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Jewish Studies Materials in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University: Human Rights Activism

Digitized Materials

Some of the Marshall Meyer Papers have been digitized.

Notable Manuscript Collections

Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers:  Papers of noted Jewish philosopher and theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972).were acquired as part of the Archive for Human Rights. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, publications, documents, and clippings, pictures, and memorabilia spanning five decades and at least four languages. Included among the papers are working materials, notes and drafts for virtually all of Heschel's books, articles, and speeches, as well as his teaching notes.

Marshall T. Meyer Papers, 1902-2004 and undated, bulk 1984-1993:  Marshall T. Meyer was an activist rabbi who worked in Argentina during the period of the Dirty War (mid 1970s to mid 1980s). The collection includes personal and professional correspondence from throughout Meyer's career as a religious leader and human rights activist; his published and unpublished writings and speeches; printed material; and personal files, among other items.

Marty Rosenbluth papers, 1980-2005: Marty Rosenbluth was Amnesty International's area specialist for Israel/Occupied Territories in the 1980's, and also an independent documentary film-maker. The Marty Rosenbluth papers include publications, reports, case studies, press-releases, mailings, communications, leaflets, videocassettes, DVD's, and ephemera created by Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups. These groups include Al-Haq (Law in the Service of Man), Badil, B’Tselem, Hamoked (Center for the Defense of the Individual), Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, The West Bank Data Base Project, and Alternative Information Center.