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Charter 77, Czech Heritage Records

Title: Charter 77, Czech Heritage Records

Creator: Faltus, Anna

Dates: 1975-1986

Quantity: 22 boxes (10.0 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0124

Language: Czech, English, German, French, Slovak

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Charter 77, Czech Heritage Records (MS 0124). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Biography of the Creator:

Anna Faltus was born on April 9, 1919 in Mnichovice (Czech Republic). Throughout her life she was involved in political activities. During World War II, in London, she entered the British Auxiliary Territorial Service, worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs, and broadcasted news on the BBC. After WWII, Faltus joined the Czechoslovak Repatriation Mission in France and worked for Radio Free Europe and Voice of America. As a member of the Czechoslovak National Council of America in Washington, D.C., Faltus helped to translate Charter 77 documents into English. She also participated in the Czechoslovak National Council and the Society of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she received a Presidential Commemorative Medal for her work on human rights. Faltus died on March 6, 2001.

Historical Background:

Charter 77, a political document, was published in January 1977, in an attempt to illustrate the Czechoslovak government need to address human rights issues. The publication cause significant controversy and many of those who supported the document were imprisoned. One of the original signers of the charter, Vaclav Havel, later served as both the President of Czechoslovak and the first president of the Czech Republic.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains correspondence, articles and official publications by U.S. Congress, the Charter 77 Movement (in Czech), and other institutions and organizations. The materials cover the Charter 77 movement from its beginning to its end in the middle of the 1980s.

Subjects:

Havel, Vaclav

Litomisky, Jan

Uhl, Petr

Jirous, Martin

Benda, Vaclav

Ruml, Jiri

Hajek, Jiri

Patocka, Jan

Husak, Gustav

Obzina, Jaromir

Czechoslovakia -- History -- Charter 77

Czechoslovakia -- History -- Communism

Czechoslovakia -- History -- Normalization

Czechoslovakia -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources

Czechs -- Foreign countries -- Correspondence

Human rights workers -- USA

Human rights workers -- Czechoslovakia

Human rights workers -- USSR

Human rights workers -- Eastern Europe

Series Description: Series 1: Charter 77 Documents, boxes 1-9

These documents include press releases, letters, newspaper articles in Czechoslovak, domestic and foreign press about the activities of the Charter 77 movement and its representatives. It also covers the Committee for the Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS) movement, letters to government officials and justice representatives in Czechoslovakia about human rights, statements describing police strategies against dissidents, and stories of people within the regime. There is also correspondence between Faltus and U.S. government officials or representatives and human rights non-governmental organizations.

Series 2: Serial Publications, boxes 10-15

The publications include Faltus' collection of various bulletins, newsletters, reports, and periodicals that deal with human rights in Czechoslovakia and other Eastern European countries. They describe the general political situation of 1970s and 1980s with an emphasis on the Cold War. Of particular interest is the Information on Charter 77 (INFOCh) bulletin published by Charter representatives (in Czech only) and Radio Free Europe reports in English.

Series 3: Associated Materials, boxes 16-18

Contains official publications and reports of U.S. Congress and other institutions or organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) regarding human rights in the Eastern bloc during the 1970s and 1980s.

Series 4: General Materials, box 19

Includes unsorted materials, mostly copies of articles or other documents on human rights, and some correspondence.

Container List: Series 1: DocumentsBox 1. Folder 1. Articles, 1975

Contains two articles in English about dissidents in Czechoslovakia and about scientists in Czechoslovakia. This folder contains a list of international agreements and covenants dealing with self-determination.

Box 1. Folder 2. Reports, articles, 1976

Contains reports in English about Czechoslovak opposition, a copy of an open letter against arresting of non-conformist musicians, a leaflet by Amnesty International concerning the same topic, and other articles and reports dealing with the Communist regime. There is an article about the social impact, in France, of the television screening of the movie "The Confession" about Communist leader Artur London's trial and torture by the Czechoslovak secret police.

Box 1. Folder 3. Articles, 1977, Jan.

Newspapers articles on the contents of Charter 77, the arrest of the signatories, and world reactions.

Box 1. Folder 4. Reports, articles, 1977, Jan.

Includes a Czech version of Charter 77, articles from newspapers, and reports and letters dealing with conditions in Czechoslovakia after the issue of the charter.

