James Herod Papers (1968-2007)
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Correspondence [series]:

The Correspondence series consists of personal correspondence as well as general correspondence in the form of open letters or participation in online forums. It consists mostly of e-mail written between 1998 and 2001. The most comprehensive correspondence is with George Salzman.

 
Personal Correspondence [subseries]:

Personal correspondence consists almost entirely of email exchanged with George Salzman.

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Gustavo Esteva in Oaxaca, Mexico ( 11/1999-5/2000)
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Lenny Gray ( 8/2001-9/2001)
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George Salzman (1998-2001)
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1998-1999. Includes a copy of the first four pages of Comunalidad y Autonomía , by Jaime Martínez Luna (1995), along with Salzman’s annotated English translation.
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1/13/2000-5/25/2000. Includes:
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Vignette about Oaxaca by Nancy Davies
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Rough draft of the agenda of Grupo Opciones Conviviales de México called “A Project for Mexico from Civil Society”
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Email to Common Courage (Greg Bates and Flic Shooter)
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A portion of “On the Need for Anarchism” (1995 paper)
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Copy of “It’s Hard To Be a Lakota!”, by Igluniya Najin Win
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Article from FireOnPrairie website by Igluniya Najin Win
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First part of “Getting Free” pamphlet by James Herod
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David Barsamian interview with Edward K. Said (2 Apr 1999)
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Partial English translation of “Citizen Action for Democracy and for Life” (various groups)
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6/15/2000-12/29/2000. Includes:
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Cindy Milstein, John Petrovato, Gary Zabel, Steve Joshua Heims, Jason Wimpey, Joe Peacott, Mariclaire Acosta Urquidi, José; Manuel Pintado de Wit
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“Christmas Alliance” by Gustavo Esteva, published in Reforma, December,  1999 translated by George Salzman and Nancy Davies
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Translation by George Salzman and Nancy Davies of the plaque to Ricardo Flores Magón in the Centro Cultural Ricardo Flores Magón [including Spanish original]
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Letter from James Herod to Gustavo Esteva
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“Power to the (Malayalee) People”, by Richard W. Franke and Barbara H. Chasin, in  02/1998 issue of Z-Magazine
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“Chiapas and the Presidential Elections: Where Do the Candidates Stand?” from The Mexico Solidarity Network
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Part of “La Mudialización de la Miseria” (The Globalization of Misery), in Spanish, with translation
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“Open Letter to Vincente Fox Quesada”, and part in Spanish “Carta abierta al presidente Fox”
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1/12/2001-4/27/2001. Includes:
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Alberto M. Giordano, Jay Sand, Justin Podur, Aram Falsafi, Betsy Gynn, Tom Newbrough, David Barsamian, Dick and Francesca McCleary, Amy Parker, Andrew Kennis, Ian Esteves, Malena Mayorga and Rafael, Wendy Call, Gustavo A. Teran, Lisa Fithian, Noam Chomsky
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Sections 13 through 16 of “Ways to Begin Gutting Capitalism”
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“Courage--David and Goliath in the Age of Internet News Reporting”, by Michael C. Ruppert, 2/28 issue of “From the Wilderness”
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“Una nueva ofensiva” (A New Offensive), from “Megaproyecto del Istmo: La Invasión Global”, by Juan Carlos Beas [?sp] Torres, in Spanish, with translation by George Salzman
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5/11/2001-8/28/2001. Includes:
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Wendy Call, Noam Chomsky, Monty Neill, Lucy Parsons Center, Alex Dajkovic, Erica Knopper, Paul Southworth, Mark Knopper, Peter Adams, Alberto M. Giordano, Edoardo Rozza, Aram Falsafi, Mira Brown, Matthew Williams, George Lakey, Julie Herrada, John Gianvito, Juline Jordan, LPC Collective
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“Building a Global Grassroots Infrastructure--2: The Chiapas Media Project and Cristano”
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“Conflicto en Tanetze” (Conflict in Tanetze)--web page
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Jared James’ revisions and additions to Getting Free
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“Claudia’s World: Oaxaca vignette, May 2, 2001”, by Nancy Davies
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“En NY, artistas sustituyenlas estrellas con logotipos de grandes empresas”, by Jim Cason y David Brooks, correponsales, in La Jornada, July 4 (in Spanish)
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“An Account from Genoa (Police & “Black Bloc” vs. Demonstrators)”, by Stefano Agnoletto, translated by Giorgio Torrieri
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Letters to George Salzman, 1998-2001. Includes:
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We Dare Be Free Collective (Kenn, Mark, Sanya, Taylor), Michael Albert, Charles Bufe, Gustavo Esteva, Alex, Zinn [Howard?]
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Education for Democracy conference a resounding success”, by David Brodsky
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Section 20 of Getting Free
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Letter to Pacifica Radio
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Emails: George Salzman, James Herod,  2/2/1999-11/7/2001. Includes:
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We Dare Be Free Collective, Nicholas Coates, Camilo Perez-Bustillo, Jonathan Treat, Marick Payton, Lawrence Salzman, Tom Jackson, Julie Herrada
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“Foreign Affairs: Hama Rules”, by Thomas L. Friedman, from the New York Times
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Sarah Shoemaker ( 11/1998-8/2001)
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Misc. Correspondence ( 12/1998-1/2001) Includes:
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Lucy Parsons Center (Mark, Sanya, Kenn, Taylor, Greg); Betsy Rueda Gynn; Mark Laskey; Marshall Miller; Dorchester Community News (Iris, Joanne, Leo, Peter, Robert, Toni); Boston Herald; Jerry, Elly, Blaine, and Myles Dickason; Steve Flynn; Gary and Danielle Zabel; Suzie Miller; Jon Bekken; Jim Hightower; "Wildcat"; Betsy, Libardo, and Libybet Rueda; Brattle Bookshop (Kate, Ken); KC Anarchist email discussion list (Robert, Alex, Mario); Cindy Milstein; Jaime Becker; Behrooz Ghassemi; Ed Caldwell; Brian Dominick; Cyrus H. Gordon (and the Book of Mormon); Phil Stark
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The letter to the Dorchester Community News dated 29  March 1999 includes a photocopy of a photograph of James Herod's house in Independence, Missouri.
 
