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Selection of archival documents related to Václav Havel and the Charter 77 movement in the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) Archives

Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research (CHRDR), Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Compiled by Csaba Szilagyi, Curator

Contents

Documents

Charter 77 Document No. 20/1985: Statement on the 17th Anniversary of August 21, 1985. In an endnote, Václav Havel is mentioned among those arrested briefly for signing this document [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1984-1986]

Jeri Laber’s typewritten, unedited note to Jane Curry (expert on Eastern Europe), mentioning Václav Havel’s detention on August 9-10, 1985 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1984-1986]

Unsigned, typewritten memo on a telephone call from 1984 regarding (HRW Chairman) Robert L. Bernstein’s visit to Prague; it contains suggestions for possible meetings, names of contact people, methods to meet them, etc. Both Václav and Ivan Havel (and also some house searches conducted on August 16) are mentioned. [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1984-1986]

Typewritten translation (by Anna Faltus of the Czechoslovak National Council of America, Washington, DC) of Václav Havel’s letter to the Follow-up meeting of CSCE – Vienna, November 28, 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1987-1988]

Czechoslovak Newsletter, December 1989, which contains a list of events from January 1, 1977  to the Velvet Revolution [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1989]

Translation of President Václav Havel’s speech upon receipt of honorary degree at New York University, October 27, 1991 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1991]

Translation of the Statement of President Václav Havel at the solemn concert in remembrance of the Czechoslovak Jews who fell victim to the Holocaust, October 19, 1991 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: General, 1991]

“A Decade of Dedication: Charter 77, 1977-1987”, A Helsinki Watch Report, January 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: 10th anniversary, 1987]

Program and list of invitees for the event Czechoslovakia: A Besieged Culture (In commemoration of Charter 77’s Tenth Anniversary and in honor of The Jazz Section), January 26, 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: 10th anniversary, 1987]

Thank you letters from Jeri Laber to Michael Formanek, Tommy Flanagan, Josef Skvorecky, Timothy Garton Ash, Kurt Vonnegut, E. L. Doctorow and Wendy Luers for participating at the above event, January 27-30, 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Tenth anniversary, 1987]

Founding document of the Charter 77 Fund, Inc. (Vratislav Pechota, Plainsboro, NJ),1983 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77 Fund, 1983]

Fax transmission from Helsinki Watch/Jeri Laber to President Václav Havel regarding the new Lustration Law, October 17, 1991 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: De-communization: Lustration law, 1991-1992]

Letter from Helsinki Watch/Jeri Laber to President Havel expressing concerns regarding the conditions for employment in state bodies [“indiscriminate witch-hunt”], October 24, 1991 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1990-1992]

Signed thank you note from Václav Havel to Jeri Laber soon after his resignation from the presidency of Czechoslovakia, August 7, 1992 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1990-1992]

Robert L. Bernstein’s letter to Václav Havel prior to his visit to New York, February 22, 1990 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav: Havel Day at Helsinki Watch, 1990]

Unedited transcript of the meeting of Václav Havel with staff and guests at HRW offices, February 22, 1990 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav: Havel Day at Helsinki Watch, 1990]

News from Czechoslovakia (a publication of Helsinki Watch) on the establishment of the Czechoslovak Helsinki Committee [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 17, Czechoslovakia: Helsinki Watch: News from Czechoslovakia, 1986-1988]

Newspaper clippings: published articles on Václav Havel, Charter 77 and the Czechoslovakian dissident movement [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 71, Miscellaneous: Published articles, 1976-1991]

  • Human Rights in Prague, An exchange of letters regarding Witch Hunt in Prague, The New York Review of Books, May 28 and June 11, 1992
  • Witch Hunt in Prague by Jeri Laber, The New York Review of Books, April 23, 1992
  • Not All Communists Were Criminals by Jeri Laber, Los Angeles Times, October 31, 1991
  • Havel Takes Manhattan, An Isle of Luncheons by Sara Rimer, The New York Times, February 23, 1990
  • Prague’s Turn for Liberty Is Coming by Jeri Laber, International Herald Tribune, August 17, 1989
  • Fighting Back in Prague by Jeri Laber, The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989
  • Appointment in Prague by Jeri Laber, The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1988
  • Different Strokes in the Eastern Block by Jeri Laber, The New York Times, November 23, 1987
  • Charter 77, Heartened by Reform Talk From Moscow, Fights On by Jeri Laber, International Herald Tribune, January 28, 1987
  • Czech’s Rights Movement: 10 Years of Struggle by Jeri Laber, January 23, 1987
  • Thrown out of Prague for Visiting Erika by Jeri Laber, The Washington Post, April 3, 1983
  • The Dreams That Died: Jeri Laber Reports from Eastern Europe, The Village Voice, December 13-29, 1981

