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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 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Give graffiti the thumbs up, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is graffiti.
Folder 2: Global backyards, 2008Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, racism, and health.
Folder 3: Globalization glossary, 1999Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-globalization, reference, and political.
Folder 4: The glorious white race, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are race, and humor.
Folder 5: Goals and objectives in combatting police repression, 1977Add to your cart.
Subjects are indigenous groups, legal, and police repression.
Folder 6: God must have been there because the angels didn't burn, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, art, and fringe.
Folder 7: Golog: rebel nomad, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, queer, and personal.
Folder 8: Grand juries, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are legal, and history.
Folder 9: Gray water use in the landscape, 1996Add to your cart.
Subjects are gardening, how to, and environmentalism.
Folder 10: The great famine, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are history, anti-colonialism, and human rights.
Folder 11: Greenzine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 10, 11. Subjects are personal, punk rock, and Florida. Published in Sarasota, Florida.
Folder 12: Greenzine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 12, 14. Subjects are personal, travel, South Florida, and queer. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 13: Griot, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are personal, literary, and travel.
Folder 14: Grito de protesta, 1999Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and foreign language.
Folder 15: Growing up, growing down, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are personal, childhood, and teens. Published in Pensacola, Florida.
Folder 16: Guaranteed to wreck any party, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are sexual abuse, personal, and gender.
Folder 17: Guerrilla war lit. 101, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are fiction, political, and literary.
Folder 18: Guide to reproductive freedom, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are reproductive rights, women's rights, and civil rights.
Folder 19: Guinea pig zero, 1996, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 1, 8. Subjects are human subjects research, science, and health.
Folder 20: Gulf War vets: resisting and telling the truth, 2003Add to your cart.
Subject is anti-war.
Folder 21: Gullible, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 18. Subjects are personal, literary, and music.
Folder 22: The gulper, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are personal, and bikes.
Folder 23: Gunmoll, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subjects are miscellaneous, vegetarianism/veganism, and reproductive health.
Folder 24: Gutter butter, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is humor.

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