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Human Rights Watch records : Record Group 5: Americas Watch, 1966-1994, bulk 1980-1994

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Series 1: Aryeh Neier

This series documents Executive Director, Aryeh Neier's efforts from 1981 to 1989 to establish Americas Watch (AmW) as a full operating division of Human Rights Watch (HRW). The series is divided into three subseries: chronological correspondence, country, and general files. The correspondence files span 1981 to 1986 and record AmW's founding and initial human rights projects. Chile, El Salvador and Peru comprise the alphabetically arranged country files. Covering the period 1978 through 1984, these files cover such subjects as anti-terrorism efforts, democratic reform initiatives, and the plight of political prisoners and refugees. Arranged alphabetically, the general files comprise mainly AmW fundraising data, press releases, and staff memorandums.


Subseries 1.1: Chronological Correspondence Files, 1981-1986



Box 291 Folder 1-31 Chronological Correspondence Files, 1981 May-1983 April, (31 folders)

[Restricted until 2063]



Box 292 Folder 1-22 Chronological Correspondence Files, 1983 May-1984 May, (22 folders)

[Restricted until 2063]



Box 293 Folder 1-24 Chronological Correspondence Files, 1984 June-1985 July, 1984, (24 folders)

[Restricted until 2063]



Box 294 Folder 1-12 Chronological Correspondence Files, 1985 August-1986 May, 1985, (12 folders)

[Restricted until 2063]


Subseries 1.2: Country Files, 1978-1984



Box 295 Chile


Box 295 Folder 1 Airlines, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 2 Campero, Guillermo; Valenzuela, Jose--Book Excerpts, undated

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 3 El Magallanes , 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 4 Interlink (news service), 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 5-6 United Nations, 1978-1979, (2 folders)

[Unvetted]


El Salvador


Box 295 Folder 7-8 General--News Clips, Press Accounts and Reports, 1980-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 9 ACLU--"Evidence of Persons Returned from the U.S. to El Salvador and Subsequently Killed, Imprisoned or Disappeared",, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 10 Agrarian Reform, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 11 Americas Watch (AmW), 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Amnesty International (AI)


Box 295 Folder 12 Information, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 13 Political Prisoners, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 14 Arnson, Cynthia--Manuscript, 1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 15 Body Count/Soc. Jur. Weeklies, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 16 Chronology of Repression, 1980-1981

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 17 Churchwomen--Killing of, 1981 September, 1981

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 18 Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salavador (CDHES), 1980-1983

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 19-20 Congress: Testimony/Aid Reports, 1982, (2 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 21 Legislation, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 22 El Salvador Report, 1982

[Unvetted]


Box 295 Folder 23 El Salvador Update, 1982

[Unvetted]



Box 296 Folder 1-6 Human Rights, 1983, (6 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 7 International Center for Journalists (ICJ)--Journalists--Church--Miscellaneous,, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 8 Journalists, 1982

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 9 Land Reform, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 10-12 Lefever, Ernst--Nomination, 1981, (3 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 13 Organization of American States (OAS) and UN Reports, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 14 Political Solutions, 1980-1981

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 15 Refugees, 1982

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 16-18 Research Materials--HRW Human Rights Report, 1982, (3 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 296 Folder 19 State Department, 1982

[Unvetted]



Box 297 Folder 1 Tutela Legal--Weekly Reports, 1982

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 2 Weeklies, 1981-1982

[Unvetted]


Peru


Box 297 Folder 3-12 General, 1979-1984, (10 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 13 Amnesty International, 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 14 Anti-Terrorism Law, 1981

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 15 Ayacucho, 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


Barton, Carol


Box 297 Folder 16-18 Notes--HRW Report, 1984, (3 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 19 "Peru: Democracy on Shaky Ground", Eco-Andes (Draft). 1983 July 8, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 297 Folder 20 Various Materials, 1983-1984

[Unvetted]



Box 298 Folder 1 Breaking News on Peru, 1984 August, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 2-6 Case Files, 1983, (5 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 7 Lists, 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 8 Coca--Alto-Huallaga--Narco-terrorism, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 9 Comisión Episcopal de Acción Social, 1981-1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 10 Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CONADEH), 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 11 Correspondence, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 12 Defensa: Boletin del Comite de Defensa del los DD HH-CUSCO , 1982-1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 13 Diez Conseco, Javier--Reports, 1982-1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 14 Eco-Andes , 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 15 Federacion Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos (FEDEFAM),, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 16 Fiscalia Suprema en lo Penal, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 17 Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)--Daily Reports, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 18 International Human Rights Law Group--Erica Gordon,, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 19 Inter Press Service (IPS)--Dispatches, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 20 Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 21 Neier, Aryeh, "Excerpts from notes of meetings with officials in Peru", 1983 December 12-16, 1983

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 22 Uchuraccay (Ayacucho, Peru), 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


United States


Box 298 Folder 23 Press--International, 1984

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 24 Washington, DC--Security Assistance Program, 1984-1985

[Unvetted]


Box 298 Folder 25 VIVIR Defendiendo Nuestros Derechos, 1983-1984

[Unvetted]


Subseries 1.3: Executive Committee--Americas Watch



Box 299 Folder 1-98 Mailings, 1981-1987, (98 folders)

[Unvetted]


Box 299 Folder 99-124 Minutes, 1981-1982, (26 folders)

[Unvetted]



Box 300 Folder 1-95 Minutes, 1983-1987, (95 folders)

[Restricted until 2058]


Subseries 1.4: General Files, 1979-1989


Americas Watch



Box 301 Folder 1-2 Activities, 1982-1986, (2 folders)

[Vetted, open]


Administrative Committee of the Watch Committees


Box 301 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1986-1987

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 4 Minutes, 1987

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 5 "The Americas Watch: A Five Year Report", undated

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 6 Brochure, 1983 October, 1983

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 7-11 Budget Information, 1982-1986, (5 folders)

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 12 Cynthia Brown, 1986-1987

[restricted until 2058]


Box 301 Folder 13 Finance Committee, 1984

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 14-15 Funding Proposals, 1981-1983, (2 folders)

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 16 Staff and Board Articles, 1980

[Vetted, open]


Asia Watch


Box 301 Folder 17 Activities Report, 1985-1986

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 18 Clippings, 1986-1987

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 19 Eric Schwartz, 1986

[restricted until 2062]


Box 301 Folder 20-24 Burkhalter, Holly--Correspondence, 1983-1986, (5 folders)

[restricted until 2079]


Box 301 Folder 25-30 Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 1981-1989, (6 folders)

[restricted until 2058]


Box 301 Folder 31 Contras, 1981

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 32 Development of the Watch Committees, 1985 July -1986 May, 1985

[restricted until 2061]


Box 301 Folder 33 Direct Mail Promotion, 1983

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 34-35 Donors, 1982-1987, (2 folders)

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 36 Executive Committee--New Invitees, 1984

[Vetted, open]


Fund for Free Expression


Box 301 Folder 37 Contributions, 1982

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 38 Disinformation Panel

[restricted until 2056]


Executive Committee


Box 301 Folder 39 Correspondence, 1986-1987

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 40 Meeting, 1987 September 1, 1987

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. May 2019


Box 301 Folder 41 General, 1981-1986

[restricted until 2061]


Box 301 Folder 42 Highlights, 1985-1986

[Vetted, open]


Box 301 Folder 43 Tax-Exempt Material, 1982

[Vetted, open]


Fundraising



Box 302 Folder 1-3 Dinners, 1982, (3 folders)

Removed by HRW per General Restriction 4. May 2019.


Box 302 Folder 4 Human Rights Dinner, 1982 November 29

[Vetted, open]


Box 302 Folder 5-7 General, 1982-1984

[Vetted, open]


Box 302 Folder 8-11 General, 1981-1986, (4 folders)

Removed by HRW per General Restriction 4. May 2019.


Helsinki Watch


Box 302 Folder 12 Clippings, 1986

[Vetted, open]


Box 302 Folder 13 Proposed Program, 1984

Removed by HRW per General Restriction 4. May 2019.


Box 302 Folder 14 Human Rights Watch, 1985-1986

[Vetted, open]


Box 302 Folder 15-16 Inter-organizational Communications, 1983-1986, (2 folders)

Restricted until 2063.


Box 302 Folder 17 Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights, 1981-1985

Removed by HRW per General Restriction 4. May 2019.


Box 302 Folder 18 Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights, 1985-1986

Restricted until 2063.


Box 302 Folder 19-20 Neier, Aryeh--Articles, Op-Eds, 1986-1987, (2 folders)

Restricted until 2063.


Box 302 Folder 21-22 Office Clippings, 1982-1984, (2 folders)

Restricted until 2063.


Box 302 Folder 23-24 Office Clippings, 1985-1986, 2 folders

[Vetted, open]



Box 303 Folder 1-5 Op-Ed Pieces, 1979-1987, (5 folders)

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 6 Personnel Matters, 1982-1987

[restricted until 2064]


Box 303 Folder 7-8 Press Conferences, 1983-1985, (2 folders)

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 9 Press Letters, 1984 August 10, 1984

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 10-14 Press Releases, 1982-1986, (5 folders)

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 15 Publications, 1982-1986

[Vetted, open]


Staff


Box 303 Folder 16 Articles, 1985 January -1986 August, 1985

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 17 Memos, 1987

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 18 Washington Committee of the Watch Committees, 1986

[restricted until 2064]


Box 303 Folder 19-20 Washington Office, 1982-1983, (2 folders)

[Vetted, open]

1 of 2 folders removed by HRW per general restriction 4. may 2019


Box 303 Folder 21 Watch Committees, 1986

[Vetted, open]


Box 303 Folder 22-23 Xmas, 1984-1986, (2 folders)

Removed by HRW per general restriction 4. may 2019