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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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Ephemera and Personal Files

Photographs

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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 5: TravelsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Map: Canada, n.d.Add to your cart.
"Travel the Husky Route" map from Husky House Restaurant chain.
Folder 2: Map: Cuba, 1999Add to your cart.
"Map I took on my trip to Cuba."
Folder 3: Map: Europe, 1995Add to your cart.
"Map I took on my free trip to Europe, written about in SCAM #3. Map written on by me."
Folder 4: Map: Mexico, 1994Add to your cart.
"Map I took on with me on doomed hitchhiking trip to Mexico City which ended only at Ensenada. Trip detailed in Error #102 and SCAM #4. Map written on me. Map was also briefly taped to a wall in downtown San Diego as a prop while I attempted to panhandle money from strangers to help out with trip."
Folder 5: Map: United States Atlas, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
"Map I took on my years of cross-country freight hopping trips. Mileage totaled by hand inside front cover."
Folder 6: Map: California, Nevada, Oregon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Map: Los Angeles, CA, 1994Add to your cart.
"Map of Los Angeles I used on my way south to Mexico."
Folder 8: Map: San Luis Obispo (CA) Fun Map, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Map: Santa Rosa, CA, 1994Add to your cart.
"Hand drawn map drawn by Josh Baker."
Folder 10: Map: Florida Bike Trip Route, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Map: Dinner Key Marina, 1995Add to your cart.
"Map detailing the South Anchorage at Dinner Key Marina where Ivy and I lived on an abandoned houseboat for two years. Map shows drawings of our fellow boat dwellers and their boats with explanations of who they were."
Folder 12: Map: Tallahassee, FL, 1995Add to your cart.
"Took with me on freight trip to Tallahassee in which I stayed overnight in Florida State University library. Library call numbers written on map for books I was reading during my stay."
Folder 13: Map: Boston, MA, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Map: Philadelphia, PA, 1999Add to your cart.
"Hand drawn map of West Philadelphia neighborhood featuring punk and anarchist points of interest by Monica from the Bike Church (interviewed in SCAM #4)."
Folder 15: Map: Memphis, TN, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Map: Ogden, UT, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Map: Bellingham, WA, 1994Add to your cart.
"Hand drawn map by Skot! of Publik Enema zine."
Folder 18: Map: Florida East Coast Railroad, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: System Maps of Major Railroads, 1995Add to your cart.
"Gift from train hopper friend, Brad Lackey."
Folder 20: Map: Antelope-Roseville Union Pacific Rail Yard, n.d.Add to your cart.
"Map of West Coast's largest and most confusing railyard."

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],
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