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The short history and long future of human rights documentation

Presented by Pamela Graham, Director, Area Studies and Director, Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research, Columbia University Libraries

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if you're not to sell
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pleasure to be here
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competing to be okay
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but uh... handicap
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incentive to come there
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um... when i was a student
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looking at the ballot
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economics we often
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he's done that
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ldcs three thirty lessons about countries
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bank today and he said that acronym
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lessons about report
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something out
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first presentation
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the uncertainty dot com
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for bc of lesser developed reporter
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we support recess
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on we're just beginning
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to see systematic
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trips to collect
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three record sales
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and so we'll see how
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in honor of the future
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going forward some invaded pieces of this country
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that issues and how is that
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sulekhab prompts gear in these cases
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incredible sight
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reading as much as possible
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kids haha
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very important distinction
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human rights we have a lot of not a happy camper
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this ukande
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as well as
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uses the kinds
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since human rights is a field practice often
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and there are a lot of
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flew intersections between the world's research practice
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that i think it's important to me
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as well
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so there are many i'm excited trends taking place now in the field of units
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documentation in the eighties i get your doctor immediately
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emerging acts
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we see on the mountain increasing availability sources that
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creatine offered by government
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resources at an interest
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accounts of human rights violation
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company sources were getting into the world
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many pieces for many decades
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the interviews
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on this morning bernie
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reference to the brazilian collections of steel
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my service delivery again
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and that's one of these types of questions i'll be talking about that
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today
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we have an emerging anti-nazi solidifying and academic libraries
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to collect the documentary record in database
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excision preservation archives of human rights organizations
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obviously texas at austin
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engenders leaders can edit it
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on originally university of colorado at boulder
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and not columbia university
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are purposefully proceeding building human rights collections uh...
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non-governmental organizations right
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change one of these records that were
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warehouses offices or even on personal hard drives
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inspire products that can be professionally describe
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arranged an expose
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to america breakdown researchers
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we have a new job title coming out of this
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effort that he would
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activists of china
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probably would have seen women
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and then finally jeanette
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the best ones
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give the public
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rusty dornin digital huh
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the documents and services resource an awful i'm going to be searched for human
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rights
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uh... supports our system
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inhabits ceo
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immigrants his appeal it is highly yet
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exchange national
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and it's one that's faces aren't the work of witnessing document saying
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and moving information about what one observer is called
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quote the global
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floor facts
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on staten island what is your factory very prominently into the overall
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contract
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evidentiary dot
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and asking research and teaching
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so talk a little bit of that is the interest
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collections as well you know statesmen
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in primaries after research he says
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talking about how we're building these collections
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as well
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the tell that i saw that its resources has on
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violence is a good story
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sign-in sheets and plot twists in the club
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here for you
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separately apple that'd be something
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so let me start with the economy still in the last election
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some of this collection
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kansas's consists of a separate dot
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proteases process
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every part of my hands
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results military surfing
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he's very sad
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the arrest conviction torture disappearances and execution where
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seven thousand persons
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during two years of military dictatorship himself
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bradley between the march nineteen sixty four it was very
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nineteen eighty-five return
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civilian
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and the bulk of that material dot
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cancerous years violence between sixty four
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if you are listening closely he heard me say taken from of the military sprinkler
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and this is for some
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entry comes to stations we had a
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a taste of aspirin and some of the comments that that remain
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of these products are generated as individuals who've been arrested for
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cards which i didn't know what reports misstated accounts of what happened to
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them
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sinatra first division
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really believe everything
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input into these rancor
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an amnesty law
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and rizzo nineteen seventy-nine allowed prisoners to apply for amnesty
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in your twenties
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could prepare incisions and were allowed to check out these files
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given the slogan uh... very parade and create a group of individuals the site
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the services that act
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anyhow each and every document in this are high
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to conduct our incidents that happened lack of funds that they could get there
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this is about five years it has been done
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in secret
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i might have to be done com
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uh... hundreds of wrestling
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under very homesick conditions often
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funny was financially funded by indians catholic churches archdiocese in sao
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paulo
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churches expansion
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uh... let me just say you can't keep a case
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you talk about how it's getting
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these today
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honesty starts as an image of the national processor