Box 1. Folder 5. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1977, Feb.

Includes newspapers, reports, and letters dealing with Charter 77 and the reaction of the U.S. Congress.

Box 2. Folder 1. Articles, correspondence, 1977, Feb.

Contains news from press agencies and radio stations, articles, and letters. In Czech and English.

Box 2. Folder 2. Reports and articles, 1977, Mar.

Includes "The Features and News from behind the Iron Curtain" by Josef Josten, articles on Charter 77 and its signatories, reaction in the world, various proclamations, documents regarding the death of Jan Patocka, and police actions during his funeral.

Box 2. Folder 3. Reports and articles, 1977, Mar.-Apr.

Contains articles, reports from press agencies, radio stations and TV stations along with information on the Czechoslovak philosopher, Jan Patocka, and letters from Charter 77 signatories to Czechoslovak authorities.

Box 2. Folder 4. Reports and articles, 1977, May-Aug.

Contains articles, letters, and documents from Czechoslovakia dealing with information about political emigration as a consequence of signing Charter 77, signatories repression, official documents of Charter 77, and letters to the Czechoslovak President.

Box 2. Folder 5. Reports and articles, 1977, Sept.-Dec.

Contains news, articles, documents, and letters on a lecture by a Czech immigrant in Vienna, Austria, and on relations between the Czechoslovak officials and the Charter.

Box 3. Folder 1. Reports and articles, 1978, Jan.-Mar.

Contains articles, news, petitions, documents, open letters, a feature article by Vaclav Havel, and documents on political trials in Czechoslovakia.

Box 3. Folder 2. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1978, Apr.-May

Includes materials on political trials and on the Czechoslovak Committe for the Defense of the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS).

Box 3. Folder 3. Reports and articles, 1978, May-June

Contains information on the Railroaders' Ball, the arrest of Charter signatories, judicial trials against dissidents, letters to Czechoslovak officials, and attacks on the advocates of the dissidents.

Box 3. Folder 4. Articles, correspondence, 1978, July-Sept.

Details the experience of a foreign journalist expelled from the country.

Box 3. Folder 5. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1978, Oct.

Contains information on the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Soviet troops, an open letter to Kurt Waldheim, and the question of "getaways" from Czechoslovakia.

Box 4. Folder 1. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1978, Nov.

About trials of dissidents and information on Charter 77 activities.

Box 4. Folder 2. Reports, 1978, Dec.

Contains a report on the activities of Charter 77 against the discrimination of the Roma people in Czechoslovakia.

Box 4. Folder 3. Reports and articles, 1979, Jan.-Mar.

Includes information on self-determination of dissidents and on political prisoners in Czechoslovakia.

Box 4. Folder 4. Reports and articles, 1979, Apr.-May

Contains documents on Charter 77, underground culture and Czechoslovak officials, and the limitation of civil rights in Czechoslovakia.

Box 5. Folder 1. Reports, articles, correspondence, essays, 1979, July

Information on the Otta Bednarova trial, extracts from the U.S. Congressional Records, and information on the economic situation in Czechoslovakia.

Box 4. Folder 5. Articles, 1979, June

Contains articles from exile Czechoslovak newspapers, from other foreign newspapers, and extracts from the U.S. Congressional Record.

Box 5. Folder 2. Congressional records, 1979, Aug.-Sept.

Materials on Czechoslovak problems related to the Helsinki Treaty, police repressions, and repression against Catholics.

Box 5. Folder 3. Reports, articles, 1979, Oct.

Includes information on the Czechoslovak dissident trials and on the trials of six VONS members.

Box 5. Folder 4. Reports, articles, 1979, Oct-Nov.

Articles covering the trials of six VONS members and a list of arrested people.

Box 5. Folder 5. Reports, articles, 1979, Nov.-Dec.

Contains materials on Charter 77 and civil rights.

Box 6. Folder 1. Reports, articles, 1980, Jan.-Feb.

Information on Charter 77 and world reaction to it, Soviet annexation of Afghanistan, information on trials of Charter 77 members, and news from the prisoner's relatives to their friends on topics such as prison conditions.

Box 6. Folder 2. Reports, articles, 1980, Mar.-Apr.

Contains information on an "underground university" involving lectures provided by dissidents, reflections on the Helsinki Treaty, an issue of Londynske Listy dealing with Charter 77, and Radio Free Europe broadcasts on Charter 77 and on trials of its members.

