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Guide to the P. Adem Carroll Papers
1964-2018 (bulk, 2000-2010)
 MS 3212

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Austin Davis

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 29, 2022
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Series II. Subject Files, 1964-2018

Scope and Contents

The series includes all other elements of Carroll's professional and personal life outside of his work with detainees. As such, the series includes his work with other affiliated non-profits, such as the Burma Task Force, the New York Disaster Interfaith Service (NYDIS), Turning Point, and most notably Muslim Consultative Network (MCN), the organization which he founded and led for several years. These files typically contain mostly internal documents, such as correspondence about various projects, meeting and committee minutes, flyers for events, and Carroll's handwritten planning notes.

Most other files relate to Carroll's personal life, such as his education documents, photographs of his father and of various events he attended, events and program documents, personal correspondence, and guides and reports. Many of these documents pertain to Islam.


The content of the series was compiled by the processing archivist from various materials in the collection. The series has been arranged alphabetically by subject matter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10 Burma Task Force documents
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 11 Community discussions

Scope and Contents

The file includes correspondence, documents, and promotional material about various community conversations and forums (typically co-hosted with a governmental organization, such as the New York Police Department) about 9/11, Islam, tolerance, and human rights. Activist Linda Sarsour is a correspondent in this file.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 12 Conferences
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 13 Council on American-Islamic Relations reports
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 14 Education correspondence
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 15-16 Event flyers and programs (2 folders)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 17 Events - various material

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, programs, handwritten notes, printed news articles, and flyers for various events during the time period.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 18 Five Years Beyond 9/11 documents

Scope and Contents

Includes documents and correspondence for events in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of 9/11 from various religious organizations, predominately Muslim or interfaith.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 19 Guides - educational

Scope and Contents


1. "Crisis Response Guide Human Rights Education Program for Junior and High Schools," Amnesty International, October 2001.

2. "Guidelines to Best Practices of Islamic Centers," ISNA Leadership Development Center, 2005.

2001, 2005
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 20 Guides - legal

Scope and Contents


1. "Special Registration Training Materials," New York Immigration Coalition, 2002.

2. "A Legal Guide for INS Detainees," American Bar Association, undated.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 21 ICNA work files

Scope and Contents

Primarily covers Carroll's work pertaining to projects other than detainees, including the victims and missing persons during 9/11, grant proposals, and scattered correspondence.

Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 22 Islamic art brochures
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 23 Islamic art and architecture photographs
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1 Islamic teaching and education documents
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 2 MCN 15th anniversary celebration
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 3 MCN correspondence
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4 MCN governing documents
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5-6 MCN internal documents (2 folders)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 MCN partnerships
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) internal documents
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9 North African study
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 10 Personal education documents
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 11 Photographs

Scope and Contents

Includes 17 photographs of people at events, including the Muslim Day Parade, a Darfur rally, and MCN or ISNA tables. Includes photographs with Keith Ellison.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 12 Playbills and performance programs
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 13 Proposals for detainee book project
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 14 Ramadan documents and photographs
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 15 Raymond Carroll

Scope and Contents

Includes invites to and photographs of Raymond Carroll, the subject's father and an editor of Newsweek Magazine. One photo includes then UN Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim, sitting with the elder Carroll.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 16 Response to 9/11
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 17 Responses to smears
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 18 Various advocacy work and projects

Scope and Contents

Includes a notepad of the family members of Muslims killed on 9/11, lists of free legal services, reading lists, Muslim Student Association (MSA) lists, a New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) report, assorted correspondence about interfaith work, and newspaper clippings.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 19 Various advocacy work and projects

Scope and Contents

Includes brochures and documents pertaining to health and wellness, specifically around H1N1: a research proposal to the Pew Charitable Trust on religion and immigration; a report on religion and education in New York City public schools; correspondence with various consulates about people killed on 9/11; and work reports from ICNA and MCN.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 20 Various advocacy work and projects

Scope and Contents

Includes documents from various nonprofits Carroll worked with, primarily the NYDIS, Turning Point, and smaller ethnic organizations.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 21 Various advocacy work and projects

Scope and Contents

Includes political documents and campaign material for Mohammed Razvi; issues from local New York newspapers and clippings; documents and flyers for Darfur rallies; documents pertaining to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community; and scattered correspondence.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 22 Various reports

Scope and Contents

Two copies of Amnesty International, "United States of America, Memorandum to the US Attorney General - Amnesty International's concerns relating to the post 11 September investigations," November 2001.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 23 Various reports

Scope and Contents


1. "Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans," American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute, October 2002.
2. Brian Lonergan, "Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Families," Immigration Law Unit of the Legal Aid Society, October 2004.
3. "Worlds Apart: How Deporting Immigrants After 9/11 Tore Families Apart and Shattered Communities," ACLU, December 2004.
4. "Witness to Abuse: Human Rights Abuses under the Material Witness Law since September 11," Human Rights Watch / ACLU, June 2005.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 24 Various reports

Scope and Contents


1. New York Disaster Interfaith Services Annual Report, 2007.
2. "Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat," New York Police Department (NYPD), 2007.
3. "Collateral Damage: How the War on Terror Hurts Charities, Foundations, and the People They Serve," OMB Watch and Grantmakers Without Borders, July 2008.
4. "US Detention of Asylum Seekers: Seeking Protection, Finding Pirson," Human Rights First, 2009 5. "Unreasonable Intrusions: Invesigating the Politics, Faith, and Finances of Americans Returning Home," Muslim Advocates, April 2009.
6. "Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the Homegrown Threat in the United States," Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law, 2011.

Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 25 Various reports

Scope and Contents

Includes copy of "Arab and Muslim American Civil Rights and Identity: A Selection of Scholarly Writings from the Decade after 9/11,' American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute.


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