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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: Tenant rights and responsibilities, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are housing, legal, and South Florida. Published in Miami, Florida.
Folder 2: Ten foot rule, 2001Add to your cart.
Subject is comics.
Folder 3: Thanks, jerks, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are interview, cooperatives, and punk rock. Published in Gainesville, Florida.
Folder 4: Theory of demonstrations, demonstrations of theory, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are protests, direct action, and organizing manuals.
Folder 5: The theory of infinite struggle, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are political theory, and anarchism.
Folder 6: These are the days, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2, 4. Subject is personal.
Folder 7: Thinktank, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 8. Subjects are automobiles, and music.
Folder 8: 36 steps toward a gift economy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are economics, and political.
Folder 9: This is class war, 1990Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-capitalism, and workers' rights.
Folder 10: This is how I got beat up, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are punk rock, skateboarding, and Florida. Published in Florida.
Folder 11: This is my story about anxiety, 2006Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, and mental health.
Folder 12: This is what democracy looks like, 2000Add to your cart.
Subject is political.
Folder 13: This little light of mine, 2002Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, and literary.
Folder 14: Thistle, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are poetry, and literary.
Folder 15: This way out, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are education, and anti-school.
Folder 16: Thought bombs, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 12, 13. Subject is political.
Folder 17: Thoughts on men and sexism in the anarchist movement, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and sexism.
Folder 18: Thread, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 9. Subject is personal.
Folder 19: Threat to the…zine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subjects are punk rock, and miscellaneous.
Folder 20: Three AM haircuts and dancing cause we mean it, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is art.
Folder 21: Three meter revolt, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subject is radio broadcasting.
Folder 22: Tight pants, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1, 2, 7. Subjects are punk rock, personal, literary, music, and political.
Folder 23: Tight pants, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 8, 10. Subjects are punk rock, personal, literary, work, and political.
Folder 24: Time machine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subject is personal.
Folder 25: Tin can on wheels, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, travel, and punk rock.

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