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Guide to the Howard Zinn Papers TAM.542

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Maggie Schreiner and Walker Gunning

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 24, 2014
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010
Title: Howard Zinn Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1901-2010
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1944-2010
Abstract: Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was an award-winning historian, activist, playwright, teacher, public speaker and author of articles, essays and books including his best-selling A People’s History of the United States. Praised for his moral courage and passion for social justice, Zinn influenced thousands of students during a teaching career of more than thirty years. Reaching the wider public through his books, plays, articles, lectures and in theatrical and television presentations of his  Voices of A People’s History and  The People Speak, Zinn celebrated the lives of ordinary individuals engaged in the struggle for peace and justice, highlighting their often overlooked victories, and encouraging his audiences to engage as well. This collection provides a broad view of Howard Zinn’s many activities and interests. Among his personal papers are school and military records, datebooks, biographical articles and interviews. Correspondence with a wide variety of individuals forms a large part of the collection. There are also published and unpublished writings; drafts, fragments and corrected typescripts; datebooks and notebooks; research materials and lecture notes; posters, photographs and transparencies; annotated books, publications of many kinds, and audio and video materials documenting lectures, interviews, discussions, readings and other public events in which Zinn took part.
Quantity: 85.5 linear feet in 83 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 CD box, 1 oversize flat box, 1 oversize poster box and 1 flat file drawer.
Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English although there are items in French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Greek and German.
Call Phrase: TAM.542