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White, Jessica



Jessica White was responsible for the current incarnation of the Zine Machine, receiving its contents from her friends and associates, and filling and maintaining the ZM itself.
The Zine Machine started life in 2001 as a class project for "Structure of the Handmade Book", offered by the UI Center for the Book. The Machine, originally called the "Book Drop", was a vending machine stocked with books produced by the students and bookbinding kits that they made themselves.
In the summer of 2006, the Book Drop was reborn as the "Zine Machine". Now operated by UI graduate student Jessica White, the machine was repurposed to vend zines, mini-comic books and other independent publications. A portion of profits from sales of the ZM's contents benefits the UI Friends of the Library.
As of 2012, the ZM is still in operation, and is located on the 1st floor of the UI Main Library near New Acquisitions.

Author: Jeremy Brett
Citation: (Jessica White)

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Zine Machine Collection

Identifier: MsC0885

Collection of zines taken from the Zine Machine, a repurposed vending machine in the University of Iowa Main Library that distributes zines to interested parties. Many of the zines are local to Iowa City in origin.

Dates: 2001-2009