[Black Flag / SST] Fan collection with original paste-ups and zine maquettes
Maplewood: np, 1985. Thirty items of ephemera including flyers, photographs, and newspaper clippings, and several collaged pages, housed in manila envelope, measuring 11 1/2 x 15 in. Also includes original postmarked envelope from SST Records with holograph annotation from the label. All items very good to near fine. Item-level inventory available upon request. Item #4852
A unique fan’s collection of flyers, photographs, and clippings, some of which were received directly from SST Records in 1985, likely gathered for an unpublished fanzine, in the original envelope.
This working collection contains 30 pieces of ephemera including Xeroxed photographs, clippings, SST catalogs, and a signed Gone poster sent from SST Records to a fan in Maplewood, New Jersey. Also included among these items are a paste-up for a Black Flag show at the Twilite [sic, Twilight] Room on Friday March 30, 1984, the paste-up for a Black flag poster, six collage pages and the beginnings of two zine maquettes.
We were unable to find any information about a zine produced by this fan in Maplewood, New Jersey, suggesting that this may be the preliminary archive for an otherwise unknown and possibly unpublished Black Flag fanzine. This wide collection of ephemera and printed material from 1985 provides a snapshot of SST’s output from the time and evidences the label’s dedication to supporting its fanbase’s DIY projects, as well as the fervor of the fans.