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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection

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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Finding Aid Authors: Cory Czajkowski, Rudo Kemper, Tim Thompson and Tatiana Faria.

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Collection Overview

Title: Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1982-1998

ID: 04-ASM0654

Creator: Míccolis, Leila

Extent: 121.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Formats/Genres: Brazilian literature - 20th century - Periodicals, Brazilian poetry - 20th century - Periodicals, Fanzines, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Political cartoons, Scrapbooks

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English, Portuguese, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection consists primarily of political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces.

As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official" Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities. It accomplishes this goal by utilizing various mediums including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

The collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years by Míccolis who decided to place the archive in a North American university so as to assure the preservation of the collection, as well as to prevent its censorship.

Biographical Note

Leila Míccolis (b. 1947) is a Brazilian author, poet, script-writer, and literary critic. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Míccolis holds a Master of Science degree in Literature and Literary Theory from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has edited over thirty books, and is internationally renowned for her involvement in the Brazilian poetical generation of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as her scriptwriting for soap operas in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to being a participant and authority in Brazilian alternative poetry and literature, Míccolis was also a collector. Her collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years. The collection is of an "alternative" character because it contains materials that reflect countercultural resistance, in its widest possible sense, and includes, but is not limited to, political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces. As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official” Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities, in various forms including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

As such, her collection tells the story of contemporary Brazil (1960s to the present) from an "unofficial" perspective, one which often diverts from the stereotypical images of what Brazilians and non-Brazilians alike have come to understand as "brasilidade" (Brazilian character) during the second half of the twentieth century.

Steven Butterman, assistant professor of Portuguese in the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, came across the Collection while conducting research for his book, Perversions on Parade (Hyperbole Books, San Diego State University Press, 2005), the first book-length scholarly treatment in English of Brazilian poet Glauco Mattoso’s work. Mattoso, who was a co-collaborator in the creation of "Lampiao da Esquina," explored themes of homosexual transgression as a form of cultural resistance. “Ms. Míccolis has managed to preserve a diverse host of alternative voices which sought creative expression despite being officially silenced. Collectively these works represent Brazil’s burgeoning civil rights movement within the surrounding culture of repression,” states Professor Butterman.

Leila Míccolis resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Subject/Index Terms

20th century
Brazil - Social conditions - 20th century
Counterculture - Brazil - 20th century
Gay and lesbian studies
Little magazines
Little magazines - Brazil
Music - Brazil - 20th century
Protest literature - Brazil
Sexual minorities - Civil rights - Brazil
Social movements - Brazil - 20th century
Subculture - Brazil - 20th century
Underground press publications - Brazil - 20th century

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original author.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Leilla Miccolis.

Related Materials:

See also Robert Levine Papers (ASM0315).

Politics, Literature, and Culture in Brazil: The Leila MÍccolis Collection by Tatiana Faria.

Preferred Citation: Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Enhanced descriptions and metadata project completed by Collaborative Archives from the African Diaspora (CAAD) intern, Tatiana Faria, under the supervision of Tim Thompson, Metadata Librarian, 2014.

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Additional information may be found within the Leila Míccolis Container List at http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0654CL.pdf.


