Series 6
Subject files, 1976-2006
Boxes 152-161; OP18

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of files including correspondence, unpublished documents, and printed material that provide information on a variety of subjects pertinent to Rushdie. Many of these files document the activities of organizations to which Rushdie belonged, including political organizations such as Charter 88 and literary organizations such as PEN and the International Parliament of Writers. Also present are files relating to existing organizations that supported Rushdie during the fatwa, including Article 19, and others that were founded in response to the fatwa, such as the International Rushdie Defence Committee and the International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers. This series also contains other files of interest, including minutes from the Best of Young British Writers competition in 1992, for which Rushdie served as a judge; governmental reports on/from Nicaragua dating from 1985; and proceedings of the British Parliament and the United States Congress in which Rushdie figures, and material relating to PEN American Center, for which Rushdie served as president from 2004-2005.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
152 1 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Agenda, 28-29 June 1993
152 2 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Correspondence, 1996, 2000
152 3 Academie Universelle des Cultures: List of Members, 1999
152 4 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Minutes, 29 January 1993
152 5 Academie Universelle des Cultures Minutes, 29 June 1993
152 6 Academie Universelle des Cultures Program Folder, 28 to 29 June 1993 [includes sketches and notes]
152 7 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Report, 23 July 1997
152 8 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Report, Inaugural session, 29 January 1993 [includes list of members, decisions taken, list of standing committee members, and press coverage]
152 9 Academie Universelle des Cultures: Report, "Revue de Presse, Forum International sur L'Intolerance," 1997
152 10 Affiliated East-West Press, correspondence, 1988
152 11 American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression: publicity folder, 23 September 1993
152 12 American Civil Liberties Union: Correspondence, 2002 [regarding the Edgerton Award]
152 13 Amnesty International: "The Challenge to Governments," news release, 1993
152 14 Amnesty International: Press releases, 1989
152 15 Amnesty International: Report, "Iran: imprisonment, torture and execution of political opponents," January 1992
152 16 Article 19: Agendas, 1991-1998
152 17 Article 19: "Censored," pamphlet, undated
152 18 Article 19: "Defending Free Speech: The First-Ten Years" [1997]
152 19 Article 19: Financial information, 1995
152 20 Article 19: Government proposals and resolutions, 1994-1996
152 21 Article 19: Grant application, 1996 [see also International Rushdie Defence Committee]
153 1 Article 19: Informational files on Iran, 1993-1994, 1998
153 2 Article 19: Invoice, 1 December 1994
153 3 Article 19: List, "Influential Muslim leaders and scholars," 1990
153 4 Article 19: List, "Media carrying the World Statement," 1989
153 5 Article 19: Press statements and information, 1992-1998
153 6 Article 19: Report, "1,000 Days of Censorship: Fiction, Fact, and the Fatwa," November 1991
153 7 Article 19: Report, "Fiction, Fact and the Fatwa: A Chronology of Censorship," June 1992 [printed version with typescript and fragments]
153 8 Article 19: Report, "Iran," 1991
153 9 Article 19: Report, Transcript of taped conversation between Khomeini regime officials, 1991
153 10 Article 19: 19 Bulletin, 1989-1997
153 11 The Arts Council [Ireland]: Statement of Support, 16 January 1993
153 12 Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund: 30th Anniversary Gala Information, 2004
153 13 Association des Ecrivains Iraniens en Exil: Newsletters, undated
153 14 Association of American Publishers: International Freedom to Publish Committee, printed material, 1992
153 15 Author's Guild: Author's Guild Bulletin, Spring 1992
153 16 Best of Young British Writers: Minutes [with notes], MS and typescript, 23 December 1992
153 17 Biographical and bibliographical information
153 18 Black and Asian Arts Committee Report, House of Commons, November 26, 1997
153 19 The Black and White Media Book: Book Summary January 1988
153 20 Book Action for Nuclear Disarmament, correspondence, 1983
154 1 Booker Prize, presentation dinner and guest list, October 25, 1988
154 2 British Film Institute: Agendas, typescript, undated
154 3 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Agendas, 1977, 1980
154 4 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Constitution and Proposed changes to the Constitution, typescript, 15 December 1976
154 5 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Executive committee membership, typescript, 1977-1978
154 6 Camden Committee for Community Relations: General Council Membership, May 1981
154 7 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Minutes, typescript, 1977
154 8 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Press releases, typescript, [1984]
154 9 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Report, "Bengali Homeless Families in Camden," typescript, [1984]
154 10 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Report, "The Fight Against Racism," typescript, 14 October 1977
154 11 Camden Committee for Community Relations: Report, "To Stay as Equals," 1981
154 12 Campaign Against Repression in Iran (CARI): Poster, "Defend Salman Rushdie", 23 June
154 13 Charter 88: Agenda, 12 April 1989
154 14 Charter 88: Conference, "The Monarchy Debate," 1993
154 15 Charter 88: Constitution and proposed amendments, typescript [1988]
154 16 Charter 88: Constitutional convention, "Towards a Written Constitution," 1991
154 17 Charter 88: Correspondence, 1989, 1998, and undated
154 18 Charter 88: "The Defining Moment: Prospects for a New Britain under Labour," Anthony Barnett, undated
154 19 Charter 88: "Democracy Day" materials, 1992
154 20 Charter 88: "Introduction to Charter 88," Anthony Barnett, typescript, undated
154 21 Charter 88: Manchester Papers, December 1991
154 22 Charter 88: Minutes, 1989
154 23 Charter 88: Newspaper clippings and magazine articles, 1988-1993
154 24 Charter 88: "Prospects and Plans for the Nineties," undated
154 25 Charter 88: Report, "A Citizens' Democracy," 1 March 1993
154 26 Charter 88: Report, "Co-ordinator's Report," undated
154 27 Charter 88: Report, "Co-ordinator's Report," 12-19 June 1989
154 28 Charter 88: Report, "Political Report for Charter 88," November 1989
154 29 Charter 88: “What is Charter 88?” undated
154 30 Civitas: Manifesto, 2000
154 31 Comité de Défense of Salman Rushdie en France: La Lettre, February 1996
154 32 Committee in Support of Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression: Press statements, 1989, 1991
154 33 Committee in Support of Salman Rushdie and Freedom of Expression: Resolution, 9 March 1989
154 34 Committee on South African War Resistance: brochure, undated
154 35 Conferences and festivals, 1985-1992
154 36 Conferences and festivals, 1993-2000
155 1 Committee on South African War Resistance (COSAWR): letter, 16 December 1982
155 2 Council of Europe: Report, "Report on the protection of Salman Rushdie," 9 January 1995
155 3 Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland: Press Release, 29 November 1996
155 4 éQuinoxe Association: informational packet, September 1998
155 5 Euro Election Manifesto, 1989 [with correspondence cover letter attached 2 May 1989]
155 6 Fatwa, undated
155 7 Fatwa, 1989-199
155 8 Forum 2001 Stichting (Forum 2001 Foundation): notary declaration, 16 March 1990
155 9 Friends of Salman Rushdie: Correspondence, 21 July 1992
155 10 Friends of Salman Rushdie: Statement, undated
155 11 The German Salman Rushdie Defence Committee: Lufthansa press release, 14 February 1995
155 12 Government proceedings related to Rushdie, 1989
155 13 Government proceedings related to Rushdie, 1989
155 14 The Groucho Club: Financial information and newsletters, 31 May 1997 and 1998
155 15 Immigranten [The Immigrant], 1983
155 16 Index on Censorship: press release, 7 October 1988
155 17 Index on Censorship: publicity folder, circa 1993
155 18 Index on Censorship: newsletter, Autumn 1996
155 19 India: People's Union for Democratic Rights/Civil Liberties 1984, Foreign Affairs January/February 1997, Internet clippings 9 July 2004
155 20 Institute of Contemporary Arts: Correspondence, 1987
156 1 Institute of Contemporary Arts: Membership list, ICA Advisory Board, typescript, 1987
156 2 Institute of Contemporary Arts: Minutes, typescript, 1987, 1989 [see also "Is Nothing Sacred?," the Herbert Read Memorial Lecture]
156 3 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: Agendas, typescript, 1989, 1992
156 4 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: Correspondence, 1989
156 5 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: "The Crime of Blasphemy - Why it should be abolished," 1989 [3 copies]
