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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 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Retro writing, 2005Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are African-American studies, literary, and review.
Folder 2: Return to the other side, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin American, travel, and political.
Folder 3: Black clad messenger/Revolt, 1999, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 5, 9, 10. Split zine with Black clad messenger and Revolt.
Folder 4: The revolutionary pleasure of thinking for yourself, 1992Add to your cart.
Subject is political theory.
Folder 5: Revolutionary solidarity, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, and legal.
Folder 6: Reveloutionary youth in the U.S., n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, and racism.
Folder 7: Revolution supper, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are food/drink, vegetarianism,/veganism, and animal rights.
Folder 8: Ricardo Flores Magon and the Zapatistas, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin American, anarchism, and indigenous groups.
Folder 9: Rice harvester, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 6, 8, 12. Subjects are personal, literary, and punk rock.
Folder 10: Richmond journal: thirty years in black & white, 1994Add to your cart.
Subjects are race, history, and personal.
Folder 11: Right to life: what can the white man say to the black woman, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are race, women's rights, and political.
Folder 12: Rob the rich, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and direct action.
Folder 13: Rocket queen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are sex industry, travel, and city life.
Folder 14: R.O.J., n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subject is foreign language.
Folder 15: Room 112, 1993Add to your cart.
Subjects are police brutality, teens, and education.
Folder 16: Roots: black ghetto ecology, 1986Add to your cart.
Subjects are black studies, and race.
Folder 17: Rosa punx, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, punk rock, and travel.
Folder 18: Roses, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subject is comics.
Folder 19: Rotten eggs for rotten people, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political, and miscellaneous.
Folder 20: A rough guide to bicycle maintenance, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are bikes, and how to.
Folder 21: Round things roll, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are travel, and personal. Published in Pensacola, Florida.
Folder 22: The ruckus society banner making manual, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are protests, and how to.
Folder 23: Rumble in the jungle, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-colonialism, and indigenous groups.

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