HRW Memo from Wendy Luers with the schedule of Václav Havel’s trial and some personal notes, February 15, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Ken Roth, box 109, Czechoslovakia, 1987-1989]

Helsinki Watch press release deploring the sentencing of Václav Havel, February 21, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Ken Roth, box 109, Czechoslovakia, 1987-1989]

ACTA: Quarterly of the Documentation Centre for the Promotion of Independent Czechoslovak Literature. Issue 2/87 carries Václav Havel’s edited ‘telephoned’ essay on samizdat, while issue 5-8/88 an editorial and his address to the Czechoslovakia 1918-1988 Symposium. [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: ACTA, 1987-1988]

Letter to Rude Pravo sent by Frantisek Janouch, Chairman of The Charta 77 Foundation in Stockholm, as a response on criticism published earlier in the newspaper. [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: The Charta 77 Foundation: Correspondence: Janouch, Frantisek, 1985-1989]

“Utan Tillstand Fran Prag”: Program prepared and distributed by the 21 August Committee, Charter 77 Foundation (Sweden), for a special event at the Stadsteater in Stockholm organized for the Charter 77 movement in November 1983, where two plays were also staged: Havel's Mistake (world premiere) and Beckett's Catastrophe (written in 1982 and dedicated to Havel.) [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: General, 1983]

The Original Proclamation of Charter 77, January 1, 1977 and the Text of the Charter 77 Manifesto communicated by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions by letter of 28 July 1977 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Documents, 1977-1981]

Statement of Charter 77 regarding the Czechoslovak authorities preventing them to meet with US officials. Václav Havel is also mentioned as being under operative surveillance. [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Documents, 1986]

Statement of Charter 77 on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, signed on October 23, 1986 in Budapest, Prague, East Berlin and Warsaw [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 24, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Documents, 1986]

Letter from to the Madrid Conference sent by Václav Benda, Václav Havel and Jiri Dienstbier from the Correctional Institute of Hermanice [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: General: New York, 1986]

CSCE News Release: Helsinki Commission Nominates Charter 77 for Nobel Peace Prize, January 30, 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: General: New York, 1987]

News items regarding police surveillance on Charter 77 spokespersons during the visits of the West German and British Foreign Ministers, January 17 and April 14, 1985, respectively [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: International contacts, 1982-1985]

Ten Years of Charter 77, published by CSDS (Documentation Centre for the Promotion of Independent Czechoslovak Literature), with a 23-page essay by Václav Havel (The Meaning of Charter 77), 1986 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons, 1977-1986]

Letter from Vratislav Pechota to Jeri Laber containing information from Václav Havel’s trial (on October 22-23, 1979), April 2, 1980 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Open letter from AIDA-USA (International Association for the Defense of Artists) to Gustav Husak demanding the release of Václav Havel, June 14, 1981 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Letter from Cathy Fitzpatrick of Helsinki Watch to Joseph Papp (New York Shakespeare Festival) regarding Václav Havel’s invitation to New York, February 7, 1983 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Václav Havel: Six Asides About Culture (Translation from Czech samizdat text reprinted in Listy, vol. 14, no. 5, October 1984), August 11, 1984 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Václav Havel’s letter to the Czechoslovakian Prosecutor General (later published in the Washington Post as How the Secret Police and I Spent My Vacation), August 25, 1985 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Václav Havel’s acceptance speech and a report by Frantisek Janouch describing the controversies around it and the delivery of the Erasmus Prize, November 3, 1986 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

RFE/RL Press Review: Václav Havel, 1986 Erasmus Prize Winner, Through Polish Eyes, December 12, 1986 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

Interview with Václav Havel, END Journal, Issue 26, February/March 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 25, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Spokespersons: Havel, Václav, 1979-1987]

