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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: Prometheus, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 2. Subjects are punk rock, and personal.
Folder 2: Under the yoke of the state, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and prisons.
Folder 3: The undesirables, 2000Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-capitalism, anti-globalization, and sociology.
Folder 4: Unions against revolution, 1975Add to your cart.
Subjects are unions, and revolution.
Folder 5: Universal declaration of human rights, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is human rights.
Folder 6: Unmonogamy, 1984Add to your cart.
Subjects are lesbian/gay/bi/transgender, sex/sexuality, and relationships.
Folder 7: Un nuevo enemigo, 1996Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are punk rock, anarchism, and Caribbean & Latin America. Published in Mexico City, Mexico.
Folder 8: Unos recursos sobre Colombia, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin America, and reference.
Folder 9: The unpaved road, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 6. Subjects are personal, and nostalgia.
Folder 10: Unstable zine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are punk rock, and skateboarding.
Folder 11: Unthinkable! Undrinkable!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are workers' rights, protests, and organizing manuals.
Folder 12: Untitled women's health zine, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are menstrual health, reproductive health, and women's studies.
Folder 13: Untitled, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is miscellaneous.
Folder 14: Untitled lock picking zine, 1991Add to your cart.
ubjects are lock picking, and how to.
Folder 15: Untying the knot, 1984Add to your cart.
Subjects are feminism, and anarchy.
Folder 16: Upwalls, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 6, 7, 9. Subjects are personal, philosophy, punk rock, and political.
Folder 17: The urban hermitt, 1999-2000, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 5, 7, 11, 13. Subjects are personal, and literary.
Folder 18: The urban pantheist, 1998Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, environmentalism, and city life.
Folder 19: Urgent action, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is human rights.
Folder 20: U.S. hands off the Mideast!, 1990Add to your cart.
Subjects are Middle East, Caribbean & Latin America, and political.

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