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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 March 02, 2021
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Christine Gennetti to state some audiovisual materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons.  Updated by Amy C. Vo to note review of legacy description about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II  , December 2019 , February 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zinn, Howard, 1922-2010
Source - dnr: Kabat-Zinn, Myla
Source - dnr: Zinn, Jeff
Source: Howard Zinn Revocable Trust
Title: Howard Zinn Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1901-2010
Dates [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 There are also published and unpublished writings; drafts, fragments and corrected typescripts; datebooks and notebooks; research materials and lecture notes; posters, photographs and transparencies;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. The collection also contains Zinn's archived website, first captured in March 2009.
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.
Quantity: 1 websites in 1 archived website
Language: Materials are primarily in English although there are items in French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Greek and German.
Call Phrase: TAM.542