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The non-profit agency International Monitor Institute (IMI) operated between 1993 and 2003, primarily to assist international war-crimes tribunals by collecting, indexing and organizing visual evidence of violations of international human rights law. The International Monitor Institute Records, Middle East Videotapes span the dates 1991-2008, and comprise audiovisual materials related to IMI's documentation of contemporary conflicts and human rights violations in the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon. The collection includes footage regarding the Iranian revolution, the Kurdish genocide in Iraq and refugee populations in Lebanon, chemical warfare, the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the war on terror, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also included is a Department of Air Force Series covering Operation Provide Comfort. Documentaries and news segments make up the bulk of material in this collection; news segments are predominantly from CNN, Frontline, Fox News, and Al Jazeera.

The International Monitor Institute Records, Middle East Videotapes span the dates 1991-2008, and comprise audiovisual materials related to IMI's documentation of contemporary conflicts and human rights violations in the Middle East, including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon. The bulk of these audiovisual materials are comprised of documentaries and news reports that cover the political climates, histories, and governmental structures of Middle-Eastern states, especially Iraq and Iran. Much of this material documents Saddam Hussein's Kurdish Genocide (al-Anfal) and his campaign against the Marsh Arabs, activities of the Iraqi secret police, and the experience of Kurdish refugees in camps such as Azerbaijani. Material also documents humanitarian relief for Kurdish refugees, including the activities of the United States military in Operation Provide Comfort. Other documentary material explores state torture and state-sponsored terrorism in Iraq, including chemical attacks and the genetic effects of chemical weapons on the population. Records further document various political and military institutions, including the Kurdistan Workers' Party (KPP), Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), as well as the activity of various international organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International. Several documentaries examine events leading up to the Gulf War and its aftermath, the war in Beirut, the lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and rights conflicts regarding Palestinians living in Israel. Videotapes further document the Iranian revolution and post-revolution, and the fall of the Shah. The bulk of news reports were produced by CNN, Fox, Frontline, and Al-Jazeera. Coverage focuses on the September 11, 2011 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as material on the war on terror, Osama bin Laden and Al Queda training camps. The following tapes were not transferred to the Rubenstein Library and descriptions of these tapes has been omitted from this finding aid: ME048, ME054-ME057, ME059-ME067, ME070-ME071, ME073-ME074, ME102-ME103, ME112, ME204-ME206, ME291, ME350, ME417, ME1074.Further organizational material on the Middle East can be found in the International Monitor Institute Records, also at the Rubenstein Library.

Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive.

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Louis Dupree papers, 1943-1989 and undated 4.5 Linear Feet — 3000 Items

Louis Dupree was a scholar, educator, and consultant on the refugees, politics, and archaeology of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He served as a Senior Research Associate for the Program in Islamic and Arabian Development Studies at Duke University during the late 1980s. The Louis Dupree Papers contain correspondence, notes, clippings, conference programs, drafts, manuscripts, speeches, newsletters, interview transcripts, research materials, teaching materials, a scrapbook, photographs, grant applications, memorabilia, student papers, a dissertation, and other materials related to the personal life and professional career of archaeologist, activist, and scholar Louis Dupree. Major subjects include Louis Dupree, Nancy Hatch Dupree, the Duke University Program in Islamic and Arabian Development Studies, Ralph Braibanti, Afghanistan, Afghan refugees, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, Pakistan, the United States Army 11th Airborne, the United States Army 187th Airborne, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. English.

The Louis Dupree papers contain correspondence, notes, clippings, conference programs, drafts, manuscripts, speeches, newsletters, interview transcripts, research materials, teaching materials, a scrapbook, photographs, grant applications, memorabilia, student papers, a dissertation, and other materials related to the personal life and professional career of archaeologist, activist, and scholar Louis Dupree.

Major subjects include Louis Dupree, Nancy Hatch Dupree, the Duke University Program in Islamic and Arabian Development Studies, Ralph Braibanti, Afghanistan, Afghan refugees, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, Pakistan, the United States Army 11th Airborne, the United States Army 187th Airborne, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Materials range in date from 1943 to 1989. The bulk of the material is from 1980 to 1989, as Dupree had destroyed much of his correspondence and papers, because, according to Nancy Hatch Dupree, he thought they were nobody's business.

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The South Asian Pamphlets Collection spans the years 1920-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, and with only a few items from the 1920s-1940s. It is arranged in the following categories by country of publication: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The largest group houses publications from India (177 boxes), followed by Pakistan (58 boxes). Topics commonly covered in each country series include but are not limited to agriculture, arts, defense, economic development, education, ethnic or cultural conflict, industry and commerce, international relations, politics and government, population issues, religion and philosophy, rural development, tourism, and the status of women. While the majority of the pamphlets were published by organizations and agencies and do not list individual authors' names, there are also pamphlets with individual authors listed.

The South Asian Pamphlets Collection spans the years 1920-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, and with only a few items from the 1920s-1940s. The publications were received by Duke University's Perkins Library over four decades, roughly from 1960-1990, through the Library of Congress South Asia Cooperative Acquisition Program (SACAP), formerly called the "PL-480 Program," and are arranged according to their country of publication: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The pamphlets are all published in the English language. The largest group houses publications from India (177 boxes), followed by Pakistan (58 boxes), Bangladesh (15 boxes), and Nepal (8 boxes). For the smallest groupings of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the pamphlets are organized alphabetically by title without any further subdivisions. For the larger country series, the pamphlets are arranged by topical headings, in alphabetical order, and within, alphabetically by title. Each country series is followed by a more detailed description of its contents; each topical division is also followed by a description which includes the number of boxes and number of items in that subdivision.

While the majority of the pamphlets were published by organizations and agencies and do not list individual authors' names, there are also pamphlets with individual authors listed. Topical divisions common to the larger country series include but are not limited to Agriculture, Arts, Economic Development, Education, Industry and Commerce, International Relations, Politics and Government, Religion and Philosophy, Rural Development, Tourism, and Women. Many of the publications across the entire collection discuss ethnic and political conflict, as well as the effects of wars, poverty, and mass education, and issues regarding Islam and other religious traditions. Particular countries may have unique topical headings. In the case of India, each major Indian political party has its own subdivision under the larger Political Parties series; there is also a section for biographical works, and one for works on libraries and museums, and a division was also established to house pamphlets related to Kashmir.

For undated pamphlets, every effort was made to establish an approximate year or decade of publication; this is indicated by a question mark following the date. Where there is no information on place of publication, the notation [n.p.] is used. In some cases there is a descriptive note below the entry that adds information about the item such as publication data, commemorative headings, inscriptions, and other contextual information. For more information on each country and its subdivisions, see the listings that follow.