Human Rights Research at UConn

For any questions about human rights library resources at UConn please contact Curator of Human Rights Collections Graham Stinnett:

Graham Stinnett

Curator of Human Rights Collections and Alternative Press Collections, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut. 

Stinnett holds a Master’s degree in Archival Studies from the University of Manitoba, where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American History.  Stinnett's graduate work focused on human rights non-governmental organizations and their importance to archives and the role of archivist as activist.  He has published in the Progressive Librarian (Issue no. 32, Winter 2009) on the subject.  Stinnett served an internship in the Archives at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he assisted in preparing proposals to create a documentation center for a human rights non-governmental organization in San Salvador. After completing his Master's degree, he worked in Archives & Special Collections at the University of Manitoba as the lead in the Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives collection project and Archives consultant for the LGBTTQ Oral History Initiative which will support future research.  He also served as the Archivist for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club in British Columbia.


Human Rights Resources

The Human Rights Research Guide provides information about how to find human rights books, journals, articles, databases, films, and archival collections at UConn.

Introduction to Human Rights Archival Collections

This guide is designed for human rights classes and anyone interested in learning more about human rights primary sources at the Dodd Center.

Human Rights Library and Archival Research Blog

This blog is managed by the Curator of Human Rights Collections at the University of Connecticut.

Human Rights Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 

The Human Rights Collections at in the Archives and Special Collections at the University Libraries developed in conjunction with the opening of the Dodd Center in 1995.  Significant human rights collections at the Dodd Center include the Thomas J. Dodd Papers, which document his work as Chief Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, as well as oral histories and documentation gathered in partnership with the African National Congress in South Africa. Other important human rights collections include 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. Photographic collections, such as the Impact Visuals Photograph Collection, the Romano Human Rights Digital Photograph Collection, and the Clift Human Rights Photography Collection document international human rights violations and struggles for social justice.  The Dodd Center also holds transcripts of interviews conducted by the Center for Oral History at the University of Connecticut, including interviews with Holocaust survivors in the Connecticut region and with American participants at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials. 

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.  

Contact the curator, for further information about these and other library and archival resources.


The Dodd Research Center collects:

Human Rights Collections at the Dodd Center include:

For more information about the human rights archival collections, please visit the Dodd Center's website.


Additional Human Rights Resources at UConn:

UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights: UNESCO Chair

UConn-ANC Partnership: UCONN-ANC