Box 6. Folder 3. Reports, articles, 1980, May

Includes information on the "underground university" and a list of new signatories of the Charter.

Box 6. Folder 4. Reports, correspondence, 1980, June-July

Contains documents of the Czechoslovak National Council of America, descriptions of the interrogations, amnesty requests, a letter from U.S. Senator Bob Dole to the President of Czechoslovakia regarding civil rights.

Box 6. Folder 5. Reports, correspondence, 1980, Aug.-Sept.

Contains a letter from Charter 77 to President Gustav Husak, information on political trials, documents of the Czechoslovak National Council of America, and a list of unjustly convicted people.

Box 6. Folder 6. Reports, articles, 1980, Oct.-Nov.

Includes a demand for the release of ill prisoners, documents on Charter 77, and various articles.

Box 6. Folder 7. Reports, articles, 1980, Dec.

Contains information on political trials, articles from Listy, information on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and a short presentation of dissident groups in Czechoslovakia.

Box 7. Folder 1. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1981, Jan.-Mar.

Contains letters, articles, and papers dealing with Charter 77, its activities, members, and ideas, and the reaction on Charter 77 in the world press, including documents and letters of several Czechoslovak exile groups, information on the spokesmen of Charter 77, Czechoslovak participation on the exhibit of contemporary art in Michigan, and "Czechoslovakia, Human Rights and Madrid" by H. Gordon Skilling.

Box 7. Folder 2. Reports, articles, 1981, Apr.-May

Includes information on Charter 77, lists of arrested people, articles in English.

Box 7. Folder 3. Proclamations, congressional records, 1981, June-July

Proclamations on Charter 77, information on repression, and extracts from U.S. Congressional records.

Box 7. Folder 4. Reports, correspondence, 1981, Aug.-Sept.

Includes letters and documents of Czechoslovak exile groups, reactions toward the situation in Poland, and information on political trials.

Box 7. Folder 5. Reports, correspondence, 1981, Oct.-Dec.

Contains court documents dealing with trials of Charter 77 members, open letters, and proclamations.

Box 8. Folder 1. Reports, articles, and correspondence, 1982, Jan.-Feb.

Contains documents, letters, articles, and proclamations from Charter 77 and the Czechoslovak National Council of America, a letter from Hajek to the General Public Prosecutor of Czechoslovakia, and a letter from Faltus to UNESCO.

Box 8. Folder 2. Articles, 1982, Mar.-Apr.

Includes "On Human Rights Violations around the World" by Richard Schiffer, Charter 77 documents, "Human Rights Issues in US Relations with Romania and Czechoslovakia."

Box 8. Folder 3. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1982, May-June

Contains demands for release of political prisoners, an update on the status of political prisoners in Czechoslovakia, and letters to Czechoslovak officials.

Box 8. Folder 4. Reports, articles, 1982, July-Aug.

Contains materials concerning Skupina Revolucni Akce (SRA), a revolutionary action group, political opposition in Czechoslovakia from Radio Free Europe, and on "the underground church."

Box 8. Folder 5. Reports, correspondence, 1982, Sept.-Oct.

Contains letters to various Czechoslovak and foreign officials and information about a conference in Madrid.

Box 8. Folder 6. Reports, correspondence, 1982, Nov.-Dec.

Contains demands of release of prosecuted people, correspondence with the Polish Solidarity movement, and information from Amnesty International on writers and news media professionals.

Box 8. Folder 7. Reports, 1983, Jan.-Mar.

Contains annual human rights report on Czechoslovakia and a list of new signatories of Charter 77.

Box 8. Folder 8. Reports, articles, 1983, Apr.-June

Contains documents compiled by Vilem Precan on human rights in Czechoslovakia, and on "state security."

Box 8. Folder 9. Reports, articles, 1983, July-Dec.

Includes newspaper articles, lists of seized books and other works, and an interview with Vaclav Havel, in English, after release from prison due to health concerns.

Box 9. Folder 1. Reports, articles, 1983, Jan.-July

Contains documents dealing with the activities, members, and problems of Charter 77, including information on political trials and a list of published materials of Charter 77.

Box 9. Folder 2. Reports, articles, 1983, Aug.-Dec.

Contains information on political prisoners, an interview with Vaclav Havel, and education persecutions.

