One of Mudd’s newest accessions, the Kristen Timothy Papers, finds itself in good company with other Mudd collections documenting individuals who have had profound influence in the United Nations, including the papers of Margaret Snyder, Regional Advisor of the
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa; Henry R. Labouisse, Director of UNRWA and Executive Director of UNICEF; David A. Morse, Director-General of the ILO; and many other luminaries.
Timothy organized the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. The conference addressed enduring inequalities for women and girls across the world. Timothy was instrumental in outlining the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which were adopted by consensus on 15 September 1995.
Timothy’s records include audio-visual materials (much of which is available online), records regarding the creation of the platform for action, materials created in preparation for and during the conference, and a series of Timothy’s research records on the history of the global women’s movement.
Other exciting collections acquired during late 2010 and early 2011 include:
- [ML.2010.030] An addition to the J. Douglas Brown Papers (updated collection guide forthcoming)
- [ML.2010.027] An addition to the Clinton A. Decker papers
- [ML.2010.032] An addition to the Albert O. Hirschman papers
- [ML.2010.033] Nine volumes of bookplates collected by C.N. Carver
- [ML.2010.034] Correspondence from Ray Stannard Baker, Newton Baker, and Jacob Newton Beam
- [ML.2011.005] An addition to the Association on American Indian Affairs records (updated collection guide forthcoming)
- [ML.2011.006] An addition to the records of David A. Morse
- [ML.2011.004] A photo of Svetlana Stalin, daughter of Joseph Stalin, reportedly taken at East Berlin, PA farm of George Kennan in 1965
- and the records of the Princeton Draft Information Center, [ML.2010.031] a
project of the Fellowship of Reconciliation to assist young men in the
Princeton, New Jersey area who were subject to the draft during the
Vietnam War era.