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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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Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Degreness finally gets it, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are bullying, teens, and personal.
Folder 2: Delta professional, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, sex/sexuality, and poetry.
Folder 3: Deportation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are workers' rights, immigration, and political.
Folder 4: Destroy the word whore, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are personal, and feminist.
Folder 5: The Destruction of the continent and its peoples: Progress and nuclear power, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, nuclear energy, and Native Americans.
Folder 6: Destructure, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, comics, and travel.
Folder 7: Detour spotting for white anti-racists, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is anti-racism.
Folder 8: Diamond comics, 2009Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subject is comics.
Folder 9: The Dictionary of Dalton slang, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is comics.
Folder 10: Die G(8)Ewalt, 2007Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and foreign language.
Folder 11: Diez años de Zapatismo, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin America, indigenous groups, and foreign language. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.
Folder 12: Directory action, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Dirge, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1, 3. Subjects are punk rock, and review.
Folder 14: Disabling professions, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-profession, sociology, and political.
Folder 15: Disarm authority! Arm your desires!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, anti-authoritarianism and anti-capitalism.
Folder 16: Discussing summer in a room, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is poetry.
Folder 17: the Disgust of daily life, 2001Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 18: Dismal fanzine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 11. Subjects are anarchism, anti-authoritarian, and South Florida. Published in Coral Springs, Florida.
Folder 19: Dispossessed, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, oppression, and organizing manuals. Published in Jacksonville, Florida.
Folder 20: Distance makes the heart grow fonder, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 8. Subjects are personal, relationships, and romance.
Folder 21: Distress signals, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are anti-zionism, political, and anti-war.
Folder 22: D.I.Y. (Do it yourself), n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are zines, how to, and teens.
Folder 23: D.I.Y. guide, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are organizing manuals, anarchism, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 24: A D.I.Y. guide to preventing sexual assault, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is sexual abuse.
Folder 25: DMM Distribution, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are catalog, zines, and reference. Published in Clearwater, Florida.
Folder 26: Doing what is right (rather than what is easy), 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are September 11, anti-war, and anarchism. Published in Tallahassee, Florida.
Folder 27: Do as I say, not as I do, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, family, and lesbian/gay/bi/transgender.
Folder 28: Do it yourself!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are riot grrrl, anti-sexist, and feminist. Published in Venice, Florida.
Folder 29: Do it yourself declassifieds, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are DIY, and organizing manuals. Published in Pensacola, Florida.
Folder 30: Dokugaku, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are punk rock, Asia, and review.

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