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Guide to the Robert J. Cox papers, 1879-2010

Summary

The Robert J. Cox papers document his career as a journalist in Argentina and the United States as well as his personal life. The Robert J. Cox papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, event programs, magazines, journals, notes, administrative records, and photographs. The contents consist of Robert J. Cox's working files as a journalist as well as materials from his personal life. Major themes in the collection include journalism, human rights abuses, the Argentine Dirty War, the disappeared (los desaparecidos), censorship, human rights in Latin America, and Jews in Argentina.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11794
Title
Robert J. Cox papers
Date
1879-2010, bulk 1945-2010
Creator
Cox , Robert J., 1933-
Extent
21.25 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and Spanish.

Collection Overview

The Robert J. Cox papers consists of his working files as a journalist and personal life in both Argentina and later the United States. The Robert J. Cox papers comprises four series: the Correspondence series, 1964-2010; the Subject Files series, 1945-2010; the Writings series, 1945-2004; and Publications, 1879-2006. The Correspondence series includes Robert Cox's personal and professional correspondence from his career as a journalist. The Subject Files series consists of clippings, administrative records, and photographs. The Writings series consists of both published and unpublished materials written by Robert Cox and others. The Publications series consists of full-length magazines, pamphlets, and other publications; many of them include articles written by Robert Cox. Materials are in both English and Spanish.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, 1964-2010

The Correspondence series consists of the personal and professional correspondence of Robert Cox. Much of the correspondence consists of everyday life and personal concerns. The files are arranged by correspondent or chronologically.

Alfredo Giorgi, 1980-1981
Box 1
Andrew McLeod Correspondence, 1984
Box 1
Charles Maechling, 1981-1982
Box 1
Correspondence, n.d.
Box 1
Correspondence fragments, n.d.
Box 1
Correspondence Regarding Disappearances, 1979-1984
Box 1
David Cox book, 2000

Correspondence between David and Robert Cox about David's book Dirty Secrets, Dirty War.

Box 1
Death Threat to Peter, 1979

Although the threat is printed on Montoneros letterhead and is signed by the Montoneros, it is widely believed that the threat was authored by others.

Box 1
Farewell Letters from Buenos Aires, 1979
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1964
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1967
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1968
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1969
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1971
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1972
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1973
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1974
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1975
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1976
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1977
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1978
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1979
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1980
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1981
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1982
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1983
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1984
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1985
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1986
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1987
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1988
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1989
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1990-1995
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1996-1999
Box 1
General Correspondence, 2000-2010
Box 1
Harry Ingham Correspondence, 1980-1993
Box 1
Henry Raymond Correspondence, 1984
Box 1
Letter from Kim Conway to Peter Bird Martin, 1981
Box 1
Letters to officials, Pineyro Pacheco and others, 1978-1980
Box 1
Maria Consuelo Castaño, 2000-2006
Box 1
Mario Amadeo, 1979
Box 1
Martin Robbins, 1985-1988
Box 1
Maud-S. de Moscattelli, 1984-2000
Box 1
Photocopy of letter from Teresa Hansen de Solari Yrigoyen to General Don Jorge Rafael Videla, 1976
Box 1

2. Subject Files, 1945-2010

The Subject Files series consists of newspaper clippings, event programs, working documents, incomplete publications, research, and notes. Robert Cox kept together newspaper clippings and other materials that described events or individuals of interest to Cox. Some subject files were compiled during processing with documents with little context to guide arrangement. Subjects include Argentines living abroad, activism, Amnesty International, the Maria Moors Cabot prize, kidnappings, murders, Raúl Alfonsín, the Ejército Revolutionario del Pueblo (ERP), Las Malvinas/the Falkland Islands, David Graiver, the Inter American Press Association, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo), the Montoneros, Marshall T. Meyer, Uruguay, Jacobo Timerman, Carlos Saúl Menem, and journalism.

Adoption Certificate, 1977
Box 2
Committee to Protect Journalists and Humanitas International, 1980-1992
Box 2
CV - César Luis Díaz, n.d.
Box 2
Haroldo Conti, n.d.
Box 2
Nieman Foundation, 1980-1983
Box 2
Resolution of U.N. Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities, 1979
Box 2
South Africa, 1980-1982
Box 2
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Fordham Comision Fullbright Argentina Certificate, 1987
Box 2
Manuscript Fragments, n.d.

Fragments from an unknown manuscript.

