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Personal File, 1937-2000 (continued)
Talking points, 1984-1994 (continued)
(2 folders)
BOX 33 (1 folder)
BOX 33 Teaching career
BOX 33 Course proposals, 1976-1987
BOX 33 Liberator (newspaper), Haaren High School, New York, N.Y., 1970-1976
(3 folders)
BOX 33 Like It Is (poetry magazine), Haaren High School, New York, N.Y., 1969-1971
BOX 33 Press, 1969-1973
BOX 33 Resources, 1960-1977, undated
(1 folder)
BOX 34 (8 folders)
BOX 34 Taki 183 (artist) graffiti, 1971-1972
BOX 34 Values, 1966-1987
(1 folder)
BOX 35 (3 folders)
BOX 35 Words, language, propaganda, 1961-1974
BOX 35 United Automobile Workers of America, 1955-1958, 1969
BOX 35 United States Army service, 1952-1956
BOX 35 United States Coast Guard, 1950-1975
(3 folders)
BOX 35 Writings See also Digital Files, Same title
BOX 35 Articles, essays, and op-eds
BOX 35 1953-1982
(5 folders)
BOX 36 1983-1989
(9 folders)
BOX 37 1990-1998, undated
(9 folders)
BOX 37 Autobiography [draft]
BOX 37 American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., 1976-1978, 1989-1990
BOX 38 Amnesty International, 1989-1992
BOX 38 Bausch & Lomb, 1984-1985
BOX 38 Campaigns, 1976-1986
BOX 38 Chronological file selections, 1988
BOX 38 Draize test, 1990-1991
BOX 38 Farm animal welfare, 1987-1990
BOX 38 Interviews, 1981-1993
BOX 38 Introduction, 1991
BOX 38 Laboratory animal welfare, 1989-1990
BOX 38 Lethal dose 50% test, 1982-1990
BOX 38 Metcalf-Hatch Act, 1990-1991
BOX 38 Names, undated
BOX 38 Notes, 1973, 1979-1996
(3 folders)
BOX 39 (3 folders)
BOX 39 Overarching, 1980-1990
BOX 39 Perdue Farms, 1990-1991
BOX 39 Strategy, 1983-1985
BOX 39 Zero-based concept, 1987-1990
BOX 39 Drafts
BOX 39 1967-1986
(6 folders)
BOX 40 1983-1993
(12 folders)
BOX 41 1993-1994, undated
(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 43 African Americans, 1954-1964
BOX 43 African 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 44 Writings 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 48-80 Correspondence, 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
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