Box 9. Folder 3. Reports, 1984, Jan.-Mar.

Contains Charter 77 documents and information on trials with members of the Catholic Church.

Box 9. Folder 4. Reports, articles, 1984, Apr.-June

Contains documents relating to a Czechoslovak law on education and schools and on trials.

Box 9. Folder 5. Reports, articles, 1984, July-Dec.

Contains documents from the Czechoslovak National Council of America, and from political trials and release demands.

Box 9a. Folder 1. Articles, correspondence, 1985, Jan.-Mar.

Contains letters, articles, and news, in both Czech and English, concerning Charter 77 members and ideas, a 1984 report on the situation in Czechoslovakia to the U.S. Congress, and a publication titled "Human Rights in Czechoslovakia: The Documents of Charter 77" by the U.S. Congress, (1988).

Box 9a. Folder 2. Reports, articles

Contains articles on complaints against repressions and the situation in Czechoslovakia.

Box 9a. Folder 3. Correspondence, articles

Includes information on political prisoners in Czechoslovakia.

Box 9a. Folder 4. Reports, articles

Includes information on Czechoslovak economic development.

Box 9a. Folder 5. Reports, articles

Contains materials on human rights in Czechoslovakia.

Box 9a. Folder 6. Reports, articles

Deals with Charter 77 and Czechoslovakia.

Box 9a. Folder 7. Reports, articles

Materials on the proclamation of the Association of Sciences and Arts (SVU), a Czechoslovak emigrant organization, on Charter 77 and the peace movement.

Series 2: Serial PublicationsBox 10. Folder 1. Fieldstaff Reports, by Dennison Rusinow, Vol. XXII, No. 1, 2, 1977 Box 10. Folder 2. Bulletins, Amnesty Action, Amnesty International, 1981-1985 Box 10. Folder 3. The Bulletin, North Atlantic Assembly, 1979-1982

Reports on the humanitarian provisions of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

Box 10. Folder 4. Colloque International, 1981

Articles on the Prague Spring of 1968, including "Pillars of the Socialist-Democratic Economic System" by Ota Sik, "International Connections and Consequences of the Prague Spring" by Jiri Pelikan and "The Prague Spring of 1968" and "The Current Crisis of the Soviet-style Political Systems" by Zdenek Mlynar. In French

Box 10. Folder 5. Hearings, U.S. Congress Commission on Security and Co-operation (CSCE) Basket III, 1977-1979 Box 10. Folder 6. Hearings, CSCE Basket III, 1980-1985 Box 11. Folder 1. Semi-annual reports, U.S. President to the CSCE, 1976-1978 Box 11. Folder 2. Semi-annual reports, U.S. President to the CSCE, 1978-1989 Box 11. Folder 3. Reports, CSCE Digest, 1983-1985

Includes a report on the implementation of the Helsinki Final Act by the U.S. State Department.

Box 11a. Folder 1. Reports, CSCE Digest, 1984-1989 Box 12. Folder 1. News releases, CSCE News release, 1977-1986 Box 12. Folder 2. Reports, Council of Europe, 1978

Reports of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe and on Czechoslovakia.

Box 12. Folder 3. Press releases, correspondence, Council of Free Czechoslovakia, 1980-1984

Information on human rights in Czechoslovakia and a letter on the Helsinki accords.

Box 12. Folder 4. Correspondence, press releases, Czechoslovak National Council of America, 1977-1983

Includes letters from Faltus as Liaison Officer of the Council to different organizations and U.S. representatives dealing with Charter 77 and civil rights in Czechoslovakia.

Box 12. Folder 5. Newsletter, Council of Free Czechoslovakia, 1977-1984

Information on Charter 77 and human rights violations, including a complete English translation of the Charter 77 declaration.

Box 12. Folder 6. Articles, Foreign Affairs Research Institute, 1980-1982 Box 12. Folder 7. Press releases, reports, Freedom Communications International News Agency, 1979-1982 Box 13. Folder 1. Newsletter, Human Rights Internet, Vol. 4 No. 8, Vol. 5, no. 2, 3, 1979 Box 13. Folder 2. Newsletter, Help and Action, Vol. VI, no. 26, 27, 1983 Box 13a. Folder 1. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, 1979-1980

Documents covering Charter 77, complaints to state authorities, essays on human rights in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, interviews, and biographies.

