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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 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vallas y ventanas, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-globalization, and foreign language.
Folder 2: Vasectomy and men's sexual health, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is health.
Folder 3: Vegan food on paper plates, 2002Add to your cart.
Subjects are unionism, and workers' rights.
Folder 4: Vegan food that doesn't taste like cardboard, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are vegetarisanism/veganism, and food/drink.
Folder 5: Vegan outreach, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Volume 11, Issue 2; Volume 12, Issue 3. Subjects are vegetarianism/veganism, and animal rights.
Folder 6: Vegetarian cooking, 1997Add to your cart.
Subjects are vegetarianism/veganism, and food/drink.
Folder 7: Veterans, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Vexed, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1, 3, 4. Subjects are personal, and sexual abuse.
Folder 9: Vital signs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are health, and teens.
Folder 10: Vizcacha rebelde, 2006Add to your cart.
Issue 4. Subjects are anarchism, and Caribbean & Latin America. Published in Lima, Peru.
Folder 11: Walking the edge of insanity, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is mental health.
Folder 12: The walls are alive, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are graffiti, street art, and how to.
Folder 13: Wal-mart watch, 2005, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subject is anti-corporate.
Folder 14: The Walsall anarchists, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anarchism, and legal.
Folder 15: Wanna communicate?, 1993Add to your cart.
Issue 3. Subject is punk rock.
Folder 16: War against the idiots, 2003Add to your cart.
Issue 27. Subjects are city life, squatting, and environmentalism.
Folder 17: War tax resistance at a glance, 1997Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-war, and protests.
Folder 18: Way down low, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 9. Subjects are fiction, and literary.
Folder 19: A way-seeking mind, 2001Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subjects are personal, and travel.
Folder 20: Wayuu solidarity campaign, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are indigenous groups, and Caribbean & Latin America. Published in Graham, Florida.
Folder 21: We all bear witness, n.d.Add to your cart.
Issue 1. Subject is political.
Folder 22: We all live in Bhopal, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are environmentalism, and anti-industrialism.
Folder 23: We are everywhere, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are anti-capitalism, and Caribbean & Latin America.
Folder 24: We are struggling for a life, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin America, and political.
Folder 25: We drove all night, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are comics, and travel.
Folder 26: We want the world and we want it on fire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are punk rock, and political.
Folder 27: We who were raised poor, 1994Add to your cart.
Subject is classism.
Folder 28: We will not forget!, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are Caribbean & Latin America, and political.
Folder 29: Weights and measures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are personal, and photography.
Folder 30: West Germany's Red Army Faction, n.d.Add to your cart.
Subjects are terrorism, history, and revolution.

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