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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

Audio-Visual materials

Audio-Visual materials

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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 4: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
A collection of newspapers featuring articles both by and about Erick Lyle.
Folder 1: Newspaper: The Brooklyn Rail, 2008Add to your cart.
"Includes reprint of Tenderloin Secret History piece from 'On the Lower Frequencies'."
Folder 2: Newspaper: Miami New Times, 1997Add to your cart.
Volume 11, number 39. "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 3: Newspaper: Miami New Times, 1997Add to your cart.
Volume 11, number 49. "Record review of LP by Miami Band, Cavity."
Folder 4: Newspaper: Miami New Times, 2003Add to your cart.
Volume 17, number 39. "Covery story feature about Chuck Loose in which he talks about Chickenhead and meeting me, includes pictures of Chickenhead."
Folder 5: Newspaper: Miami New Times, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 23, number 38. "Interview with me about my return to Miami to read for the first time at Books and Books in Coral Gables, and the Firefly."
Folder 6: Newspaper: Real Change, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 15, number 26. "Seattle, WA street newspaper featuring interview with me."
Folder 7: Newspaper: Realizing the Impossible, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2003Add to your cart.
Volume 37, number 39. "Review of 'Reefer Madness' by Eric Schlosser."
Folder 9: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2006Add to your cart.
Volume 41, number 4. "Neighborhood by neighborhood look at noir fiction written about San Francisco."
Folder 10: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2007Add to your cart.
Volume 41, number 35. "Essay on Arcadia Publishing's series of neighborhood history books about San Francisco and other cities."
Folder 11: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 42, number 3. "Review of 'I'm Like This Every Day', a film by Mitchell Powers."
Folder 12: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 42, number 28. "Essay on the San Francisco of the future as envisioned in literature, with a focus on 'Nowtopia' by Chris Carlsson."
Folder 13: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 42, number 32. "Review of works by writer, William T. Vollmann, and photographer Mike Brodie, in an essay on freight riding."
Folder 14: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 42, number 33. "Pick of the week for 'On the Lower Frequencies' release party."
Folder 15: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 42, number 35. Feature's review of Lyle's book, "On the Lower Frequencies."
Folder 16: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 43, number 9. "Review of 'Up Against the Wall Motherfucker' by Osha Neumann."
Folder 17: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2009Add to your cart.
Volume 43, number 23. "Article about Obama's victory and Roberto Bolaño's novel, '2666'."
Folder 18: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2010Add to your cart.
Volume 44, number 16. "Features part one of article about Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."
Folder 19: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian, 2010Add to your cart.
Volume 44, number 17. "Features part two of article about Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."
Folder 20: Newspaper: San Francisco Bay Guardian Literary Supplement, 2004Add to your cart.
December 2004 issue. "Reviews of 'Stencil Pirates' by Josh Macphee and 'Sleepaway School' by Lee Stringer. I later wrote for Macphee's book, 'Realizing the Impossible' and I had earlier interviewed Stringer for my San Francisco zine, 'Turd-Filled Donut."
Folder 21: Newspaper: San Francisco Weekly, 2008Add to your cart.
Best of San Francisco issue. Lyle's book, "On The Lower Frequencies" is named as "Best Zine Made Into A Book".
Folder 22: Newspaper: The Satellite, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 7, number 12. "Gainesville, FL free weekly features interview with me."
Folder 23: Newspaper: The Valley Advocate, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 36, number 25. "Amherst, MA free weekly features interview with me."
Folder 24: Newspaper: Writer's Digest, 2008Add to your cart.
Volume 88, number 1. "Includes brief interview with me in 'first time author' section."

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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