Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Records
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).
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Copyright and Rights Information
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 Feet (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.
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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].
"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
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, April 2009
- Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1973-1993 -- Sources
- Human rights -- Israel -- History -- Sources
- Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
- Jewish women -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- Sources
- Jewish-Arab relations -- History -- Sources
- Women and peace -- United States -- History -- Sources
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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