The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

About This Project

From left to right: Eunice Ali, Karen Engle,
Gina Bastone, Sissy Farenthold, Genevieve Vaughan, Julie Bissinger, and William Chandler.
Photo by Steph Swope, July 2011.

This project is a collaboration between the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, both at the University of Texas at Austin.

In Spring 2011, the Rapoport Center recruited Gina Bastone to work with Farenthold's papers and identify documents relating to human rights. Initially, the assignment was intended to be Bastone's capstone project for her Master's degree from UT's School of Information. Over the course of the summer, Bastone discovered Farenthold's speech Women's Search for Peace and came up with the idea to create a website based on it.

From there, she worked closely with Karen Engle, Co-director of the Rapoport Center, and Brenda Gunn, Associate Director for Research and Collections at the Briscoe Center, to create the site's narrative and digitize documents. Bastone also consulted with with Melanie Feinberg at the School of Information and Kristen Hogan from the Center for Women and Gender Studies, making this a truly collaborative and cross-departmental effort.

We would like to thank the support staff at the Rapoport Center and the Briscoe Center, including William Chandler, Stephanie Malmros, Evan Hocker, and Hal Richardson. We would also like to thank our wonderful Rapoport Center undergraduate interns, Courtney Lee, Heather Wong, Julie Bissinger, and Eunice Ali, for all their hard work behind the scenes. We are especially grateful to Adam Norwood from the School of Law's Technology Services for his help in creating and maintaining this site.