AIUSA – Havel Urgent Action: Legal/Health Concern, February 4-18, 1983 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 26, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: Statements, 1979-1985]

Letter from Anna Faltus (Czechoslovak National Council of America) to Robert L. Bernstein thanking for his concern and protest action with regard to the Trial of Six in Prague, November 7, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 27, Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovak Newsletter, 1979-1980]

Update on the status of political prisoners (Václav Havel among them) in Czechoslovakia, December 12, 1981 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 29, Czechoslovakia: Faltus, Anna: Updates…, 1980-1983]

Update on the status of human rights activists in Czechoslovakia: two short items on Václav Havel, June 30 and July 31, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 30, Czechoslovakia: Faltus, Anna: Update…, June-December 1989]

Article 19’s Censorship Appeal prompted by the confiscation of Václav Havel’s computer and data-files, November 30, 1988 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1987-1988]

Program of A Theatrical Evening Protesting Police Brutality and Arrest of Human Rights Dissidents in Czechoslovakia, January 23, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

CSCE News Release on Václav Havel’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, February 3, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Memo on Wendy Luers’ meeting with Ivan Havel regarding Václav Havel’s trial, February 12, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Copy of a letter to Gustav Husak by members of the U.S. Congress demanding the release of Václav Havel, February 17, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Helsinki Watch’s nomination of Václav Havel for the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, March 15, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Václav Havel’s concluding statement at the Appeal Tribunal of the Prague Municipal Court on March 21, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

“Memorandum on the Significance of the Vienna and Helsinki Agreements” Submitted In the Matter of the Appeal of Václav Havel , Submitted by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, Helsinki Watch (U.S.A.) and the Swedish Writers Union, March 21, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Václav Havel’s signed statement (in Czech) sent on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, read by Claire Bloom, December 5, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Havel, Václav, 1989-1990]

Biographical information on members of the Czechoslovak Helsinki Committee (Václav Havel among them), March 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Helsinki Watch: Czechoslovak Helsinki Committee, 1988-1989]

Helsinki Watch: News from Czechoslovakia: Václav Havel’s Appeal, April 13, 1989  [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Helsinki Watch: Information and protests, 1980-1989]

Prague Winter: Charter 77 and the Movement for Human Rights in Czechoslovakia, A Publication of Helsinki Watch, November 11, 1980 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 31, Czechoslovakia: Helsinki Watch: Information and protests, 1980-1989]

Word by Word and Cards on the Table by Václav Havel, in LISTY: Journal of the Czechoslovak Socialist Opposition, issues no. 5/1989 and 3/1989, respectively [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 36, Czechoslovakia: LISTY, 1989]

“Václav Havel Trial” Memorandum and Statement, prepared by Herman Schwartz, Professor of Law at the American University, who visited Czechoslovakia on behalf of Helsinki Watch in order to attend the trial of Václav Havel, February 21, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 36, Czechoslovakia: Mission: Václav Havel Trial, 1989]

Information on Václav Havel’s house arrest in the documents of the Palach Press Limited, August 1979 (pp.11-13) [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 38, Czechoslovakia: Palach Press Limited: Summary of Available Documents, No. 11, 1979]

Press release issued by the Palach Press on the occasion of Václav Havel’s release, February, 1983 (pp. 85-86) [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 39, Czechoslovakia: Palach Press Limited: Bulletin (Treble Issue), February 1983]

Correspondence between Jeri Laber and the Department of State regarding the brutal intervention of the Czechoslovak authorities during the unofficial commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach. (Havel was also among those arrested.) January-February 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 40, Czechoslovakia: Petitions: Protests, 1989]

Letter from The Dramatists Guild, Inc. to the Czechoslovak Ambassador protesting against Václav Havel’s recent imprisonment, February 23, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 40, Czechoslovakia: Petitions: Protests, 1989]

Two versions of the Petition “A Few Words…” (Index on Censorship) or “Just A Few Sentences” (Anna Faltus) signed by 1800 Czechoslovak citizens, among them Václav Havel, who is also mentioned as one of the signature collectors, June 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 40, Czechoslovakia: Petitions: Appeal Proclamation, 1989]