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Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ponte, A, 1987 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3-7, yr. 3-5. Notes: 3 copies of no. 6. Published in Maceió, AL. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Music, Cinema, Film, Literary. Contributors: Rubens Jambo (editor-in-chief), Marcos de Farias Costa (editor), Norton Sarmento Filho (editor), Sidney Wanderley (editor), Vera Helena Leão (editor), Imanoel Caldas (collaborator), Cícero Péricles de Carvalho (collaborator), Jorge Cooper (collaborator), C. L. Figueiredo (collaborator), Charles Cooper (collaborator), Marcondes de Farias Costa (collaborator), Maria Luisa Brígido (collaborator), Mariano Correia Paredes (collaborator).
Extent: 5 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 38 cm x 29 cm
Folder 2: Porantim, 1981 November-1991 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 34, yr. 4 (Nov 1981); no. 138-143, yr. 14 (May-Nov 1991). Published in Manaus, AM. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Native Americans, Indigenous groups. Contributors: José Gomes (director), Renato Athias (director), Antônio Brand (director), Antônio Carlos Queiroz (editor), Augusto Veit (editor), Benedito Prezia (editor), Egon Heck (editor), João Dal Poz (editor), Júlio Gaiger (editor), Júlio Kaxinawá (editor), Nello Ruffaldi (editor), Pedro Tierra (editor), Tomás Balduino (editor), José Ribamar Messa (journalist-in-chief), Paulo Suess (editor), Ademir Ramos (author), Antonio José Costa (author), Herbert Braga (author), Magali Costa (author), Ricardo Parente (author), Mario Adolfo (author), Nestor Nascimento (author).
Extent: 7 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 38 cm x 29 cm
Folder 3: Porque Hoje é Sábado, June 30-July 1Add to your cart.
Notes: Found in "O Guarani". Genre(s): Poetry, Newsletter. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 4: Potente Orgão, O, 1986 September-1997 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0, yr. 0 (Sep 1986); no. 4, yr. 11 (Oct 1997). Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics, Sexuality. Contributors: Ricardo Fernandes (journalist-in-chief), Bruno Scartezzini (editor), Ildo Villarinho (editor), Décio de Mello (editor), Regina Garbellini (editor).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 cm x 30 cm
Folder 5: Poti, O, 1989 December 31-1993 March 14Add to your cart.
Holdings: (Dec 31, 1989); (Mar 14, 1993). Notes: Mar 14, 1993 issue contains page on National Day of Poetry. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Culture, Literary.
Folder 6: Povo Grita, O, 1983 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 102, yr. 2. Published in Niterói, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics. Contributors: Télmesso Pirassol Ruas (director), Lenio D. Carvalho (journalist-in-chief), Jaques Aves de Mello (director), Walter P. Santos (coordinator).
Extent: 1 volume (8 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 48 cm x 33 cm
Folder 7: PQP, 1987 December-1991 AprilAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 97 (Dec 1987); no. 116 (Jul 1989); no. 137 (Apr 1991). Published in Belém, PA. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Humor, Sexuality. Contributors: Mário Sobral (editor-in-chief), Wellington C. Malta (editor), Leno Sampaio (illustrator), Antonio Carlos (artist), Edyr Proença (author), Sylvio Abreu (author), Luís Pimentel (author), Eno Teodoro Wanke (author), Joselyn Brasil (author), Antonio Juraci Siqueira (author), Acyr Castro (author).
Extent: 3 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 36 cm x 29 cm
Folder 8: Prelo, O, 1989 March-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 7, yr. 1 (Mar 1989); no. 9, yr. 1 (May 1989); no. 25. yr. 3 (undated). Published in Niterói, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Literary. Contributors: Emmanuel de Macedo Soares (editor), Luiz Alberto Álvares de Azevedo Mendes (graphic secretary), Luiz Fernando da Silva Reis (artist), Maria Regina Leitão dos Santos Costa (artist), Geraldo Florêncio Batista (artist), Airma Renner de Vasconcellos (artist), Roberto Barreto (artist), José Renato Moreira Guimarães (artist), Luiz Carlos Teixeira (artist), Carmine Antonio Savino Filho (collaborator), José Cândido de Carvalho (collaborator), Marco Luchesi (collaborator), Walmir Ayala (collaborator).
Extent: 3 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 38 cm x 29 cm
Folder 9: Presença, 1971 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-2, yr. 1. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture. Contributors: Rubinho Gomes (editor), Antonio Henrique Nitzsche (artist), Joel Machado (author), Raul Pedreira (photographer), Jorge Mourão (international accessory), Euclydes Marinho (adjunct editor), Lucia Nietzsche (assistant), Hloria Marinho (assistant), Sandra Panzera (assistant), Graça Motta (reporter), Torquato Neto (collaborator), Eid Ribeiro (collaborator), Pedro Lourenço Gomes (collaborator), Jorge Mourão (collaborator), Hélio Oiticica (collaborator), Fred Suter (collaborator), João Gilberto Noll (collaborator), Nelson Motta (collaborator).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 38 cm x 30 cm
Folder 10: Previna-se, 1990 July/AugustAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 7, yr. 3. Frequency: Bimonthly. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Lesbian/gay/bisexual/trangender, Queer, AIDS, LGBT, Politics, Sexuality, Health. Contributors: Áurea Celeste da Silva Abbade (president), Paulo César Bonfim (vice-president), Wildeney Ferres Contrera (secretary), Reginaldo Araújo de Souza (editor), Maria Helena Lemos (editor), Yara Aparecida de Arruda (editor), Margarida Pena (editor), Oscar José Gaspar (editor), Edison Toledo (coordinator), Letânia Menezes (journalist-in-chief), Lígia Sanches (journalist-in-chief), Antonio Gonçalves Filho (collaborator), Orlando (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (8 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 cm x 29 cm
Folder 11: Progresso, O, 1987Add to your cart.
Holdings: ed. Special, Jul 16. Notes: 2 copies. Published in Impeatriz, MA. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture.
Folder 12: Progresso, O, 1997 May 12-18Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 354, yr. 7. Published in Araguaína, TO. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Politics.
Folder 13: Projétil, 1995 AugustAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 18, yr. 6. Published in Campo Grande, MS. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Politics, Economics. Contributors: Desirée Cipriano Rabello (coordinator), Jaqueline Borlotto (editor-in-chief), Jorge Kaneheid Ijuim (journalist-in-chief), José Márcio Licerre (layout designer), Antônio Ângelo de Souza (editor), Daniela Ota (editor), Edivaldo Bittencourt (editor), Moema Urquiza (editor), Simone Perez (editor), Danielle Naves (education editor), Karina Medeiros (education editor), Mauro César Pereira (education editor), Alexandre Maciel (cultural editor), Geisa Couto (cultural editor), Jaime Rodrigues (cultural editor), Marco Nascimento (cultural editor).
Extent: 1 volume (32 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 36 cm x 29 cm
Folder 14: proPSI, 1988 October/NovemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4, yr. 2. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics. Contributors: Yone Caldas Silva (president), Rosa Wasserman (vice-president), Zoe de Mello Siqueira (secretary), Luzia Santos Pacheco (editor), Antonio Abreu (journalist-in-chief), Elisabete Eiras (collaborator), Maria Nasaré Bento da Costa (collaborator), José Altair Barroso (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (12 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 38 cm x 29 cm
Folder 15: Publicix, 1991 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Ecology, Culture. Contributors: Julio Morenne (editor), Gustavo Martins (journalist-in-chief), Sandra Averbuch (collaborator), Jorge Poleze (collaborator), Guilherme Bittencourt (collaborator), Simone Kabarite (collaborator), Rogério Alves (collaborator), Elaine Kabarite (collaborator), Alexandre Tadeu (collaborator), Cristina Lopes (collaborator), Fernanda Viseu (collaborator), Ana Cristina Teixeira (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (12 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 cm x 29 cm
Folder 16: Punch, 1993 September/OctoberAdd to your cart.
Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Music, Culture. Contributors: Adilson Pereira (editor), Luiz Cláudio Amaral (editor).
Extent: 1 volume (8 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 cm x 29 cm

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