Columbia's Butler Library houses the records of various human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, Helsinki Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights First, and Concerned Scientists.
Papers of a Civil Rights Activitist, Political Activist, and Woman. Fannie Lou Hamer was a public speaker and activist she was an organizer of the Mississippi Freedom Summer and became vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democracy Party.
The Dodd Center collects: the records of human rights organizations based in the US; the papers of American participants in international tribunals; human rights photojournalism collections, including photography and the personal papers of human rights photographers and photojournalists; materials which document economic rights issues; personal papers of refugees in Connecticut and New England; and the books of human rights activist-artists, particularly artists' responses to terrorism, war, and genocide.
Documents and images related to Southern African countries, including periodicals, newspapers, records of colonial government commissions, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.
The Meiklejohn Institute at the University of California - Berkeley has published guides on civil liberties and human rights, as well as Human Rights Docket, Human Rights and Peace Law Docket, and Human Rights Casefinder, 1953-1969. The archive houses materials documenting the anti-Vietnam war movements, the Free Speech Movement trial, the mass arrests in Peoples Park, as well as materials from the trials of Angela Y. Davis, the Pentagon Papers, and Wounded Knee.
OSA holdings related to human rights issues comprise a variety of documents created by non-governmental and supra-governmental organizations active in post World War Central and Eastern Europe. Most important among these are those of the International Helsinki Federation, the Human Rights Law Institute related to the conflicts in former Yugoslavia, Index on Censorship, and the Physicians for Human Rights.