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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 3 series.
The collection consists of papers from Amnesty International addressing issues of prisoners of conscience in Eastern Europe, including the German Democratic Republic, Romania, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, with a focus on the 1980s. It includes media clippings, publications, press releases pertaining to human rights violations, prisoners' testimonies, prisoner report updates, internal AI documents, appeals, writings by Boria Sax, and other documents. The papers contain media clippings, publications, press releases on human rights violations, prisoners; testimonies, prisoner report updates, internal AIUSA documents, writings by Boria Sax, and other materials.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Amnesty International of the USA, Inc. Boria Sax Papers, 1977-1991, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
The papers were originally donated by Boria Sax and Linda Sax to the University of Colorado Boulder in 1995 and 1996 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
This collection was processed at the University of Colorado Boulder by Jeff Laundrum, Lizka Segal, and Harvey Gardiner in May 1997. Additional Processing by Carolyn Smith at RBML in September 2017. Finding aid written by Carolyn Smith in June 2018.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
This collection documents the work of Dr. Boria Sax, an authority on Eastern Europe who acted as a consultant to many human rights organizations. Sax served as the German Democratic Republic Coordinator for AIUSA and focused on the release of prisoners of conscience in the GDR and other Eastern European countries from 1977 to circa 1989.