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Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Terry McCaffrey Papers, 1970-2007, bulk 1993-2007

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the work of AIUSA human rights activist Terry McCaffrey, especially efforts to abolish the death penalty in the United States and in other countries. It also includes information on torture, prisoners of conscience, AIUSA Faith in Action events, regional and national conferences, and many other subjects.

At a Glance

Call No.: HR#0001.38
Bib ID 11002707 View CLIO record
Creator(s) McCaffrey, Terry
Title Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Terry McCaffrey Papers, 1970-2007, bulk 1993-2007
Physical Description 12.26 linear feet (11 record cartons and 3 document boxes)
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 has been arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

More than half of the collection documents work on the abolition of the death penalty. It also includes information on torture, prisoners of conscience, regional and national conferences, and other subjects. Materials include reports, articles, correspondence, research material, newsletters, mailings, conference materials, publications, meeting minutes, and campaign information.

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); AIUSA Terry McCaffrey Papers, 1970-2007; Box and Folder; Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

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. A second accession was sent to RBML by Terry McCaffrey in October 2007, and additional boxes were sent by Boulder in 2008.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

An accession of five boxes was surveyed by Catherine C. Ricciardi in 2007. The collection was processed by Carolyn Smith in 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"
Amnesty International Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Amnesty International USA Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capital punishment Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Congresses and conventions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fund raising Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gay rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights film festivals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights in art Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights in motion pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International law and human rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCaffrey, Terry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meetings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political prisoners Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prison discipline Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Religious institutions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Torture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Violent crimes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
War crimes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Terry McCaffrey has been involved with Amnesty International since 1978 and served as an Area Coordinator in California, and as the Western Region Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator. He also worked with Faith in Action and Virginians Against State Killing (VASK).