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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: Kakadu-worth fighting for, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, and indigenous groups.
Folder 2: Keep loving, keep fighting, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subject is personal.
Folder 3: Keep'n the beat up!, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subjects are punk rock, street art, and skateboarding.
Folder 4: Keep the change, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subject is punk rock.
Folder 5: K.I.D.S. youth liberation conference, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are children's rights, teens, and activism.
Folder 6: Killing King Abacus, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are anarchism, anti-capitalism, and political.
Folder 7: King-Cat comics and stories, 1990?, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 23, 54. Subjects are comics, humor, and work.
Folder 8: Kiss Suki, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is personal.
Folder 9: K.N.E.E., n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are childhood, teens, and activism. Published in Orlando, Florida.
Folder 10: K-9 in girl gang, 1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are comics, and teens.
Folder 11: Know your rights comix, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are comics, legal, and police repression.
Folder 12: The Korean anarchist movement, 1997Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, Korea, and history.
Folder 13: The Kronstadt commune, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are communism, and history.
Folder 14: KS wild news, 2003Add to your cart.
Subject is environmentalism.
Folder 15: La carcel y su influencia moral sobre las presas, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are foreign language, and political. Published in Mexico City, Mexico.
Folder 16: La colera del suburbio, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are protests, and foreign language.
Folder 17: La conspiracion de la sospecha, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are punk rock, and foreign language.
Folder 18: La destruccion del estado, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, foreign language, and Caribbean & Latin American. Published in Mexico City, Mexico.
Folder 19: La jeune fille, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are personal, and romance.
Folder 20: La Jornada, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are indigenous groups, and photography. Published in Mexico.
Folder 21: The language of no, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are reproductive rights, menstruation, and feminist. Published in Sarasota, Florida.
Folder 22: La Paz es patriotica y eso es el problema, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and foreign language.
Folder 23: L'appel, 2007Add to your cart.
Subjects are communism, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 24: Last resort, 2007Add to your cart.
Issue 3, 4. Subjects are South Florida, anarchism, and activism. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 25: Late-era clash scenery, 2006Add to your cart.
Issue 20. Subject is comics.
Folder 26: Krank it up!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are bicycle, how to, and Florida. Published in Tallahassee, Florida.

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