Amnesty International USA

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Duration: Early 1960s - present
Location: Various including New York and Washington. DC, United States

Amnesty International USA (Amnesty International of the USA, Inc., AIUSA) was formed in the early 1960s. It is the U.S. affiliate of Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in London by Peter Benenson in 1961. AI's vision is a world where every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Organizational Archive

Title: Amnesty International USA Archives
Time Span: 1960s - present
Description: Archives of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the United States section of Amnesty International (AI).  AI, a non-governmental organization (NGO), was founded in 1961 to campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AIUSA was incorporated in 1966. This is a comprehensive collection of materials documenting the founding, activity and growth of AIUSA from the 1960s through the present. This includes work on a number of African countries including South Africa, Namibia, North Africa including Egypt and Morocco. The AIUSA Archives contains materials documenting the start of the U.S. section of AI in New York City in the early 1960s, as well as materials from the AIUSA New York headquarters and the Washington, DC lobby office; from all the regional offices and local and campus chapters; and from all the programs and departments of AIUSA. The collection contains posters, banners, T-shirts, photographs, videos, DVDs, and more than 30 years of newspaper clippings mentioning Amnesty International and human rights. The collection includes country reports, mission reports, and oral histories. Many local and campus chapters and individual activists, especially country coordination specialists and members of steering committees and task forces, have deposited records of their activities at the AIUSA Archives or as associated collections.

Housed At: Columbia University Libraries, Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, Human Rights Organization Archives
Location: 535 West 114th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York,10027, United States
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