Box 2
AAA, 1975
Box 3
ABC Perspective: Book Censorship in Chile Mary Helen Spooner, 1987
Box 3
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, n.d.
Box 3
Adolfo Perez Esquivel, 1980
Box 3
Alfredo Bravo, 1977
Box 3
Amalia Bouchard, n.d.
Box 3
Americans gone Missing in Latin America, 1972-1982
Box 3
Amnesty International, 1976-1986
Box 3
Amnesty International - Argentinians in Peru, Juan Méndez, 1980
Box 3
Anglo-Argentines, 1966-1970
Box 3
Anti-Defamation League, 1983
Box 3
Apocalypse Now, n.d.
Box 3
Arbiza, n.d.
Box 3
Argentina - 1983 elections, 1983
Box 3
Argentine American Forum, 1979
Box 3
Argentine Economy, 1985-1987
Box 3
Argentine timeline, 1977
Box 3
Arocena case, 1977
Box 3
Asociacion de Periodistas de Guatemala, 1988
Box 3
Branca Case, 1985-1988
Box 3
Buckley on Argentina, 1977
Box 3
Buenos Aires Herald - Critique of format, 1994
Box 3
Buenos Aires Herald - Staffing and Finances, 1969
Box 3
Buenos Aires Herald - Vision, mission, n.d.
Box 3
Bunge Corporation, 1974-1975
Box 3
Cabot Award, Verbitsky, 2001
Box 3
Cadena Informativa - Los Secuestros de un Historietista y un Periodista, 1977
Box 3
Carlos Suarez Mason, 1988
Box 3
Cartoons, n.d.
Box 3
CELS, 1989-1991
Box 3
Central America - Nicaragua, 1986-1988
Box 3
Chile, 1985-1988
Box 3
Clippings, 1960-1969
Box 3
Clippings, 1970
Box 3
Clippings, 1971
Box 3
Clippings, 1972
Box 3
Clippings, 1973
Box 3
Clippings, 1974
Box 3
Clippings, 1975
Box 3
Clippings, 1976
Box 3
Clippings, 1977
Box 3
Clippings, 1978
Box 3
Clippings, 1979
Box 3
Clippings, 1980-1989
Box 3
Clippings, 1990-1999
Box 3
Clippings, 2000-2010
Box 3
Clippings, undated
Box 3
Clippings and about assassination of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, 1970
Box 3
Clippings about murders and kidnappings, 1974-1978
Box 3
Clippings about Robert Cox and Alfonsín, 1980-1983
Box 3
Colonel Juan Alberto Pita, 1976
Box 3
Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos de la Organización de los Estados Americanos, 1980
Box 3
Comite Judio Americano, 1980
Box 3
Cuba, 1990-1994
Box 3
Cuba Conference, 1984-1992
Box 3
Cuba Conference - Photographs and Postcards, 1989-1990
Box 3
Cuba - Political Dissidents and Press Freedom, 1999
Box 3
Disappearance of Graciela Antonia Rutilo Artes and Carla Graciela Rutilo Artes, 1981-1983

The folder includes a document created by Matilde Artes Company, mother of Graciela Antonia Rutilo Artes. It describes the circumstances of the latter's kidnapping in 1976 as well as Company's experiences with the Bolivian, Peruvian and Argentine governments.

Box 3
Disappearance of Nicolás Miguel Angel Román, n.d.
Box 3
Economia Argentina, 1975-1977
Box 3
Eduardo Jozami, 1981-1983

Jozami was a lawyer and journalist arrested by the military in 1976.

Box 3
El Salvador: A Los Sacerdotes, n.d.
Box 3
Engagements, 1979-1989
Box 3
ERP, Santucho, Anti-guerrilla forces, undated
Box 3
Europeos Desaparecidos y Asesinados en la Argentina, n.d.
Box 3
Falklands, 1982-1983
Box 3
Familiares de Desaparecidos, 1977
Box 3
Familiares de desaparecidos y detenidos por razones políticas Roberto Jorge Santoro, n.d.
Box 3
Fiat - Beaumont Kidnapping, 1977

Coverage of kidnapping of Fiat director Luchino Reveli-Beaumont.

Box 3
Firing Line - Argentina After Peron, 1977
Box 3
Free Expression and Global Media: Barriers and Boundaries Notes, 1992
Box 3
Fund for the Free Expression Forum Torture Argentina, 1980
Box 3
General Ramón Camps, 1977-1988
Box 3
Graiver Case - Gelbard, 1976-1977

Clippings and wires related to the Graiver, Aluar, Lanus case which involved money laundering to finance leftist groups.

Box 4
Habeas Corpus, Amnesty, 1976-1978
Box 4
Hector Hidalgo Sola, 1977

Includes editorials by Cox regarding the disappearance of Argentina's ambassador to Venezuela.

