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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
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New York, NY 10012
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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 May 03, 2018
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

Scope and Contents

The Jack G. Shaheen Papers date from 1943 to 2012, with the bulk of the material dating between 1968 and 2002, and document Shaheen's scholarly and popular work in media and cultural analysis. The collection includes Shaheen's writings, speeches, research files, notes, and correspondence in print, audiovisual, and born-digital formats. Shaheen's media accountability work, carried out both independently and with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), is also represented through correspondence, writings, research, case files, and written reports. The bulk of the collection includes material collected by Shaheen which depicts Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture and mass media from the late 19th to the 21st century, much of which he used in his writings and speeches. These materials include recordings of movies, television episodes, cartoons, and music videos; comic books; editorial cartoons; motion picture posters and stills; advertisements; video and board games; film and television scripts; a Halloween mask; t-shirts; toys; and other ephemera.


The collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series I. Writings

Subseries I.A. Books and Documentary

Subseries I.B. Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

Subseries I.C. Popular News Articles and Op-Eds

Subseries I.D. Film Reviews

Subseries I.E. Speeches, Lectures, and Presentations

Subseries I.F. Articles and Recordings Featuring, Interviewing, or Citing Shaheen

Series II. Media Research and Advocacy Files

Subseries II.A. Research Files

Subseries II.B. Advocacy and Media Accountability Files

Series III. Consulting Files

Subseries III.A. Entertainment Productions

Subseries III.B. Legal Case Files

Series IV. Subject Files

Series V. Study Artifacts and Ephemera

Series VI. Video Recordings and Films