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Wild Dog Archives Feminist Zine Collection

Identifier: 2019-034

This collection includes zines, newsletters, books and other publications related to feminism. Publications included are Black Star, Breakthrough, Dissent, Liberation, Love and Rage, The Second Wave, Socialist Review, The Storm!, Ultra, Win., and Zero.


  • 1970-1994


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.


1 linear feet

Historical Information

The 1970s were a crucial time in the women’s movement with events like Roe v. Wade in 1973 and the National Women’s Conference in 1977. The second-wave feminist and anarcha-feminist zines and alternative press periodicals in this collection were collected by feminist Henry “Wild Dog” Weissborn (1955-2008) to preserve this moment in history. As a sociology student and Yippie in the late 1970s, Weissborn organized the University of Houston (UH) Direct Action Committee. One of the zines in this collection, ULTRA, was created by Weissborn in 1978 as an un-official publication of that committee. In addition to his other D.I.Y. zine WILD DOG, ULTRA documented issues like civil disobedience, equal rights, and the rise of the punk counterculture. Weissborn also contributed to the inaugural issue of UH’s feminist newsletter Bread & Roses, another piece featured in this collection.

Weissborn collected the zines in this collection to preserve and share narratives of the 1970s that may have otherwise been written out of history. However, Weissborn’s collection was threatened by his untimely passing. Some items in his estate, like his famed record collection, were auctioned off while other collectibles were almost disposed of in the trash. The creators of the Wild Dog Archives saved those items and a portion of the zines and alternative press periodicals were donated to create this collection.


Acquisition Information

Donated by Nancy Dunnahoe and Tayvis Dunnahoe of Wild Dog Archives in 2017.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Jennifer Southerland, practicum student from Dept of History.

Jennifer Southerland
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA