New Collection Guide for the Margaret Zahn Papers Now Available Online

Master bibliography: sequential files

Contributed by Shima Hosseininasab

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce that the collection guide for the newly processed Margaret Zahn Papers is now available online.  This collection comprises about 28 linear feet and dates from 1947-2018.

Margaret A. Zahn is a sociologist at North Carolina State University who is known for criminology. She has conducted numerous extensive research projects on different sociological topics. And the bulk of the collection contains materials from her research on the nature and patterns of homicide in American cities, crimes related to consumption of drugs, juvenile crimes and female delinquency, and other general criminology and social science topics. Series 1 in this collection is allocated to her research papers and is divided into 9 sub-series.

 Research papers: newspapers articles
Research papers: newspaper articles

Her investigations on homicide, delinquency, and violence are published in 5 books and various chapters and articles. Her most recent book The Delinquent Girl was published in 2009 and was selected as the recipient of Choice Award for outstanding academic book in January 2010.

Research papers: The Delinquent Girl, Temple University Press
Research papers: The Delinquent Girl, Temple University Press

Compared to series 1, other series are smaller in size. Series 2 contains Zahn’s dissertation papers on disability and physical impairment; series 3 comprises her teaching papers including syllabi, exams, and evaluations forms from her time at Temple University, Northern Arizona University, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and North Carolina State University; and series 4 covers her involvement with various professional organizations, notably the American Society of Criminology, and the National Institute of Justice. Zahn held different positions at these institutions.

Research papers: charts, notes and sequential files
Research papers: charts, notes and sequential files

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