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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

Audio-Visual materials

Ephemera and Personal Files

Photographs

Objects

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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 8: ZinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Zine: And Now...I Devour You, 1997Add to your cart.
"Edited by Joshua Plague, singer for Behead the Prophet. Olympia, WA based, influential queer zine"
Folder 2: Zine: The Antarctic Network, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Zine: Birth, 1994Add to your cart.
Issue 8
Folder 4: Zine: Blood Mop, n.d., 1998Add to your cart.
Issues 1 and 2. "Edited by Joshua Baker, features my piece "A Turd-Filed Revenge", later reprinted in Scam #4."
Folder 5: Zine: Blood on the Ice!!!, 1997Add to your cart.
Issue 14. "Issue of Ben Weasel's hockey zine in which I wrote a letter about how I had recently ridden a stolen bike out of the Sear's on Coral Way and Douglas Road"
Folder 6: Zine: Boredom, 1994Add to your cart.
Issue 7
Folder 7: Zine: Borington Journal, 1980Add to your cart.
Issue 2. ""One of first SoFla punk mags, features The Eat on cover."
Folder 8: Zine: Brazen Hussy Comics, 1999, 2002, 2004Add to your cart.
Issues 5 and 8 plus one unnumbered issue. "Paquita is Miami native, bassist for Bitchin' and forgetters."
Folder 9: Zine: Brisk Walk, 2004Add to your cart.
Issues 1 and 2. "Local zine by Matt Uglyfoot."
Folder 10: Zine: Carter, 1997Add to your cart.
Issue 8. "Comics by Scott Baldwin of Chickenhead/Los Canadians/Hidden Resentments."
Folder 11: Zine: Cometbus, 1992Add to your cart.
Issue 29. Includes comics by Lyle.
Folder 12: Zine: Dan's Morning Schedule, 1994Add to your cart.
Issue 3. "Princeton, NJ zine with interview w/ Chuck Loose about Chickenhead."
Folder 13: Zine: Desperate Times, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 8. "Features my piece 'Safe Sex, Get Paid'"
Folder 14: Zine: Destroy What Bores You, 2005Add to your cart.
"Features interview with me."
Folder 15: Zine: Dirtroads and Carpet, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 8.5.
Folder 16: Zine: Dishwasher, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 15. "One of landmark zines of all time. Jordan wrote cover blurb for 'On the Lower Frequencies.'"
Folder 17: Zine: The Divine Bicycle Church Newsletter, 1999Add to your cart.
Issue 1. "West Philly newsletter about bicycle activism. As seen in SCAM #4."
Folder 18: Zine: Do Not Receive 666, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Zine: Doris, 1994-1995, 2000, 2002, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issues 3, 5, 10-12, 15-17, 19-20, 26. "Groundbreaking zine by Cindy Crabb."
Folder 20: Zine: Do Ya Hear We?, 1998Add to your cart.
"Guide to talking like punks in Chattanooga or "The Region", later was used as insert for Carrie's band with Cindy Crabb and Aaron Cometbus, the Retard Beaters."

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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