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Guide to the Patricia Murphy Derian Papers, 1962-2008 and undated

Abstract

Patricia Murphy Derian is an activist, organizer, researcher, and served as the first Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights (HR) and Humanitarian Affairs (HA), a bureau of the executive branch created in 1977 during the Carter Administration.

The papers of Patricia M. Derian cover the years 1962-2007 and document Derian's involvement and interventions concerning international human rights, and to a lesser extent, civil liberties and women's rights. The collection comprises Derian's personal notes; correspondence with state officials, friends and human rights activists; unclassified State Department documents; reports; interviews; memorabilia; and news clippings. These and other materials provide valuable insights to the history of human rights activism and major cases of human rights violations from the early 1970s up to the second term of the George W. Bush administration. The scope of Derian's papers is extensive, covering the history of human rights movements and national policies and politics since the early 1970s in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Topics include U.S. foreign and military policies, repercussions of those policies, and disappearances, torture and other forms of violation of human rights. Derian's papers include subject files on Argentina, El Salvador, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Korea, Vietnam, and Middle Eastern countries, as well as smaller files on sixteen other countries. Many of these country files cover several decades of information and analysis. Especially significant are documents concerning U.S.-El Salvador and U.S.-Argentina relations during the 1970s and 1980s. Other topics in the collection include women's rights, women in public office, and civil rights movements in the U.S., especially in Mississippi. Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Derian, Patricia M.
Title
Patricia Murphy Derian papers 1962-2008 and undated
Language of Material
English, Spanish
Extent
15.3 Linear Feet, Approximately 10,175 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Patricia Murphy Derian papers cover the years 1962-2008 and document Derian's involvement and interventions concerning human rights and civil liberties in the U.S. and worldwide. Derian was an activist, organizer, researcher, and served as the first Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau for Human Rights (HR) and Humanitarian Affairs (HA), created in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The collection comprises Derian's personal notes; correspondence with state officials, friends and human rights activists; unclassified State Department documents; reports; travel information; posters (located in the Oversize Material); interviews (both audio-visual and printed); memorabilia; and news clippings. These and other materials provide valuable insights into the history of human rights activism and major cases of human rights violations from the early 1970s up to the second term of the George W. Bush administration. The collection is arranged into five series: Carter Administration - 1980 Campaign and Employment, Department of State Human Rights (HR) and Humanitarian Affairs (HA) Bureau, Post-Carter Administration Human Rights Work, Countries, and Audiovisual Material. A final group houses oversize material. The scope of Derian's papers is extensive, covering the history of human rights movements and national policies and politics since the early 1970s in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. U.S. foreign and military policies, repercussions of those policies, and documentation of disappearances, torture and other forms of violation of human rights are documented extensively in the Department of State Human Rights (HR) and Humanitarian Affairs (HA) Bureau Series, and in the large Countries Series, which brings together Derian's files on Argentina, El Salvador, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Korea, Vietnam, and Middle Eastern countries, as well as a grouping on sixteen other countries. Many of these country files cover several decades of information and analysis. Especially significant are documents concerning U.S.-El Salvador and U.S.-Argentina relations during the 1970s and 1980s. Other topics in the collection include women's rights, women in public office, civil liberties in the U.S., and the human rights work of foundations such as the Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation.

The Carter Administration - 1980 Carter-Mondale Campaign and Employment series includes materials concerning the organization of the 1980 Carter-Mondale election campaign; it also documents employment procedures for Derian's position at the White House.

The Post-Carter Administration Human Rights Work series is arranged into five subseries. The Human Rights Organizations subseries documents Derian's post-Carter administration human rights work in connection with various organizations, NGO's and research institutes. The Symposia and Conferences subseries comprises programs, proceedings, and papers presented at conferences and symposia attended by Derian. The General Files subseries contains subject files assembled by Derian that address broad human rights matters, including some materials on civil rights movement in Mississippi, human rights during the Reagan administration, and human rights violations around the world, including torture, murder, and kidnappings. The Prizes and Awards subseries covers the materials concerning Derian's work on committees of various foundations advocating the improvement of human rights conditions worldwide. The Miscellaneous Files subseries contains materials such as articles, dissertation monographs, reports, correspondence, political posters, and news clippings which refer to diverse issues such as humans rights and the Bush administration, the women's rights movement, U.S. foreign policy, and evaluation of the political and human rights situation in various Latin American countries.