156 6 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: Minutes, typescript, 1989, 1992
156 7 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: Press releases, typescript, 1989, 1992
156 8 International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: "World Statement: Writers and Readers in support of Salman Rushdie," 1989
156 9 International Committee For the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers: "World Statement: Writers' Petition to the United Nations," typescript, 1989
156 10 International Parliament of Writers: Agenda [with notes], 1997
156 11 International Parliament of Writers: Bill sent to Rushdie, 1995
156 12 International Parliament of Writers: Correspondence, 1997- 1998
156 13 International Parliament of Writers: Correspondence, 13 March 2000 [includes packet of clippings]
156 14 International Parliament of Writers: The Correspondence [newsletter], 1998-[1999]
156 15 International Parliament of Writers: Financial report, 1996
156 16 International Parliament of Writers: Minutes, typescript, 28 March 1997
156 17 International Parliament of Writers: Press releases, typescript, 1995-1997
156 18 International Parliament of Writers: Resolution, 20 September 1995
156 19 International Parliament of Writers: Subscription propositions, typescript, 1997
156 20 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Agenda, 1993
156 21 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Correspondence, 1993
156 22 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Notes, 1993
156 23 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Press releases, typescript, 1993-1998
156 24 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Printed material
156 25 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Proposal, "for Seminar to Examine the Legality of the $2.5 Million Bounty Offered for the Life of Salman Rushdie," 1998
156 26 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Report, "Aims, Short-term Goals, Organization and Finances," 17 September 1998
156 27 International Rushdie Defence Committee: statement [1994]
156 28 International Rushdie Defence Committee: Strategy paper, typescript, 2 June 1993
157 1 Iran: clippings 7-31 August 1992, May 2003
157 2 Iranian Community Centre: Report 1985-1986
157 3 Iranian Intellectuals and Artists in Defence of Salman Rushdie: Declaration and printed material about declaration, [1992]
157 4 Islamic Defence Council, undated
157 5 Islamic Society for the Promotion of Religious Tolerance, 1988
157 6 Joint Council For the Welfare of Immigrants: Report, "JCWI - The First Ten Years," typescript, 1997
157 7 June 20th Group: Agenda, 20 September 1988
157 8 June 20th Group: Minutes, typescript, 1988-1992
157 9 June 20th Group: Speeches, typescript, 1988-1989
157 10 Liberty [National Council for Civil Liberties]: "A People's Charter, Liberty's Bill of Rights," 1991
157 11 The London International Literary Festival: Minutes, typescript, 29 August 1991
157 12 Morrison, Toni, Information packet for BBC interview, May 1992 [see also Series 10.2: Video tapes, "Toni Morrison interviewed by Salman Rushdie," 3 June 1992]
157 13 The National Democratic Front of Iran (NDFI): press release, 25 March 1989
157 14 Nicaragua, governmental reports, 1983-1986
157 15 Nicaragua, reports and bulletins, 1980s
157 16 The Observer Human Rights Index: Country worksheets/reports, typescript, 24 March 199
157 17 Organisation of Iranian People's Fedaian - Britian: Press Release, 20 February, 1989
157 18 Other Organizations: Other organizational files, 1985, 1990, 1992-1993, 1998, 2004, and undated
158 1 Palestine Bulletin: Newsletters, March-May 1990
158 2 PEN: The 48th International PEN Congress, New York City, program, 1986
158 3 PEN: The 60th International PEN Congress, Santiago de Compostela, program, 1993
158 4 PEN: Agendas, 1992-1993, 2003-2005
158 5 PEN: American Center 2002 Literary Gala materials, 2002
158 6 PEN: American Center 2003 Literary Gala materials, 2003
158 7 PEN: American Center 2004 Literary Gala materials, 2003-2004
158 8 PEN: American Center 2005 Literary Gala materials, 2005
158 9 PEN: American Center Campaign Statements and materials, 2004
158 10 PEN: American Center By-laws, 1999, 2005
158 10a PEN: American Center correspondence, 2001-2005
158 11 PEN: American Center election materials, 2005
158 12 PEN: American Center financial information, 2002-2005
158 13 PEN: American Center, "Freedom-to-Write Bulletin," March 1989, July/August 1992, and undated
158 14 PEN: American Center, Freedom to Write, program materials, 1992 and 2002
158 15 PEN: American Center, general information packet [2002]
158 16 PEN: American Center minutes, 1994, 2002-2006
158 17 PEN: American Center newsletter, summer 2002
158 18 PEN: American Center Open Book Program, flyer, [2001]
158 19 PEN: American Center printed material, 1999
158 20 PEN: American Center, program, "An Evening for Sarajevo," 30 November 1993
158 21 PEN: American Center Proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a long-range planning grant, March 2002
158 22 PEN: American Center, World Voices Celebration, invitation
158 23 PEN: Benefit flyer, 1992
158 24 PEN: Campaign for Core Freedoms, undated
158 25 PEN: Correspondence and memorandums, 1991-2005
159 1 PEN: Essays on Seduction, undated
159 2 PEN: "Foreign Exchanges," invitation
159 3 PEN: "In praise of freedom, PEN writers in prison evening," PEN News, Spring 1998
159 4 PEN: Information packet on Arthur Miller [includes essay "Art and Freedom"] 1995
159 5 PEN: International PEN minutes, 1986-1992
159 6 PEN: International PEN minutes, 1993-1997
159 7 PEN: International PEN minutes, 2003 [2 versions]
159 8 PEN: International PEN, Declaration of Iranian Intellectuals and Artists in Defence of Salman Rushdie, May 14, 1992
159 9 PEN: International PEN, Forum Universal de les Cultures, Barcelona, 2004, program and notes
159 10 PEN: International PEN, "Report for International PEN Foundation for 60th Congress," undated
159 11 PEN: International PEN, Writers in Prison Committee materials
159 12 PEN: International PEN Centre of German Speaking Writers: An appeal for the establishment of a German foundation, "The Burnt Writers," September 1996
159 13 PEN: Iranian PEN Centre in Exile, press release, 1997 [2 copies]
159 14 PEN: Legal information, "Two Amicus Curiae Invitations," undated
159 15 PEN: Literary Gala, 2002
159 16 PEN: Literary Gala invitation, 2006
159 17 PEN: Meeting schedules, 1981-2000
160 1 PEN: Membership lists, 1989, 1995, 2002 and undated
160 2 PEN: "New Members/New Books Party," invitation, 2004
160 3 PEN: PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, 2004
160 4 PEN: PEN Canada, "Salman Rushdie Visit" materials, 1992
160 5 PEN: PEN International, Vol. XLI, No. 1 (1991) and Vol. XLII, No. 2 (1992)
160 6 PEN: PEN International, Vol. XLIII, Nos. 1 and 2 (1993)
160 7 PEN: PEN International, Vol. XLV, No. 1 (1995) and Vol. 46, No. 2 (1996)
160 8 PEN: "PEN News," Spring 1995
160 9 PEN: Petition to the Iranian authorities, 1990
160 10 PEN: Press Releases, 1990-2005
160 11 PEN: Printed material, 1999-[2002]
160 12 PEN: Report, "Report of the Long-Range Planning Committee," typescript, September 2004
160 13 PEN: Schedule of events, 2004-2005
160 14 PEN: Statement by Salman Rushdie, 12 October 1993
160 15 PEN: Travel Schedule, Danish PEN, 9 June 1992
160 16 PEN: "World Voices International Literary Festival" materials, 2004-2005
161 1 PEN: "World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature," program, 16-22 April 2005
161 2 PEN: "World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature," materials, 2005
161 3 Publicity packet for visit to France, 1993
161 4 The Publisher's Association, Pakistan clippings 1981-1982
161 5 Royal Institute of British Architects: RIBA Architecture Awards, typescript, 1988 [Rushdie was a Lay Assessor]
161 6 Royal Shakespeare Company, Michigan Residency program and itinerary, 2002-2003 [U.S. premiere of Midnight's Children]
161 7 Royal Society of Literature: Meetings Programme, 1997
161 8 Runnymede Trust: Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia Report, "Islamophobia, A Challenge for Us All," 1997
161 9 Rushdie Defense Committee USA, 1993 and undated
161 10 The Rushdie Symposium, undated
161 11 The Salman Rushdie Foundation: "An Announcement," typescript, undated [by Rushdie?]
161 12 Steering Committee: Foreign Office News Department press release, 06 November 1991
161 13 Les Territoires de la Mémoire, Information packet, 1999
161 14 Les Territoires de la Mémoire, newsletters, 1996-1999
161 15 UK Action Committee on Islamic Affairs: Press release, typescript, 8 April 1998
161 16 United Nations, Commission on Human Rights, Draft resolution, Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, March 10, 1993
161 17 Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival: travel itinerary folder, 19 September 2002
OP18 Wang International Festival of Authors, International Star Registry certificate, 1988
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