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Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Rose Styron Papers, 1958-2006, bulk 1981-1993

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection documents the work of human rights activist Rose Styron, who served on the AIUSA Board Directors from 1973 to 1983 and as chair of the National Advisory Council from 1984 to 1994. The collection covers a large number of topics, including the death penalty, children's rights, women's rights, and many AIUSA events and actions.

At a Glance

Call No.: HR#0001.41
Bib ID 11380697 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Styron, Rose
Title Amnesty International of the USA Inc. Rose Styron Papers, 1958-2006, bulk 1981-1993
Physical Description 30 linear feet (30 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 has been arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

The collection contains country files, material related to AIUSA's board and National Advisory council, Styron's notes and correspondence, subject files, and files on a large number of different human rights and arts organizations. Materials include memos, minutes, publications, reports, correspondence, and notes on many subjects. As a whole, the collection reflects Styron's interests in freedom of speech and expression.

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 Rose Styron Papers, 1958-2006; 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 October 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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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
Children's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Congresses and conventions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freedom of expression Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freedom of speech Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meetings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political activists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political kidnapping Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political prisoners Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prison discipline Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Refugees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Styron, Rose Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Torture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women's rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Rose Styron (b. 1928) is a poet, journalist, and human rights activist. She served on the AIUSA Board Directors from 1973 to 1983 and as chair of the AIUSA National Advisory Council from 1984 to 1994. In addition to AIUSA, Styron has worked many other organizations including Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Equality Now, and PEN America. Many of her efforts relate to freedom of speech and expression in journalism, art, and writing. Styron is the author of four poetry collections; Fierce Day, By Vineyard Light, Thieves' Afternoon, and From Summer to Summer.