Abraham Joshua Heschel papers: The Human RIghts Archive has aquirted the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a scholar, writer and theologian who is widely recognized as one of the most influential religious leaders of the 20thcentury. Heschel was a highly visible and charismatic leader in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements. He co-founded Clergy Concerned About Vietnam and served as a Jewish liaison with the Vatican during the Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II. Collection is pending processing, but a small selection of material is available for consultation. Read our press release for more details.
Americans for Immigrant Justice records: Formerly the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), AIJ is a not-for profit legal organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants and refugees, including those being held at various detention centers, such as Guantanamo, Krome and Turner Guilford Knight. The majority of the material in this collection deals with the Haitian refugee population in Florida.
The Burma Video Archive: part of The International Monitor Institute Records, the Burma Videotapes contain 268 videotapes spanning the dates 1992-2002, and comprise audiovisual materials documenting contemporary conflicts and human rights violations in Burma (Myanmar). Includes footage of especially Aung San Suu Kyi, the All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF), the National League for Democracy (NLD) and the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), life in Burma under military regime, refugees and refugee camps (especially Karen refugees), political prisoners, survivor stories, and forced labor.
The Selig Harrison papers: an addition to the Center for International Policy records, Selig Harrison, the director of the CIP’s Asia Project, has specialized in South Asia and East Asia for fifty years as a journalist and scholar. These papers comprise a broad survey of the political and economic relations throughout Asia and between the U.S. and Asia since the 1960’s. Topics include nuclear armament in the Korean Peninsula, India-Pakistan relations, and Iran.
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