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Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-254

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1959-1974

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical note

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. Jerome Balter became a public interest lawyer who was active on environmental and social justice issues for many years in Philadelphia. He died on July 16, 2016.

Extent

3.3 Linear Feet (3.3 linear feet.)

Overview

Jerome Balter (1921-2016), 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.

Arrangement

This collection is unprocessed.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter, October 2013 [Acc. 2013-068].

Separated Materials

Items moved

Legal Status

Copyright to the resources created by Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed and has been minimally organized by SCPC staff, November 2013-January 2014.

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

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