Box 4
Hirsch, n.d.
Box 4
H. Menchi Sabat, n.d.
Box 4
Honors received by R. Cox, 1979-1981
Box 4
Horacio Verbitsky, n.d.
Box 4
Horatius Political cartoon, n.d.
Box 4
Human Rights and American Foreign Policy, 1981
Box 4
Informe Sobre Libertad de Prensa en la Argentina, n.d.
Box 4
Institute of the Americas, 1983
Box 4
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights - Editorial Perfil S.A. and Diario Perfil S.A., n.d.
Box 4
Inter American Press Association, 1982-1988
Box 4
Inter American Press Association - Board of Directors Directory and Charter, Bylaws and Rules, 1983-1988
Box 4
Inter American Press Association - Midyear meeting San Antonio, Texas, March 1987
Box 4
Inter American Press Association - Report of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, 1992
Box 4
International League for Human Rights, 1989-1991
Box 4
Invitation to Awards Ceremony for Robert Cox, n.d.
Box 4
Isabela Perón, 1974-1976
Box 4
Jacobo Timerman, 1976-1999
(2 folders)
Box 4
Jorge Novak to Archbishops of Executive Commission of the Organization of American States (O.E.A.), 1982
Box 4
Jorge Salimei Case, 2002
Box 4
Journalism Organizations and Rights, 1982-1990
Box 4
Juicio a las Juntas, 1985
Box 4
Kidnapped Lawyers, 1977
Box 4
Kidnappings, Disappearances, 1976-1978
Box 4
La Republica Uruguay, 1990
Box 4
Lectures, Conferences, Cabot Award, 1978-1980
Box 4
Letter from Prisoners of Villa Devoto, 1980
Box 4
Lista No. 4 (Disappeared?), n.d.
Box 4
Lo Que Usted No Sabe De la Guerilla, n.d.
Box 4
Luis Adolfo Prol Montamat, 1980-1982
Box 4
Madres de Plaza de Mayo, 1982-1987
Box 4
Madres de Plaza de Mayo Línea Fundadora, 2001-2002
Box 4
Malvinas Falkland Islands, 1982
Box 4
Marshall T. Meyer, 1972-1984
Box 4
Maud Cox and Amnesty International, 1983-1986
Box 4
Miscellaneous-Clippings, press, correspondence, 1977-2002
Box 4
Miscellaneous Photos, 1964-1978
Box 4
Missing Journalists, 1977
Box 4
Montoneros, Extremist Groups, 1973-1977
Box 4
Montoneros prisoners, n.d.

Photographs of two men near a Montoneros banner that appear to be captive.

Box 4
Moors Cabot Award, 1978

Includes congratulatory letters from Emilio Mignone and Marshall Meyer.

Box 4
New York Latin Americanist Conference, 1982
Box 4
Otto Kauders In Memoriam, 1977
Box 4
Padre Carlos Magica, 1974
Box 4
Padré Castellani, n.d.
Box 4
Perón, 1964-1966
Box 4
Peronist Workers Youth JTP, 1974
Box 4
Peter Manigualt, 2003
Box 4
Photos - Nicaragua, Sandistas, Chamorro, 1984
Box 4
Photographs of Robert Cox, 1957-2002
Box 4
Photos unidentified, n.d.
Box 4
Presentation by Gabriel García Márquez to the General Assembly of the InterAmerican Press Society, 1996
Box 4
Presentacion por Patricia Feeney Seminario Solaridad Internacional, 2007
Box 4
Press in Argentina and A Terrorist Anatomy of Murder, n.d.
Box 4
Press, Terrorism, Latin America, 1981-1982
Box 4
Propaganda against Straus, 1975-1982
Box 4
Principles and Procedures to be Followed by Mass Communication Media, n.d.
Box 4
Public Program on Human Rights, 1981
Box 4
Pubs. on military, subversion, 1969-1976
Box 4
Relatives of the Disappeared, 1976-1983

This file includes mailers from Amnesty International and forms from Familiares de desaparecidos detenidos por razones politicas.

Box 4
Robert Cox CV and Bios, 1981
Box 4
Second International Seminar Argentine-American Forum (ISAAF), n.d.
Box 4
Segundo Informe de Onuven, 1985-1989
Box 4
SIP Interamerican Press, 1980-2002
Box 4
Speech to IAPA 57th General Assembly, 2001
Box 4
Speech-International Press Institute, 1980
Box 4
Speech by Robert Cox at International Press Institute - 29th General Assembly, 1980
Box 4
Tango Lyrics, n.d.
Box 4
Terror from the Left, n.d.
Box 4
Terrorism, 1979
Box 4
Terrorist Clippings, 1975-1977
Box 4
Testimonio de Eliana Naom de Wenner, n.d.
Box 4
Tex Harris, 1977-1984
Box 4
Texto de la Conferencia pronunciada por el Secretario Ejecutivo del Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo, Señor Bernardo Crinspun, en la Escuela Nacional de Guerra ante Autoridades de la Junta Interamericana de Defensa, 1965
Box 4
Timelines, undated

Timelines of the rise of the military Junta up through the 1983 elections which restored democracy to Argentina.

Box 4
Transcript BBC Panorama Broadcast, 1978
Box 4
Tucuman, 1975-1976
Box 4
Tweedale Fellowship, 2001
Box 4
Ultima Clave - Información Politica Semanal, 1977

Special issue of Ultima Clave dedicated to kidnapping of its subdirector, Rodolfo Férnandez Pondal.

