Dodd Center Archives
The Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center supports the University of Connecticut’s mission of teaching, research and service. It acquires, preserves and makes accessible specialized research collections for students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public and supports the development and promotion of public program, exhibitions and similar events to enhance the University’s teaching and research activities.
The Dodd Center also seeks to advance human rights education in Connecticut public schools through its K-12 initiative, support the scholarly use of the Thomas J. Dodd Papers, through its International Justice Research Fellowship, and recognize leaders in the advancement of human rights worldwide through the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights. Among the recipients of the prize are individuals such as Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Justice Richard J. Goldstone of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland; and Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and organizations such as Mental Disability Rights International, the Center for Justice & Accountability, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and the Center for Justice & International Law. The most recent winner is the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.