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Guide to the Robin Kirk Papers, 1968-2012 and undated, bulk 1983-1994

Summary

Robin Kirk is the Faculty co-chair of the Duke University Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute. At the time these files were created, Kirk was serving both as a journalist and a Human Rights Watch researcher. Subject files include notes; research materials; newspaper clippings, magazines; reports, many from human rights organizations; correspondence; copies of governmental documents; notebooks; and other items on human rights, primarily in Peru. There are small amounts of material related to Colombia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Publications primarily address politics and human rights issues, particularly in Colombia.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11761
Title
Robin Kirk papers
Date
1968-2012 and undated
Creator
Kirk, Robin
Extent
13.8 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in Spanish and English

Collection Overview

Subject files include notes; research materials; newspaper clippings, magazines; reports, many from human rights organizations; correspondence; copies of governmental documents; notebooks; and other items on human rights, primarily in Peru. There are small amounts of material related to Colombia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Bolivia. At the time these files were created, Kirk was serving both as a journalist and a Human Rights Watch researcher. Publications primarily address politics and human rights issues, particularly in Colombia.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Subject files and publications.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Subject files, 1983-2008 and undated

Subject files include notes; research materials; newspaper clippings, magazines; reports, many from human rights organizations; correspondence; copies of governmental documents; notebooks; and other items on human rights, primarily in Peru. There are small amounts of material related to Colombia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Bolivia. At the time these files were created, Kirk was serving both as a journalist and a Human Rights Watch researcher.

