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Guide to the Jack G. Shaheen Papers TAM.535

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 21, 2017
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Container List

Series I. Writings, 1968-2012. 15.75 Linear Feet in 12 record cartons, two oversize flat boxes, and two half manuscript boxes 8 videodiscs (dvd) 2 videocassettes (vhs) 2 sound discs (cd) 8 videocassettes (minidv) 1.35 Megabytes in two documents

Arrangement

This series is arranged in six subseries:

Subseries I.A. Books; Subseries I.B. Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters; Subseries I.C. Popular News Articles and Op-Eds; Subseries I.D. Film and Television Reviews; Subseries I.E. Speeches, Lectures, and Presentations; and Subseries I.F. Articles Featuring, Interviewing, or Citing Shaheen.

Subseries I.A., I.B., and I.E. are arranged in alphabetical order by title of work. Subseries I.C., I.D., and I.F. have not been further arranged beyond the subseries level.

Scope and Contents

This series documents Shaheen’s work as an author and critic, and contains print and born-digital versions of his writings. Included in this series are draft and published versions of book manuscripts, articles, speeches, and film reviews, with clippings of articles quoting Shaheen or citing his work. Files for individual titles contain Shaheen’s research for the work, draft and published versions, correspondence with publishers and collaborators, and administrative documentation. Audio and video recordings are present for some of Shaheen’s speeches, lectures, and panel appearances and for the Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People documentary.

Subseries I.A. Books and Documentary, 1968-2008 2001-2008. 7.25 Linear Feet in seven record cartons, one half manuscript box, and three oversize folders 4 videodiscs (dvd) 2 videocassettes (vhs) 1.27 Megabytes in one document

Scope and Contents

This subseries documents Shaheen’s work on his books critiquing American television and films, in particular Hollywood’s depictions of Arabs and Muslims. Titles represented in this subseries include Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs after 9/11 (2008),  Nuclear War Films (edited by Shaheen, 1978),  Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2001), and  The TV Arab (1984). This series also contains notes for a planned follow-up to  The TV Arab, titled  The TV Arab Revisited. Materials include print and born-digital copies of draft and revised manuscripts, correspondence with publishers and collaborators, research files, and administrative documentation. The bulk of the subseries documents Shaheen’s work on  Reel Bad Arabs, with both print and electronic drafts, and includes extensive research files on movies, filed according to topics he devised for the book, which include plot synopses, notes, and newspaper clippings of film reviews. Some of these files contain correspondence between Shaheen and staff of research institutions and film companies researching obscure and out-of-print films. This subseries also contains the script, video recordings, and posters for the  Reel Bad Arabs documentary (2006).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-5 (Mixed Materials (31142063139607)) Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11
2007-2009
Box: 65 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 1 Folder : 6-10 Nuclear War Films
1968-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 11-12 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Clippings and notes
2001-2008
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Contract
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 14-15 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Correspondence
1989-2001
Box: 1 Folder : 16-28 (Mixed Materials (31142063139607)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Drafts
2000-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 1-4 (Mixed Materials (31142063139615))
Box: Electronic records Object : TW_TAM_535_ER_1 (Electronic records)
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Film lists
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 6-10 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Inventories
1991-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 11-12 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Letters to publishers
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Media contacts
1998-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 14-19 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Introduction
1991-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 20-116 (Mixed Materials (31142063139615)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Cameos
1991-2001
Box: 3 Folder : 1-188 (Mixed Materials (31142063140183))
Box: 3 Folder : 189-221 (Mixed Materials (31142063140183)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Champions
1991-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 1-72 (Mixed Materials (31142063139623))
Box: 4 Folder : 73-182 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Egyptians
1991-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 183-184 (Mixed Materials (31142063139623)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Maidens
1991-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 1-57 (Mixed Materials (31142063139631))
Box: 5 Folder : 58-101 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Palestinians
1991-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 102-125 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Serials
1991-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 126-178 (Mixed Materials (31142063139631)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Sheikhs
1991-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 1-50 (Mixed Materials (31142063139649))
Box: 6 Folder : 51-66 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Silent films and short films
1991-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 67-198 (Mixed Materials (31142063139649)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- Villains
1991-2001
Box: 7 Folder : 1-32 (Mixed Materials (31142063140209))
Box: 7 Folder : 33-34 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Movie notes -- X-rated
1991-2001
Box: 7 Folder : 35-36 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Notes
1986-2001
Box: 7 Folder : 37-39 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Page proofs
2001
Box: 7 Folder : 40 (Mixed Materials (31142063140209)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Poster book
2001
Box: 64 Folder : 11 (Mixed Materials (31142063139912))
Box: MSXOS003 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Posters
2006-2008
Box: 65 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 7 Folder : 41 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Presentations
2008
Box: 7 Folder : 42 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Promotion and reviews
1988-2002
Box: 7 Folder : 43 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Research
1984-1997
Box: 7 Folder : 44 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Script
2006
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Selected film reviews
2000
Box: 24 Dvd : 5-8 (Master dvd (31142063139797)) Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People -- Video recordings
2004-2006
Box: 24 Video : 1-2 (Master vhs (31142063139797))
Box: 7 Folder : 46 The TV Arab --  Al Khaleej clippings
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 47 The TV Arab -- Book cover
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 48-50 The TV Arab -- Correspondence
1977-2002
Box: 7 Folder : 51 The TV Arab -- Promotion
1985
Box: 7 Folder : 52 The TV Arab -- Publisher rejection letters
1980-1988
Box: 7 Folder : 53 The TV Arab -- Research
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 54-56 The TV Arab -- Reviews
1984-1986
Box: 7 Folder : 57-58 The TV Arab -- Typescript
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 59-60 (Mixed Materials (31142063140209)) The TV Arab Revisited
1987-1998
Box: 8 Folder : 1-2 (Mixed Materials (31142063140134))

