Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Jewish Women’s Committee To End
the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Collected Records, 1988-1993

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for this collection of records.
Creator
Jewish Women’s Committee To End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
Title
Jewish Women’s Committee To End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
1988-1993
Call Number
CDGA

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1.25 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
This small collection documents the efforts of the JWCEO to highlight the need for freedom in Palestine from Israeli occupation.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Amy Beth, 1995 [acc. 95A-021] and Sandra Berkowitz, 1999 [acc. 99A-016]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, April 2009. Finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, July 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item] in the Jewish Women’s Committee To End the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Records (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


Historical Background
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.

Collection Overview
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).

Items removed:
"Jewish Women's Peace Bulletin" to the Periodical Collection
Photos to the Photograph Collection
Audiocassettes to the Audiovisual Collection
Banner,
tear gas cannister and rubber bullets to the Memorabilia Collection
Bumperstickers to the Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection
Posters to the Poster Collection
Homemade signs to the Oversized Items Collection

Arrangement of Collection
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.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Material removed
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, 1988
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, 1989
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, 1990
Programmatic efforts, 1990: Publication “Jewish Women’s Call for Peace: A handbook for Jewish women in…"
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, 1991
Programmatic efforts, 1991: “Bridges: a Journal for Jewish Feminists and Our Friends” [includes article by Amy Beth]
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, 1992
Programmatic efforts: miscellaneous, undated
Petitions (signed)
Participation in women’s delegation to Israel and Palestine
Mailing lists
Notes; phone call logs
Notes
Images
 
Box 2
Financial records: tax exempt status form, 1990 (February)
Financial records, 1988 - 1989
Financial records, 1990 (January - June)
Financial records, 1990 (July - December)
Financial records: unincorporated association banking resolution, 1991
Financial records, 1991
Financial records, 1991 (January - March)
Financial records, 1991 (April)
Financial records, 1991 (May)
Financial records, 1991 (June)
Financial records, 1991 (July)
Financial records, 1991 (August - September)
Financial records, 1991 (October - December)
Financial records, 1992 (January - June)
Financial records, 1992 (July - December)
Financial records, 1993 (January - February)
 
Box 3
Reference Material: women’s groups in Israel and Palestine
Reference Material: writings by/ about women in Israel and Palestine
Reference Material: writings by/ about women in Israel and Palestine
Reference Material: writings by/ about women in Israel and Palestine



This file was last updated on October 17, 2011.