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Duke Human Rights Archive: Getting Started

Human Rights Archives at Duke Libraries

Human rights collections at Duke range from the papers of individuals (e.g. Peter Storey papers) to the records of organizations (e.g. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation records). They include local North Carolina based groups as well as organizations operating on a transnational and international scale.  Latin America is particularly well-represented by such collections as the Marshall T. Meyer papers (Argentina) and The Center for International Policy records (Columbia, Cuba, drug trafficking), and the Coletta Youngers papers (Peru and the Andean region).  Other regions such as South Africa (the Peter Storey papers) and the Middle East (the Marty Rosenbluth papers) are also documented.

To ensure access to material, collections receive a catalog entry immediately upon accessioning.  Digital finding aids are produced after processing and are accessible on-line through the Duke Libraries catalog.  Researchers can find additional related material by navigating via subject headings in the collection's catalog entry as well as those included in the finding aid.

To browse all collections (print, manuscript, and archives) in the Human Rights Archive, search for Author = "Human Rights Archive".

Click here to search Duke catalog for human rights archives and manuscript collections.

Related Collections

Researchers interested in human rights material may also want to consult the broad spectrum of holdings documenting social activism and social justice that may be found in other Rubenstein research centers.  Research guides for African American material can be found on the John Hope Franklin Research Center website, and guides for women's material are available through the Sallie Bingham Center.

Human Rights Archivist

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Patrick Stawski
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Duke University, Box 90767
Durham, NC 27708
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