Photo from Archives & Special Collections Human Rights Collection
A girl in India takes a break from carrying rocks at a gravel quarry, photograph by U. Roberto Romano, 2000.

The Human Rights collections document human rights violations in the United States and internationally, struggles for social justice, artistic responses, and advocacy efforts by individuals, non-governmental organizations, and state agencies. The Human Rights collections include the Thomas J. Dodd Papers, which document his work as Chief Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, oral histories and documentation gathered in partnership with the African National Congress in South Africa and the Center for Oral History at the University of Connecticut, the records and library of Human Rights Internet, the records of the Coalition for International Justice, and the Refugee Case Files of the International Rescue Committee. Audiovisual collections include the Impact Visuals Photograph Collection, the U. Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, as well as the Mia Farrow and Eric Reeves collections on the Darfur Crisis. Additional human rights materials can be found in the Alternative Press Collection, which contains thousands of national and international newspapers, serials, books, pamphlets, ephemera and artifacts documenting activist themes and organizations, spanning from the 1800s to the present.

Collection Highlights


Accessing These Materials

All materials are available for use in the John P. McDonald Reading Room. For additional information, please see Using our Materials. Some collections are available in our digital repository.


Graham Stinnett
Archivist for Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections

(860) 486-2384