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his all together this group of material an absence of a sudden
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and used a system that really is a in
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over five hundred explained it fell
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in addition to these records found there was a whole set of documents that were
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gathered by security forces that we we
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calling it's summer ontario's family
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yes syria limitations and set up
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and he's become uh... separate um... archive
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and that's about it
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there was an exhaustive
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on something else to send this material units of project a port six financial
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report
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i don't think they think spot in installments on intellect
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the itself
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it's only requires
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when he hong kong violation
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etc researches
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with school accessing the actual processes
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candidate listed in the philippines and when was it
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interested
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and on the perpetrators of torture aswell
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soho malappuram degraded
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at this time
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imbeciles history ok indisputable
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uh... record
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of those events
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to find a completion of you know images from
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project a report which i consider to be primary sources welcome it was in dallas
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but the original sin
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this is just an example
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they let a little bit of a summary record that was created
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original on processes documents
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that report is the basic characteristics of the case the person's name where they
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picked up
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based center
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and then there's another experience of listening success pages and pages the
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bonds that lists of names
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anger also photographs that's arrested
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this is the case file for june not was that
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to send human recognize
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isn't an impressive
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purcell
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as a young woman in your twenties he was picked up uh... rested torching
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on separate case is part
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instructor
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this is just the kind of organizational chart that is making all the different
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agencies involved perpetrating
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the human rights abuses of science at the time to there was a lot of
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detailed analysis that holds three
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is very simple enough sitcoms
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information
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very very old school compared to some of the
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docents recently in the fifties
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but the results here
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they're useful
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i'm just afraid to talk a list of all federal materials that links the
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documents back to the people
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and cases that were sixty
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so after the the civilian dot that we came back into power resilience eighty
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five
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there was a smaller sweaters reimbursements shareholders brazilians
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the best seller can now that they are
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physically government came back into power
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and it's all about very quickly
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was officially translated and published by black americans answer
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texas at austin
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communist faction silicon breast feeding
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clammy agent
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translated
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belongs
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on shortly after the um...
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the the
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government returns is the leading home would result
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in organized
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commencement speeches records can be deposited products that they would be
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safe and so it wasn't
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what might happen herself
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and on scene like this with lots of copies to use of the speaker early
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version of that
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i was not identified in the room for these materials
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so the one hundred provided
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acts in a row
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contest for the organizers and initiated nominees bringing the film
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uh... i think decency he stands for
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up into the united states is that it could be
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deposit
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anzio
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eligible eris com we're are
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the chair at that time
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negotiators
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baba urges on an update of the plot twists and turns in earlier
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and that this photograph is a copy of
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house that original don't that see rockne provided
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and that person
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super cell
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last year at the crime
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completed several
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don't think more about that
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it was great to have telecom available union united states see home-based
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health clinics in the united states for the song was available
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that is the of consonant sounds he's
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uh... funky waiting room reels of film
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serial williams
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indicated
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and insist upon using the material
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this is a real god
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james actually help prepare unanimous on the way are substances act on his career
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as there are learning these things like that and i think aftercare and glamorous
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job but not this is this
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withholding researchers now
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amongst all the multiple
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numbering systems of these records
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and donkey show this to uh... evening eager undergraduate interesting things
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happen
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financially records
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in nineteen eighty gmail com
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pretty fantastic really
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you don't get it
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what needs to happen to work with the subjects
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i have also asked the barriers to use the resilience for quite
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a paper on the paper records referring to convert positive
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priscilla state university
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from peanuts
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and they were heavily gates that that's not at all a solution for widespread
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access in rwanda keys
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with being able to work dot
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snapple
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aswell
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soho about your elem
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the federal prosecutors a lot more election contacts are
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fantastic
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they could have a copy of the film
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is that sometimes what's your story
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because there is an interesting digitizing this material
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and making you know
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thesis i might also mention that person contacts that truth commission
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has finally been born who sells for last fall
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and processes that way
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as well as some challenges stevie and steven currency of the people
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for the moment countable or human rights violations
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on certain items are over
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please provide duplicate copies of the film
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and that's it
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expected result sounding uh...
