"The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, grew out of a 1995 effort by a group of concerned individuals and civic/ business leaders to offset the negative image of Idaho as a place of intolerance and hatred. Over the past 25 years, the Center has become a respected nonpolitical institution whose primary mission is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education, and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.
To achieve this mission, we provide educational programming and content for teachers and students – both in the classroom and on-line. Also, over 10,000 people are educated through docent-led tours of the Memorial each year. Finally, we provide support for companies and municipalities looking to establish or refine their own human rights initiatives."
"Dedicated to the public in 2002, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was built by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights as an educational park designed to actively engage visitors to think, to talk with one another, and to respond to the human rights issues we face in our community, our country and our world. Both the triumphs and tragedies of the human story are on display, but in every quote and every idea, we see the profound power of a single voice or bold action to overcome great odds and alter the course of history.
The Memorial includes a life-sized bronze statue of Anne Frank as she peers out an open window. The Memorial is comprised of several major elements: Attic Amphitheater, Memorial Quotes Walls, Water Feature, Rose Beal Legacy Garden and Marilyn Shuler Classroom for Human Rights. Human rights quotes are incorporated within these elements and featured throughout the Memorial."
The Marilyn T. Shuler papers contain photographs, correspondence, articles, memorabilia, awards, and administrative documents regarding her work with human rights in Idaho. Organizations she participated in include: Director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Education Center, Anne Frank Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Independent School District of Boise, Black History Museum, and others.
The Robert C. Sims Papers contains material relating to his life-long research of Japanese Americans in World War II. This includes government reports and files, personal narratives and letters, interviews, articles and other media resources, books, photographs, and other materials. This collection also contains Sims' personal files, such as correspondence, speeches and presentations, published articles and reviews, and awards he received throughout his academic and personal career.