Box 4
United States State Department Documents about Threat received by Cox Family, 1976-1979
Box 4
Uruguay Coordination Group Amnesty International, 1985-1986
Box 4
Uruguay - Ferreira detention, 1984
Box 4
Uruguay - Michelini Case, 1976
Box 4
Venezuela, 2002
Box 4
Violence (mostly FFAA), 1976-1978
Box 4
V.S. Naipaul, 1972-1981
Box 4
Who is Inspiring the Death Squad, n.d.
Box 4
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1981
Box 4
Cox Exile, 1979
Oversize-box 7
Desaparecidos, 1977-1979
Oversize-box 7
La Prensa, 1945-1946
Oversize-box 7
Marshall Meyer, 1987-2003
Oversize-box 7
Montoneros Guerillas, 1977
Oversize-box 7
Naipaul, 1972-1977
Oversize-box 7
Terrorism: The Challenge to the State Symposium and No más agresiones a los periodistas posters, 1982
Oversize-box 7
Cox - Bio Materials, 1980-1982
Oversize-box 8
Amnesty International, 1983-1984
Oversize-box 9
Robert Cox Arrest, 1977
Oversize-box 9
Buenos Aires Herald, 1960-1969
Oversize-box 9
Buenos Aires Herald, 1970-1979
Oversize-box 9
The living revolution American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Oversize-box 10
Buenos Aires Herald, Part 2, 1970-1979
Oversize-box 10
Buenos Aires Herald, 1980-1989
(2 folders)
Oversize-box 10
Buenos Aires Herald, 1990-1999
Oversize-box 10
Aluor-Lanusse Case, 1977
Oversize-box 11
Aramburu, 1978
Oversize-box 11
Argentina World Press Coverage, 1980-1983
Oversize-box 11
By About Cox, 1977-2005
Oversize-box 11
Chile, 1987-1990
Oversize-box 11
Clippings, 1978
Oversize-box 11
Cox in the Foreign Media, 1973-1975
Oversize-box 11
Economia Argentina, 1975-1977
Oversize-box 11
El Salvador, 1982-1991
Oversize-box 11
Falklands, 1982
Oversize-box 11
General Oversized Clippings, 1966-2004
Oversize-box 11
Isabela Peron, 1974-1976
Oversize-box 11
Jacobo Timerman, 1971-1992
Oversize-box 11
Juan Perón, 1950-1974
Oversize-box 11
Juicio Contra las Juntas, 1985
Oversize-box 11
La Opinion, La Nacion (Argentine news media), 1945-1980
Oversize-box 11
Moors Cabot Award, 1978
Oversize-box 11
News and Courier, 1981-2004

Later The Post and Courier.

Oversize-box 11
Nicaragua, Central America, 1982-1983
Oversize-box 11
Other Argentine Media Clippings, 1973-1985
Oversize-box 11
Schoenfeld and La Prensa, 1980-1981
Oversize-box 11
SIP Interamerican Press, 2001-2002
Oversize-box 11
Timerman, Jews, 1976-1981
Oversize-box 12
Walter Klein, 1978-1979
Oversize-box 12
Amnesty Action, 1982-1984
Oversize-box 13
Cuba - Body of Salvador Allende; Pepe Abrantes, 1990
Oversize-box 13
James Nielson, 1980
Oversize-box 13
Juan Domingo and Eva Perón, 1972-1974
Oversize-box 13
La Republica, Vocero De La Democracia Argentina En El Exilo, 1980-1982
Oversize-box 13
Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, 1985
Oversize-box 13
Marshall Meyer, 1977-1988
Oversize-box 13
News Coverage of Argentina, 1965-1969
Oversize-box 13
Papel Prensa, 1977
Oversize-box 13
Pérez Esquivel, 1980-1981
Oversize-box 13
Juicio Contra la Junta - Press Coverage, 1985
Oversize-box 14
Menem Presidency, 1990
Oversize-box 14
Buenos Aires Herald, 2000-2010
Oversize-box 15
General Clippings, 1970-1979
Oversize-box 15
General Clippings, 1980-1989
Oversize-box 15
General Clippings, 1990-1999
Oversize-box 15
General Clippings, 2000-2010
Oversize-box 15
El Diario del Juicio 1 and 2 (photocopy), 1985
Oversize-box 16
Foreign News Clippings, 1972-1988
Oversize-box 16
Other Argentine Media Clippings, 1973-2002
Oversize-box 16

3. Writings, 1950-2004

The Writings series consists of writings by Robert Cox and other individuals. The writings include published and unpublished; drafts of published works were organized with their published counterpart when possible. The published material written by Cox appeared in numerous publications predominately from Argentina or the United States. There are journalistic pieces along with government or non-profit/NGO reports. A notable feature of the series is the written work of colleagues and researchers investigating journalism in Latin America, especially Argentina, and United States human rights policy.

