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Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Boria Sax Papers, 1977-1991, bulk 1981-1989

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents Boria Sax's work with AIUSA, primarily relating to prisoners of conscience in East Germany (GDR) and Eastern European countries.

At a Glance

Call No.: HR#0001.35
Bib ID 11002730 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sax, Boria
Title Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Boria Sax Papers, 1977-1991, bulk 1981-1989
Physical Description 1.42 linear feet (1 record carton 1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 3 series.

Description

Summary

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

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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. 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

Processing Information

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.

Subject Headings

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Amnesty International Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Amnesty International USA Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freedom of speech Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Germany (East) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political prisoners Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prisons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Romania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sax, Boria Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.