Graham Stinnett

Curator, Human Rights Collection and Alternative Press Collections


Graham Stinnett is curator of human rights collections and alternative press collections within the Archives & Special Collections at The Dodd Center for Human Rights. Stinnett holds a master’s degree in archival studies from the University of Manitoba, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in latin american history. Stinnett’s graduate work focused on human rights non-governmental organizations and their importance to archives and the role of archivist as activist. He has published in the Progressive Librarian (Issue no. 32, Winter 2009) on the subject. Stinnett served an internship in the Archives at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he assisted in preparing proposals to create a documentation center for a human rights non-governmental organization in San Salvador. After completing his master’s degree, he worked in Archives & Special Collections at the University of Manitoba as the lead in the Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives collection project and Archives consultant for the LGBTTQ Oral History Initiative which will support future research.  He also served as the archivist for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club in British Columbia. 

Graham Stinnett holds a print of sociology professor Jack Roach being led away by police on November 26, 1968 after being arrested for his role in protesting on-campus recruiting by the Olin-Mathieson Corporation at the Dodd Center on April 19, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)