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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

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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 10: ZinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Zine: Keel-Hauled, 2001Add to your cart.
"Former singer of Tri-Rails writes of her experiences traveling on a ship that is a replica of Columbus' Nina."
Folder 2: Zine: Limozine, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 2
Folder 3: Zine: Lingua Franca, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 5. "Interview with me by zine editor from Ireland. Done through mail."
Folder 4: Zine: Maximum Rock N Roll, 1994, 2001, 2009Add to your cart.
Issues 138, 216, 311. Long running punk rock fanzine from San Francisco.
Folder 5: Zine: Mouth of the Rat, 1979Add to your cart.
Issues 10-11. "Legendary early South Florida punk zine from my home town, Boca Raton. Editor later put out first Beastie Boys LP in NYC."
Folder 6: Zine: Mudflap, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Issues 3-4, 6-7. "The zine that brought me to San Francisco. Snider gave me free place to live and later colaborated with me on many events, films and writing projects."
Folder 7: Zine: My Liver is Exploding!, 2000Add to your cart.
Issues 1-2.
Folder 8: Zine: No Title, 2003Add to your cart.
"Comics by Scott Baldwin and Jeff Jank. Comics originally done for but not published in Miami New Times."
Folder 9: Zine: The Now I Write A DictionaryAdd to your cart.
Issue 5.5.
Folder 10: Zine: Paintspot, 1993Add to your cart.
Issue 3. "Edited by Chris Gambin. Gambin was good friend in Bay Area. Gambin died tragically when shot at age 18 in 1994. Was "Lil G" character in Aaron Cometbus' novel Double Deuce."
Folder 11: Zine: Panic Button, 1993Add to your cart.
Issue 6. "Issue of Ben Weasel's zine in which Ben asked me to make my preseason predictions for the 1993 baseball season."
Folder 12: Zine: Publik Enema, 1996Add to your cart.
Issue 11. "Edited by Skot! Earlier zine, Suburban Propane was reviewed in Scam #1. Long running zine of the personal/travel type."
Folder 13: Zine: Punk Planet, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 55. "National punk zine, features interviews with me and interview with Dave Eggers of McSweeney's."
Folder 14: Zine: Rational Inquirer, 1997Add to your cart.
Issue 8. "Miami music mag featured interview I did with Miami band Kreamy 'Lectric Santa."
Folder 15: Zine: Razorcake, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Issue 41. "Features the Future Virginis on cover of national punk mag from LA. Future Virgins are band from Chattanooga featuring Mike Pack, bass of Jack Palance Band/Horrible Odds/YE Olde Buttfuck. Cover appearance signals arrival of The Region in national scene."
Folder 16: Zine: Revolution Leper Style Now!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1.
Folder 17: Zine: Rice Harvester, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issues 6, 8-10, 12. "Edited by Greg Harvester, future drummer of Allergic to Bullshit and Black Rainbow."
Folder 18: Zine: Rule of Thumb, 1999Add to your cart.

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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