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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 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

Container List

Series V. Study Artifacts and Ephemera, 1943-2012. 8 Linear Feet in three record cartons, one manuscript box, one oversize flat box, and one map case folder


This series is arranged in alphabetical order by format type. A box level inventory is available in the repository for items in boxes 60, 61, and 62.

Scope and Contents

This series contains material collected by Shaheen that depicts stereotypical images of Arabs and Muslims. Material in this series dates from 1943 to 2012 and includes comic books, games (board games, card games, and video games), movie posters and stills, advertisements, bumper stickers, tobacco tins, Halloween masks, puppets, t-shirts, cigarette lighters, food containers, mugs, Christmas ornaments, dolls, sheet music, sound recordings on disc, toys and stickers, and a placemat. Disney’s Aladdin and stereotypical images of Arabs from the 1970s and 1980s are well documented in these materials. The bulk of this series consists of Shaheen’s comic book collection, which includes issues of  Batman,  The Living Mummy,  Uncle Scrooge,  Wolverine,  X-Men,  Sinbad,  Superman,  The Punisher, and  1001 Arabian Nights: The Adventures of Sinbad. Also included are issues of  The 99, a comic book featuring a cast of all-Islamic superheroes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 9 (Mixed Materials (31142063140217)) Advertisements
1980-1997, undated
Box: MSXOS003 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials)
Box: 66 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Bumper stickers
1975-1989, undated
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Clippings
Box: 21 Folder : 12-28 (Mixed Materials (31142063140217)) Comic books
Box: 22 Folder : 1-24 (Mixed Materials (31142063140241))
Box: 23 Folder : 1-12 (Mixed Materials (31142063140258))
Box: 23 Folder : 13-15 (Mixed Materials (31142063140258)) Games
Box: 60
Box: 67
Box: 23 Folder : 16-20 (Mixed Materials (31142063140258)) Images of Arabs in periodicals and film and television stills
Box: 64 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials (31142063139912))
Box: 23 Folder : 21 (Mixed Materials (31142063140258)) Posters
Folder: 1
Box: 64 Folder : 2-9 (Mixed Materials (31142063139912))
Box: 23 Folder : 22 Sheet music
Box: 23 Folder : 23 (Mixed Materials (31142063140258)) T-shirts, masks, toys, and other ephemera
Box: 60
Box: 61
Box: 62
Box: 64 Folder : 10 (Mixed Materials (31142063139912))

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