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Guide to the Jack G. Shaheen Papers TAM.535

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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 November 01, 2017
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to include material from accession number 2017.058.  , October 2017

Container List

Series II. Media Research and Advocacy Files, 1968-2011. 4.5 Linear Feet in five record cartons and two oversize folders

Arrangement

This series is arranged in two subseries: Subseries II.A. Research Files and Subseries II.B.: Advocacy and Media Accountability Files. Both are arranged in alphabetical order by subject, title of organization, or format of material.

Scope and Contents

This series documents Shaheen’s study of film and television depictions of Arabs and Muslims and his advocacy work to combat negative stereotypes of these groups. This series dates from 1968 to 2011, and contains research files on depictions of Arabs and Muslims in popular culture and files documenting Shaheen’s advocacy work. The research files contain clippings from newspapers and magazines, stills from films and television episodes, and Shaheen’s notes. The advocacy files document both Shaheen’s independent advocacy work and that conducted with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). These files include ADC publications, correspondence between Shaheen and ADC members, and research conducted by Shaheen for the ADC.

Subseries II.A. Research Files, 1968-2011. 2.5 Linear Feet in two and a half record cartons and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains Shaheen’s research files on depictions of Arabs and Muslims in American media and popular culture. This subseries dates between 1968 and 2011, and contains film scripts, teleplays, notes, and clippings. Clippings include articles from newspapers and magazines, as well as comic strips. Topics include negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in film, television, comic strips, animated cartoons, and in the media. This subseries also includes Shaheen’s clippings and notes on television episodes featuring Arab characters from 1986 to 2002.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 7-21 Comics and cartoon files
1977-2005
Box: 12 Folder : 22-34 Depictions of Arabs and Muslims in popular culture files
1980-2008
Box: 12 Folder : 35-47 (Mixed Materials (31142063140175)) Movie files
1982-2011
Box: 13 Folder : 1-29 (Mixed Materials (31142063139656))
Box: 66 Folder : 9 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 13 Folder : 30-44 (Mixed Materials (31142063139656)) Television files
1968-2005
Box: 14 Folder : 1-29 (Mixed Materials (31142063139664))

Subseries II.B. Advocacy and Media Accountability Files, 1976-2010. 2 Linear Feet in three record cartons and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

This subseries documents Shaheen’s advocacy work to contest negative stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture and media, and to recommend ways to combat them. This subseries contains materials related to Shaheen’s independent advocacy work and that conducted with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and dates from 1976 to 2010. Materials include ADC publications, correspondence between Shaheen and ADC members, material from ADC annual conventions, and research conducted by Shaheen for the ADC. The latter includes Shaheen’s reports, notes, and correspondence on the ADC Research Institute Television Cartoon Monitoring Project (1993-1994). This subseries also includes correspondence between Shaheen and major television networks regarding negative depictions of Arabs and Muslims in their series and movies, and with organizations and individuals regarding his advocacy work. Also included are materials from workshops on Arab stereotypes, including questionnaires and notes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 30-47 (Mixed Materials (31142063139664)) American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee -- General files
1979-2010
Box: 15 Folder : 1-6 (Mixed Materials (31142063139672))
Box: 15 Folder : 7-13 (Mixed Materials (31142063139672)) American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee -- ADC Research Institute Television Cartoon Monitoring Project files
1989-1995
Box: 66 Folder : 8 (Mixed Materials (31142063139920))
Box: 15 Folder : 14-23 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee -- Television monitoring files
1976-2003
Box: 15 Folder : 24-34 (Mixed Materials (31142063139672)) Correspondence
1976-2008
Box: 16 Folder : 1-9 (Mixed Materials (31142063139680))
Box: 16 Folder : 10-11 Workshop files
1990-2008

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