This guide is intended to provide organized access to the archival collections' finding aids, as well as access to additional resources including videos of oral histories, digitized materials, websites, and recordings of past events and exhibitions that document community and civic engagement.
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Archival CollectionsBob Simms Collection Firefly Zine Collection Theodore R. Gibson Family Papers Dr. John O. and Marie Faulkner Brown papers Catalyst Miami Records Ruth and Richard Shack Papers Women's March Collection Haitian Women of Miami - FANM for Family Action Network Movement Max Rameau Papers Erica Dawn Lyle Papers Julia Dawson Collection Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) Collection Fonkoze Records Community Justice Project Records StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archives Scott-Carver Housing History Collection Katy Sorenson Papers
Oral HistoriesMax Rameau Oral History Interview Race, Housing, Displacement Oral History Collection Oral history interview with the María Rodriguez, Executive Director of Florida Immigrant Coalition Oral history interview with Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Haitian Women of Miami - FANM Selection of Oral history Interviews with former residents of the Scott-Carver Housing community
EventsArchiving the Fringe Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields, directed by Sanjay Rawal
Social Justice Web CollectionsUM Libraries Social Justice Web Collections
Over 2,000 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. Zines are typically independent and self published booklets popular in underground subcultures. This collection 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. Access the collection's finding aid here.
Haitian Women of Miami-Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) was founded in 1991 to work for the "social and political empowerment" of Haitian women and their families. FANM is an advocacy and social service agency in Little Haiti and serves the needs of low income women and their families as well as victims of abuse, neglect, violence, discrimination and racism.
The records include correspondence, flyers, posters and educational publications as well as photographs of rallies and events from the Haitian Women of Miami. Scrapbooks and newspapers from Haiti and the diaspora- such as "Le Floridien" and "The Haitian Times"- document political events and ongoing activism of women organizations, immigrant activists as well as local community happenings. The collection also includes substantial documentation of the activism of one of the organization's most notable activists, Marleine Bastien.
Join panelists Erica Lyle and Max Rameau for a discussion on building multicultural, sometimes controversial, and truly representative collections of record for the researchers of today and tomorrow. The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections has begun acquiring the papers of countercultural organizations in South Florida, including those of Erica Lyle and Max Rameau.
Former Miamian Erica Lyle is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City. She has been the editor of the influential underground, punk rock magazine, SCAM, since 1991.
Activist Max Rameau is a voice for homeless rights and victims of gentrification in Miami who has been at the forefront of movements such as Take Back the Land and the Scott-Carver Tenant Council which advocate for displaced residents of low income housing and the present day foreclosure crisis.
Panelists included Will Pestle, an associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, Silvia Pérez, farmworker leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Natali Rodríguez, a national staff member of the Student/Farmworker Alliance, engaging in a discussion on the many issues in farm labor described in the documentary, which premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and is gaining national exposure on Netflix streaming. Food Chains is available for checkout at Richter Library as well as via the educational video streaming database, Alexander Street Press, here.
The collection uses the service Archive-It to preserve web-based content.
Please click the image on the right to be taken to the University of Miami Libraries Social Justice Web Collections page.