Recordings of Patricia Derian's public speeches, interviews and excerpts from political protests in Argentina are housed in the Audiovisual Series. The Oversized Material grouping houses large items removed from files throughout the collection. Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive at Duke University.

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Contents of the Collection

Small series includes materials concerning the organization of the 1980 election campaign in which Derian served as Deputy Director, and assisted with recruitment of more minority and women campaigners. Also contains items documenting procedures for Derian's position in the White House. Folder titles are original.

1980 Carter-Mondale campaign materials 1, 1976 and undated
Box 1
1980 Carter-Mondale campaign materials 2, 1976 and undated
Box 1
1980 Carter-Mondale campaign materials 3, 1976 and undated
Box 1
State Department materials related to Derian's employment and position, 1977-1981 and undated
Box 1
Patricia M. Derian background check, 1977
Box 1
Women Presidential appointees by the Carter Administration, 1979 July [poster, 19x29"]

[Removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 1

Files pertaining to Derian's work as Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian affairs during the Carter administration, 1977-1981. Derian's files typically house correspondence, reports, speeches, and unclassified State Department documents. Arranged into two subseries: General Folders and Argentina. Files are in original order as received.

Includes documents regarding the formation and restructuring of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Bureau, weekly reports, interdepartmental and personal correspondence, memorabilia, unclassified State Department documents, Derian's speeches and interviews, and news clippings and other print material. Arranged in original order as received.

Memorabilia 1 - Correspondence, 1976-1980
Box 1
Memorabilia 2 - Assorted, 1976-1980
Box 1
Memorabilia 3 - News clippings, 1976-1980
Box 1
Poster, Somoza Bombs His Own People, 17x24", undated

[Removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 1
Department of State documents, 1977-1980
Box 1
Weekly reports 1, 1979 Mar. 26 - Jun. 25
Box 1
Weekly reports 2, 1979 Jul 5 - Nov. 13
Box 1
Bureau of HR/HA restructuring, 1978-1979 and undated
Box 1
Travel documents, 1977-1980
(4 folders)
Box 2
Visa applications, 1977, 1980
Box 2
Congressional Record, 1977 Apr. 6 - 1978 Sept. 6.
Box 2
Congressional Record, 1981, Sept. 10 (Separated In BOX Carter Adm. ½)
Box 2
Cyrus Vance resignation, 1979-1980
Box 2
Travel: 23rd International Conference of Red Cross, Bucharest, 1977 Oct.
Box 2
Travel: NATO Ministerial Meeting, Brussels, 1977 Dec. 7-9
Box 2
Travel: UNCHR Executive Committee Session, Geneva, 1978 Oct. 9-11
Box 2
Interviews and speeches, 1977-1980
Box 2
Statements and testimonies, 1978-1980
Box 2
Congressional hearing: SFRC Senator Pell Subcommittee, 1979 Nov. 14
Box 2
News clippings, 1976-1977
Box 2
News clippings, 1978
Box 2
News clippings, 1980-1982
Box 2
Human rights related publications, 1978-1980
Box 2
Correspondence 1, 1966-1980 and undated
Box 3
Correspondence 2, 1980-1981 and undated
Box 3
El Salvador correspondence, 1977-1981 and undated
Box 3
Interdepartmental correspondence, 1977-1980
(6 folders)
Box 3

Folders assembled by Derian house materials that shed light on the making of United State's Argentine policy during the Carter administration and its aftermath. Items include unclassified State Department documents, correspondence, photographs and news clippings. Arranged in original order as received.

Argentina correspondence, 1978-1980
Box 4
Chronology, 1975-1979
Box 4
Department of State documents, 1976-1980 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 4
Department of State documents/excerpts, 1975-1982
Box 4
List of Department of State documents, 1975-1982
(6 folders)
Box 4
Selected Department of State documents, 1976
Box 4
U.S. Congress Hearings on disappearances, 1979
Box 4
Interviews, 1977-1986
Box 5
Kissinger and Argentina, 1976-2004 and undated
Box 5
Argentina 1985 trial, 1985 and undated
Box 5
Military officers' confessions, 1995 and undated
Box 5
Trials: Adolfo Scilingo (2003), Etchecolatz (2006), Simón (2006), 2003-2006
Box 5
Argentina photographs
Box 5
Press releases, 1978-1995
Box 5
Derian's published articles, 1983 and undated
Box 5
News clippings, 1976-2008 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 5
Operation Condor, undated
Box 5
Witness to Truth: The Complicity of Church and Dictatorship in Argentina, 1976-1983, uncorrected, undated
Box 5
Bound galley proofs, Emilio F. Mignone, undated
Box 5
Research on Argentine junta, 1976-1982, 1979-2003 and undated
Box 5
Argentina documents
Box 5
Chapter manuscript, "The Carter Years," Iain Guest, undated
Box 6
Coverage of Human Rights Abuses in the Buenos Aires Daily Press During Argentina's "Dirty War," 1976-1979: A Rule of Silence and its Exception, BA thesis by Kristin Anne Goss, 1987
Box 6
Screening of Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number, 1983
Box 6
National Security Archives (NSA) documents and events re: Argentina, 2002-2003
Box 6

