Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Ken Giles Collected Papers, 1973-1990

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator)
Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Giles, Ken (1949- )
Ken Giles Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
Call Number

Language of Materials
Materials in English
10 linear inches [papers only]
This collection reflects the involvement of Ken Giles in various Jewish groups/organizations that worked for peace in the Middle East.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Ken Giles, 1996 [Acc. 96A-045, Acc. 96A-056]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder (Archivist), April 2008.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ken Giles Collected Papers (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record

Related Collections
America-Israel Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (CDG-A)
Breira (CDG-A)
New Jewish Agenda (CDG-A)

Historical Background
None known

Collection Overview
A large amount of secondary material related to the Middle East was removed to other collections or to the Subject File on the Middle East. What remains documents the efforts of Ken Giles, through his career or his personal involvements, to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East.

Arrangement of Collection
Material in this collection is arranged as correspondence, involvements, participation in or attendance at various tours/events, writings and speeches, and reference material.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Correspondence, 1973-1989
Correspondence, 1990; undated
Involvements: miscellaneous
Involvement with the Ad Hoc Committee for Middle East Dialogue / Coalition for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, 1980
Involvement with the AFSC Mid-east Dialogue Group
(Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland), 1977
Involvement with the America-Israel Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, 1982-1990
Involvement with Americans for Progressive Israel, 1978
Involvement with Breira, 1975-1978
Involvement with New Jewish Agenda [org.], 1980-1984
Involvement with New Jewish Agenda: national tour of Danny Rubenstein (Israeli journalist), 1983
Involvement with Palestine Human Rights Campaign, 1979-1986
Involvement with the Shalom Center, undated
Involvement with Tzedek Tzedek (Washington, D.C.), 1976-??

Box 2
Moderating of discussion re: Palestinian State, 1974 (November 10) [includes transcript]
Leadership of workshop "Peace in the Middle East," 1982
Participation in 4-week tour of the Middle East (and follow-up report / talks given), 1979
Attendance at Breira's First National Membership Conference, Chevy Chase (Maryland), 1977 (February 20-22)
Attendance(?) at World Jewish Congress, Washington (D.C.), 1977 (October 30 - November 3)
Attendance at National Convocation for Peace in the Middle East, Washington (D.C.), 1989 (March 8-9)
Speech given to Congressional Black Caucus, Washington Hilton Hotel (D.C.), 1984 (September 26)
Reference material [2 folders]

This file was last updated on August 21, 2015