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From one of the very first Riot Grrrl Zines created by Kathleen Hanna and her friends.


The Riot Grrrl Movement: Punk Rock, Feminism, & DIY Culture

AUGUST 1, 2019 – AUGUST 31, 2019

Riot Grrrl, originally a '90s movement, sought to create space for women who felt unseen in the music and arts industry. Riot Grrrl started a “Do It Yourself” style that produced more independent music, zine circulation, and indie record labels (Chainsaw and Kill Rock Stars). Collaborations from the Riot Grrrl era continue even today. Famous bands such as Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney have recently resurged in popularity with their unconventional sounds and wailing, relatable lyrics. Check out the library's collection of materials about Riot Grrl, and feel inspired to create your own music and art using Alkek Library’s video and music recording technology, which will be unveiled in 2020. Be sure to check out the zine collection too.

Renovation Information

Library Renovations: Alkek 2020 Vision

October 2018 - Spring 2020

The Alkek 2020 Vision is the plan for transforming the Albert B. Alkek Library into a place where the Texas State University community can do research, study, collaborate and also explore, create, discover and innovate. The $14.3 million renovation, which is expected to be complete by early 2020, will include major modifications to the library. Read more about the work that is underway, see renderings of the exciting new feature and spaces being added, find the latest information about where the work and noise will be happening each day, and see an overall timeline for the project on our renovations web page.


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