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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: Class struggle, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 29. Subjects are communism, class war, and Caribbean & Latin America.
Folder 2: Class struggle and racism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are class war, anti-racism, and protests.
Folder 3: Clement Duval, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and Central America. Published in Mexico.
Folder 4: Cliff's Notes on: The Anchorite Four, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are music, and South Florida. Published in Cape Coral, Florida.
Folder 5: Closed due to war: go downtown, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are travel, personal, and protests.
Folder 6: Coca is not a drug, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are drugs, health, and South America.
Folder 7: Code of student resistance, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-school, education, and Florida. Published in Clearwater, Florida.
Folder 8: Coffee stains and cigarette burns, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 1 1/2. Subjects are travel, personal, and Florida.Published in Waldo, Florida.
Folder 9: Cointelpro, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are counterintelligence, anti-authoritarian, and protests.
Folder 10: Cointelpro, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are counterintelligence, protests, and anarchism.
Folder 11: The Collapse of values, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are sociology, and Florida. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.
Folder 12: Even noisy sparrows, 2007Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subjects are poetry, suicide, and South Florida. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 13: Colonization is always war, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Native Americans, indigenous groups, and class wars.
Folder 14: Comixville, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 5. Subjects are comics, zines, and DIY.
Folder 15: Comments on the society of spectacle, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-capitalism, economics, and sociology.
Folder 16: Communicating vessels, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Volume 1, Issue 6; Issue 12. Subjects are anti-war, activism, politics, and class war.
Folder 17: Communicating vessels, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 13. Subjects are anti-war, workers' rights, and protests.
Folder 18: The Communitarian anarchist, 2002, n.d.Add to your cart.
Volume 1, Issue 1, 2. Subjects are anarchism, cooperatives, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 19: Community bike cart design, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are bikes, anti-cars, and community activism.
Folder 20: Community impact report, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are community activism, workers' rights, and Florida. Published in Florida.
Folder 21: Compilation of anti-oppression resources, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-oppression, anti-prison, and anti-racism.
Folder 22: Complete control, 2000, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 7, 10. Subjects are anarchism, community activism, and personal.
Folder 23: The Complete guide to lock picking, 1981Add to your cart.
Subject is lock picking
Folder 24: Compost, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 7. Subjects are personal, teens, and relationships.

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