Box 13a. Folder 2. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, essays, 1980-1981

Documents in Czech on Charter 77 representatives, on complaints to state authorities, human rights in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, interviews, and biographies.

Box 13a. Folder 3. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, essays, 1981-1982

Documents in Czech on Charter 77 representatives, on complaints to state authorities, human rights in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, interviews, and biographies.

Box 13a. Folder 2. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, essays, 1983

Documents in Czech on Charter 77 representatives, on complaints to state authorities, human rights in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, interviews, and biographies.

Box 13a. Folder 2. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, essays, 1984

Documents in Czech on Charter 77 representatives, on complaints to state authorities, human rights in Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe, interviews, and biographies.

Box 14. Folder 1. Newletter, "Who, What, When, Where" Help and Action Coordination Committee, 1977-1979 Box 14. Folder 2. Newletter, "Who, What, When, Where" Help and Action Coordination Committee, 1980-1981 Box 14. Folder 3. Newletter, "Who, What, When, Where" Help and Action Coordination Committee, 1981-1983 Box 15. Folder 1. Reports, North Atlantic Assembly, 1981, Oct.

Includes reports of the Economic, Military, Scientific and Technical committees and of the Special Committee on Nuclear Weapons in Europe. In English.

Box 15. Folder 2. Reports, Radio Free Europe Research, 1976-1983 Box 15. Folder 3. Articles, Radio Free Europe Research and Analysis, 1976-1977

Includes an overview of the Czechoslovak press and articles from Czechoslovak magazines and newspapers covering the Charter 77 movement. In Czech and Slovak.

Box 15. Folder 4. Bulletin, The Right to Believe, Keston College, United Kingdom, 1981-1984 Box 15. Folder 5. Quarterly, Smoloskyp, in English, 1982
Series 3: Associated MaterialsBox 16. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) and other reports, 1975-1978Item 1. Report, North Atlantic Assembly, by C. Gontikas, Sub-Committe on the Free Flow of Information, 1977 Item 2. Conflict Studies, No. 86, "Czechoslovakia: From 1968 to Charter 77. A Record of Passive Resistance" by Josef Josten, 1977 Item 3. Report, Final Act, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1975 Item 4. Source Book, Human Rights after Helsinki, 1977 Item 5. Report, Final Act of Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1977 Item 6. Supplementary report, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1977 Item 7. Helsinki documents, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1978 Item 8. Reports, Helsinki Accords monitors, Soviet Union, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1978 Item 9. White Paper on Czechoslovakia, International Committee for the Support of Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, 1977 Item 10. Report, Violations of Civil and Political Rights in Czechoslovakia and the Helsinki Accord, Council on Free Czechoslovakia, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in English, 1977 Item 11. International Human Rights. Selected Statements and Initiatives, U.S. Senate Committe on Government Operations, 1977 Item 12. "Freedom Denied – Czechoslovakia after Helsinki," Antonin Hlinka, in English, 1977 Box 17. Miscellaneous Reports, 1978-83Item 1. Report, "Fulfilling Our Promises: The United States and the Helsinki Final Act" U.S. Congress CSCE, 1979 Item 2. Report, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1977-1979 Item 3. Brochure, "39 Who Believed. Helsinki Monitors in the USSR," 1980 Item 4. Brochure, "45 Who Believed. Helsinki Monitors in the USSR," 1981 Item 5. Hearings, The Helsinki Forum and East-West Scientific Exchange, U.S. House of Representatives, 1980 Item 6. Report, "The Belgrade Followup Meeting to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: A Report and Appraisal" U.S. Congress CSCE, 1979 Item 7. "Profiles: The Helsinki Monitors" U.S. Congress CSCE, 1979 Item 8. Hearing, Human Rights in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1980 Item 9. Implementation of the Helsinki Accords, U.S. Congress CSCE, 1983 Item 10. Memorandum, European Liaison Group Item 11. Report, "Implementation of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Findings and Recommendations Five Years after Helsinki," U.S. Congress CSCE, 1980 Item 12. Statement, "The Communist Propaganda Apparatus and other Threats to the Media" Sir James Goldsmith, Media Committee of the British Conservative Party, 1981 Item 13. Reading materials, Tomas G. Masaryk, 1850-1937, in English Item 14. NATO Review, 1981 Box 18. Reports, 1982-1985Item 1. Reports, U.S. Congress CSCE Item 2. "Implementation of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Findings and Recommendations Seven Years After Helsinki," 1982 Item 3. Activities Report Item 4. Report, "Positive Aspects of the Implementation of the Helsinki Final Act 1975-84," 1985 Item 5. Soviet Jewry Item 6. Abuse of Psychiatry in the Soviet Union Item 7. Forced Labor in the Soviet Union Item 8. Protecting and Promoting Religious Rights in the Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union Item 9. Usica World, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1982 Item 10. The Madrid CSCE Review Meeting, 1983 Item 11. Violations of the Helsinki Accords, 1982 Item 12. Helsinki Commission: The First 8 Years, 1985 Item 13. CSCE Commissioners and Liaisons, 1984 Item 14. Report, Violations of the Helsinki Accords: August 1983-September 1984, Helsinki Watch, 1984 Item 15. Directory, Helsinki Prisoners Watch, 1982 Item 16. Amnesty International Report, 1982-1983 Series 4: General MaterialsBox 19. Folder 1. Bulletin, articles, 1975

