Ragtime recordings and printed matter collected by Seth D. Zinman. Includes newspapers, audiovisual material (16 compact discs, 19 audiocassettes, 1 VHS videocassette, 89 LPs), and 254 issues of "The Mississippi Rag" (1974-1997), "The Rag Times" (1983-2003), and "The Rag Timer" (1983-1986).
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Seth D. Zinman (1936-2008) was a longtime attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Born in Hartford, Connectucut, he graduated from Wesleyan University and Harvard Law School. Zinman started his career at the Departemt of Labor in 1961. In 1975, he became associate solicitor for legislation and legal counsel. From 1990 to 2007, Zinman was a senior lawyer at the Departemt of Labor.
Zinman had a deep interest in music, especially ragtime. He extensively collected books and recordings concerning ragtime. He lived in Arlington, Virgina for many years.
Seth D. Zinman died on May 6, 2008 at the age of 71.
[Source: Obituary in "Hartford Courant" 5/16/2008, online].
6.25 Linear Feet (18 boxes)
LP recordings to be catalogued separately with bibliographic records searchable in GEORGE. Location: On site in SCRC.
Gift of Marjory Blumenthal, December 2011.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository