January 20, 2022

Columbia University Libraries Acquires The Physicians for Human Rights Archives

From CUL News:

Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Physician for Human Rights Archives, a collection consisting of records, photographs, video, audio, case files of investigative data, and much more.


The materials, which cover the range of dates from 1982 until 1997, include organization and administration files, country files, and mission files. These files detail fact-finding and emergency missions and include background materials, correspondence, documents, field notes, newspaper clippings, publications, and reports. There are extensive files specifically concerning missions to the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia, and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Physicians for Human Rights joins Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, among others, in recognizing the CHRDR as an international documentation center for the global human rights movement.

The Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research (CHRDR) at Columbia University Libraries supports the community of teachers, researchers, and law and social justice advocates working in the multidisciplinary sphere of Human Rights. The Center develops global collections – primary and secondary resources, as well as archival collections and internal records from human rights organizations – and enhances the visibility and accessibility of these collections through high-profile programs, collaborative projects and library services. The CHRDR website is the central access point for its activities, archives, and research resources.

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