This collection documents the activities, writings, and political opinions of Zoia Horn. Horn was a California-based librarian,
administrator, and activist. She is best known for refusing to testify in the 1972 Harrisburg Seven trial, becoming the first
librarian to be jailed for refusing to divulge information. Horn was also an outspoken opponent of censorship, government
overreach, and discrimination. This collection spans from 1918 to 2014, and chronicles Horn’s time in California, Pennsylvania,
and New Jersey, and her work in the American Library Association.
Zoia Markova Polisar was born in Odessa, Ukraine on March 14, 1918 to a secular Jewish family. In 1926, her family immigrated
to New York City. She attended Brooklyn College and the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, first working
in a library in 1942. She married Milton (Tony) Horn and had two children, Patricia and Catherine.
27.8 linear ft.
(56 document boxes, 8 shoeboxes, 2 cartons, 2 flat storage boxes, 1 oversize flat storage box)
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