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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: The C.P.A.B./Heartbreak stomachache, 2002Add to your cart.
Split zine Issue 4, 6. Subjects are personal, romance, and relationships.
Folder 2: Untitled zine compilation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are compilation, and zines.
Folder 3: Indian attack, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are athnicity, education, and environmentalism.
Folder 4: An Indian anthology, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are fiction, India, and culture.
Folder 5: Indigenous women's reproductive health and rights agenda, 2000?Add to your cart.
Subjects are reproductive rights, reproductive health, and indigenous groups.
Folder 6: Industrial society and it's future, 2002Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-industrialism, terrorism, and politics.
Folder 7: Industrial worker, 2004Add to your cart.
Volume 101, Issue 10. Subjects are unionism, and workers' rights.
Folder 8: Infiltration, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 17, 18. Subjects are urban exploration, and buildering.
Folder 9: Info basica sobre tampones y otras mercaderias por la autogestion de la salud, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are menstrual health, and foreign language.
Folder 10: An info packet on gentrification and displacement, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are gentrification, housing, and urban studies. Published in Lake Worth, Florida.
Folder 11: Inipu, 2004Add to your cart.
Issue 12. Subjects are human rights, Caribbean & Latin American, and indigenous groups. Published in Bogota, Colombia.
Folder 12: Innervoices, 1995Add to your cart.
Volume 2, Issue 1. Subjects are mind/body, mental health, and Florida. Published in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Folder 13: Inside front, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 12. Subjects are protests, direct action, and organizing manuals.
Folder 14: In rememberance of the haymarket martyrs and their movement, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and history.
Folder 15: Insane action, 1999Add to your cart.
Issue 15. Subjects are menstrual health, miscellaneous, and comics.
Folder 16: Insisterhood, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subjects are womens' studies, gender, and lingusistics.
Folder 17: Instigations from the whore revolution, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are feminist, and sex industry.
Folder 18: Ricardo Flores Magon and the Zapatistas, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are indigenous groups, anarchism, and Caribbean & Latin American.
Folder 19: The insurrectional project, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 20: International intifada, 2002Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-zionism, and anti-imperialism.
Folder 21: Interrorgation, 1999Add to your cart.
Subjects are political intelligence, journalism, and government agencies.
Folder 22: Intersexuality, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are intersex, and medical.
Folder 23: Interview with Assata Shakur, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are police brutality, civil rights, and prison.
Folder 24: Intimidation factor, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are homelessness, punk rock, and review.
Folder 25: Introduction to intersexuality and intersex activism, 2001Add to your cart.
Subjects are intersex, lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, and feminist.

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