Wires and Cables, 1950-1993

The Wires and Cables subseries consists of cables. The cables largely consist of news wires, both from within Argentina and internationally. Authorship is not always clear in the messages of the cables, but there are cables written by Cox and other journalists. The content of the cables covers news from Buenos Aires and the provinces. The content of the cables largely cover Argentine politics, the Dirty War, the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the disappeared, Juan Perón, the Montoneros, David Graiver, terrorism, kidnappings, and Isabel Perón. The subseries is arranged chronologically. The majority of the cables appear to cover the 1960s and 1970s.

Graiver Case, 1976-1977
Box 1
Wires, 1950-1959
Box 1
Wires Part 1, 1960-1969

Guerilla Army activities, Economy - Meat, Meat Strike.

Box 1
Wires Part 2, 1960-1969

Guerilla Army activities, Economy - Meat, Meat Strike.

Box 1
Wires Part 3, 1960-1969
Box 1
Wires Part 1, 1970-1979
Box 1
Wires Part 2, 1970-1979
Box 1
Wires, 1980-1989
Box 1
Wires, 1993
Box 1
Wires - Cables, 1972-1977
Box 1
Wires, undated
(4 folders)

Most undated wires or cables look as if they are from the 1960s or 1970s.

Box 1

Journals and Personal Notes, 1977-1979

The Journals and Personal Notes subseries consists of unpublished writings authored by Robert Cox. Subjects covered by the notes include Jacobo Timerman, torture, Marshall T. Meyer, Montoneros, threats, and the Buenos Aires Herald. The subseries is arranged by subject matter or format.

Address book, n.d.
Box 5
1979 Calendar, 1979
Box 5
Marshall Meyer, n.d.
Box 5
Notes, n.d.
(3 folders)
Box 5
Personal Notes - Montoneros, n.d.
Box 5
Reflection about early years of Cox at the Buenos Aires Herald, n.d.
Box 5
Small Notebooks, n.d.
(3 folders)
Box 5
Torture, Timerman Writings, n.d.
Box 5
La Prensa, n.d.
Box 6
Notebooks, n.d.
(4 folders)
Box 6
Notes, n.d.
Box 6
Notes about threats, kidnappings, 1977
Box 6

Writings by Robert Cox, 1965-2002

The Writings by Robert Cox subseries consists of individual published pieces written by Robert Cox. Drafts of published pieces are arranged with their published counterpart. The subseries is arranged alphabetically.

Argentina: An Overview by Robert Cox, n.d.
Box 5
Articles about Jacobo Timmerman, 1981
Box 5
Articles by Cox in U.S. press, 1965-1976
Box 5
Disappeared Journalists - Incomplete Draft, n.d.
Box 5
Draft of article about La Tablada garrison attack, n.d.
Box 5
Harpers (article by Cox) Argentina: Souring on the Democratic Dream, 1985
Box 5
Hemisphere Overview Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, 1989
Box 5
Introduction to A Year with Two Winters by Martin Robbins, n.d.
Box 5
A Jamesian love story by Robert Cox, n.d.
Box 5
La Industria de Chiclayo, 1999
Box 5
Raúl Alfonsín removes the noose of terror. Argentina's Democratic Miracle, 1984
Box 5
The Sound of One Hand Clapping, 1980

Contains drafts of The Sound of One Hand Clapping: A Preliminary Study of the Argentine Press in a Time of Terror, which was written for the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

Box 5
The Souring of the Argentine Dream: Democracy meets the Red Queen, 1985

Written by Robert Cox; published in Harper's magazine.

Box 5
Total Terrorism: Argentina, 1969-1979

An excerpt written by Cox from the edited volume Terrorism, Legitimacy and Power: The Consequences of Political Violence.

Box 5
About Robert Cox, 1976-2002
Box 6
Argentina Turns a Corner, 1979
Box 6
Cox Articles for Foreign Media, 1964-2002
Box 6
Grenada, 1984-1988
Box 6
Grenada - by R. Cox, 1988
Box 6
Harper's Article, 1985
Box 6
Interview with V.S. Naipaul, n.d.
Box 6
Lesdesma; Fraud and Peronism, 1985-1996
Box 6
Writings by R. Cox (?), 1977-1997
Box 6
News and Courier articles, 1982-1985
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News and Courier articles, 2001-2002
Oversize-box 8
Review of Peron and the Enigmas of Argentina, 1987
Oversize-box 8

Writings by Others, 1969-2004

The Writings by Others subseries consists of written pieces authored by individuals other than Robert Cox. Some pieces have annotations. Subjects represented in works include journalism, Brazil, the Buenos Aires Herald, the Dirty War, U.S. human rights policy, social life in Argentina, U.S. - Argentina relations, and human rights abuses in Latin America.

