Trudy Huskamp Peterson.
Legacies of Repression: Archives and Human Rights
Jan. 28, 2008
Trudy Huskamp Peterson, retired director of the National Archives, is a leading figure among international efforts to ensure the preservation of records of governmental truth commissions and international criminal tribunals. In South Africa she served as an advisor for the records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was established to serve victims of violence and human rights abuses under Apartheid. This experience resulted in the book "Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions."She has served as the director of Archives and Records Management for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and was the founding executive director of the Open Society Archives in Budapest, where she led efforts to preserve and make available archives from the countries of the former Soviet bloc. Most recently she served as a consultant in Guatemala, working with government police records. Peterson received her B.A. in English from Iowa State University in 1967. Her talk is part of the World Affairs Series and the Iowa State 150th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series.
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