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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: Todo le que siempre quisiste saber sobre anarquismo y nunca te atreviste a preguntar, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and foreign language.
Folder 2: Tomatoes = love, 2003Add to your cart.
Subjects are zines, reference, and catalog.
Folder 3: Tombstones, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, poetry, and literary. Published in Cape Coral, Florida.
Folder 4: Tonight tonight, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is personal.
Folder 5: Too close to the sun, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are mental health, personal, and suicide.
Folder 6: Towards a less fucked up world, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and drugs.
Folder 7: Towards an anarchist theory of race, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and race.
Folder 8: Tracing this body/New flesh, new struggles, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, sex/sexuality, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 9: Tragicstreak, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are women's studies, and biography.
Folder 10: Transformers, 2001Add to your cart.
Subject is comics.
Folder 11: The transmitter, 2002Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are zines, reference, and how to.
Folder 12: Transsexuals in prison, 2004Add to your cart.
Subjects are prisons, lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, and legal.
Folder 13: Trial statement of new Afrikan revolutionary Kuwasi Balagoon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are racism, anarchism, and political.
Folder 14: Tricks of the tradeless, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-work, squatters, and interview.
Folder 15: A true historie & account of the pyrate Captain Misson, his crew & their Colony of Libertatia founded on people's rights & liberty on the Island of Madagascar, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are priates, libertarianism, and history.
Folder 16: The truly amazing gender aptitude quiz, 1997Add to your cart.
Subject is gender.
Folder 17: Trust your desires, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is personal.
Folder 18: The truth of U.S. domination over Mexico, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin America, imperialism, and political.
Folder 19: TV times, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-television, and anti-capitalism.
Folder 20: Two essays by Emma Goldman on youth liberation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are youth liberation, and education. Published in Florida.
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Folder 22: Twenty five simple things you can do to get the word out about your independent project, 1999Add to your cart.
Subjects are how to, and DIY.
Folder 23: Twenty eight pages lovingly bound with twine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 8. Subject is personal.
Folder 24: 2600, 2002Add to your cart.
Volume 18, Issue 4. Subjects are computer hacking, and political.
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Folder 26: Uisce Beatha, 2000Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are fiction, and literary.
Folder 27: Unarmed, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, punk rock, and literary.
Folder 28: Uncivilized, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-civilization, and anarchism.
Folder 29: Undecided, 2001Add to your cart.
Subject is personal.
Folder 30: Underneath the wild garden waits to grow, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are gardening, food/drink, and mental health.

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