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Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation-West Bank and Gaza

Scope and Contents

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).


  • Creation: 1988-1993


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use


Historical note

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.


1 linear ft. (1 linear ft.)


This small collection documents the efforts of the JWCEO to highlight the need for freedom in Palestine from Israeli occupation.


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.

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for this collection of records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Amy Beth, 1995 [acc. 95A-021] and Sandra Berkowitz, 1999 [acc. 99A-016].

Separated Materials

"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

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2009

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Tessa Chambers added the notes in Fall 2017.

Find It at the Library

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