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Erica Dawn Lyle papers

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SCAM Zine Originals

Notebooks

Manuscripts and Notebooks

Newspapers

Travels

Travels

Artwork and Flyers

Zines

Zines

Zines

Zines

Correspondence

Correspondence

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Erica Dawn Lyle papers, 1991-2010 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Steve Hersh and Erica Dawn Lyle

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Collection Overview

Title: Erica Dawn Lyle papers, 1991-2010Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0449

Extent: 20.0 Boxes. More info below.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Erica Dawn Lyle papers offer a rich history of Miami’s countercultural art and music scenes and grassroots political activity from the 1990’s to the present. Writing under the name Iggy Scam, Lyle has produced a series of classic underground fanzines, called SCAM, that are known internationally in the punk rock scene. Lyle’s writing and archive also provides a fascinating back story to some of the political activity Miami is now known for. With the current wave of home foreclosures that has spread across South Florida, has come a resurgent wave of housing activism. The most well-known activist group in Miami today is Take Back The Land, a group that has gained national media attention for their tactics in helping homeless families move into and squat homes that have been foreclosed across Miami. The Lyle papers show a pre-history of an equally militant though far less organized and coherent group of South Florida squatters and anti-gentrification activists who were attempting similar tactics a generation ago. The papers also document the formation of the city’s first Food Not Bombs, a group that is still active today. The collection of zines, journals, sketchbooks, ephemera and original art work depict contemporary social history as well as Greater Miami’s issues of urban planning, property and housing rights and the responsibility and role of art. Also well documented are Lyle's travels through unconventional methods such as hitchhiking and train hopping.

Subject/Index Terms

Housing
Miami (Florida) - History - 20th century
Zines

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 20 boxes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Separated Materials:

Anonymous. (2002). Evasion. Atlanta: CrimethInc.

Carlsson, Carl. (Ed.). (2004) The political edge. San Francisco: City Lights Foundation.

Lyle, Erick. (2008). On the lower frequencies: a secret history of the city. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press.

Macphee, J. & Reuland, E. (Eds.). (2007). Realizing the impossible: art against authority. Oakland: AK Press.

Related Materials:

Max Rameau Papers (1992 to present)

Archiving the Fringe: Documenting Cultural Activism in Miami

Lyle, Eric. (2010). SCAM: the first four years. Bloomington: Microcosm.

Preferred Citation: Erica Dawn Lyle papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Arranged by Steve Hersh under the supervision of Beatrice C. Skokan, Special Collections Librarian (2012).

Finding Aid Revision History: Audiovisual information updated by David Rodriguez, June 2016


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: SCAM Zine Originals],
[Box 2: Notebooks],
[Box 3: Manuscripts and Notebooks],
[Box 4: Newspapers],
[Box 5: Travels],
[Box 6: Travels],
[Box 7: Artwork and Flyers],
[Box 8: Zines],
[Box 9: Zines],
[Box 10: Zines],
[Box 11: Zines],
[Box 12: Correspondence],
[Box 13: Correspondence],
[Box 14: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 15: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 16: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 17: Ephemera and Personal Files],
[Box 18: Photographs],
[Box 19: Objects],
[Box 20: Oversized materials],
[All]