Files relating to Derian's human rights work following her position in the Carter administration. Arranged into five subseries: Human Rights Organizations, Symposia and Conferences, General Files, Prizes and Awards, and Miscellaneous Material. Folders are arranged in original order as received.

Related material on specific countries or geographical areas also found in the Department of State Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Bureau Series and the Countries Series.

Documents Derian's post-Carter administration human rights work in connection with various human rights organizations, NGO's and research institutes such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Human Rights Council, Overseas Development Council, Southern Regional Council, Villiers Foundation, and Vietnam Memorial Association among others. The materials in this subseries includes correspondence, reports, articles and news clippings. Arranged in alphabetical order by organization.

American Civil Liberties Union, 2006-2007
Box 7
20th Century Task Force on War Criminals, 1998
Box 7
Americas Watch, 1987
Box 7
Amnesty International, 1981-2003
Box 7
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, 1997
Box 7
Center For Policy Alternatives, 2000-2001
Box 7
Council on Foreign Relations I, 1978-1995
Box 7
Council on Foreign Relations II, 1996-2007
Box 7
Council on Foreign Relations III, undated
Box 7
FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, 2000-2001
Box 7
Human Rights Internet, 1981-1987
Box 7
International Human Rights Council, 1994
Box 7
International Human Rights Council, 1995
Box 7
International Human Rights Law Group, 1981-1989
Box 7
Korean Peace Foundation, 1995
Box 7
Overseas Development Council, 1988
Box 7
Southern Regional Council, 1981-2003
Box 7
International Negotiation Network, 1995
Box 7
Food and sanctions, 1990
Box 7
Policies, 1993
Box 7
Food and medicine as weapons, 1991 and undated
Box 7
Food and medicine as weapons, 1994
Box 7
Middle East Watch - 1990-1991 Iraq War, 1989-1991 and undated
Box 7
Israel and Hyman bookbinder, 1990-1991

[11"X17.5" Poster, 25th Anniversary of the Palestinian Revolution, Supporters of Palestine National Liberation Movement 'FAT'H' February 4, 1990, removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 8
Genocide and war crimes in Iraq, Israel and Chile, 1991-1993
Box 8
Israel and Palestine, 1988-1989
Box 8
Human rights in the Middle East 1980, 1987-1988
Box 8
ANERA (American Near East Relief Aid) Project, 1984
Box 8
ANERA Project, 1985-1988
(4 folders)
Box 8
Women's organizations in Egypt, 1991
Box 8
Correspondence, undated
Box 8
Correspondence, 1992-1993
Box 8
Correspondence, 1994
Box 8
Correspondence, 1995-1998
Box 8
Expenses and trip reports, 1993
Box 8
Financial reports, 1995
Box 8
Embargo, 1993
Box 8
Receipts, 1993
Box 8
Articles, 1983-1999
Box 8
Contact List, 1993
Box 8
Villiers Foundation, 1981
Box 8
The World Bank Socialist Republic of Vietnam Primarily Education Project, 1993
Box 8

Comprises programs and proceedings of professional conferences and symposia which Patricia Derian attended between 1981 and 2004. Includes papers presented by Derian and others at these events. Arranged in original order as received.

Salzburg Seminars, 1996-2004
Box 9
Colloquium on Human Rights Policy and Law, SUNY Oct 1981, 1980-1981 and undated
Box 9
U.S. Military Academy 33rd Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs Proceedings, 1981 Nov. 18-21
Box 9
Design Seminar, Mar. 1-12, 1981, 1981 and undated
Box 9
Central America and the Politics of Hope: International Dimensions of the Crisis, 1985 Mar. 8-9, 1985 and undated
Box 9
Alfred K. Lawenstein Symposium, UNC, 1983 Mar. 29-30, 1985
Box 9
Tough Jobs, Hard Choices: Careers in Public Service, JFK School of Government, Cambridge, 1987 Feb. 19
Box 9
The Jane Adams Conference on Security in the Nuclear Age, 1985-1987
Box 9
International Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy Symposium, Georgetown University, 1988 Dec. 8-10, 1988 and undated

[9"X24" Symposium Poster removed to the Oversize Material.]

Box 9
National Democratic Institute International Visitors Program, Atlanta, 1988 Jul. 15-16, 1988 and undated
Box 9
Theology, Politics and Peace, The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, 1988 Apr. 21-23, 1983-1988 and undated
Box 9
Issues in Modern Diplomacy Seminar, Georgetown, 1989 Feb. 22, 1988-1989
Box 9
Hollywood and the American Conscience, American University, 1989 Apr. 10, 1989
Box 9
Colloquium on Human Rights and Civil Society in Latin America, National Humanities Center, 1993 May 1, 1993 and undated
Box 9
Andrei Sakharov Symposium, Moscow, 1991 May 21-25, 1991
Box 9
Law, Culture, and Human Rights: Islamic Perspectives in the Contemporary World, Yale Law School, 1993 Nov. 5-6, 1993 and undated
Box 9
Papers presented at the conference Law, Culture, and Human Rights: Islamic Perspectives in the Contemporary World, Yale Law School, 1993 Nov. 5-6
Box 9
Conference proceedings re: Human Rights in the Islamic and Arab World, 1992
Box 9
Deterring Humanitarian Law Violations: Strengthening Enforcement, University of Virginia, 1994 Nov. 4-5, 1994
Box 9
Conference of Asian Democrats, Korea, 1994
Box 9
Conference of Asian Democrats Schedule, Korea, 1994
Box 9
Conference on International Terrorism, Warwick, Nov 4-6, 1983 and undated
Box 10
United States Institute of Peace Panel Discussion Mar. 2004, 1994 and undated.
Box 10
Islam and Christianity at the Threshold of the 21st Century, Carnegie, 1995 Feb. 9
Box 10
Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, Apr. 1995, 1995 and undated
Box 10
International Intervention for the Cause of Human Rights, LBJ Library, 1995 Mar. 3, 1993-1995 and undated
Box 10
International Human Rights and Feminism, the Lotos Club, NYC, 1988 Nov. 18, 1988 and undated
Box 10
NCNW International Seminar: paper and drafts, 1975 and undated
Box 10

Derian assembled these subject files on topics such as civil rights in the U.S., the civil rights movement in Mississippi, international efforts for the trial of war criminals, terrorism, and human rights policies of the Carter and Reagan administrations. Folders typically contain Derian's personal notes, correspondence, articles, interviews, reports, and news clippings. Between the years 1981 and 2004 Patricia Derian also served on the award-giving committees of various foundations advocating the improvement of human rights conditions worldwide, such as the Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation and Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation. Arranged in original order as received.

Human rights evolve, 1989-2003 and undated
Box 11
Civil rights: general, 1980-2003 and undated
Box 11
Civil rights: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission report on Patricia Derian, 1966-1997 and undated
Box 11
Civil rights: Patricia Derian materials, 1962-2002 and undated
Box 11
Civil rights: Mississippi articles, 1962-2004
Box 11
Violations, 1983-2003 and undated
Box 11
Torture, 1983-2007 and undated
Box 11
Terrorism, 1985
Box 11
Journalism, 2003
Box 11
Prisons, 2002-2007 and undated
Box 11
War criminals and justice, 1983-2006 and undated
Box 11
International Criminal Court, 1988-2003 and undated
Box 11
Defending Carter administration, 1978-2001 and undated
Box 11
Carter Presidential Museum Human Rights Gallery, undated
Box 11
Human rights in Reagan administration - correspondence, 1981-1988
Box 11
Human rights in Reagan administration - articles, 1981-1988
Box 11
Human rights in Reagan administration - documents, notes, interviews, 1980-1982 and undated
Box 11
Human rights in Reagan administration - Iran Contra, 1981-1984
Box 11
Jim Langford - New Ideas, 1995-1997 and undated
Box 12
U.N. multilateral treaties, 1948-1999
Box 12
Human rights as foreign policy, 1976-1992 and undated
Box 12
General human rights materials, 1984-2003 and undated
Box 12
Human rights documents, 1977
Box 12
Names compiled by Patricia Derian, 1981-2003
Box 12
The Interdependent Interview, 1982
Box 12

Relates to Derian's work on committees. Particularly significant are the State Department documents, correspondence and articles regarding the controversy around the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award given to Co-Madres of El Salvador in 1984 who were denied visas by the State Department to enter the U.S. for the award ceremony on the grounds that they had links with leftist terrorists. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Carter-Menil HR Foundation Prize and Rothko Chapel Awards, 1981-1986 and undated
Box 13
Carter-Menil HR Foundation Prize, 1987-1992
Box 13
Carter-Menil HR Foundation Prize, review of nominees, 1990-1994
Box 13
Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, 1998-2004
Box 13
Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Award, 1983-1984
Box 13
MacArthur Foundation Fellowships 1982, 1988-1989
Box 13
Oscar Romeo Award, 1990
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards, 1982
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award, 1983-1984
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial - judges/international advisory committee, 1988
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award - judging process/criteria, 1984
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, 1984: Co-Madres of El Salvador, 1984 and undated
Box 13
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, 1985-1990s
(8 folders)
Box 13

Materials such as articles, dissertation monographs, reports, correspondence, political posters and news clippings refer to diverse issues such as human rights and the Bush administration, women's rights, U.S. foreign policy, and evaluations of the political and human rights situation in various Latin American countries. Arranged in original order as received.

George W. Bush administration, 2003-2007
Box 14
Central America - correspondence, 1981-1989
Box 14
Central America - articles, 1980-1989
Box 14
Derian's notes on Central America, undated
Box 14
Latin America articles, 1980-2004
Box 14
Latin America - documents and articles, 1982-1987
Box 14
Latin America - correspondence, 1981-2002
Box 14
Foreign policy - correspondence, 1981-2005
Box 14
Foreign policy - documents, 1983-2003
Box 14
Foreign policy - articles, 1980-2006
Box 14
Foreign Policy and Human Rights during the Carter Administration, B.A. Thesis by Mark S. Mahaney, 1987
Box 14
Women - articles, 1981-2003
Box 14
Women - correspondence, 1981-2003
Box 14
Women's National Democratic Club - Address by Philip M. Kaiser, 1982 Dec. 2
Box 14
National security - articles, 1981-1987 and undated
Box 14
Miscellaneous articles, 1987-2007 and undated
Box 14
Preliminary research done with Tex Harris, 1996-2007 and undated
Box 14
Posters, Latin America related to human rights issues
(3 items)

[Two are 19X12" and the third 19X13". Removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 14

Brings together materials relating specifically to a country or geographical area, ranging widely over Derian's career - several decades in most cases - and featuring significant human rights issues of the time. Materials across folders typically consist of correspondence, Derian's trip notes, reports, unclassified documents, news clippings, and other print material, including posters and flyers. Arranged into subseries by country: Argentina, El Salvador, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, South Korea, Vietnam, and "Middle Eastern Countries." El Salvador files form the largest group, with Argentina, Nicaragua, and South Korea close behind. Much smaller groups are found for Cuba, Honduras, Venezuela, and Guatemala. A final grouping, Miscellaneous Countries, is made up of folders on sixteen other nations. Arranged alphabetically by country, and within, roughly in alphabetical order by file title, as received.

Various related material on these countries also found in the Department of State Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Bureau Series, and the Post-Carter Administration Human Rights Work Series.

"Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo," 1984-1985
Box 15
Alfonsin, Raul, Inauguration of, 1983, 1983 Dec and undated
Box 15
National Library Award, 2001 and undated
Box 15
30th Anniversary of military coup, 2006
Box 15
Correspondence, 1981-1983
Box 15
Correspondence, 1984-1989
Box 15
Correspondence, 1993-1994, 1998
Box 15
Correspondence, 2000-2007
(8 folders)
Box 15
Correspondence, undated
Box 15
Department of State documents
Box 15
Publishing with Tex Harris, 2001-2007
Box 15
Flyers, 1987

[One larger flyer moved to Oversize Material.]

