D.C. punk archive housed at UMD

Remember the Dischord band Q And Not U? One of the guys works as an archivist at the University of Maryland’s Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, John Kelly reports at the Washington Post.

At the online listings of the archive, so you can learn what’s in the physical collection, you can try going straight to punk—here’s the search result of that—or “Popular Music And Punk Collections”—or go a level up for the more broad “Special Collections In Performing Arts.”

At the website visitors can dig around at the “digital materials” tab to view images of material, like this 45 Grave flyer from 1984 from the collection—pretty cool.

“By the end of the year, some 1,500 ’zines collected by Dischord’s Ian MacKaye will be digitized and posted online,” Kelly writes. Still, the idea is to view the collection at the library.

This isn’t the first punk archive we talked about at D.U. We also posted about the great D.C. Punk Archive more than once.

Photos: University of Maryland’s Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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