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Guide to the Howard Zinn Papers TAM.542

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

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 04, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I: Personal and Biographical Material, 1944-2010

Scope and Content Note

The initial series in this collection contains a variety of personal materials as well as biographical articles and interviews. Among its highlights are school and military records, photographs, datebooks (1967-2008) and trip memorabilia.

Personal correspondence includes letters from family members and friends; Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Kurt Vonnegut and Alice Walker are among the more well-known. In addition, there is correspondence and related material that describes Zinn's dismissal from Spelman College as well as letters of support and good wishes on his retirement from Boston University. One folder within this series contains recipes that had been clipped by Zinn and were found here and there within the collection.

Several folders contain portions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation file maintained on Howard Zinn beginning in 1949 (File # 100-30217). In July 2010 the FBI released the file; it may be accessed in two sections at http://www.archive.org/details/Howard.Zinn_FBI.file_pt.1 and http://www.archive.org/details/Howard_Zinns_FBI_file_pdf_2_and_3 .

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Address Book
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Arrests and Testimony
1970, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Awards and Recognition: Eugene V. Debs Award
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Awards and Recognition: Lannan Literary Awards
1997-1998
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Awards and Recognition: Thomas Merton Award
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Awards and Recognition: Upton Sinclair Award
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Awards and Recognition: Various
1987-2010
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Biographical Articles (Zinn, by others)
1968-2007, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Biographical Data
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Personal (includes letters from Robert J. Lifton and from Noam Chomsky)
1964-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Personal
1974-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Personal (includes letter from William Sloane Coffin)
1990-1999
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Personal (includes e-mail from Daniel Ellsberg)
2000-2009
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Personal (includes letters from Staughton Lynd)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Personal - Berrigan, Dan and Phil Berrigan (also Elizabeth McAlister)
1968-2003, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Personal - Carlsson-Paige, Nancy (mother of Matt Damon)
1998, 2006-2007
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Personal - Cook, Samuel DuBois
1965-1966, 2005
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Personal - Oladele, Jeanne Jackson (many observations of Nigerian coup and civil war; several essays included)
1965-1968, 1975
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Personal - Oladele, Jeanne Jackson (Nigerian newspaper clippings sent to Zinn with correspondence)
1966-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Personal - Trips, Bologna (Italy)
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Personal - Trips, Japan
[Jun 1966]
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Personal - Trips, Paris (includes letter from Jane Fonda)
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Personal - Trips, Paris
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Personal - Trips, South Africa
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Personal - Vonnegut, Kurt
1998-2006
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Personal - Walker, Alice (includes related material, mostly arranged by Zinn)
1962-1987, 1994, 1996, 2009
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Datebooks
1967-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Datebooks
1970-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Datebooks
1975-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Datebooks
1979-1984
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Datebooks
1984-1986
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Datebooks
1986-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Datebooks
1990-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Datebooks
1994-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Datebooks
1997-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Datebooks
1999-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Datebooks
2001-2004
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Datebooks
2004-2005
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Datebooks
2007
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Datebooks
2008
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Datebooks: Roslyn Zinn
2008
Box: 2 Folder : 12 "Diary of a Teacher"
1981
Box: 85 Folder : 1 Diplomas: Columbia University (MA and PhD)
1952, 1958
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) File
1949-1953, 1967
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) File
1955-1971, 1978
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) File
1965-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) File
1965-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Fulbright Scholar: University of Bologna, Italy (includes letter from John Kerry)
1992-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Interviews
1968, 1973, 1988, 1992-2008, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Journal Pages
[1975], undated
Flat-file: Top of FFC: 1-4 Memorial Service: "A Celebration of the Life of Howard Zinn" - Poster (oversize)
2010
Box: 85 Folder : 2 Memorial Service: "A Celebration of the Life of Howard Zinn" - Posters and Gary Huck Caricature
2010
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Memorial Service: "A Celebration of Howard Zinn" - Program
Mar 27, 2010
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Military: American Veterans Committee - Suspension
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Military: Army Air Force (AAF)
1944-1946
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Military: Army Discharge Papers
1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Military: Royan - Bombing, Research Materials (correspondence, notes and drafts)
1967, 1969, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Military: World War II Photos and Mementos (includes flight log, aerial map, photos of planes and bombing)
1944-1945, 1974, 1979, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Military: World War II Photos and Mementos - May 1945 Issues (2) of Yank, The Army Weekly
1945
Box: 85 Folder : 3 Military: World War II Reunion - Certificate of Appreciation
2004
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Notes (personal)
1965, 1986, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Notes: Notebook
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Obituary (Japanese)
2010
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Personal Ephemera
1978, 1994, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Photographs
2002-2004, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 "Photos" (includes postcards and related items)
1973-1986, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Recipes
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Retirement from Boston University: Clippings
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Retirement from Boston University: Correspondence from Students and Others
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 17 School Records (includes transcripts, certificates, awards)
1946-1954, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Shechter, Alice: Letter and Creative Writing Exercise (Shechter is Roslyn Zinn's niece)
2004, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Spelman College
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Spelman College: Daily Journal
1962-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Spelman College: Dismissal
1963, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Spelman College: Dismissal - Articles
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Spelman College: Dismissal - Correspondence
Mar 1963 - Jul 1963
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Spelman College: Dismissal - Correspondence
Aug 1963 - 1964, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Spelman College: Dismissal - Correspondence and Associated Material ("Last Spelman File")
1957-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Spelman College: Dismissal - "An Expression of Student Concern"
[1963]
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Spelman College: Dismissal - Zinn Statements and Related Materials
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Spelman College: Honors Thesis - "Birth of Consciousness: Activism at Spelman College, 1953-1965" by Molly Blank
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Spelman College: Yearbook "Reflections 1960"
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Spelman College: Zinn Commencement Speech
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Spelman College: Zinn Honorary Degree
2005
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Trips: Cuba 1992
1990-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Trips: Cuba 2004
2003-2004
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Trips: Cuba 2004 - Honorary Degree, University of Havana
2004
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Trips: Cuba 2005
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Trips: Europe (correspondence, mementos; Hungary, Italy, London...)
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Trips: Greece
2009
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Trips: Italy (correspondence, clippings and talk in Rome)
2005
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Trips: Paris 1974
1973-1974
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Trips: Paris 1974
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Trips: Paris 1978
1977-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Trips: Paris 1984
1983-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Trips: South Africa (correspondence, mementos)
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Trips: Spain (correspondence, mementos)
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Various Articles that Mention Zinn
1977-2007, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Vonnegut, Kurt: Remembrance by Zinn
2007-2008
Box: 4 Folder : 15 "War in a Glass Case": School Essay [Columbia University]
1950
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Watercolor Sketch of Howard Zinn
2001

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