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BlackMass Publishing, circa 2018-2023

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: Series VI

Scope and Contents

Curated box of over 60 zines from BlackMass Publishing that explore politics, jazz, religion, architecture and other themes. At once a structure of coherent units and a collection of disjointed parts, BlackMass invokes an aggregate of Blackness, of matter in resistance. Combining archival photographs and found print material with poetry and jazz music, BlackMass grapples with the blurred lines and idiosyncrasies which make up the collective improvisation of African diasporic culture.


  • circa 2018-2023


Collection is open for research. Contact Department of Special Collections and Archives. Staff may restrict access at its discretion on the basis of physical condition.

Biographical / Historical

BlackMass Publishing is an independent publisher promoting and publishing books and zines by Black artists founded by Yusuf Hassan. BlackMass Publishing is interested in facilitating conversation while fostering community through visual language; focusing on Blackness, its effects and affects through representations in images and text.


63 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Library, CUNY
Benjamin Rosenthal Library RO317
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing 11367 USA us