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uh... scams as a basis for digitizing
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material
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hotmail slightly connects alexander there was no complete set these
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documents in brazil
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in fact the paper talking archive
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lee companies have disappeared
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especially those that need to perpetrate
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it's a pleasure he says became the best news conference
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source digitizing sincere
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under arrest
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issues with the o_c_r_ enhanced quality
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beginning
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conditions of the original reproduction of this fact these records were very
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poor stuff
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um... there are a lot of issues to deal with
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including contracting
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proving hinges and are severe limitations
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social scientist
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something's thirty tonight this weekend about on how we built before a cards
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and the kinds of things that are kind of get knocked out being able to be in
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support for
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uh... adolescent because he had such a conferences and that's the best project
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anytime before
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this indian inability to link below
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information together
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provide good access points to means names and places itself
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greatly enhance the use of the singer restrictions
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i didn't want to say a few things about the future use of this collection
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this three hundred categories of use and i think that that will be important
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but it does it's just emergencies as well
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uncollected
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friends that we can talk to you this far
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i think the historical narendhar purposes that are very important and
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clearly back some of the most important uses
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i'm in the context of the chief information that's important
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this is probably one of the most important sources for documenting
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bristle at that time
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so we expect it will get use quite happily if not an official legal setting
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these transcripts social costs of historical
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and on move the message here into a public sphere wants used
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and com
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provinces educating young themselves and others that were up about what happened
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at this time
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and he's been a la jolla police are not the university of texas is hard to
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support things digitization
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coming in the best like him
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online again just in the end of last year's his daddy hanson
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next week and it's a lot of traffic
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throughout latin america
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so these activists great studio
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uses force wends its food business
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um... there are other other kinds of analyses in allentown
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in the distance burial
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we're not possible before
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assembly majesty taxes he's saying uh... it just takes time for chambers all of
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this error
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and have all the support of the leading sources for his organs newspaper
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excited to be learned
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that this is coming online
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digital
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he's interested in what he calls the un
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the plane's in the situation at that time the people
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they participated
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and where children are not a problem
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it's the most visible roles
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but especially people doctors people not opening
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ever conclusive
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an excellent reviews records will help them
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bible stories
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and shed some light
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construction age
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house
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uh... accidents i'm happy
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the prosecuting researches or the starting to work with that nationally
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has already been digitize
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and now he's eager to see digital versions of the original stifle obstet
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ambiance
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admitted that sources as well
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finally happening culture in new york
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final recently talked with professor teamster union universities also
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teaching at columbia as well
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he's an extremely resilient mystery human rights
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hockey wrote a book we cannot remain silent
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compositions pursuing military dictatorship
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you've looked at the internal and external happens because the government
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uh... and he also uses data above-described politics prison fortune
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chambers of the military dictatorship
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at sixteen tax increases teaches about this he's having the students develop
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community websites that will talk about a week from the documentary record
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and i will go beyond what the officer response could do which provide uh...
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supplemental materials on him he will have the students work with the prism my
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sister when you're available and other major
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pls as well
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besides looking pretty easily
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they said that they could be used by a recipients can only be christie's and
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they have a wider p_c_r_ the teaching
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uh... himself s these kinds of details become available
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these are the kinds of projects that we can see moving forward
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maybe just set aside at certain times in our country
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and sinn fein com
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uh... i mentioned the after-tax like theresa collects the archives and human
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rights organizations
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a columbia center for human rights document dot
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education research
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has a strong collection
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the organizational records of any more
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matrix fundamental
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the on family
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in reston
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in the united states
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uh... mathis records in the space issues are
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collapsed and how are you using these funds
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worker advocacy
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and only the last decade eighty-six years predates the seconds before the
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indian school library environment and we can expose inserts as well
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are we haven't yet been able to do mention digitizing and listened to your
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health
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that is our goal is to use a strategic digitizing
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to serve on basic issues that were bridge
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these ngo wrestling tell us
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be to show you these are some of the courtesies functions we have
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he's ngo archives it's kind of very different story
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i'm gary materials that
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we see in this event my selection
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these records dot
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the advocacy and networking global as well
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accented units that
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you don't have to be happening these details dot other kinds of sources
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yes
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the other side of the weight of the stories of what these other show
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it when the tools that we can bring to bear
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unbeaten researchers to make these kinds of connections between sources
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but i don't think it's important to keep thinking about what probably could have
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as the cd formats makes access since wednesday
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it's become a bit
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this is just a quick exam
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opentype record it's very interesting to me that comes out these archives
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he's a few minutes separated by a there are two spots
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human rights watch
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on field investigator
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when he visited in a prison
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women's prison in chile
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in nineteen eighty six
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every decision you know and i married and he said she thought it was nice to
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record that spot
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military and
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nine civilian government a lot of that's just what's at stake
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the cases result
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so some cases these kinds of materials are arguing that the tension record
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so they developing kind of that
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before that the other kind of records
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phil gramm role depending on what else happens
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began this kind of get suspected figured out how to read yet
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corporate accounts
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confirm
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due to what's possible
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reasons
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old questions i happen to be resurfaced this week
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unisons
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so let's let's talk about how mister clinton restoring because it's something
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that we sat down
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capitalists to think about
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obviously go down the road
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uh... the human rights but archives of project
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also the develop
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disaster
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and since two thousand pages regularly
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websites of human rights organizations
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mostly non governmental organizations that all sounds bosses mother
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types of
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organizational science
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the also typecast decides
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but the british press are ski also that we can continue that recognition
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into the public
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offices just to keep it that farrakhan we are using the internet archive
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services but we're developing an interface pecans
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options lots of the late this year
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we have almost five
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trade organizations his thanks for collecting it comes to that wednesday
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terrified to death
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and has this goes on and he reading all the best kindly mention that
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and all the albion terrace whatever comes
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an estimated thirty uh... a lot of content is he conceded streets of the
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city's
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these cards
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castles obviously come on
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predicted you know he's a sense of pricing
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that this letter
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local people when they encountered when cropped writing something alive when
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it's no wonder bill and in turn back to see it never angers me
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wants to see how society retirement
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kenworthy archive summit
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wants to see what posted
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consulting archive
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so there's all these temporal
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on ways of working with the weapon become possible system
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but i think there are some of them
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other i'm really interesting
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tential eastern
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road in a lot of those
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back into the kind
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databinding we've already heard about today
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on really creating apart this hard
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web based const
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and he did not
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double l
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the fabrication controls is this last year
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and that can help researchers
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on accessing track
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this information in place
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five people and see if we can see it how often it through wednesday
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organization
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these networks queensland
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obvious what interested me person contact crossing rights organizations as
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smaller on the road routes
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uh... vaccination against the published or
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repurposed one
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they have a wider audience usually there's lots of flows like netanyahu in
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these communities have
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and participants had only allowed us to start exploring
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so the next summer
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we know will have to keep the buildings in schools
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this is on an example from the date you came out i think you have an anagram
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research that led to see if we can see
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butter and that practice lead
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disfigured
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constant assaults on that committee c what
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websites unhappy content that you're sixty four
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and then on they also that you came up are high
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three-d_ law offices like this conflict and it's not only
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really party that's that
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in the air
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competition pages it kinda makes me feel like that
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let this disc quality socialization
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but honestly looking at something like websites revival
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at the bundy feel inside sites this kind of gives you the way await navigating
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civilian going out
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and looking at this time
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cpb
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workmanship
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in different ways
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i'd also mention
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important potential expenses for
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putting his things you're doing
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removing her
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filtered ranging
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that you would get liked what they see he searches
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and we can control a the search
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on how great instrument landings online
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but we could do in the library
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so we think that there's potential for
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most popular lesser-known side step more exposure
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would separate inspired
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than online wet
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and when mister
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the fact of life well there's lots of different issues like that
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recanting now
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would be interesting
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arm so we're just at the beginning of this process them
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it's because i know we have to stay tuned
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or that pakistan is looking publicized
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this comes out
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so that we can get a lot of and would be there
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ana use of this about the stool dismissals
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that gives you a sense that they can't hide
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something documents regarding human rights the different ways in which
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challenged him go
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in these promo tora
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and on some of these different theories
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captive researchers
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and not identities
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brings vincent's terrace
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and the battle on
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thank you very much