Center for Constitutional Rights Records
Center for Constitutional Rights (New York, N.Y.)
240.5 Linear Feet in 234 record cartons and 13 manuscript boxes
6 websites in 6 archived websites.
Materials are in English.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal advocacy organization based in New York City. The Center was initially established to provide legal services and financial support to lawyers representing civil rights movement activists in Mississippi, but has since broaded its focus to civil liberties and human rights activism and litigation more generally. This unprocessed collection of records created or collected by CCR consists of correspondence, political ephemera, newspaper clippings, websites, research files, and legal documents, including briefs, motions, and trial transcripts documenting the organization's legal advocacy.
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal advocacy organization based on New York City. It was founded in 1966 by civil rights lawyers and legal activists, including William Kuntsler, Morton Stavis, Arthur Kinoy, and Ben Smith. The Center was initially established to provide legal services and financial support to lawyers representing civil rights movement activists in Mississippi. Since then, CCR has broadened its focus to civil liberties and human rights activism and litigation more generally, providing legal assistance to a variety of clients, including Guantanamo Bay detainment camp prisoners and victims of racial profiling in the wake of 9/11.
This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The order in which these materials were sent to the Tamiment Library has been maintained.
This unprocessed collection of records created or collected by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) consists of correspondence, political ephemera, newspaper clippings, websites, research files, audiovisual and digital media, and legal documents, including briefs, motions, and trial transcripts documenting the organization's legal advocacy.
Materials are open to researchers with the exception of restricted materials. Restricted materials in this collection include those protected by attorney-client privilege and/or containing personally identifiable information. Restricted materials are located in the following boxes: 67, 143, 174, 179-183, 185-246.
Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection, created by the Center for Constitutional Rights, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.
Identification of item, date; Center for Constitutional Rights Records; TAM 589; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.
To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; Center for Constitutional Rights Records; TAM 589; Wayback URL; Repository Name, New York University.
Materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for their use. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two business days prior to visiting the library.
Materials were transferred from New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in 2012; additional materials were also donated in 2012.
http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/home.asp was initially selected by curators and captured through the use of The California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service in 2007 as part of the Other Left Activism Web Archive. http://www.ccrjustice.org/ was added in 2008. http://ccrjustice.org/cases-issue was added in 2009 as part of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp & War Crimes (U.S.) Web Archive. https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/active-cases was added in 2015. In 2015, these website were migrated to Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2020, https://www.alecattacks.org/ was added to the Other Left Activism Web Archive. The accession number associated with this website is 2020.032. In December 2020, https://www.foiabasics.org/ was added. The accession number associated with this website is 2021.059. In September 2021, https://docs.google.com/document/d/176Yds1p63Q3iaKilw0luChMzlJhODdiPvF2I4g9eIXo/edit was added. The accession number associated with this website is 2022.014.
Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact email@example.com with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.
Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.
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The inventories used to create the container list below were not exhaustive; please contact Special Collections to for information about more comprehensive inventories.
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 16:38:02 -0400.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.
This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. Box-level inventories have been imported to provide basic description of the materials.
In 2020 and 2021, additional web archiving descriptive and administrative information was added as well as additional websites to the collection.
Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites
September 2022 - January 2023:
Edited by Rachel Mahre to reflect that audio materials are digitized and accessible to patrons
Edited by Anna Björnsson McCormick to revise language regarding other inventories.
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