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Jerome Balter and Ruth Balter Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-254
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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1959-1974

A. J. Muste Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-050
Overview A.J. Muste (1885-1967), was ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, but later (1917), he became a member of the Society of Friends. During World War I, Muste's refusal to abandon his pacifist position led to his forced resignation from the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, Massachusetts. Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919 when he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He became the director of the Brookwood Labor College in...
Dates: 1920-1967

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Balter, Jerome, 1921- 1
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