Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Founded in April 1988 by Clare Kinberg, Irena Kelpfisz and Gracy Paley in New York City. Women of the JWCEO held weekly vigils outside major American Jewish organizations to show that there was not unanimous support in the American Jewish community for the Israeli government's policies in the West Bank and Gaza. JWCEO was associated with the Israel Women's Alliance Against the Occupation, and with Women In Black.
This small collection includes correspondence, programmatic material, financial records, photographs, audiovisual material, photographs, and reference material. Because more donations of records were expected, the collection designation was originally DG 179. This was eventually revoked and the collection became a collected document group (CDGA).
Material is arranged chronologically, first by items that featured programmatic efforts, and then within their financial records. At the end is filed miscellaneous reference material by/about Israeli and Palestinian women, especially related to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for this collection of records.
Gift of Amy Beth, 1995 [acc. 95A-021] and Sandra Berkowitz, 1999 [acc. 99A-016].
For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog.
Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2009
"Jewish Women's Peace Bulletin" removed to the Periodical Collection; photos removed to the Photograph Collection; audiocassettes removed to the Audiovisual Collection; banner, tear gas cannister and rubber bullets removed to the Memorabilia Collection; bumperstickers removed to the Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection; posters removed to the Poster Collection; homemade signs removed to the Oversized Items Collection
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
- Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
- Use Restrictions
includes article by Amy Beth