Jiri Dienstbier’s Open Letter to the Representatives of Independent Groups and Movements in Europe and the USA regarding Václav Havel’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, n. d. [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 41, Czechoslovakia: Political trials and arrests, 1986-1989]

Transcript of a phone conversation between Wendy Luers and Ivan Havel regarding Václav Havel’s trial, January 25, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 41, Czechoslovakia: Political trials and arrests, 1986-1989]

Charter 77 Document No. 40/88: Statement on the twentieth anniversary of August 1968, Prague, July 14, 1988 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 41, Czechoslovakia: Prague Spring: 20th Anniversary: General, 1987-1988]

Joint East European statement to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 21, 1968 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 41, Czechoslovakia: Prague Spring: 20th Anniversary: General, 1987-1988]

Statement of the Council of Free Czechoslovakia regarding the arrests of VONS members, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Letter from Assistant Secretary of State Patricia Derian to Jeri Laber regarding Czechoslovak arrests and possible trials and Jimmy Carter’s statement on the anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, August 6, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Internal Helsinki Watch memo on a steering committee meeting discussing possible actions to protest the Czechoslovak trials, October 15, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Letters to the Editor/The New York Times signed by Robert L. Bernstein and Arthur Miller regarding the fourth anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act and the Prague trial, October 18, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Mailgram sent by Helsinki Watch to Antonin Kaspar, presiding judge over the Prague trial, urging him to dismiss the cases, October 19, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

News from Helsinki Watch/PEN American Center: Prominent Literary and Political Figures to Demonstrate on Behalf of Czechoslovak Rights Activists, October 22, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Document regarding the pending trial of 6 members of the Committee to Defend the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS), October 22-25, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

RFE/RL Situation Report on the Prague trial, October 24, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Press release: International League for Human Rights Protests Czech Trial and Conviction of Six Members of Charter 77, October 24, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

News from Helsinki Watch: U.S, Helsinki Watch Joins Moscow and Polish Rights Groups in Support of Czech Activists, October 24, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Article from the Bratislava Pravda commenting on the cancellation of R. L. Barry’s (U.S. Department of State) visit to Czechoslovakia as a protest against the Prague trial, November 8, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Report on the Prague trial (Václav Havel/VONS) prepared by the Canadian lawyer Gordon Wright, November 18, 1979 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Special issue of the Labour Focus on Eastern Europe (A Socialist Defence Bulletin on Eastern Europe and the USSR) on the Prague trial, November 1979-January 1980, [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 45, Czechoslovakia: Trials, 1979]

Internal Memo of the Federal Ministry of the Interior distributed at a meeting of the Central Committee of the Czechoslovak Communist Party regarding “illegal” and “anti-socialist” citizens initiatives in Czechoslovakia (Charter 77, VONS, The Jazz Section, etc.) June 12, 1988 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 46, Czechoslovakia: VONS, 1987-1989]

Four Amnesty International newsletter articles on Václav Havel’s first indictment, trial, sentencing and appeal following his signing of Charter 77, 1977-1978 [AIUSA Archives, box 57, Czechoslovakia, 1977-1989]

Amnesty International external paper on political trials in Czechoslovakia, with roughly one page on Václav Havel’s case, 16/06/77 [AIUSA Archives, box 57, Czechoslovakia, 1977-1989]

Amnesty International news releases and newsletter articles regarding the trials of VONS members, June 27, October 28 and August and December, 1979 [AIUSA Archives, box 57, Czechoslovakia, 1977-1989]

Amnesty International external papers on the trial of VONS members, 16/09/79 and 16/04/80 [AIUSA Archives, box 57, Czechoslovakia, 1977-1989]

Internal Amnesty International document, Mailing 1988.8 of November-December 1988: an International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Summary of a telephone conversation with Václav Havel in Prague, November 14, 1988 [AIUSA Archives, box 57, Czechoslovakia: EERAN CSSR Mailings, 1985-1989]

Amnesty International Urgent Actions regarding Václav Havel’s arrest, trial, sentence and release following demonstrations in January 1989: January 23 and 27, February 23, and May 19, 1989 [AIUSA Archives, box 58, Czechoslovakia: Urgent Actions, 1985-1989]

Václav Havel Event Package, undated [AIUSA Archives, box 58, Czechoslovakia, undated]

Fax transmission: Protest Against Václav Havel’s Arrest, February 15, 1989 [AIUSA Archives, box 58, Czechoslovakia, undated]

