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Leon Dash Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1973-1978, 1986, 1990-1993, 2007-2009

Digital surrogates of Leon Dash Papers include materials digitized from the University Archives records series 13/3/23 relating to Dash work as journalist and reporter for the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) Tim Nugent project (2007-2009) and for the Washington Post.

An access copy is available in online and nearline files.

Online files: Include transcriptions and audio interviews associated with the DRES Tim Nugent project (2007-2009); interviewees include Reginald Alston, Jean Bergey, Henry Betts, John Brademas, Mary Lou Breslin, Kitty Cone, Jean Driscoll, Jack Duncan, Fred Fay, Joseph Hampton, Judith Heumann, Andrew Imparato, Thomas and Louise Jones, Simi Linton, Roger Martin, Evelyn Moore, Tim Nugent, Margaret McKain, and Patricia Nugent Steuerwold, Jack Peltason, Pat Pound, Zona Roberts, Michael Winter, William Stallman, Linda Van Vleck.

Nearline files: Include newspaper articles by Leon Dash (published and drafts), maps, photographs, handwritten notebooks, handwritten notes, correspondence, documentary research materials (bulletins, reports, policy handouts, academic articles, research papers, writings by Gerald J Bender), and newspaper clippings, pertaining to Dash work as journalist and Washington Post reporter concerning primarily with Angola's revolutionary guerrillas and independence movements (1973 -78, 1986, 1990 -93). Please contact the University of Illinois Archives to request access.

Digitized photographs pertaining to this record series is available at the Archives image repository.

The Leon Dash Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1973-1978, 1986, 1990-1993, 2007-2009 are managed by the University of Illinois Archives and do not feature precise descriptive information for each item. Discover their contents by browsing the folders and files. For more information, contact an archivist at