General Correspondence [subseries]:

General Correspondence includes open letters and participation in online forums.

 
Letter to Richard Rorty (29 July 1999)
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Letter to Theodore Caplow (30 October 1999), contains biographical information
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Letter to David Barsamian (30 April 2000,)contains bibliographic list of anarchist authors
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Letters About "Leftism" ( 8/2000-9/2000: Alex Dajkovic; Jason McQuinn; KC Anarchist List; Robert (Bobby) Sartre
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Letter to Alan Alvans (10 April 2001), concerns Alvan's paper "CenterPlace Commonwealth Development Strategy"
 
Essays [series]:

The collection includes 17 of about fifty essays spanning the author's adult life from 1968 to the present.

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"Notes on Play", James Herod,  11/1986 written as a review of "Active Nihilism: Against the Devaluation of Play", by J.L. Hemingway
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"Off-the-Cuff Ideas for an Issue of 'Changing Work' on the Theme of Workers Councils", James Herod,  12/12/1988
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"A Program for Optimal Health", James Herod,  3/1998
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"The Loss of Anti-Capitalism: A Review of 'Audacious Democracy'", James Herod,  4/14/1998 a review of Audacious Democracy: Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Reconstruction of America , (edited by Steven Fraser and Joshua B. Freeman, Houghton Mifflin,  1997 273 pp.)
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"The Lucy Parsons Center" (formerly the Red Book Store), by James Herod and Jon Bekken,  1/1999 (with corrections)
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"Seeing the Inadequacies of ACF's Strategy Statement", Jared James,  2/1999 with postscript dated  1/2001
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"Breaking Out of the Cage and Destroying Our Jailers", by James Herod,  6/1999
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"Is Greed All That's Wrong with Capitalism?", Jared James,  8/1999 with corrections
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"The Weakness of a Politics of Protest", by Jared James,  6/2000
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"Some Possible Topics for a Workshop on Anarchism", Jared James,  12/2000
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"Schooling",  2/2001 unfinished draft of a chapter of Discussing Anarchism
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"A Perspective From Which to View Questions of Truth",  4/2001 unfinished draft
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"Identities", Summer  2001
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"Majority Rule",  1/2001
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"A Response to a Letter by Mr. Paul M. Weyrich",  2/1999
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"A Stake not a Mistake: On Not Seeing the Enemy",  10/2001
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"Indigenism", Summer  2001
 