Box 15
Correspondence, 1982-1983
Box 16
Correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 16
R. Cohen Notes - transition, 1980-1981
Box 16
R. Cohen Notes - killings of nuns
Box 16
R. Cohen Notes - human rights, 1980-1984
Box 16
R. Cohen Notes - aid, 1980-1984
Box 16
National Security Archive documents, 1979-1984
Box 16
Report to the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights on Jesuits murder trial, 1991
Box 16
Ford v. Garcia Trial - proceedings, 2000 Oct. 10 - Nov. 11 2000
Box 16
Ford v. Garcia Trial - Patricia Derian testimony materials, 2000-2001 and undated
Box 16
Ford v. Garcia Trial - articles, 1998-2000
Box 16
Romagoza Case, 2003-2005
Box 16
Archbishop Romero trial materials, 2004
Box 16
Co-Madres materials, 1985-1988
Box 16
Commission on United States Central American Relations documents re: El Salvador, 1983 and undated
Box 16
Freedom House Delegation, 1994 Feb. 12-18

[12X15" Poster "Medios de Comunicacion Valorizando a la Mujer" removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 16
Freedom House report on 1994 elections, 1994 and undated
Box 16
Articles - history of the conflict, 1981-1982 and undated
Box 16
Transition, 1980-1981 and undated
Box 17
Civil War, 1980-1982 and undated
Box 17
Civil War, 1983
Box 17
Civil War, 1994-1992
Box 17
Elections, 1981-1982 and undated
Box 17
Elections, 1983
Box 17
Elections, 1984-1989
Box 17
José Napoleón Duarte, 1984-1988
Box 17
Land reform, 1980-1987 and undated
Box 17
U.S. foreign policy, 1980-1991 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 17
El Salvador in international politics
Box 17
U.S. foreign aid, 1980-1982
Box 17
U.S. foreign aid, 1983
Box 17
U.S. foreign aid, 1984-1990
Box 17
Human rights, 1980-1981
Box 17
Human rights, 1982
Box 17
Human rights, 1983
Box 17
Human rights, 1984-1985
Box 18
Human rights, 1986-1989
Box 18
Killings of American nuns, 1980-1985
Box 18
Death squads, 1981-1993
Box 18
Jesuit deaths, 1989-1993
Box 18
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero killing, 1983-1989
Box 18
Truth Commissions, 1991-1993
Box 18
Journalism, 1981-1982
Box 18
Similarities with Vietnam War, 1982-1983
Box 18
Refugees to the U.S., 1982-1983
Box 18
Correspondence, 1978-2003
Box 18
Operation Condor and Letelier, Moffitt murder investigation materials, 1976-2004
Box 18
Kissinger and Pinochet research by L. Komisar, 1999
Box 18
Pinochet case articles, 1998 and undated
Box 18
Fernandez - Larios trial, 2003
Box 18
Chile articles, 1977-2003
Box 18
Cuba correspondence, 1984-1987
Box 18
Commission on United States, Central American Relations delegation to Cuba, 1984 Oct. 13-18
Box 18
Roger Plant paper on Cuba situation, undated
Box 18
Cuba articles and conference proceedings, 1980-2006
Box 18
Guatemala correspondence, 1980-1986 and undated
Box 18
Myrna Mack Chang case and inter-American court, 1983, 2003-2004
Box 18
Guatemala documents, 1988-2005
Box 18
Honduras correspondence, 1986-1989
Box 18
Honduras articles, 1993-2001
Box 18
Nicaragua correspondence, 1981-1987
Box 19
Leiken, New Republic, Reform the Contras, 1986 Mar. 31
Box 19
Shea, New Republic Human Rights in Nicaragua, 1986 Sept. 1
Box 19
Leiken, New York Review of Books, Tangled Nicaragua: An Exchange, and Battle for Nicaragua, 1985-1988
Box 19
Jerkins and Patricia Derian, New York Review of Books, Tangled Nicaragua: An Exchange, 1987
Box 19
Leiken statement before the Committee on Foreign Relations, 1986-1987 and undated
Box 19
Alexander Cockburn - Nation, The Political Uses of Human Rights, 1986
Box 19
Robert S. Leiken, Washington Post, Who Says Contras Cannot Succeed?, 1988
Box 19
Nicaragua trip, 1986

[Tactical Pilotage Chart of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua moved to Oversize Material.]

Box 19
International League for Human Rights correspondence, 1986 and undated
Box 19
International League for Human Rights report draft on human rights defenders in Nicaragua, I, 1986
Box 19
International League for Human Rights report draft on human rights defenders in Nicaragua, II, 1986
Box 19
Human rights reports re: Nicaragua, 1 of 3, 1985-1987
Box 20
Human rights reports re: Nicaragua, 2 of 3, 1985-1987
Box 20
Human rights reports re: Nicaragua, 3 of 3, 1985-1987
Box 20
Paraguay correspondence, 1986-2003

[Poster re: Napoleon Ortigoza, undated, moved to Oversize Material.]

