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Firefly Zine collection | University of Miami Special Collections

By Steve Hersh & Amir Naghib

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Collection Overview

Title: Firefly Zine collectionAdd to your cart.

ID: ASM0148

Extent: 28.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Firefly Zine collection is a collection of zines donated to the University of Miami Libraries by former residents of the Firefly, a local Miami collective house and important part of Miami's punk rock and activist subcultures. There are over 2,000 zines held in the collection.

Zines are typically independent and self published booklets popular in underground subcultures. The first zines were fanzines, started in the early 20th century by science fiction fans documenting the genre. The format truly took off with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, as a do-it-yourself spirit inspired legions of underground punk fans to start raw but vibrant journals documenting the nascent music scenes in their communities. Zine topics would broaden throughout the 1980s and 1990s to cover a variety of subject areas, from comics to anarchist politics to women’s rights, to more mundane subjects like dumpster diving, alternative fashions, tattoo art, and much more. Despite the expansion of topics, the format usually remained the same—self-published booklets printed in limited editions and typically produced with a photocopy machine.

The Firefly Zine collection in particular is significant for its materials documenting political beliefs and causes such as anarchism, direct action, women's rights, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) rights and environmentalism. There are also many zines about the punk rock music scene and subculture, the rights of indigenous peoples, and alternative forms of transportation such as bicycles. As with many zine libraries, there is also a strong collection of zines that are of a more personal nature. Zines about South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean regions—important collection areas of University of Miami Special Collections—are also significant in number.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 56 boxes

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research

Related Materials:

Erick Lyle papers, 1991-2001

Zine Collection

Preferred Citation: Firefly Zine collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Amir Naghib and Dvora Harel under the supervision of Steve Hersh, 2012.


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Folder 1: Alez, 2001Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, and communes.
Folder 2: Alice is an island, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subject is personal.
Folder 3: Alien, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 13. Subject is personal.
Folder 4: All-girl summer fun bike trip!!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, bikes, and teens.
Folder 5: Allthatcreepeth, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 5. Subjects are personal, and Florida. Published in Tampa, Florida.
Folder 6: Alternative assessments, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are teens, and education.
Folder 7: Alternatives, 1997Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, anti-prison, and Florida. Published in Orlando, Florida.
Folder 8: Ambivalence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is personal.
Folder 9: America?, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 8, 9, 12. Subjects are personal, music, and Florida. Published in Gainesville, Florida.
Folder 10: The American Girl, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subjects are personal, and travel.
Folder 11: America2009, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-prison, and anti-war.
Folder 12: The American labor movement, 1990Add to your cart.
Subjects are labor, unionism, and anarchism.
Folder 13: Amnesty international house of pancakes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, and politics. Published in Dania, Florida.
Folder 14: And heart 101 3D popup book and mrtsuhtaras lybrary, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are art, and photography.
Folder 15: And now:, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are art, and comics.
Folder 16: Animal ingredients a to z, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are animal rights, and vegetarianism/veganism.
Folder 17: Animal liberation and social revolution, 1997Add to your cart.
Subjects are animal rights, anarchism, and vegetarianism/veganism.
Folder 18: An animal liberation primer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are animal rights, and eco-terrorism.
Folder 19: Animals, the vanishing Americans, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are animal rights, and environmentalism.
Folder 20: Another rambling gringo?!, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, Central America, and Florida. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.
Folder 21: Another sacrificial woman, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, eating disorders, and women's studies.
Folder 22: Anonymous boy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Subjects are lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, comics, and music.
Folder 23: Annoyance zine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 22. Subjects are personal, and music.
Folder 24: Anti-authoritarians anonymous, 1995, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-authoritarian, and anarchism.
Folder 25: Anti-history, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-capitalism, and indigenous groups.
Folder 26: Amplify this!, 2006Add to your cart.
Subjects are media, and radiobroadcasting.

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