Publications and Bibliographies [series]:

Includes the privately published Papers from the Struggle (1987) and Getting Free (1998 and 2007). It also includes the author's pamphlets and book reviews from What's Left in Boston . The collection includes a copy of Harry Cleaver's Autonomous Marxism: An Annotated Course Syllabus and Bibliography.

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Papers from the Struggle ; Privately printed  1987 annotated photocopy; 4 folders
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Autonomous Marxism: An Annotated Course Syllabus and Bibliography , by Harry Cleaver (reprinted by the Lucy Parsons Center,  1996 106 pp.); photocopy
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"Getting Free: A Sketch of An Association of Democratic, Autonomous Neighborhoods And How To Create It", James Herod,  1998 73 pp. with insert about improved online edition
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Getting Free: A Sketch of An Association of Democratic, Autonomous Neighborhoods And How to Create It ,  2001 unfinished draft of the revised second edition, with insert for Sections 8 and 9 of "Some Comments on the Literature"
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"Cryptic Notes and Some References: Toward a Critique of the Vanguard Party Strategy", James Herod,  6/1973 24 pp.
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"Four Way Criticism: A Critique of the Notion of 'Criticism / Self-Criticism'", James Herod,  3/1974 18 pp.
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"Some Publishing Ideas", undated; compiled for Autonomedia , with corrections
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"Worker Ownership: A Good First Step, But Not Enough", James Herod in Changing Work , p.60
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Articles and Book Reviews in What's Left in Boston
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 7-8/1988 Review of Retrieving Democracy: In Search of Civic Equality , by Philip Green (Rowman and Allenheld,  1985 278 pp.), along with "Radical Democratic Theory: A Brief List of Recent Studies" and "Further Resources for Workplace Democracy"
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 11/1988 Review of The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 , by George Katsiaficas (South End Press,  1987 323 pp.), along with "Radical Epistemology: A Brief Reading List"
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 2/1989 "A Brief Introduction to CLR James" and "A Brief CLR James Bibliography"
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 12/1989 Review of The Sexual Contract , by Carole Pateman (Stanford,  1988 264 pp.); Review of Rights-Conflict, Pregnancy, and Abortion , by Janet Farrell Smith (in Beyond Dominations: New Perspectives on Women and Philosophy , ed. Carol Gould, Rowman and Littlefield, 1983)
 
Articles and Book Reviews in What's Left in Boston (cont.)
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 11/1989 Review of The Case Against the Constitution: From the Antifederalists to the Present , eds. John F. Manley and Kenneth M. Dolbeare (M.E. Sharpe,  1987 199 pp.); Review of Toward an American Revolution: Exposing the Constitution and Other Illusions , by Jerry Fresia (South End Press, 1988); along with "Other Useful Works"
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 6/1989 "The New Underground Press: An Introduction to the Less Well Known Magazines on the Left"
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"Seminar on Radical Democratic Theory", James Herod,  1988 a list of three years' readings
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"Barry's Bibliography", James Herod,  5/27/1988
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"Bibliography of Materials for a New Radical Democratic Constitution", James Herod, ca. 1995-96, with corrections
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"Dead Man Walking",  2/22/1996 review / criticism, with corrections
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"HIV Does Not Cause AIDS", James Herod,  1997 book review of Dr. Peter Duesberg's HIV Does Not Cause AIDS: Inventing the AIDS Virus (1996 Regnery Publishing, Inc.), published in Dorchester Community News
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"A Bibliographic Guide to Anarchism in English", Jared James,  11/2000
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"Anarchism and Schooling: Additional References"; bibliography
 
Workplace Activism [series]:

Documents the author's time spent with the Boston Typographical Union, Dorchester Community News, and, most notably, with the Lucy Parsons Center (formerly the Red Book Store).