Box 3: Manuscripts and NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook, 2009Add to your cart.
"Notes from reporting trip to Miami to cover Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 for San Francisco Bay Guardian, includes interviews with artist Shepard Fairey and Miami Developer, Craig Robins."
Folder 2: Notebook, 2010Add to your cart.
"Includes notes for writing Art Basel story for Guardian, notes for intro to SCAM Anthology, notes for liner notes to the Stun Guns' reissue LP, notes for new piece for San Francisco mag by Antonio Roman-Alcala."
Folder 3: Notebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Manuscript, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscript: 3 Original Manuscripts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Includes three different manuscripts: "Satanic and other Mysterious Religious Happenings Tour of Miami", by Ivy; "Boca Raton: Empty Lots and Shit"; "Swordfighting is Punk!"
Folder 6: Manuscript: Bad Stories from Years Ago and Unfinished Letters from Last Summer, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
"Contains two attempts at 'last will and testaments' from 1997 and 1998, several unfinished attempts at fiction that I was unhappy with and a note called 'Nod to Posterity' from 1998 explaining the wills and the ways in which the stories sucked."
Folder 7: Manuscript: The Baghead Revolution, 1996Add to your cart.
"Original manuscript written for aborted SCAM #3 project in summer of 1996 in Little Rock, Arkansas."
Folder 8: Manuscript: Biscayne Boulevard, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Manuscript: CD review of Cavity - Drowning, 1997Add to your cart.
Review of full length from Miami band Cavity.
Folder 10: Manuscript: The End of the World Again?, 1995Add to your cart.
"Written for Greta Snider's zine 'Mudflap', which never came out again."
Folder 11: Manuscript: English Creative Writing Homework, 8th Grade, 1986Add to your cart.
"Twelve year old 'Erick Miggenburg' tries out a creative writing assignment using vocabulary words for Mr. Novak's English class at Boca Raton Middle School."
Folder 12: Manuscript: Error Newspaper article and planning, 1994Add to your cart.
"Handwritten article for proposed punk newspaper, 'Error', to be edited by Aaron Cometbus, Sam McPheeters and I. Article never appeared due to arguments between Cometbus and myself about the story."
Folder 13: Manuscript: Form Letter, 1994Add to your cart.
"Letter to explain lengthy delays SCAM #2 orderers experienced. A one sheet Xerox was stuffed in orders I was late to fill because of my various freight hopping trips out of the United States."
Folder 14: Manuscript: I Took My Bike on Freight Trains!, 1994Add to your cart.
"Written for Greta Snider's zine 'Mudflap', which never came out."
Folder 15: Manuscript: Jane's Addiction Leeches Off The True Underground, 1990Add to your cart.
"Record review for FAU Indepedent Atlantic Sun."
Folder 16: Manuscript: Last Will and Testament, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Manuscript: Letter to the Editor of the Miami New Times, 1997Add to your cart.
"Letter to the editor on behalf of my former neighbors at the Dinner Key Anchorage, live-aboard boat dwellers who were facing eviction from the City of Miami."
Folder 18: Manuscript: My Week in S.L.O., 1994Add to your cart.
"Notes to a love story never written--or lived."
Folder 19: Manuscript: Palm Trees and Cruelty, 1996Add to your cart.
"Only surviving half page of the destroyed pages originally made for SCAM #3, sarcastic article about Miami's dead tourist epidemic of 1995-1996."
Folder 20: Manuscript: The Punks, the Domino Theory and You, 1996Add to your cart.
"Written for Berkeley, California zine 'Tales of Blarg', issue #8."
Folder 21: Manuscript: Safe Sex, Get Paid?, 2000Add to your cart.
Featured in the zine "Desperate Times" #8.
Folder 22: Manuscript: The Sassy Toys R Us Scene Report, 1991Add to your cart.
"Written for "Tales of Blarg" #3."
Folder 23: Manuscript: SCAM Anthology Introduction, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Manuscript: Short Fuse, 1990Add to your cart.
"Column from FAU Independent Atlantic Sun, college paper from Boca Raton for who I wrote three columns about the upcoming Gulf War and two record reviews. I was paid $7.50 for each story."
Folder 25: Manuscript: The State of Punk Rock, 1993Add to your cart.
"Attempt at an issue-ending closing column about punks who sell out for SCAM #2 that was ditched."
Folder 26: Manuscript: Transit Scams, n.d.Add to your cart.
"An article I wrote for and decided to edit out of SCAM #2."
Folder 27: Manuscript: The Young Man and the Foul, Polluted, Inner City Waterway, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Manuscript: Untitled, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: To Do Lists, 1990sAdd to your cart.
Collection of to do lists written by Lyle.
Folder 30: Zine Rubble, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Zine scraps from SCAM #3.
Folder 31: Manuscript: The 007 James Bond Style Phone ScamAdd to your cart.
"Page rejected from SCAM #2."
Folder 32: Manuscript: Blood, Goons and Little Haiti, 1997Add to your cart.
"Article by Robbie Wa, rejected for SCAM #3."
Folder 33: Manuscript: Dead Things, Life Like Poses and the Stench of Formaldehyde, 1993Add to your cart.
"Laid-out page by Chuck Loose that I rejected for SCAM #2."
Folder 34: Manuscript: Lowdown on 15E, 1996Add to your cart.
"Two page column for SCAM #3 by Joey Tampon, the singer of Huntsville, Alabama band Joey Tampon and the Toxic Shocks. Tampon later became a born-again Christian."
Folder 35: Manuscript: SCAM Visits the Bonaventura Plumber and Refrigeration Technician Expo and Convention, 1992Add to your cart.
"Another page by Chuck Loose that I rejected for SCAM #2 from when Chuck went to air-conditioner repairman school."
Folder 36: Manuscript: Urban Decay Keeps the Yuppies Away, 1997Add to your cart.
"Two pages by Josh Baker, saved from fire at bluffs in northeast Portland, when Baker attempted to drunkenly burn all of his unpublished new issue of 'Notes from the Lighthouse'. Only surviving pages. Episode written about in SCAM #4."

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: SCAM Zine Originals],
[Box 2: Notebooks],
[Box 3: Manuscripts and Notebooks],
[Box 4: Newspapers],
[Box 5: Travels],
[Box 6: Travels],
[Box 7: Artwork and Flyers],
[Box 8: Zines],
[Box 9: Zines],
[Box 10: Zines],
[Box 11: Zines],
[Box 12: Correspondence],
[Box 13: Correspondence],
[Box 14: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 15: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 16: Audio-Visual materials],
[Box 17: Ephemera and Personal Files],
[Box 18: Photographs],
[Box 19: Objects],
[Box 20: Oversized materials],
[All]



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