Box 20
Paraguay articles, 1980-1987
Box 20
America Watch delegation materials, 1986
Box 20
America Watch delegation notes, 1986
Box 20
Reports on the situation of human rights in Paraguay, 1978, 1987
Box 20
Amnesty International Paraguay Urgent Action Network correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 20
Filartiga v. Pena materials, 1980-2005
Box 20
Venezuela trip, 1994 Mar. 2-5
Box 20
Korea correspondence, 1984-1995
Box 21
Delegation to Korea with Kim Dae Jung, 1 of 3, 1985
Box 21
Delegation to Korea with Kim Dae Jung, 2 of 3, 1985
Box 21
Delegation to Korea with Kim Dae Jung, 3 of 3, 1985
Box 21
Kim Dae Jung - plans for return, 1984-1985
Box 21
Concerns re: Kim Dae Jung's return, 1984-1985
Box 21
Events in Korea prior to Kim Dae Jung's return, 1985
Box 21
Kim Dae Jung delegation's arrival at Kimpo, 1985
Box 21
Korea articles - Kim Dae Jung, 1980
Box 21
Korea Articles - aftermath of Kim Dae Jung's return and blame, 1985 and undated
Box 21
Columns by Patricia Derian, 1985 and undated
Box 21
Korea articles - election and ban on opposition leaders, 1985
Box 21
Korea articles - American-Korean relations, 1985
Box 21
Korea documents and interviews, 1983-1987 and undated
Box 21
FDL-AP Inaugural Conference and Kim Dae Jung's Presidential Inauguration, 1994-1998
Box 21
10th Anniversary of North American Coalition for Human Rights in Korea, 1985
Box 21
Miscellaneous Korea materials, undated
Box 21
Vietnam correspondence, 1977-2005
Box 22
Letters from women and children in detention centers, 1989-1990 and undated
Box 22
Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children (WCRWC), 1989-1990 and undated
Box 22
WCRWC delegation materials, 1989-1990 and undated
Box 22
Draft of WCRWC report, 1990
Box 22
Vietnam articles, 1978-1994
Box 22
Indochina Resource Action Center delegation to Hong Kong, 1990 and undated
Box 22
Middle East general, 1988-1992 and undated
Box 22
Iran, 1978-1997 and undated
Box 22
Iraq, 1989-2005 and undated
Box 22
Israel-Palestine, 1980-2006 and undated
Box 22
Kuwait, 1980-1992 and undated
Box 22
Saudi Arabia, 1982, 1986-1988
Box 22
Helsinki Watch delegation to Turkey, 1984 Sept., 1984-1987 and undated
Box 22
Turkey articles, 1980
Box 22
Yemen, 2003-2006
Box 22
Cambodia, 1980, 1991
Box 23
China, 1980, 1994
Box 23
Haiti, 1982-1994
Box 23
India, 1985-1991 and undated
Box 23
Indonesia, 1978, 1990, 1995 and undated
Box 23
Jamaica, 1980
Box 23
Liberia, 1980, 1985 and undated
Box 23
Nepal, 1985, 1990 and undated
Box 23
Pakistan, 1981-1987 and undated
Box 23
Panama, 1988, 1994 and undated
Box 23
Peru, 1986, 1989, 2000
Box 23
Philippines correspondence, 1983-1990
Box 23
Assassination of Benigno Aquino, 1983
Box 23
Philippines articles, 1978-1982
Box 23
Poland, 1980
Box 23
Singapore articles and publications, 2000-2007
Box 23
Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia - delegation to Singapore, 2004-2005
Box 23
South Africa, 1976-2001 and undated
Box 23
Uruguay, 1980-1993
Box 23
USSR correspondence, 1978-1989
Box 23
USSR articles and documents, 1978-1989
Box 23
Andrei Sakharov materials, 1977, 1984 and undated

[Poster about Yuri Orlov by Helsinki Watch removed to Oversize Material.]