Annotated section of Dirty Secrets, Dirty War, n.d.
Box 5
Anti-Semitism in Argentina by Chris Hedges, 1981
Box 5
Argentina in Agony by Stephen Kinzer, 1978
Box 5
Argentina: Land of Promise, Land of Pain, 1989
Box 5
Argentina - A Smoldering Volcano, 1982
Box 5
Articles about Robert Cox, 1980-1983
Box 5
Article by Henry Raymont, n.d.
Box 5
Brasil: Seis Años de Desarrollo Acelerado by Arnaldo T. Musich, n.d.
Box 5
The Case of the Disappeared by Jerome J. Shestack, 1980
Box 5
A Case of Torture Dean Farisani, n.d.
Box 5
Conference papers-Latin America, 1988-1995

Conference papers written by others.

Box 5
Consejo de Europea Comité de Ministros Del Comité de Ministros a los Estados Miembros Sobre El Lenguaje de Odio, 1997
Box 5
Coverage of Human Rights Abuses in the Buenos Aires Daily Press During Argentinas Dirty War, 1976-1979: A Rule of Silence and Its Exception, 1987

A dissertation written by Kristin Anne Goss in consultation with Robert Cox.

Box 5
El caso de Robert Cox: otro silencio en Argentina by Andrew Graham-Yoll, 1980
Box 5
El Herald y Las Víctimas de La Última Dictadura Militar (1976-1982), n.d.

This section appears to be part of a book or edited volume with pieces by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro.

Box 5
El Herald y Su Particular Compromiso Frente a Un Tema Tabú: Los Derechos Humanos Durante La Dictadura, n.d.

This section appears to be part of a book or edited volume with pieces by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro.

Box 5
El lector de palabras, palabras, palabras. por Santiago Bullrich, 1982
Box 5
El Valor de la prensa by Uki Goñi, 1997
Box 5
Excerpt from book written by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro., n.d.
Box 5
Extensive Description of the Argentine Documentary Nunca Más by M.L. Freund, 1984
Box 5
Gail Prensky: Existence Denied, 2001

The file also includes correspondence between Prensky and Cox.

Box 5
Gaps, Metaphors and Modern Fiction: A Study of Indeterminancy in the Modern Novel., 1981
Box 5
Human Rights, Culture and The Problem of Justice by Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, 1987
Box 5
Human Rights Diplomacy: The Carter Administration and the Southern Cone, 1982

Written by Roberta Cohen, published in Human Rights Quarterly.

Box 5
Human Rights and the U.N. Committee on Crime Prevention and Control by Roger S. Clark, 1989
Box 5
Inhabited by History: Charleston, S.C. by Josephine Humphreys, 1989
Box 5
The Inner Ring Mentality by Edwin A. Lahey, n.d.
Box 5
Introductory Remarks for Special Symposium to Honor Andrei Sakharov by Sidney D. Drell, 1981
Box 5
Is Bribery A Moral Issue by John T. Noonan, 1980
Box 5
Jornadas Sobre Futuro Politico de la Argentina Part 1, 1977
Box 5
Jornadas Sobre Futuro Politico de la Argentina Part 2, 1977
Box 5
Julia, a Latin American Woman, n.d.
Box 5
La Desilusión de los No Socios Con El Proceso (1976-1982), n.d.

This section appears to be part of a book or edited volume with pieces by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro.

Box 5
Latin America: The Democratic Option, 1987
Box 5
La Visita Indeseada de La Cidh: Un Caso de Periodismo Pendular, n.d.

This section appears to be part of a book or edited volume with pieces by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro.

Box 5
A Lonely Herald, J. Peterson, 2004

A piece written by Jeremy Peterson.

Box 5
Manfred Schönfeld, 1980-1981
Box 5
Must God Create the Best? by Robert Adams, 1972
Box 5
A New Approach to Foreign Aid and Economic Development by David T. Kleinman, n.d.
Box 5
Not Their Finest Hour by Alex Rodriguez - Giovo, n.d.
Box 5
Novel proposal (fragments), n.d.
Box 5
Nueva Escuela Mas y Mejor Educacion Para Todos, n.d.
Box 5
Open Letter on Issues of Race at Harvard, 1981
Box 5
Politica Armada en La Columna Del Herald (1974-1982), n.d.

This section appears to be part of a book or edited volume with pieces by César L. Díaz, Mario J. Giménez, and Marta Passaro.

