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Inventory of the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Collection
GTU 89-11-01  
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Description
The collection contains the records of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) from 1982 through 2000. Founded in 1982, the organization was created by local congregations to help refugees to the United States from El Salvador and Guatemala. By 2000, E BSC expanded its mission to provide support for refugees from anywhere in the world and is still active.
Background
The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (eastbaysanctuary.org)was formed in 1982 on the anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero by five founding congregations. Based in Berkeley, CA, EBSC was founded to provide protection, support, and advocacy for Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees. By 1985 membership had grown to 25. Initially, refugees were housed among the covenanting faith communities.
Extent
3.8 linear feet (4 record boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.