Largo Desolato by Václav Havel, translation from the Czech by Mary Winn, Version A, November 1, 1984 [AIUSA Archives, box 58, Czechoslovakia, undated]

A Private View – 3 One-Acts: Audience, Private View, Protest by Václav Havel, translated by Vera Blackwell [AIUSA Archives, box 58, Czechoslovakia, undated]

Internal memo regarding official Czechoslovak criticism of Amnesty International and the VONS trials, December 7, 1979 [AIUSA Archives, box 162, Europe: Czechoslovakia, 1979]

Amnesty International Urgent Action: legal concern regarding eleven Czechoslovak human rights activists, December 3, 1979 [AIUSA Archives, box 162, Europe: Czechoslovakia, 1979]

Amnesty International internal memo: 11 Czechoslovak human rights activists face heavy sentences, September 16, 1979 [AIUSA Archives, box 162, Europe: Czechoslovakia, 1979]

News release: Amnesty International seeks to observe Czech trials, June 16, 1979 [AIUSA Archives, box 162, Europe: Czechoslovakia, 1979]

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Flyers/Playbills

Invitation to an evening of readings and jazz in honor of Charter 77’s Tenth Anniversary and The Jazz Section, January 26, 1987 [HRW Archives, Files of Jeri Laber, box 16, Czechoslovakia: Charter 77: 10th anniversary, 1987]

“Rock and Roll Beyond the Iron Curtain”: Poster advertising the New York concert of the Plastic People of the Universe, March 23-25, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Ken Roth, box 109, Czechoslovakia, 1987-1989]

“Czech It Out! Kick a Hole in the Drum”: Posters advertising another New York concert of the Plastic People of the Universe [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 41, Czechoslovakia: Plastic People, 1981-1989]

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Photographs

Two photographs (close-ups) of Václav Havel (presumably) in a Prague restaurant, n. d. [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia, 1984-1986]

Two photographs of Václav Havel, n. d. (one portrait and one close-up, smiling) [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia, 1985-1987]

Sixteen photographs from the trial of the Jazz Section in Prague, March 1987 [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia: Jazz Section Trial, 1987]

Seven photographs (plus negatives and contact sheets) from the event Czechoslovakia: A Besieged Culture (In commemoration of Charter 77’s Tenth Anniversary and in honor of The Jazz Section), January 26, 1987 (Among those featured are Susan Sontag, Josef Skvorecky, Timothy Garton Ash, Kurt Vonnegut, Jeri Laber, and a jazz band including Tommy Flanagan and Michael Formanek; more photos of the participants are available in the Files of Janet Fleischmann, Czechoslovakia: Trials: The Jazz Section) [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia: Jazz Section Trial, 1987]

Two photographs of Václav Havel at the December 10, 1988 demonstration in Prague. From left to right: Jana Petrova, Ladislav Lis, Václav Havel, Rudolf Battek (Photo: Jaroslav Koran, Prague) [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia, 1988]

Four photographs of President Václav Havel with Jeri Laber and Aryeh Neier, March 1992 [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia: Prague/Havel, 1992]

Four photographs (two close-ups) of Václav Havel at a restaurant with other, unidentified people, March 1992 [HRW Archives, Photographs, box 2, Files of Jeri Laber: Czechoslovakia: Prague/Havel, 1992]

Group photograph of Czechoslovak dissidents (Václav Havel among them) with Joan Baez (President of Humanitas), in a Special Report on Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia of the Humanitas International Human Rights Committee, 1989 [HRW Archives, Files of Janet Fleischmann, box 36, Czechoslovakia: Mission: Fleischmann, Janet, 1989]

Photograph of Rudolf Battek, n. d. [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-3]

Aerial photograph of the Valdice Prison in Czechoslovakia, 1986 [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-5]

Photograph of an oil/collage featuring Petr Uhl, 1982 [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-9]

Photograph of Václav Havel, n. d. [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-14]

Photograph of Vratislav Brabenec (lyricist and saxophone player, Plastic People of the Universe), n. d. [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-21]

Three photographs of the Plastic People of the Universe in concert, n. d. [AIUSA Archives, box 497, EUR 71-21, 71-22, 71-23]

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