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At a Glance
This collection has been arranged into two series.
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.
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
This collection was processed by Carolyn Smith in October 2014.
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.