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Raphael Lemkin papers

Title
Raphael Lemkin papers, 1947-1959.
Author
Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959.
Supplementary Content
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Description
  • 2 linear feet (5 boxes).
  • 5 microfilm reels.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Entire collection available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), a Polish-born lawyer who coined the term "genocide", emigrated to the U.S. in 1941 and devoted his life to the crusade for the international adoption of the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Language (note)
  • Materials in English, Spanish and German.
Call Number
MssCol 1730
Author
Lemkin, Raphael, 1900-1959.
Title
Raphael Lemkin papers, 1947-1959.
Additional Formats
Entire collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-273.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, drafts of an autobiography, draft of a history of genocide, and research notes and printed materials relating to genocide throughout the world. Correspondence with public officials, newspapers, academics, and religious groups relates to Lemkin's struggle for support for the ratification of the genocide convention. Autobiographical writings include outlines and summaries of his autobiography as well as typescript drafts of several chapters. Genocide writings contain descriptions of his projected three-volume work on genocide, plus drafts of various chapters, and abundant notes, memoranda, reports, and other documents written by Lemkin and others on the subject of genocide and the struggle for ratification of the convention. Printed materials include press releases and United Nations publications and reports.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm must be used in lieu of originals.
Biography
Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), a Polish-born lawyer who coined the term "genocide", emigrated to the U.S. in 1941 and devoted his life to the crusade for the international adoption of the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Language
Materials in English, Spanish and German.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Lawyers.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1730
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