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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 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dolce vita, 2006Add to your cart.
Volume 1, Issue 3  Subjects are marijuana, drugs, and foreign language.
Folder 2: Doll riot, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are eating disorders, women's studies, and health.
Folder 3: Do not file under manifesto, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subject is personal.
Folder 4: Don't be M.I.A. in MIA, 2008Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are South Florida, and college. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 5: Don't have a cow, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subjects are vegetarianism/veganism, food and drink, and animals rights.
Folder 6: Doris, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 14, 15. Subjects are personal, literary, and health.
Folder 7: Doris, n.d., 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 17, 22, 23. Subjects are personal, and literary.
Folder 8: Double ears, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subject is literary.
Folder 9: Down with empire, up with spring!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are anarchism, environmentalism, and organizing manuals. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.
Folder 10: Down with empire, up with spring!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, environmentalism, and organizing manuals.
Folder 11: Do you understand what we are losing?, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, organizing manuals, and direct action.
Folder 12: The drama, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are feminist, punk, and animal rights.
Folder 13: Dreams of insurrection, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are literary, and anarchism.
Folder 14: Drop anchor, kiss mercury, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, South Florida, and poetry. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 15: Drop out, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-school, education, and teens.
Folder 16: Dropping out (for students), n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are anti-school, teens, and organizing materials.
Folder 17: Durga, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, and literary.
Folder 18: Dwelling portably, 1992, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 28. Subjects are simple living, how to, and DIY.
Folder 19: Dying to live, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is poetry.
Folder 20: Earth first!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, direction action, and foreign language.
Folder 21: Earth matters, 1999Add to your cart.
Issue 9. Subject is environmentalism.
Folder 22: Easels vs evictions, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are gentrification, housing, and art.
Folder 23: Eastbay communique, 2006Add to your cart.
Issue 9. Subjects are punk rock, and reviews.
Folder 24: Eastern uprisings, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, direct action, and organizing manuals.

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