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Holly Metz Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Metz, Holly

Scope and Contents

This small collection of material was produced and gathered by Metz for a book on 20th century war resisters.

Dates

  • 1983-1991
  • Majority of material found within 1983-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Yes. Restrictions apply to all transcriptions and other material related to interviews taken from others (donor has retained the rights to this information, and there are no releases from interviewees)

Copyright and Rights Information

Yes. Restrictions apply to all transcriptions and other material related to interviews taken from others (donor has retained the rights to this information, and there are no releases from interviewees)

Biographical

A freelance writer since 1985, Holly Metz has written about law, culture, and social issues for a broad range of newspapers, journals, and magazines. For nine years she was a contributing writer for The Progressive and the American Bar Association publication Student Lawyer. Metz has been recognized with a Barbara Deming Award for her writing on women war resisters and a Dick Goldensohn Fund Award for her Progressive magazine investigation into parental use of psychiatric commitment to control or punish rebellious teenagers. Her examination of the use of the “necessity defense” by both left- and right-wing protestors, published in Student Lawyer and Z magazine, was included in the 4th edition of Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process. She was delighted to have one of her articles for The Progressive included in Democracy in Print: The Best of the Progressive Magazine, 1909-2009, alongside the works of Eugene Debs, Howard Zinn, Molly Ivins, and Bill Moyers. In 2013, her book, Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression received the Book of the Year Award from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the McCormick Prize from the New Jersey Historical Commission. [notes from http://www.hollymetz.net/]

Extent

0.71 Linear Feet (8.5 linear in.)

Overview

Papers of a freelance writer and book author about law, culture, and social issues.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Holly Metz, July 2012 [acc. 2012-047], September 2015 [acc. 2015-054], March 2017 [acc. 2017-024]

Separated Materials

  1. Photos removed to the Photograph Collection
  2. Pin removed to the Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection
  3. Stamp removed to the Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection
  4. Audiocassettes removed to the Audiovisual Collection

Legal Status

Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

Processed, and finding aid created, by Anne Yoder, Archivist, in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Creator

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