Fonds F0416 - Joseph Starobin fonds

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Joseph Starobin fonds

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F0416

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  • 1952-1975 (Creation)
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    Starobin, Joseph Robert

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0.94 m of textual records

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(1913-1976)

Biographical history

Joseph Robert Starobin (1913-1976), educator and author, was affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Glendon College (1969) and remained there until his death in 1976. Starobin had been a member of the Communist Party of the United States, worked as the foreign editor of the 'Daily worker,' and travelled to several Communist nations in Eastern Europe and China. He left the party in 1956, returned to school and acquired the PhD from Columbia University. Starobin was the author of 'American communism in crisis, 1943-1957,' (1972) and 'Eyewitness in Indo-China,' (1968).

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The fonds consists of research materials of Joseph Starobin on American radicalism and European socialism and includes several newspapers from France, Italy and North America, as well as off-prints, typescripts and photocopies of articles by colleagues and writers on the left (Harrington, Marcuse, Earl Bowder). It also includes some holograph notes of lectures attended by Starobin in 1963 in New York (classes in his graduate studies at Columbia?), and correspondence and photocopies of chapters of a thesis from a doctoral committee at York University on which he sat (1975).

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1978-016, 1981-016. Further accruals are expected.

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Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/07 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, extent, access restrictions.
2014-07-22: last updated
2018-04-02 KCP: added GMD, finding aid note, and published

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