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Resume, James Herod; 2 pages covering  1950-1998
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Breakout Proposal to establish Breakout Publishing House; addressed to members of Anti-War Movement, Columbia Strike, Committee of Returned Volunteers, Radical Caucus of the New Mobe, Liberated Guardian, and Dean Street Commune, 8/6 /1974 along with biographical information
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"Reasons for Rejecting the Proposed Contract",  11/10/1995 to members of the BTU (Boston Typographical Union) at the Boston Herald
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"Memo to DCN Staff", by James Herod,  3/1998 with corrections
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Memos from job at Dorchester Community News
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 Undated memorandum proposing staff meetings
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"Suggested Improvements to make in the Office", with floorplan
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"Extra Production Tasks to Be Done at DCN To Get Production of the Newspaper Shaped Up"
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"Some Recommendations Regarding Production for Robert"
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Letter to the BTU Executive Committee,  9/8/1998 letter to the Boston Typographical Union Chris Anderson, Earl Cross, Chris Pauli, Fred Kohler, James Heffernan, Tony D'Arrigo, Joe Guarino, Leonard deRosa, Henry Vitale
 
Letters and Memos From Job at Redbook / Lucy Parsons Center
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The Lucy Parsons Center: Agitating for Real Democracy, project proposal,  5/1990
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The Inventory Problem and Computers (Notes for Frank), 5/5/1996
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Breaking Free: The Lucy Parsons Center's Radical Publishing Project
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The Lecture Series: A Proposal for Restructuring
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Acquisitions,  10/12/1996
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By-Laws: Lucy Parsons Center,  03/1994
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The Case of William M. Dougherty, Jr. And Its Implications for the Lucy Parsons Center (unfinished draft)
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A Brief Summary of Arguments for the Expulsion of William M. Dougherty, Jr. from the Lucy Parsons Center,  5/25/1998
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Report to the Steering Committee: Summary of Evidence for Theft by Gary Hicks, 8/14 /1996 with memorandum dated  5/2/1997
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Proposal for Revamping the Book Ordering Process [cut off at bottom]
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Section Ordering
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Radical Study Guides: An Education Project of the Lucy Parsons Center
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List of 'Direct Mail' Magazines
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Posters
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Lucy Parsons Center Division of Responsibilities,  9/1995
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List of Tasks-Lucy Parsons Center-2/96-James' List
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Priority Task List for Gregg on Magazine Work
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The Magazine Rack-Some Notes for Gary Hicks
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Letter about moving the store dated  6/10/1993 authored by Jodie Dow, James Herod, Matt Kaminker, and Peter Sakura
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 Undated letter to Kate about store politics
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Dividing Up The Work,  12/10 /1993
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Report from the Collective on the Past Year at the Center
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Notice of the publication of Art and Society: Lectures and Essays by William Morris , edited and with an introduction by Gary Zabel (George's Hill Publications,  1993 174 pages)
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Letter dated  1/12/1993 about the initiation of the Lucy Parsons Center, authored by Jodie Dow, Matt Kaminker, and James Herod
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Center Work for Which We Need Volunteers,  1991 ?, along with Equipment Donations We Are Seeking
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Letter to Camillo Perez-Bustillo dated  1/31/1997
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Revised Proposal for Revamped Inventory and Book Ordering Procedures, 3/8/[cut off left and right edges]
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Purchases Sales Record form
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Special Topics: Back Three Wall Panels, with shelf chart
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Explanation of the Layout Proposal [left, right, and bottom margins cut off]
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Letter of resignation dated  4/22/1997 along with job description of Project Coordinator
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Letter of partial resignation dated  9/10/1995 along with Proposed New Division of Labor, dated  11/19/1996
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Conway Xpress Trucking Co. Job Description-Two-page list of duties at James Herod's "last job"