Human Rights Archives Section

The Human Rights Archives Section aims to create a space for SAA members and other stakeholders (human rights advocates, scholars, government officials, and non-governmental organization workers) to increase dialogue and collaboration on issues related to the collection, preservation, disclosure, legal implications, and ethics of human rights documentation.

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Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) and the Tamer Institute for Community Education are thrilled to announce the launch of Matloub / Wanted: Library Books for Palestine, a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about issues facing libraries in Palestine and the political context in which they operate, while at the same time offering material support for the libraries' collections.
Join us for a reception and discussion featuring Keith Beauchamp, Producer of the upcoming film, Till.
In this comprehensive history, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era, Ashley D. Farmer examines black women's political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations.
In 2013, HBO (in association with the Museum) released the documentary 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus. It chronicles the efforts of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus—two Americans who rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna in the late spring of 1939.
If you are attending either the Association of Hawai'i Archivists conference this February or the Society of North Carolina Archivists conference in March, the HRA Section Blog could use your help!
At the 2018 Oral History Association meeting in Montreal, Dr. Neyzi shared her personal account of her experiences as a signatory of We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime, a 2016 public declaration signed by academics and researchers from Turkey and supported by international academics abroad.
Oberlin is currently one of eight sanctuary cities in Ohio. The city’s history is one of commitment to social justice, even when in conflict with federal law.
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