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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 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A F.T.A.A. Diary, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-globalization, journalism, and protests.
Folder 2: Fuck the system, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, anti-authoritarian, and simple living.
Folder 3: Fucktooth, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Issue 20, 22. Subjects are personal, political, anarchism, punk rock, and health.
Folder 4: Fucktooth, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 23. Subjects are personal, punk rock, and health.
Folder 5: Fuck you I'll skate to the beach, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, primitivism, and how to.
Folder 6: The future generation, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 9. Subjects are parenting, personal, and political.
Folder 7: The future is a machine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are comics, and humor.
Folder 8: Future primitive, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are primitivism, and anthropology.
Folder 9: Gadgie, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 19. Subjects are punk rock, and soccer.
Folder 10: Gardening for optimal nutrition, 1996Add to your cart.
Subjects are gardening, food/drink, and health.
Folder 11: Gasfast, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are bikes, anti-cars, and travel.
Folder 12: Gender bias and sexism in the elementary clasroom, 1999Add to your cart.
Subjects are education, sexism, and children's rights.
Folder 13: Gender conference programme, 2000Add to your cart.
Subject is gender.
Folder 14: The general strike, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are workers' rights, direct action, and unionism.
Folder 15: Genetic engineering and the threat to life, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are animal rights, environmentalism, and food/drink.
Folder 16: Genocide against the indians, 1972Add to your cart.
Subjects are indigenous groups, civil rights, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 17: Getting to the roots of domination, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are feminist, women's rights, and anarchism.
Folder 18: Ghetto youth, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 8. Subjects are personal, and vegetarianism/veganism. Published in Pensacola, Florida.
Folder 19: Ghost pine fanzine, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 6. Subject is literary.
Folder 20: Ghost stories, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 17. Subject is poetry.
Folder 21: Gim'ik, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subject is punk rock.
Folder 22: Gimme some of that, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are art, and feminist.
Folder 23: Gipfel-Gazette Zirve Gazetesi, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are foreign language, and anti-globalization.
Folder 24: A girl's guide to Portland strip clubs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are sex/sexuality, and women's studies.

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