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Iwashyna, Jack
Progressive Review Subject File
Princeton University Archives
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1978-1993 (mostly 1989-1992)
3 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-3


This collection contains a compilation of material relating to student activism and the student publication the Progressive Review. The collection highlights the student body's campus and international awareness and documents the left-of-center perspective held by the Progressive Review and numerous students.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This collection contains flyers, various committee reports and minutes, proposals, clippings, correspondence, judicial proceedings, personal notes, a video, and ephemera. The materials in Series 1, Organizations and Individuals, and Series 2, General, are largely independent from the magazine itself. These records are a compilation from various organizations and people, most unaffiliated with the publication or operating in a different capacity. Series 3, Correspondence File of John G. Oakes, however, documents the founding and early years of the Progressive Review magazine.

Organizations and individuals represented in this collection include those that opposed the Gulf War of 1991, those that rallied for Sexual Harassment/Assault/Advising Resources and Education (SHARE), and the Undergraduate Student Government. In some cases, activist causes rather than groups are included where it makes sense to do so; these include on-campus ROTC, on-campus recruitment by organizations with discriminatory hiring practices, and the University's alcohol policy.

Collection Creator Biography:

Iwashyna, Jack

Initially a monthly magazine but now a quarterly, the Progressive Review is a journal of news, analysis, and progressive political thought dedicated to social activism. It "seeks to present issues of importance that are not adequately covered elsewhere," emphasizing the discussion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; and national politics. Articles are contributed by students, faculty, and the administration of Princeton University.

Collection History


Series 1 and Series 2 were donated to the University Archives in 1994 by Jack Iwashyna '94, an editor of the Progressive Review (Accession Number AR1994-066). Series 3 was donated in 2008 by John G. Oakes, founder of the Progressive Review, (Accession Number AR2008-105).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joseph S. Faber in February 1995. Finding aid written by Joseph S. Faber in February 1995.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Progressive Review Subject File; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-3