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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

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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 16: Audio-Visual materialsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Super 8 mm film: Ivy and Iggy's Super 8, 1996Add to your cart.
"Super 8 film shot by Ivy and I in Miami for inclusion in Greta Snider's film, 'Portland'. Includes footage of Dinner Key Marina residents like Lenny the Shrimper and footage of me 'hitchhiking' on S. Bayshore Avenue in Coconut Grove."
Item 2: VHS tape: Against All Authority - We Won't Submit, 2006Add to your cart.
"An animation video of famed Miami punk/ska band, Against All Authority song made by Ian McGuire. I screened this at various film events I put on in Miami."
Item 3: VHS tape: Time to Destroy, 1996, 1999Add to your cart.
"Features footage of Chickenhead with Chuck Loose on fire and also Los Canadians and Black Fork at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago IL, from their tour together and with the Hidden Resentments."
Item 4: VHS tape: Nostalgia, 2001Add to your cart.
"Film by me. Finished film super 8 on VHS of trip I made to Cuba in 1999. Features Fidel Castro at Baltimore Orioles vs Cuba exhibition baseball game."
Item 5: Mini Digital Video tape: Human Oddities and Chickenhead live show, 1992Add to your cart.
"Live at Ambassador Club in Deerfield, FL."
Item 6: Mini Digital Video tape: Tri-Rails live show, 1992Add to your cart.
"Live show at Churchill's Hideway."
Item 7: DVD: Chickenhead live shows, 1992Add to your cart.
"DVD features live sets at Churchills, with singer Chuck Loose setting self on fire on stage (as detailed in SCAM #2), and at Club Velvet in Gainesville FL."
Item 8: DVD: Chickenhead live on Destroy TV, 1991Add to your cart.
"DVD of Chickenhead show on New York City cable access TV show. Features band's infamous first show at NYC venerable punk club ABC NO RIO (as detailed in SCAM #2). Our set lasted about 45 seconds before Adam from Born Against took back guitar he loaned me."
Item 9: DVD: The Recess Video/Suck Me Weirdo, 2004Add to your cart.
"Features Chickenhead with Chuck Loose on fire, and footage of Allergic to Bullshit, a band Ivy, Cinque and I formed in 2002. The footage is from our first show, playing our hit "This Train I Ride" in the women's bathroom at legendary punk venue, 924 Gilman Street Project in Berkeley CA, August 2002. Video also features live footage of punk legend Mike Watt, and well known bands like Dillinger four and Toys That Kill."
Item 10: CD: The Crumbs - Get All Tangled Up!, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 11: CD: Chickenhead/Los Canadians - Mutiny in Miami, 2003Add to your cart.
"Split CD features all recorded efforts by the bands that were chronicled in SCAM #2, including live recordings of acoustic Canadians practice in squatted Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove."
Item 12: CD: The Heatseekers - demo, 2003Add to your cart.
"Band featuring Chuck Loose of Chickenhead on drums."
Item 13: CD: Jack Palance Band - Get This Shit Under Way, 2000Add to your cart.
"Powerhouse band from The Region, featuring Buddha, Eric Nelson and Mike Pack (also of Horrible Odds). Ivy drew the front cover of this. Ivy and I drew the back cover. Cartoonist Gabrielle Bell, Ivy's roommate at the time, drew the dog.
Item 14: CD: Onion Flavored Rings - demo, 2002Add to your cart.
"Same as cassette but with two live songs recorded at Gilman Street Project in Berkeley, CA."
Item 15: CD: Miami/Shotwell split, 2000Add to your cart.
"Split effort from San Francisco bands. Ivy and I were in Miami with South Florida Natives Matty Luv and Aesop of the infamous band Hickey (Miami stood for Music of Ivy, Aesop, Matty and Iggy). I played drums in Shotwell."
Item 16: CD: This American Life episode #100 clip - 79th Street Radio, 1998Add to your cart.
Story read by author from This American Life episode, "Radio".
Item 17: CD: This American Life episode #146 clip - The Search for the Urban Fisherman, 1999Add to your cart.
Story read by author from This American Life episode, "Urban Nature".
Item 18: CD: This American Life episode #185 clip - Rising Tide Sinks All Boats, 2001Add to your cart.
Story read by author from This American Life episode, "Golden Calf".
Item 19: CD: Trash Monkeys - Pass Out, 1999Add to your cart.
"Reissue of Miami classic band's lost hits. Drummer Andrew Powell and bassist George Kelley later played in Stun Guns. Guitar player, Bill Orcutt, later formed acclaimed noise outfit, Harry Pussy."
Item 20: CD: Various Artists - Recess Records Presents...Hot Curly Weenie, 1996Add to your cart.
"CD compilation from artists on San Pedro, CA label Recess Records. Features Chickenhead and the Crumbs."
Item 21: CD: Various Artists - Hot Curly Weenie Volume 2, 1999Add to your cart.
"Recess Records CD compilation. Features post-Chickenhead efforts from me in the Hidden Resentments, and from Chuck Loose in the Crumbs."

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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