Box 5
Poema Robertiano, 1983
Box 5
Pretérito imperfecto por Jorge Elías, n.d.
Box 5
Regime Terrorism and the press in Latin America, 1984

Two drafts of the same presentation given at the Colby Social Science Division Colloqium on Terrorism from January 9-10th 1984 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Box 5
Robert Cox: An Editor In Danger, 1980
Box 5
Rodrigo Rojas 1967-1986 Killed in Chile by David Remnick, 1986
Box 5
The Siege of the Argentine Jews by Robert Weisbrot and The Solitude of Jacobo Timerman, 1981
Box 5
The Sporting Scene Ar-gen-tina! by Alastair Reid, 1982
Box 5
The Strange Life and Stranger Death of David Graiver by Anthony Haden - Guest, 1979
Box 5
Student Conference Papers, 1982-2002
Box 5
Student Conference Papers, 1984
Box 5
Testimony of Sofonias Cisneros Leiva, 1985
Box 5
The Times of Arnaud: A News Legend Fights World War III Against the Dread Washington Post by Edwin Diamond, 1985
Box 5
U.S. Drug Policy: A Bad Export by Ethan A. Nadelmann, 1988
Box 5
U.S. Human Rights Initiatives Concerning Argentina, n.d.
Box 5
Amnesty International - Argentina The Attack on the Third Infantry Regiment Barracks at La Tablada, 1990
Box 6
Annotated Draft of Dirty Secrets, Dirty War Chapter 3, n.d.
Box 6
Article by John J. O'Connor, 1973
Box 6
Britain Wants Back in Latin Trade Picture by Penny Lernoux, 1969
Box 6
Habeas Corpus a Dios!, 1979

A pamphlet created by the family of Jorge Marcelo Dyszel about the disappearance of him and his wife Mirtha Nelida Schwalb de Dyszel. The pamphlet appears to have been sent to Cox because it contains an annotation on the front cover that says al Sr Roberto Cox.

Box 6
How Argentina Won Its War Against Leftist Terrorism, 1982

Written by Virginia Prewett and William R. Mizelle.

Box 6
La Libanizacion Argentina by J. Iglesias Rouco, n.d.
Box 6
Las Fuerzas Armadas y El Estado Autoritario del Cono Sur de America Guillermo A. Donnell, 1980
Box 6
Manuscript by Andrea Yaryura, 1996
Box 6
Partial Draft of A Single Numberless Death by Nora Strejilevich, n.d.
Box 6
Partial Manuscript of H. Kahn on López Rega, Perón and the 1974-1976 years, n.d.
Box 6
Proof - Argentines oppose bon vivant president, despite recent religious turn by Sam Dillon, 1991
Box 6
Student Conference Papers, pt. 2, 1982-2002
Box 6
Violaciones de los Derechos Humanos bajo el Gobierno Constitutional en Argentina, 1986

Written by Federico E. Alvarez Rojas.

Box 6
Periodistas, 1980
Oversize-box 7

Editorials, 1963-1990

The Editorial subseries consists of editorials published in the Buenos Aires Herald and the News and Courier. Most were written by Cox. Topics of the editorials include kidnappings, terrorism, Central America, Juan Carlos Onganía, Juan Perón, Raúl Alfonsín, Arturo Umberto Illia, Arturo Frondizi, and Cuba. The contents of the subseries have been arranged either chronologically or by subject matter.

The Argentine Dream - Proof by Robert Cox, 1985
Box 6
Articles for News and Courier, Buenos Aires Herald, 1983-2001
Box 6
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1973-1979
Box 6
Cuba trip Editorials, 1990
Box 6
Illia - Frondizi, 1963
Box 6
John Paul II visit to Central America, 1983
Box 6
Murdered Priests, 1970-1976
Box 6
Ongania, 1967
Box 6
Peron, Government and Military Organizing, 1963-1972
Box 6
Editorials, 1976-1977
Oversize-box 7
Pope John Paul II Visit to Nicaragua, 1983
Oversize-box 7
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1965-1969
Oversize-box 9
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1972
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1973
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1974
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1975
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1975-1976
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1976
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1977
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1978
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials, 1979-1989
Oversize-box 12
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials Part 1, undated

Most undated clippings appear to be from the 1970s.

Oversize-box 13
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials Part 2, undated

Most undated clippings appear to be from the 1970s.

Oversize-box 13
Buenos Aires Herald Editorials Part 3, undated

Most undated clippings appear to be from the 1970s.

Oversize-box 13

4. Publications, 1879-2006

The Publications series consists of full length magazines, reports or other publications collected by Robert Cox. Many have articles written by Robert Cox. Many of the Argentine publications are scarce, including El Diario del Juicio. The topics covered by the publications include international human rights and Argentine politics. The subseries is arranged alphabetically.

