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Preliminary Inventory to the Jack G. Shaheen Collection on Arabs in U.S. Film and Television TAM.535

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 01, 2017
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Shaheen, Jack G, 1935-
Source: Shaheen, Jack G, 1935-
Title: Jack G. Shaheen Papers: Arabs in U.S. Film and Television
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-2002
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, professor, author film and legal consultant, has studied and documented the history of damaging stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in American media. Shaheen is currently (2011) a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. This collection contains correspondence, research notes, published and unpublished writings, transcripts of his testimony in legal cases pertaining to discrimination against Arab Americans; research files (the bulk of the collection) that contain printed ephemera (sometimes annotated), including advertisements, clippings, reviews, editorial cartoons, as well as some motion picture posters and still photographs; two boxes of comic books containing Arab characters; two boxes of audiocassettes, consisting of interviews of Shaheen, some from the mass media, and recordings of radio programs.
Quantity: 28.5 Linear Feet in 36 boxes
Language: Materials are in English, with a few items in Arabic.
Call Phrase: TAM.535