Box 23
IPS Delegation to US-USSR Bilateral Relations Exchange, 1994
Box 23
Other countries, 1979-2007 and undated
Box 23

Contains audio and video recordings of Derian's public speeches, interviews and excerpts from political protests in Argentina, dated between the years 1977 and 2004. Formats include fourteen audio cassettes, six video cassettes (U-Matic, VHS and Beta) and two CD-ROMs. The latter contain footage of interviews as part of the project Proyecto Archivo Oral. Arranged in original order as received. Titles are from original labels.

[Original audiovisual material CLOSED to use. A use copy must be made before contents can be accessed. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Las Madres, excerpts [Betamax]
Box 24
Patt Derian, Miami, Fl, 2004 Mar. 19 [VHS]
Box 24
Unmarked video [Umatic]
Box 24
CNN, Freeman Reports, visas denied to political activist, 1984 Dec. 4 [Umatic]
Box 24
CNN, Freeman Reports, human rights report card 1980, 1981 Feb. 11 [Umatic]
Box 24
Human Rights, 1981, work tape [Umatic]
Box 24
NBC News, Patt Derian speech [Umatic]
Box 24
Proyecto Archivo Oral, Patricia Derian, 2001 Aug. 6 [CD-ROM]
(2 items)
Box 24
CD, Otras Voces De La Historia, Exhibicion Virtual [CD-ROM]
Box 24
National Security, 1983 May 1 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Acquino Assassination, 1983 Nov. 14 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Communique, NPR, 1981 Jan. 2 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
SIS Lecture, 1981 Mar. 25 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Press Conference, 1978 Aug. 16 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Cantata Las Madres en la Plaza, 1983 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Conversation with Jeff Merritt of Columbia University, 1983 Feb. 17 [Audio cassette]
(2 items)
Box 24
National Security, host Ian Masters, 1985 July 14 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Face the Nation, CBS Radio, 1977 Dec. 25 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Open Forum, State Department, 1982 Sept. 22 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
ALA IWY, 1977 July [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Special Address to the Inter-American Defense College, 1978 Apr. 11 [Audio cassette]
Box 24
Argentina human rights [Audio cassette]
Box 24

Posters, flyers, and other items removed from files throughout the collection.

Poster, Women Presidential Appointees by the Carter Administration, 1979 July, 19x29"
Oversize Folder 1
Poster, Somoza Bombs His Own People, undated, 17x24"
Oversize Folder 1
Poster, 25th Anniversary of the Palestinian Revolution, Supporters of Palestine National Liberation Movement 'FAT'H' February 4, 1990, 11x17.5"
Oversize Folder 1
Symposium Poster, 9x24"
Oversize Folder 1
Posters Latin America, human rights-related, approx. 19x13"
(3 items)
Oversize Folder 1
Flyer, 8.5x14"
Oversize Folder 1
Poster, Medios de Comunicacion Valorizando a la Mujer, 12x15"
Oversize Folder 1
1/500,000 Tactical Pilotage Chart of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
Oversize Folder 1
Poster, refers to Napoleon Ortigoza, undated, 14x20.5"
Oversize Folder 1
Poster, about Yuri Orlov by Helsinki Watch, undated, 17x22"
Oversize Folder 1
No Smoking posters
(2 items)
Oversize Folder 1
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo
Oversize Folder 2

Historical Note

Patricia Murphy Derian was born in New York City in 1929 and and grew up in Virginia, where she received a degree from the University of Virginia School of Nursing in 1952. She is a former Secretary for Human Rights, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement, and an international human rights activist. In early years she acted as consultant to the Office of Economic Opportunity for the oversight of the Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP). She served as Deputy Director for Jimmy Carter's presidential 1980 campaign. She became the first Secretary of Human Rights when Carter formed the State Department's Bureau for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in 1977. During that period she wrote Human Rights: A World Perspective (1978), Human Rights in Latin America (1979), Human Rights in Jeopardy (1980), and Review of Human Rights in Latin America (1980). Since leaving the U.S. government in 1981, she has continued to work as a human rights activist with a number of non-profit organizations. She is married to Hodding Carter III, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs under President Carter.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Patricia Derian Papers (Chiefly civil rights material) (Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Library)
  • Marshall T. Meyer Papers (Human rights in Latin America and Middle East) (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
  • (Jimmy Carter Library and Museum)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Patricia Murphy Derian Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Patricia Murphy Derian Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Yektan Turkyilmaz and Kevin Modestino; June 2010

Encoded by Yektan Turkyilmaz; Kevin Modestino; Patrick Stawski; and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, October 2010

Accession 2010-2011 is described in this finding aid.

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