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Human rights archive conference March 3-4

- February 25, 2008

A symposium titled “Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Transforming Ideas into Practice” will take place at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on March 3-4.

The symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, and human rights scholars to address specific needs and unique issues in human rights documentation and to create strategies for the future.

The keynote address for the symposium will be the Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights given by the Hon. Patricia Wald. Her talk will take place at 4 p.m. on March 3.

The second day of the symposium will consist of working group sessions for archivists, librarians, faculty, and graduate students working with human rights materials to share information and address issues specific to human rights documentation.

Trudy Huskamp Peterson, an expert on preserving the records of Truth Commissions and former Acting Archivist of the United States, will be a special guest.

Further information and a detailed schedule are available on the Web. Link: Symposium website

For more information, contact Valerie Love, curator for human rights collections at the Dodd Center at 860-486-2384, or valerie.love@uconn.edu.


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