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Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Virginia Mattern Papers, 1978-2003, bulk 1989-2000

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the work of AIUSA human rights activist Virginia Mattern, especially related issues in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.

At a Glance

Call No.: HR#0001.31
Bib ID 10926653 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mattern, Virginia
Title Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Virginia Mattern Papers, 1978-2003, bulk 1989-2000
Physical Description 9 linear feet (9 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection is currently closed; all material restricted until further notice.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

The collection contains information on the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, as well as on the death penalty, refugees, AIUSA conferences, and AIUSA events, decision making, and planning. Materials consist of clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, VHS tapes, audiocassettes, newsletters, photographs, AI Actions, and policy information and handbooks.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection is currently closed; all material restricted until further notice.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Amnesty International of the USA, Inc. Virginia Mattern Papers, 1978-2003; Box and Folder; Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

The papers were originally donated to the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the AIUSA collection. In 2006 the AIUSA collection was transferred to RBML.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Carolyn Smith in September 2014.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abduction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Amnesty International Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Amnesty International USA Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capital punishment Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Caribbean Area Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Congresses and conventions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cuba Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haiti Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indigenous peoples Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mattern, Virginia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political prisoners Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Southeast Asia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strategic planning Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Virginia Mattern worked with AIUSA, primarily with the Caribbean Co-Group and the Southeast Asia Regional Action Network (RAN).