Includes information on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and an article from the Wall Street Journal titled "A Soviet Exile Encounters the New World."

Box 19. Folder 2. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1977

Includes information from Radio Free Europe and the U.S. Congress Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).

Box 19. Folder 3. Bulletins, correspondence, articles, 1977

Items from the U.S. Department of State, the Heritage Foundation, and the U.S. Congress CSCE

Box 19. Folder 4. Articles, 1978

Articles on academic freedom of Czechoslovak historians and on human rights propositions.

Box 19. Folder 5. Reports, correspondence, articles, 1979

Documents from the Joint Baltic American National Committee, an update on members of the Helsinki groups, reports from the U.S. Congress CSCE, and excerpts from the U.S. Congressional record.

Box 19. Folder 6. Reports, memorandum, correspondence, 1980

Includes information from the U.S. Congress CSCE conference in Madrid created by the American East European Ethnic Conference, on the members of the U.S. delegation to the conference, and a report for the U.S. Congress titled "Expressing the Sense of the Congress with Respect to the Treatment of Christians by the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics."

Box 19. Folder 7. Reports, memorandum, correspondence, 1980

Includes correspondence with the Help and Action Group and a document titled "The Road to Madrid – Developing a Western Consensus of Human Rights," Aspen Institute for Human Studies.

Box 19. Folder 8. Reports, 1980

Materials include "Human Rights and Foreign Policy: A Proposal," by W.F. Buckley in Foreign Affairs and "Workers' Rights, East and West; a comparative study of trade unions and workers' rights in Western democracies and Eastern Europe" by the League for Industrial Democracy.

Box 19. Folder 9. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1981

Contains extracts from the U.S. Congressional Record, "Matchbox," an Amnesty International magazine, statements by Max M. Kampelman, Chair, U.S. Delegation, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and from Human Rights Quarterly, "Report on the Proceedings of an International Human Rights Teaching Institute," by Morton Sklar and James E. Zorn.

Box 19. Folder 10. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1981

Includes news from "Helsinki Watch," resumes from the U.S. Congress CSCE Conference in Madrid, and a copy of a personal letter from U.S. President Ronald Reagan to Mrs. Papanek, a public member of the U.S. delegation.

Box 19. Folder 11. Reports, articles, correspondence, 1982

Includes information from Amnesty International, the U.S. Congress CSCE, and news from the Polish News Agency.

Box 19. Folder 12. Articles, U.S. Congressional Records, 1983

Includes information from the Madrid Conference, an assessment of the Madrid CSCE follow-up meeting, and texts adopted by the North Atlantic Assembly, The Hague, October 2-7 1983.

Box 19. Folder 13. Articles, 1984

Various news and articles, including "Helsinki Retrospective" and "Helsinki, Gdansk, Madrid," by Dante B. Fascell.

Box 19. Folder 14. Articles, 1985

News on the Madrid Conference.

Box 19. Folder 15. Correspondence, 1986

Joint letter from U.S. Congress members nominating a Soviet psychiatrist Anatoly Koryagin for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.

Box 19. Folder 16. Reports, articles

Includes documents and articles and a copy of selected bibliography on human rights by the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies, "The Road to Madrid – Recommendations for U.S. Human Rights Policy."


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