reprinted and otherwise dissected in our friend Brandon Stosuy’s Up Is Up But So Is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. So this makes more sense than the inevitable chortling about Bikini Kill show posters being placed in temperature controlled rooms, etc, might lead you to believe. Although there is something sad about the drive to do things like that. Better than oblivion? Depends on how punk you were, I guess. [L Magazine]

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