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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: Anti-mass, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are activism, and protests.
Folder 2: Antipathy, 1999Add to your cart.
Issue 5. Subjects are personal, punk rock, and politics.
Folder 3: Antipathy, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 6. Subjects are personal, anarchism, and politics.
Folder 4: Anti-racism for global justice, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-racism, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 5: Anti-work, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-work, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 6: Anarcha-feminism, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarcha-feminism, and socialism.
Folder 7: Anarchism & American traditions, 2002Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 8: Anarchism & racism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are anarchism, and racism.
Folder 9: Anarchism and the national liberation struggle, 1990Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 10: Anarchism in Colombia, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, Caribbean & Latin American, and indigenous groups.
Folder 11: Anarchism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and feminist.
Folder 12: Anarchist black cross, 2002Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and anti-prison.
Folder 13: Anarchist black cross, n.d., 2004Add to your cart.
Winter/Spring issue. Subjects are anarchism, and anti-prison.
Folder 14: The Anarchist communitarian network, 2001Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and community activism.
Folder 15: Anarhisticka ideja, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 16: An Anarchist organising manual, 2001Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and organizing manuals.
Folder 17: Anarchist organization and the insurrectional project, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and organizing manuals.
Folder 18: Anarchist primer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 19: Anarchist prisoner penpal program, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and prison.
Folder 20: Anarchist people of color, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, Caribbean & Latin America, and Florida. Published in North Miami, Florida.
Folder 21: An Anarchist programme and anarchist propaganda, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 22: The Anarchist rain, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and anti-prison.
Folder 23: Anarchist society & its practical realization, 1990Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 24: Anarchist study groups, 2001Add to your cart.
Subject is anarchism.
Folder 25: Anarchist survival guide for understanding Gestapo swine interrogation mind games, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, anti-authoritarian, and police brutality.
Folder 26: Anarchy can't fight alone!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, politics, and South Florida. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.

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