Scope and arrangement
The International League for Human Rights records are arranged in four series:
The General Correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically into a country file and a name/subject file, falls in the period 1945-63 (bulking in the 1950s). A partial listing of correspondents in this series appears on pages 24-31 of this inventory.
The bulk of the correspondence is that of the League's chairman, Roger Baldwin, although there is also some correspondence of its secretary, Frances R. Grant, and its executive secretaries, John Pearmain and Frieda Zimmerman. Most of the correspondence is with affiliates and cooperating organizations in foreign countries and with consultants and representatives who reported on the status of human rights in foreign countries. Some of the correspondence is in French and German.
The Administrative File which is arranged topically relates to the League's internal administration. Included are correspondence (1948-60) relative to the advisory committee and the board of directors; minutes (1952-57) of the board of directors; correspondence (1948-56) relating to prospective affiliates; correspondence (1949-59) with consultants and representatives abroad; press releases (1948-55); and other records.
The printed ephemera consists of a name/subject file of ephemera which is collateral to the general correspondence in Series I. The ephemera is listed on page 12 of this inventory.