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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: Por una politica mas alla de la politica, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, Caribbean & Latin American, and foreign language. Published in Colombia.
Folder 2: Posicion de Venezuela ante el area de libre comercio para las Americas, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin American, and economics.
Folder 3: Poultry press, 2004Add to your cart.
Volume 14, Issue 3. Subject is animal rights.
Folder 4: Practical war tax resistance, 1994Add to your cart.
Issue 2, 3, 4, 6. Subjects are anti-war, and direct action.
Folder 5: Code red forever, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, and miscellaneous.
Folder 6: Praxis, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subjects are political, and miscellaneous.
Folder 7: Preamble & constitution of the industrial workers of the world, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are unionism, and workers' rights.
Folder 8: Predatory, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are teens, prisons, and education.
Folder 9: Pressure drop primer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, direct action, and organizing manuals.
Folder 10: The primal wound, 2005Add to your cart.
Subjects are anthropology, mental health, and anti-authoritarian.
Folder 11: Prison abolition, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is prisons.
Folder 12: Prison action news, 2009Add to your cart.
Volume 2, Issue 2. Subject is prisons.
Folder 13: Prison poster project, 2000sAdd to your cart.
Subject is prisons.
Folder 14: Prisons: new forms of environmental racism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are prisons, racism, and environmentalism.
Folder 15: Prison writings of anarchist Rob Los Ricos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and prisons.
Folder 16: Project 875, 2003Add to your cart.
Subject is prisons.
Folder 17: Prometheus delivered, 2005Add to your cart.
Subject is radio broadcasting.
Folder 18: Propuesta para una manera differente de entender la organizacion, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, and foreign language.
Folder 19: Protect yourself!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are legal, and police oppression.
Folder 20: Protests are your best entertainment value, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 1, 2. Subjects are protests, anti-globalization, and workers' rights.
Folder 21: Protocolo de atencion y vigilancia epidemiologica a mujeres en situaciones de violencia, 1996/1998Add to your cart.
Subjects are women's rights, violence, and Caribbean & Latin American. Published in Colombia.
Folder 22: Proudhon and anarchism, 1996Add to your cart.
ubjects are anarchism, and history.
Folder 23: Psychology of racism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are racism, and psychology.
Folder 24: Psychology of racism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 7, 9, 10. Issue 7 published in Pensacola, Florida. Subjects are racism, psychology, personal, and travel.

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