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Jill Mustoffa Papers

Identifier: WH2423

Content Description

Contains punk show fliers with notes from Denver Punk Scene reunions, original fliers, 45 covers, Fan Zines From Wax Trax.


  • 1978-2012

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Jill Mustoffa was born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1960. She is a photographer, artist (offset printing), seamstress, animal lover, collector and Denver Punk Scene archivist. In 2020 she is the administrator on the Denver Punk Scene Facebook page. Mustoffa has three siblings. Her monther Patcicia Murray is an artist and seamstress. Her Father Jerry Mustoffa is a retired mechanic.

Mustoffa's nickname during the 1980s was Razer. She was a music promoter and ran her entrepreneurial ventures under the floowing names: Razer Productions, Raze R Pride Productions, Razer and Brew. She also worked "the door" for most of Headbanger Production shows. She worked for many promoters at the door as a bouncer during shows. For her regular presence at punk shows, she is sometimes mistakenly remembered as having promoted most of the punk rock shows coming through Denver during the 1980s.

Razer booked tours for bands and was tour manager, roadie, and driver for bands like Crime and the City Solution (Berlin, Germany, Australia), The Harvest (Jr. Achievement) (Arizona), and The Dirt Clods (Zany Boys) (Arizona).

Mustoffa moved to Berlin, Germany in 1990, and stayed for a decade. She taught animal husbandry at a squatted city farm (Kinderbauren Hof am Mauerplatz Kreutzberg 36).

In 2020, she resides in Wheat Ridge, Colorado on her two-acre urban farm. She is a member of the Kanon Art Collective.


1 oversize box

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jill Mustoffa, 2018.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States