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Occupy Boston Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn Library records

Identifier: Z16-056

Content Description

This collection contains materials housed in the Occupy Boston Movement's on-site Audre Lorde to Howard Zinn (A-Z) Library including press releases, newsletters, reference materials, meeting minutes, maps, and collections of writings from activists. The collection is unprocessed. Occupy Boston was a protest collective that organized in Dewey Square, Boston starting on September 30, 2011. The protest was inspired by a similar movement in New York City called Occupy Wall Street which began on September 17th. The protesters called for social reform particularly in the area of the financial industry and the activities of special interest groups in politics. The volunteer-run organization, which rallied aroudn the slogan, "We are the 99%!", remained in Dewey Square until they were forcibly removed on December 10, 2011. The Audre Lord to Howard Zinn Library (A-Z Library) was organized by Metacomet Books, the Boston Radical Reference Collective and the Progressive Librarians Guild of Simmons College to provide resources to the protesters. They provided books, magazines, pamphlets, zines, and newspapers in both physical format and online via Occupy Boston's wiki page. The A-Z Library also archived the records created by the protest collective. Accessioned 2016 May 26. 45/4

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Requests for permission to publish from this collection should be discussed with University Archivist.


  • Creation: 1963-2012-(bulk 2011-2012)


2.95 cubic feet (2.95 cubic feet in 2 record center cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 extra-large oversized box.)