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Central American Sanctuary Alliance Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Central American Sanctuary Alliance


Collection includes correspondence, financial records, leaflets and flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1990-1994

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Central American Sanctuary Alliance of Delaware County; CASA of Delaware County; organized in 1987 in response to needs of Salvadorans and Guatemalans trying to escape repression in their homeland; organized by nine churches, synagogues and Quaker meetings in Delaware County, Pennsylvania; cooperated in giving assistance to the Luis Ramos family which found refuge in Media, Pa.; CASA also became attached to the Nuevo Gualcho community, formed in El Salvador by war refugee families, and provided financial assistance to provide a water supply and education for the children; CASA ceased operation in 2007.


0.21 linear ft. (2.5 linear in.)

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of the Central American Sanctuary Alliance of Delaware County.

Local Note

S FHL note: Delaware County Quaker Meetings involved were: Concord, Lansdowne, Media, Providence, and Swarthmore Friends Meetings.

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