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HU OSA 301
Fonds 301: Records of Index on Censorship

Date(s) 1957-1998 (1970-1998)

Extent and medium

Estimated total:
37.50 linear meters
Currently processed:
339 Archival boxes, 42 linear meters
1 Boxes of color prints, 0.44 linear meters
Total: 43 linear meters

Name of creator(s) Index on Censorhip, London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Index on Censorship, London

Scope and content

Index on Censorship was founded in 1972 by Stephen Spender with the goal to protect the basic human right of free expression. For the past 31 years, Index has reported on censorship issues from all over the world and has added to the debates on those issues.

This fonds comprises primarily background materials relating to censorship and the suppression of the press and freedom of speech, as collected by the staff members of the Index on Censorship. Materials on the same topics but from other independent or anonymous sources can be also found.

The records also deal with other human rights related topics such as migration, death penalty, victims of armed conflicts, minorities, political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, dissent and harassment of dissidents.

Some administrative files and, within them, correspondence of the editors with human rights informants, activists and monitors are also part of this fonds. As it also is an incomplete series of the periodical itself and other publications, too.

Accruals Expected

System of arrangement

Conditions governing access

Some files contain personal data. Access restrictions to these files are specified on the series and container levels.

Language/scripts of material English

Finding aids

Related units of description

Publication note http://www.indexoncensorship.org

Date(s) of descriptions

Processed by Andrea Farkas in 2002-2003; re-arranged and described by Csaba Szilagyi in September-Novemnebr 2003
Online version updated 23 April 2013
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