Swarthmore College Peace Collection


Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter Papers, 1959-1974

Collection: DG 254




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 the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Balter, Jerome and Ruth Balter
Title
Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter Papers
Inclusive Dates
1957-1974
Call Number
DG 254

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3.5 linear feet
Abstract
Jerome Balter (born 1921), and Ruth Balter (born 1922), have been peace and social justice activists for many years. They were both active in efforts to desegregate housing and public schools in Rochester, New York from the late 1950s onward. Jerome Balter campaigned several time for local and state political offices as a way to achieve these goals. Both Balters were also active in efforts to oppose the Vietnam War. Ruth Balter was connected with Women Strike for Peace in Rochester. They both currently live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Ruth is active with the Granny Peace Brigade, working on issues of social justice and against the war in Afghanistan.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter, October 2013 [Acc. 2013-068]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and has been minimally organized by SCPC staff, November 2013-January 2014.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter Papers (DG 254), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection by the creators/authors (or their descendants), as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

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



Historical Background
Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter have been peace and social justice activists for many years. They were both active in efforts to desegregate housing and public schools in Rochester, New York from the late 1950s onward. Jerome Balter campaigned several time for local and state political offices as a way to achieve these goals. Both Balters were also active in efforts to oppose the Vietnam War. Ruth Balter was connected with Women Strike for Peace in Rochester. They both currently live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where Ruth is active with the Granny Peace Brigade, working on issues of social justice and against the war in Afghanistan.

Collection Overview
This collection contains primary and reference resources concerning the activism of the donors in the school desegregation, civil rights, and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 1970s in Rochester, New York. It also contains materials concerning the political campaigns for local and state office by Jerome Balter.

Items removed:
Periodicals
Photographs



Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains only minimally processed.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc.2013-068

Box 1 [Acc. 2013-068]
School Integration, 1962-1963
Citizen's Committee on School Integration, 1962-1966
Schools, 1964-1966
Schools, 1967-1969
School Desegregation, 1970-1971
Schools and Racial Desegregation newspaper clippings, 1962-1963
Education Integration newspaper clippings, 1965-1969
Education newspaper clippings, 1967

Box 2 [Acc. 2013-068]
Schools, 1954 and undated
School Budget Crisis, 1968
School Board Budget, 1968
Jerome Balter to the Board of Education, 1963-1968
School Lunch Program Education Committee
Rochester Free School and Priest Statement
Freedom Integration God Honor Today (FIGHT) - Kodak, 1960s-1970s
Reference Material

Box 3 [Acc. 2013-068]
Sue for Peace
Rochester Women Strike for Peace
People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, Rochester
Peace and Freedom Party, Rochester
Rochester Mobilization for Peace, Activities and Parade
Peace- Amnesty, 1973
Peace Rally- Saturday, 9 May 1970
Rochester Peace Rally, 1972
Inaugural Peace Rally and Associated Events, 20 Jan 1973
Jerome Balter- Peace Work, 1970-1974
Miscellaneous Rochester Peace and Justice, 1970s
Rochester Civil Rights- Bl. Reval, 1965-1967
Peace and Civil Rights Actions, Rochester, 1972
Jerome Balter, Miscellaneous Political Activism, 1970-1972

Box 4 [Acc. 2013-068]
Rochester Voters for Peace, 1965-1973
Voters for Peace, 1966
New Politics Convention / Voters for Peace, 1968
Annual Meeting PREP VFP, April 1968
Peace, 1967
Rochester Candlelight Procession for a Lasting Peace, Saturday, 23 December 1972
Citizens' Movement for Adequate Housing
Rochester Resistance, 1968
Rochester Telephone Tax Refusal
Miscellaneous Vietnam War, 1960s
Rochester Interfaith Service

Box 5 [Acc. 2013-068]
Liberal Party, 1964-1968
P.A.B. Liberal Party, 1965
Liberal Party newspaper clippings, 1965
Liberal Party, 1966
Jerome Balter-Liberal Party Candidate, 1966
Liberal Party, 1967
Nixon Rochester Visit, 1971
Rochester Nixon Impeachment
Committee to Impeach the President [Nixon], 1973
Rochester Miscellaneous Reform Organizations
Independent Policy Forum
Jerome Balter- 510 Cederwood Terrace, Rochester [miscellaneous]

Box 6 [Acc. 2013-068]
Jerome Balter Politics and Campaigns, 1960s-1970s
Election Campaign- 2nd Assembly, 1964
Jerome Balter Campaign, 1964
Election Camps, Peace Politics, 1966
Rochester Political Campaigns, 1966
Elections- Papers and Pamphlets, 1966
Elections- Correspondence, 1966
Elections- newspaper clippings, 1966
Jerome Balter Campaign, 1967-onward
Eugene McCarthy- Presidential Campaign, 1968

Box 7 [Acc. 2013-068]
Attica Defense
Attica Defense newspaper clippings
Metro Act, RAWP (Resource Allocation Working Party?) Attica, Chicago 1974
Metro Act
Monroe Human Relations Commission
Monroe Communications Incorporated Board of Directors, Rochester Patriot
Tom Mahany
Howard Levy Case Reference
National Council of Jewish Women
B'nai B'rith, 1967-1968

Box 8 [Acc. 2013-068]
Jerome Balter Writings, 1972
Jerome Balter Writings
Jerome Balters Writings- Miscellaneous
Rochester Democrat and Patriot
Correspondence to and from Jerome Balter
Jerome Balter Correspondence, 1969
Jerome Balter Correspondence
Jerome Balter Correspondence, Letters for Ed, Papers, 1967
Dr. Spock Correspondence, 1968
Miscellaneous




This finding aid was last updated on May 23, 2014.