Peru News- Pre 1988, undated
Box 1
Women Rape in EZ until 1992, 1990-1992
Box 1
Women Threats by Security Forces, 1989
Box 1
Rape Background Cases, 1991
Box 1
Gustavo Gutierrez Interview, 1985-1986
Box 1
Ayacucho- Latin American Examiner, 1987
Box 1
A Minga of God, 1987
Box 1
Democracy and Terror, 1987
Box 1
Refugees- Chicago, 1987
Box 1
Gulag- La Cantuta
Box 2
Cantuta, 1992
Box 2
Celia Valenzuela, 1994
Box 2
Gulag- Assante Alfano, 1994
Box 2
Gulag- Bonifacio Aymitumi, 1994
Box 2
Martin Roca, 1994
Box 2
[Human Rights Watch], 1994-1996
Box 2
Drugs, 1990
Box 2
Shining Path Attacks (Pre 1991), 1989-1990
Box 2
"Narcotrafico: a un año de cartegena", 1991
Box 2
Internal Refugees, 1990
Box 2
Human Rights, 1990
Box 2
Cholera, Undated
Box 2
AFSC Meeting, April 25, 1992
Box 2
Peru HR, 1994
Box 2
Human Rights (Pre-1991), 1990
Box 2
Peru Shantytowns, Undated
Box 2
Coca (Pre-1991), 1990
Box 2
Universities, 1989-1991
Box 2
[Functional Annual Plan of Peru], 1991
Box 2
Desplazados 1980's, Undated
Box 2
Accomarca, 1992
Box 2
UN Actions, 1994-1995
Box 2
Promotion, 1991
Box 2
Gulag- La Encañada, Undated
Box 2
Contracts, 1993-1994
Box 2
Senderology, 1993-1994
Box 2
US-Peru Relations, 1993-1994
Box 2
Misc., 1991
Box 2
[Fujimori Speech], Undated
Box 2
Gulag Judicial System, 1994
Box 2
Gulag- Arrepentidos, 1994
Box 2
[Shining Path Trials], 1994
Box 2
Universidad del Centro, 1992
Box 3
CCD Investigation, 1993
Box 3
Robles, 1993
Box 3
Gulag-Salinas, Undated
Box 3
Amnesty International, 1995
Box 3
Constitución Politica del Peru, Undated
Box 3
Amnesty, 1992-1993
Box 3
Weird Letters, 1993-1994
Box 3
Contracts, Peru Scholars, 1991
Box 3
Polica, 1993
Box 3
News, Birthcontrol, and Aborition, 1991
Box 3
Auca Yacu Huanuco, 1993
Box 3
Journalists, 1992-1993
Box 3
Prison/Motives, 1992
Box 3
Misc. Cases 1, 1993
Box 3
Gulag Related HR, 1994
Box 3
Misc. Cases 2, 1993-1995
Box 3
Internal Refugees, 1993
Box 3
[La Republica Quotes], Undated
Box 3
La Repiticion de Violencia, 1994
Box 3
Death Penalty, 1993
Box 3
Gulag- Chuchon-Salcedo, Undated
Box 3
[Cursos para Oficiales], 1992
Box 3
[Carceleta Judicial de Lima], 1993
Box 3
Reporte Especial #13, 1993
Box 3
[Consejo Supremo de Justicia Militar], 1993
Box 3
Human Rights #1, 1992
(2 folders)
Box 3
Church, 1990-1991
Box 4
Raguel Martin Case, 1991
Box 4
Fuji Coup- US-Peru Relations, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
Box 4
AW Case Letters/State, 1994
Box 4
Gulag- Wagner, 1994
Box 4
Gulag- Sarasota Layme B, 1994
Box 4
Trip- Arcila/Susana, 1995
Box 4
Indigenous, 1990-1993
Box 4
Gulag- Correspondence, 1994
Box 4
Gulag- Santa Barbra, 1994
Box 4
[Publications], 1991-1995
(3 folders)
Box 4
Coca, 1991-1992
Box 4
UA's, 1992
Box 4
Untitled, 1992
Box 4
Human Rights #2, 1992-1993
Box 4
Reaño, Jose Miguel, Undated
Box 4
San Ignacio, 1992
Box 4
Gov't Pronouncements/Laws, 1992-1993
Box 4
AW Case Letters/Statements, 1993
Box 5
[Publications], 1989
Box 5
HR, 1991-1992
Box 5
[Publications], 1989
Box 5
[Violencia Domestica], Undated
Box 5
[Publications], 1993-1995
Box 5
[Publications], 1993-2008
Box 5
[Publications], 1993-1994
Box 5
Notebook 3, Undated
Box 5
Phone Book, 1992
Box 5
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 5
Notebook 5, Undated
Box 5
Notebook 10, Undated
Box 5
Notebook 11, Undated
Box 5
Notebook 13, Undated
Box 6
Notebook 14, Undated
Box 6
[President Gonzalo Speeches], Undated
Box 6
Interview to Chairman Gonzalo, Undated
Box 6
Exchanges with SL, 1987-1992
Box 6
Stone, 1996
Box 6
Exchanges with SP, 1992-1994
Box 6
Justice, 1986-1987
Box 6
Rep., 1992-1995
Box 6
Refugees- PCR Reports, 1991-1992
Box 6
Peru's Dirty Little War, 1987
Box 6
Women, SP Biblio, Undated
Box 6
Women- Rape in interrogation until 1992, 1983-1992
Box 6
Drugczar Notebook, 1989
Box 6
Spike Notebook, Undated
Box 6
Al Conference, 1986
Box 6
Untitled Notebook, 2002
Box 6
Calendar Notebook, 1993
Box 6
WWQ, 1998
Box 6
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 6
Telephone/Conference Notebook, 1999
Box 6
Derecho Internacional Humanos, 1997
Box 6
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 6
Notebook #14, 1990
Box 6
Derecho Internacional Humanos, 1996
Box 6
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Notebook #7, Undated
Box 7
Notebook #6, Undated
Box 7
Calendar Notebook, 1995-1996
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
DIH [Derecho international humanos], 1998-1999
Box 7
Calendar Notebook, 1993
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Prensa Pervana, Undated
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, 1987
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 7
Notebook #3, 1990
Box 7
Drank Robin, Undated
Box 7
Calendar Notebook, 1994
Box 7
Mother- RW, Undated
Box 7
Drugs, Undated
Box 7
To-Do Spike, Undated
Box 7
Imigration and Mujeres, Undated
Box 7
To-Do Notebooks, Undated
Box 7
Gay/Lesbian II, Undated
Box 7
Gay Latino, 1989
Box 7
Women Series, Undated
Box 7
Watsonville/Lat Pols, Undated
Box 7
Narajo, Undated
Box 7
Minority Ph.D.'s, Undated
Box 7
Lat Pols II, Spike, Drugs, Undated
Box 7
Hispanic Elderly II, Undated
Box 7
Mixtece, Undated
Box 7
Mujeres Valley, Undated
Box 8
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 8
Benefactors II, Undated
Box 8
Hisp. Benefactors, Undated
Box 8
Healing II, Undated
Box 8
Minority Ph.D.'s, Undated
Box 8
Healers, Undated
Box 8
Elderly Hispanics, Undated
Box 8
Dominican Rep., Undated
Box 8
Haitian Refugees in DR Reports, 1992
Box 8
[El Estatuto Juridico de los Hatianos y sus Descendientos Nacidos en el Republica Dominicana], 1991
Box 8
Current Human Rights Violations, 1989-1992
Box 8
Ecuador's Golden Crop, Undated
Box 8
Notebook 12, Undated
Box 8
[Post Mission Memo on Colombia], 1994
Box 1
Untitled Notebook, 2000
Box 8
Telephone Notebook, 1998
Box 8
Calendar Notebook
Box 8
Calendar Notebook, 1997-1998
Box 8
HR in Colombia and Ecuador, 1986
Box 8
Notebook 15, Undated
Box 8
Notebook 18, Undated
Box 8
Notebook 1, Undated
Box 8
Notebook 2, Undated
Box 8
State of War, 1992-1993
Box 8
Colombia, 2004
Box 9
Dog Obed- Clark Smith, Undated
Box 9
Calderon-Schotzhund, 1983-1984
Box 9
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 9
Untitled Notebook, 1990
Box 9
Notebook #2, Undated
Box 9
Untitled Notebook, 1989-1990
Box 9
Untitled Notebook, Undated
Box 9
Guaviare, 1997
Box 9
Telephone Book, 1994
Box 9
Untitled Notebook, 1995
Box 9
Trip- Nov. 1995, 1995
Box 9
World Report Material, 1993
Box 9
Displaced Ecuador Refugees, 1990-1992
Box 9
Mobile Brigades, 1991
Box 9
Yondo-Bombard, 1990
Box 9
Telephone Notes, 1995
Box 9
DIH [Derecho international humanos], 1997
Box 9
6th Division, Undated
Box 9
Notebook #16, Undated
Box 9
To-Do Notebook, 2003
Box 9
Colombia and U.K., 2003
Box 9
Colombia, 2003
Box 9
Colombia II, 1992
Box 9
Notebook #17, Undated
Box 9
Telephone Book, 1997
Box 9
HRW, 2000
Box 9
Cliff #2, 1997
Box 9

