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Who is Writing What? From: John Earl Haynes, H-HOAC editor Johnearlhaynes@comcast.net H-HOAC has several tasks. It will provide a forum for discussion of the history of American communism and domestic anticommunism. It is, however, also a place to report on research in progress, recent publications, openings of archival resources, raise research questions, and provide information about upcoming conferences and symposia or to report on what happened. I hope that list members will not hesitate to post announcement of their own newly published articles and essays (or unpublished theses and dissertations) particularly those in publications that may not readily come to everyone's attention. Articles on American communism and anticommunism, many of excellent quality, appear in an astounding variety of different publications. For example, someone interested in American Communist history would not regularly check the _Journal of Sport History_ , but appearing in the latest issue is Henry D. Fetter's "The Party Line and the Color Line: The American Communist Party, the _Daily Worker_ and Jackie Robinson" (28, no. 3 dated Fall 2001 but just printed this year). Historical scholarship is in part the lonely task of a historian in the archive studying documents and then writing in isolation. But we write so that others will read, and if others do not know about what we write, they cannot read it. We hope authors will send in brief announcements of new publications with complete citations and, if one wishes, a short annotation describing the essay. (Annotations must be short: a list such this is not appropriate for lengthy pieces.) Welcome, as well, are announcement of research in progress and research queries. We hope scholars of American communism and anticommunism will treat H-HOAC as a common forum for the exchange of scholarly gossip (civilly worded) about who is writing what.