Howard Zinn Papers, 1956-1970

Summary Information

Title: Howard Zinn Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1970

  • Zinn, Howard, 1922-
Call Number: Mss 588; Micro 868

Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (3 archives boxes) and 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Howard Zinn, an historian and social activist, primarily concerning his research on the civil rights movement and his personal involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960s. Included are research notes, correspondence, personal writings, clippings, and SNCC reports and press releases. Much of this material pertains directly to Zinn's research for two reports on Albany, Georgia, published in 1962 by the Southern Regional Council, and to Zinn's book SNCC: The New Abolitionists, published in 1965. There is also correspondence concerning Zinn's advisory role to SNCC as well as extensive notes taken at two key SNCC meetings in 1963. Articles by Zinn, correspondence, and reference files pertaining to black power and SNCC's position on Vietnam document SNCC's evolution in the period 1965-1968.


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Language: English

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