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Series I: Board of Directors, 1965-2003
Series II: Executive Director's Files, 1964-1997, bulk 1973-1993
Series IV: Membership Mobilization, 1971-1995
Series V: Country Coordination Groups (Co-Groups), 1978-1995
Series VI: Networks, 1975-1995
Series VII: Campaign and Country Files, 1972-1997
Series IX: Communications Department/Media Relations Files, 1973-1997
Series X: Development Unit/Special Projects Files, 1986-1994
Series XI: Administration and Operation, 1966-1997
Series VIII: Closed Cases, 1974-1983
These records consist of case files for released prisoners of conscience. The files include communications between Amnesty International offices and local groups, dossiers, guidelines, and reports on case activities from local groups. Some files also include correspondence generated and received by the local groups in the course of their work on cases.
From 1975-1978, case files were assigned numbers and filed chronologically. After 1978, closed case files were filed by region and then alphabetically by country and surname. There are two sets of these alphabetical files - the main set, and a smaller second set that is filed in the last two boxes. When known, the number of the local group responsible for the case is identified in the finding aid. Several files were labeled as "good quote cases" and may have been used as material for publication or publicity efforts.
In general, additional information on cases would be found in office files on local groups, and within the records of both local groups and country coordination groups.