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Guide to the Jack G. Shaheen Papers TAM.535

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Megan O'Shea and Samantha Houck

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 21, 2017
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Roughly 73 linear feet of video recordings (VHS cassettes and DVDs) and films were separated from the paper materials in 2011 and a video collection (VIDEOS.015) was created for these materials. In 2015, the VHS cassettes and DVDs were deaccessioned from the collection and sent to the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Commercially available titles were returned to the Tamiment Library and reincorporated into the collection in June 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Jack G. Shaheen, the creator of this collection, were transferred to New York University in February 2010 by Shaheen. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Jack G. Shaheen Papers; TAM 535; box number; folder number; OR electronic record identifier; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Materials received as part of accession 2012.002 were separated from the collection and a non-print poster collection was created for them. These materials were not arranged or described and were reincorporated into the collection in June 2017. Roughly 73 linear feet of video recordings (VHS cassettes and DVDs) and films were separated from the paper materials in 2011 and a video collection (VIDEOS.015) was created for these materials. In 2015, the VHS cassettes and DVDs were deaccessioned from the collection and sent to the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Commercially available titles were returned to the Tamiment Library and reincorporated into the collection in June 2017. 16 linear feet of books were separated from the collection and added to the Bobst Library’s general collection in June 2017. Material protected under attorney work-product doctrine was removed from the collection and returned to the donor in June 2017.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized copies, which we refer to as an access copy. Researchers may view an item’s original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection’s finding aid and can be requested in our reading room; materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. These requests are free of charge and can be made in anticipation of your visit. The process typically takes four to six weeks. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A librarian will respond to you with further information.

Materials in Series VI are unavailable for playback.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Advance notice is required for the use of computer records. Original physical digital media is restricted. An access terminal for born-digital materials in the collection is available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jack G. Shaheen in 2010; additional accessions were donated in 2011 and 2012 by Shaheen. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2010.037, 2011.074, 2012.002, and 2012.091.

Processing Information

Between 2013 and 2014, the paper portion of the collection was surveyed by a graduate student assistant who completed partial processing of the collection. Several linear feet of materials were removed from their original order and housing. They were arranged into series and subseries according to the current arrangement of the collection.

In July 2015, the entire collection was surveyed by an archivist and a processing plan was created with the current arrangement scheme. The arrangement scheme reflects what was determined to be the collection’s original order from the material that had not been processed in 2013 and 2014, and the order of materials that were arranged at that time.

In May 2017, the entire collection was resurveyed by an archivist and arranged into the current arrangement scheme. Material previously separated from the collection was reviewed by the archivist and reincorporated intellectually and physically into the appropriate series and/or subseries. An inventory was created for Series V and an existing inventory of Series VI was updated.

Material was rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Interleaving paper was placed between newspaper clippings and other papers. Thermal fax paper was photocopied to preserve fading information on the paper.

Some material in Series III was determined to be protected under attorney work-product doctrine. This was removed from the collection and returned to the donor in June 2017.

Two floppy disks were forensically imaged and the files were transferred into New York University storage. One 8GB flash drive containing two video files was included in the collection but is damaged and inaccessible. New York University Libraries follow professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity of the content.

Appraisal

Duplicative clippings, periodicals, and video recordings were deaccessioned. One blank floppy disk was deaccessioned.