I work as director of an archives, so I feel qualified to say this: the material in question is not ridiculous...it's quite important! Ephemera (like zines and handbills) is often the only record we have of activist/underground/DIY groups. In fact, a lot of important civil rights documentation is caught up in ephemera, and who knows how much of it has been lost because someone deemed it "ridiculous"? I think Kathleen Hanna displayed a lot of foresight regarding her role in DIY/feminist culture when she donated her papers...I just wish I got to be the lucky girl to process them!
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