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Guide to the Howard Zinn Papers TAM.542
||Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010
||Howard Zinn Papers
||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 There are also published and unpublished writings;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.
||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.
||Materials are primarily in English although there are items in French, Japanese, Italian,
Spanish, Greek and German.