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Laurie S. Wiseberg and Harry Scoble Human Rights Internet Collection

Identifier: 2004-0112

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the materials in the HRI consist of newsletters, non-professional reports and studies, and other independent material collected from non-governmental organizations. The remaining collection is comprised of books, journals, magazines and newspapers, mostly acquired from prominant human rights groups, such as Human Rights Watch, the International Council on Human Rights Policy, Amnesty International, and Anti-Slavery International.

HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations, and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.


  • 1949-2010


The collection is open and available for research.


Laurie S. Wiseberg received her Ph.D in Political Science from UCLA in 1973. Harry Scoble received his Ph.D in Political Science from Yale University in 1957.


343.5 Linear Feet (The Human Rights Internet Collection includes materials relating to human rights organizations (including reports, correspondence, notes to subscribers, news and press releases), to conferences and colloquia relating to human rights (including conference materials, contact lists, bibliographies, schedules, and timelines), and ephemeral materials relating to human rights abuses (including photographs, microfilm, leaflets, drawings, handwritten notes and accounts, profiles of political prisoners, lists of political prisoners, torture and prison abuse records, and public statements), among other materials.)

Language of Materials



The collection includes thousands of human rights publications from around the world collected from 1977 to the present by Human Rights Internet, a non-governmental organization based out of Ottawa, Canada, founded by Laurie S. Wiseberg and Harry Scoble. The collection includes materials not found in any other libraries in North America, and includes publications in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Swedish, Chinese and Japanese (among many others).

Provenance and Acquisition

This collection was acquired from Laurie S. Wiseberg at the University of Ottawa in 2004.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to human rights issues. For detailed information on these collections please contact ASC staff or ask at the Reading Room desk.


Laurie S. Wiseberg and Harry Scoble Human Rights Internet Collection
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2015 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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