Subseries I.B. Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters, 1974-2011. 4.35 Linear Feet in three record cartons and one oversize flat box 81 kilobytes in one document

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains drafts and published versions of Shaheen’s scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as research files and correspondence. The writings in this subseries span Shaheen’s career, and date from 1974 to 2011. Topics include the portrayal of Arabs in television, movies, comic books and strips, editorial cartoons, and animated cartoons. The bulk of the subseries documents Shaheen’s work with Leonard Rifas on “The Comic Book Arab”, a study of representations of Arabs in comic books. Files for “The Comic Book Arab” contain research files, drafts, and correspondence with Rifas. This subseries also contains research for an article on Arab representations in editorial cartoons, an electronic draft of “Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture” (1996), articles on Disney’s Aladdin (1992), and encyclopedia entries by Shaheen on stereotyping and Arab culture.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order at the file level. The inventory lists box and folder numbers for an alphabetical range of titles. “Arab Images in Editorial Cartoons” and “The Comic Book Arab” are listed individually as they both consist of a large amount of material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 3-17 (Mixed Materials (31142063140134)) "ABSCAM: Arabiaphobia in America" - "Arab Images in American Comic Books"
1978-2002
Box: Electronic records Object : TW_TAM_535_ER_1 (Electronic records)
Box: 66 Folder : 6 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 8 Folder : 18-31 "Arab Images in Editorial Cartoons"
1974-2011
Box: 8 Folder : 32-45 "Arab Images in Fiction" - "Cinematic Images of the Arab World"
1979-1993, undated
Box: 8 Folder : 46-47 (Mixed Materials (31142063140134)) "The Comic Book Arab"
1984-1994, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1-30 (Mixed Materials (31142063140142))
Box: 66 Folder : 2 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 66 Folder : 10 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 65 Folder : 12-14 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 9 Folder : 31-41 (Mixed Materials (31142063140142)) "The Detective Film in Transition" - "Hollywood's Eternal Villain"
1974-1999
Box: 66 Folder : 12 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 10 Folder : 1-54 (Mixed Materials (31142063140159)) "Hollywood's Muslim Arabs" - "You Are My Brother..."
1971-2007
Box: 65 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 65 Folder : 4 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))

Subseries I.C. Popular News Articles and Op-Eds, 1974-2012. 0.5 Linear Feet in one record carton and six oversize folders

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains drafts and published versions of Shaheen’s articles and op-eds for popular newspapers and magazines, as well as research files and correspondence. These articles span Shaheen’s career, and date from 1974 to 2012. Topics include the portrayal of Arabs in American media and popular culture, in particular during the Gulf War (1990-1991); after the events of September 11, 2001; and during the wars in Iraq (2003-2011) and Afghanistan (2001-). This subseries contains articles on Disney’s Aladdin (1992) and op-eds written by Shaheen for  Newsweek, the  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other newspapers.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 55-62 (Mixed Materials (31142063140159)) Popular news articles and op-eds
1974-2012
Box: 11 Folder : 1-3 (Mixed Materials (31142063140167))
Box: MSXOS003 Folder : 2 (Mixed Materials)
Box: 65 Folder : 7-11 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))

Subseries I.D. Film and Television Reviews, 1974-2000. 0.1 Linear Feet in two legal-sized folders and three oversize folders

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains clippings of Shaheen’s film and television reviews, the majority of which were written between 1974 and 1977 and published in The Daily Star, Beirut-Lebanon and the  Metro-East Journal Magazine. The majority of these reviews are of films and television series in general, and do not focus on depictions of Arabs and Muslims.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4-5 (Mixed Materials (31142063140167)) Film and television reviews
1974-2000
Box: 66 Folder : 4-5 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 65 Folder : 6 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))

Subseries I.E. Speeches, Lectures, and Presentations, 1979-2012. 1 Linear Feet in one record carton, one half manuscript box, and one oversize folder 2 sound discs (cd) 4 videodiscs (dvd)

Scope and Contents

This subseries documents Shaheen’s speaking engagements at universities and other educational institutions, cultural institutions, and conferences. Materials date between 1979 and 2012, and include printed notes and texts of speeches, slides used during presentations, administrative correspondence, ephemera for speaking engagements, ideas for speeches, and video and sound recordings of Shaheen. Topics include the portrayal of Arabs in American media and popular culture, and solutions for negative stereotypes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 6-48 (Mixed Materials (31142063140167)) Speeches, lectures, presentations, and slides
1979-2012
Box: 65 Folder : 2 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 24 Cd : 1-2 (Master cd (31142063139797)) Video and sound recordings of lectures
2005-2011
Box: 24 Dvd : 1-4 (Master dvd (31142063139797))

Subseries I.F. Articles Featuring, Interviewing, or Citing Shaheen, 1974-2002. 0.2 Linear Feet in one record carton, one half manuscript box, and two oversize folders 8 videocassettes (minidv)

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains clippings of interviews with Shaheen and articles citing his work, spanning from 1974 to 2002.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 49 (Mixed Materials (31142063140167)) Articles featuring, interviewing, or citing Shaheen
1974-2002
Box: 12 Folder : 1-6 (Mixed Materials (31142063140175))
Box: MSXOS003 Folder : 3 (Mixed Materials)
Box: 65 Folder : 5 (Mixed Materials (31142063139938))
Box: 24 Video : 3-10 Video recording of interview with Jack and Bernice Shaheen
2010

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