2. Publications, 1968-2012 and undated

Publications primarily address politics and human rights issues, particularly in Colombia.

To Build Anew, 1993
Box 9
El Camino de la Niebla V. I, 1988
Box 10
El Camino de la Niebla V. II, 1990
Box 10
Directiva permanente numero 024 Julio 5 de 1995, 1995
Box 10
El embrujo autoritario, 2003
Box 10
Demobilizing and Integrating the Nicaraguan Resistance 1990-1997, 1999
Box 10
Camilo Torres, 1968
Box 10
Entre el dicho y el hecho, 1994
Box 10
Derechos humanos en Colombia, 1994
Box 10
The Paramilitary Strategy Imposed on Colombia's Chucurí Region, 1993
Box 10
Panorama de derechos humanos y derecho humanitario en Colombia, 2000
Box 10
Los niños de la guerra, Undated
Box 10
Colombia: Recent Reports on the Critical Human Rights Situation, 1994
Box 10
¿A quién beneficia la cocaína?, 1994
Box 10
Por mi honor, 2000
Box 10
El terrorismo de estado en Colombia, 1992
Box 10
FARC-EP Historical Outline, Undated
Box 10
Mapiripán. Sin Perdón y sin olvido., 2012
Box 10
Colombia Politcal Violence: Myth and Reality, 1994
Box 10
Sendero de violencia, 1990
Box 10
Epitafio de los inocentes, 1998
Box 10
Poesía nueva de Ayacucho, 1971
Box 10
Panorama de derechos humanos y del derecho humanitario en Colombia: 1999, 1999
Box 10
 

Historical Note

Robin Kirk is the Faculty co-chair of the Duke University Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the Pauli Murray Project, an initiative of the center that seeks to use the legacy of this Durham daughter to examine the region's past of slavery, segregation and continuing economic inequality. An author and human rights advocate, Kirk is a lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and directs the Human Rights Certificate. An essayist and award-winning poet, she has published widely on issues as diverse as the Andes, torture, the politics of memory, family life and pop culture. Kirk authored, co-authored and edited over twelve reports for Human Rights Watch. In the 1980s, Kirk reported for U.S. media from Peru, where she covered the war between the government and the Shining Path. She continues to write for US media, and has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Sojourners, The American Scholar, the Raleigh News and Observer, the Boston Globe, the Durham Herald Sun and other media.


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Provenance

The Robin Kirk Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Emile Therrien and Alice Poffinberger, August 2019

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0207