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Lips Zine Records

Identifier: UA 7.064

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Records consist of the original proposal for Lips, meeting notes, publicity articles, fliers, and submissions.


  • Creation: 2007-2012


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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Originally created in 2007 by Annie Brown (Class of 2010), Ashley Poling (Class of 2009), Janet King (Class of 2010), and Sarah Ruth Goldman (Class of 2009) as as final project for their Intro to Gender, Sexuality and Women's studies class, "Lips: Expressions of Female Sexuality" grew from a zine into a student organization and social media platform that continued to publish zines until 2013. As the first campus publication focused on the importance of female sexuality, Lips initially received backlash for encouraging students to voice their own opinions and experiences regarding sex. In 2022, Joey Houska (Class of 2024) and Simmi Cilluffo (Class of 2022) restarted Lips as a social club and zine publication now simply titled "Lips." For additional information, see external documents linked below.


0.25 Linear Feet

Custodial History

Material related to Lips was pulled from the Student Organizations Collection (UA 7.047) and was added to this collection on 5/16/2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various transfers.

Accession 2012.181 was hand delivered to the SCRC by Rebecca Little '2012, on 5/10/2012. Accession 2023.080 was donated by Joey Houska.

Related Publications

Published issues of Lips are available in the William & Mary Libraries catalog under call number: Lips (Williamsburg, Va): LH1 .W54 L56

Separated Materials

Fliers related to the Living Wage Campaign, Meridian Coffeehouse, and other organizations were pulled from Acc. 2012.181 and were added to the Living Wage Campaing Records, Meridian Coffehouse Records, WCWM Records, and the Student Organizations Collection.

Guide to Lips Zine records
Steve Bookman, SCRC Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository