Permanent Collection of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

Documentary heritage submitted by United States of America and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

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Eleanor Roosevelt with the English-language text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project has amassed a permanent collection of written, spoken, and audio-visual resources that constitute an unparalleled glimpse into Mrs. Roosevelt's human rights work, with particular attention paid to her role as a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945-1953, chair of the UN Human Rights Commission from 1946-1951, as well as the chief proponent and central architect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights contributing to its overall tone, content, and philosophy. This material is vital to global heritage and personhood in the twentieth century, and represents the largest single collection of resources devoted solely to measuring Eleanor Roosevelt's impact upon it.

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