AAAS Clearinghouse Report on Science and Human Rights, 1983
Box 2
American Univerisities Field Staff Special Report - The First-World Third-World Understanding Gap, 1980
Box 2
Amnesty International Handbook, 1983
Box 2
Argentine News, 1985
Box 2
Argentine Postwar Economic Policies by Javier Villanueva, 1964
Box 2
Attacks on the Press 1987 A Worldwide Survey Committee to Protect Journalists, 1988
Box 2
Buenos Aires en el año 2080 historia verosimil por A. Sioen, 1879
Box 2
C.G.T., 1964
Box 2
Diplomats and Terrorists: What Works, What Doesn't, 1982
Box 2
Discusión quincenario de política y economía, 1975
Box 2
El Infierno También Fue Argentino, n.d.
Box 2
Envio Publicación del Instituto Histórico Centroamericano y de la Universidad Centroamericana, 1990
Box 2
Freedom at Issue, 1988
Box 2
Human Rights Internet Reporter April-June 1983, 1983
(Volume 8 Nos. 4 and 5)
Box 2
IAPA News, 1987-1992
Box 2
In the Public Interest, 1981
Box 2
Inside Cuba A Special Report of the Cuba Roundtable, 1990
Box 2
The International League for Human Rights, 1981-1983
Box 2
International Terrorism: An Inquiry into Contemporary Political Violence A Resource Book, 1986
Box 2
Las Mil Caras de Pinochet, 1987
Box 2
Latin America a weekly political report, 1976
Box 2
A Los Pueblos de America Latina, n.d.
Box 2
The New Republic, 1982
Box 2
Nieman Reports, 1979; 2006
Box 2
Pamphlets, 1979-1981

Includes La Prensa Diario Libre de Panamá and Comment.

Box 2
Para La Historia del Periodismo, 1989
Box 2
Periodicals, 1963-1968

Includes issues of Primera Plana and Confirmado.

Box 2
Periodicals, 1971-1978

Includes issues of Extra, Somos, and Carta Politica.

Box 2
Periodicals, 1980-1984
Box 2
Periodicals, 1985-1988
Box 2
Periodicals, 1988-1991
Box 2
Preface, 1980
Box 2
Press in Argentina 1973-8 Andrew Graham-Yooll, 1979
Box 2
Primera Plana, 1962
Box 2
Salvadoran Democracy Project, Freedom in the World, 1991
Box 2
Scientists and Human Rights in Argentina Since 1976, 1981
Box 2
Second InterAmerican Dialogue Report, 1984
Box 2
The St. Michael's Meeting Argentine-American Forum, 1979
Box 2
Uruguay's Military Physicians Cogs in a System of State Terror by Maxwell Gregg Bloche, 1987
Box 2
U.S. Human Rights Policy: An AIUSA Position Paper, 1984
Box 2
Boletin del Frente de Liberación Homosexual de la Argentina, 1976
Box 6
Cuba Facts: A Resource Document for the United States Congress Prepared by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1999
Box 6
Cuba in the Nineties, 1991
Box 6
El Montonero and Partido Autentico, 1976
Box 6
International League for Human Rights Annual Review, 1979-1980
Box 6
A Year with Two Winters by Martin Robbins, 1989
Box 6
Construccion National (full issue) Julio-Diciembre, 1974
Oversize-box 8
El Diario del Juicio Part 1 and 2, 1985
Oversize-box 8
El Diario del Juicio Part 3 and 5, 1985
Oversize-box 8
El Diario del Juicio Part 8, 9, 11, 1985
Oversize-box 8
El Diario del Juicio Part 12 and 13, 1985
Oversize-box 8
The New York Times Magazine - Return to Argentina by Jacobo Timerman, 1984
Oversize-box 8
Porqué, No. 1-4, 1988
Oversize-box 8
Porqué, No. 5-9
(1988)
Oversize-box 8
Buenos Aires Herald Centennial Edition, 1976
Oversize-box 9
Buenos Aires Herald - British Royal Visit, 1962
Oversize-box 13
Buenos Aires Herald - Edited Copy Proof, 1968
Oversize-box 13
Nuevo Gobierno and La Opinión, 1976
Oversize-box 13
Historia de Peron, n.d.
Oversize-box 16
Seran Asesinados - Marchar, 1974
Oversize-box 16
 

Historical Note

Robert Cox was born in England in 1933 and came to Buenos Aires as a young man in 1959. He worked as a journalist and eventually became the editor of the Buenos Aires Herald, the largest English-language newspaper in Argentina. Cox married Maud Daverio, who came from a prominent Buenos Aires family. They had five children.

At the Buenos Aires Herald, Cox wrote about the disappearances of left wing activists and extremists who were targeted by the Argentine military. He continued to cover the violence of the Dirty War even while receiving personal threats. Cox was honored with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 1978 for his reporting on Latin America.

Cox and his family fled Argentina in 1979 after his son Peter received an anonymous, detailed threat. After holding other positions, including a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, Cox become the assistant editor at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. While in the United States, Cox continued to publish stories about the political landscape of Argentina as well. He also wrote at length about political violence in Central America and Cuba.

In 2008, his son David Cox published a book about his father's journalistic career in Argentina entitled Dirty Secrets, Dirty War: The Exile of Robert J. Cox (Buenos Aires, Argentina: 1976-1983).

The Buenos Aires Herald closed in 2017; their holdings are not widely archived elsewhere, so the copies of Herald materials in the collection may not be accessible in other institutions.

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Provenance

The Robert J. Cox papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Patrick Stawski and Michelle Runyon, December, 2019.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0123