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Personal File, 1937-2000 (continued)
1993-1994, undated (continued)
(4 folders)
BOX 41 Journals
BOX 41 1951-1954
(4 folders)
BOX 42 1960-1975
(3 folders)
BOX 42 "Strategies for Activists: From the Campaign Files of Henry Spira," 1996-1997
(5 folders)
BOX 43 Subjects
BOX 43African Americans, 1954-1964
BOX 43African Americans and labor, 1964, undated
BOX 43 Caribbean travel, 1974
BOX 43 Cuba, 1960-1963
BOX 43 Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1955-1959
BOX 43 Guinea travel, 1965-1966
(2 folders)
BOX 43 Maritime experience, 1949-1988
(5 folders)
BOX 44 (7 folders)
BOX 44 Mississippi, 1963-1964
(2 folders)
BOX 44 National Maritime Union of America, 1964-1972, undated
BOX 44 Tallahassee, Fla., 1956-1957
BOX 44 Witch hunt, 1955-1959
BOX 44Writings about Spira
BOX 44 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics special section, "Animal Experimentation: Seeking New Ground," 1998
BOX 45 Ethics into Action by Peter Singer, 1997-1998
(3 folders)
BOX 45 General, 1953-1998, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 46 (8 folders)
BOX 47 (7 folders)
BOX 48 (7 folders)
BOX 48-80Correspondence, 1950-1998
Primarily copies of letters sent by Spira, organized into two categories: chronological file and subject file. The chronological file comprises Spira’s outgoing correspondence relating to various animal welfare campaigns in which he was involved, and it is often interspersed with related planning information, notes, and writings. Correspondents include members of Congress involved in animal welfare related legislation; representatives from other animal welfare organizations; companies and institutions who were targets of Spira’s campaigns; and a variety of television, radio, and print media outlets. Notable individuals include Pegeen Fitzgerald, Leonard Rack, Andrew Rowan, Peter Singer, and Frankie Trull. While most of the correspondence focuses on animal welfare activism and activities, early handwritten drafts of personal letters to family and friends from the 1950s detail his personal life and work as a merchant seaman. Some of these letters are addressed to Myra Tanner Weiss, a fellow Trotskyite and three-time United States Vice-Presidential candidate of the Socialist Workers Party, with whom Spira had a personal relationship. The subject file consists of copies of outgoing letters written by Spira to media outlets, thank you letters, condolences, and a “trouble” file detailing incidents and issues of concern to Spira. Researchers should note that most of the incoming correspondence is found throughout the collection in other series within the various topical, subject, and alphabetical files relating to campaigns, issues, and individuals.
Correspondence and related attachements.
Arranged chronologically by year in the chronological file and alphabetically by topic in the subject file.
BOX 48 Chronological file
BOX 48 1950-1957
(2 folders)
BOX 49 1953-1976
(10 folders)
BOX 50 1977-1978
(7 folders)
BOX 51 1978-1979
(6 folders)
BOX 52 1979-1980
(7 folders)
BOX 53 1980-1981
(7 folders)
BOX 54 1982-1983
(7 folders)
BOX 55 1983-1984
(6 folders)
BOX 56 1985-1986
(7 folders)
BOX 57 1986
(6 folders)
BOX 58 1987
(7 folders)
BOX 59 1987-1988
(6 folders)
BOX 60 1988
(6 folders)
BOX 61 1989
(6 folders)
BOX 62 1989
(6 folders)
BOX 63 1990
(7 folders)
BOX 64 1990-1991
(7 folders)
BOX 65 1991
(7 folders)
BOX 66 1991-1992
(8 folders)
BOX 67 1992-1993
(7 folders)
BOX 68 1993
(6 folders)
BOX 69 1994
(8 folders)
BOX 70 1994-1995
(7 folders)
BOX 71 1995
(6 folders)
BOX 72 1996
(7 folders)
BOX 73 1996-1997
(7 folders)
BOX 74 1997-1998
(7 folders)
BOX 75 undated
(1 folder)
BOX 75 Subject file See also Digital Files, Same title
BOX 75 Activists in the animal rights movement, 1980-1995
BOX 75 Animal Rights International mailing list requests, 1989-1990
BOX 75 Brown Packaging Co., 1991-1996
BOX 75 Condolences, 1988-1998
BOX 75 Damage control, 1982-1997
BOX 75 Financial contributions to Animal Rights International, 1986-1998 See also Digital Files, Same title
BOX 75Foundations for donations, 1991-1995
BOX 75 Gregory, Jane, 1979-1980
BOX 75 Holiday greeting cards
BOX 75 1977-1979
(2 folders)
BOX 76 1980-1985
(6 folders)
BOX 77 1985-1993
(8 folders)
BOX 78 1993-1997, undated
(6 folders)
BOX 78 Holiday greetings from Spira, 1986-1997
BOX 79 Horeseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y., 1989-1990
BOX 79 Invitations, 1981-1995
BOX 79Iowa State University Archives, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1990-1996
BOX 79 Letters to Animal Rights International coalitions, 1985-1989
BOX 79 Mailers from non-animal rights organizations, 1980-1988, undated
(4 folders)
BOX 79 Media, 1974-1990
(2 folders)
BOX 79 Postcards, Spira to Susan Spear (sister), 1956-1962, 1968-1972
BOX 80 Thank you letters, outgoing, 1982-1998
BOX 80 Trouble, 1976-1998
(6 folders)
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