Friday, January 8, 2010

Just When You Thought Libraries Were Uncool...

NYU's Fales Library which holds a number of special collections, is currently working on beefing up their newly announced Riot Grrrrl Collection with the "papers" of Bikini Kill lead singer and noted feminist Kathleen Hanna. First of all, I can't believe there's a Riot Grrrrl Collection! That is probably the coolest thing academia has done in a while. Second, the fact that there will now be a part of that collection dubbed "The Kathleen Hanna Papers" made up of her zines, correspondences, and other Bikini Kill era tidbits is totally amazing. Most pop culture junkies agree that Bikini Kill was instrumental in creating the third wave feminist post-hardcore movement, and Hanna is still doing it (albeit more accessibly) with her band Le Tigre. I just might have to dust off my library card and make a trip to the stacks!

Via The L Magazine

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