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Title:Kelley Ready papers
Dates:1981-1994 (bulk 1985-1989)
Call Number:M88

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The Kelley Ready papers document Ready's commitment to the work of human rights organizations on behalf of women in Latin American countries, especially El Salvador, between 1981 and 1994.  The collection includes records from Building with the Voiceless of El Salvador (BVES), CoMadres, Friends of CoMadres, and Women's International Network for Development and Democracy in El Salvador (WINDS), which comprise the bulk of this collection. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, posters, budgets, meeting minutes, bulletins, and testimonies.  This collection also includes records from additional organizations, including the Latin American Federation of Families of Disappeared Prisoners (FEDEFAM), the Comité de familiares pro-libertad de presos, desaparecidos políticos de El Salvador (CODEFAM), the National Federation of Salvadoran Workers (FENASTRA), Rapid Response Network, Somos Hernandes, Women Across Borders, Women's Convoy to Central America and El Rescate.  Of particular interest are records relating to the New England tour of El Salvadorian CoMadres representatives, America Sosa and Maria Teresa Tula, who were imprisoned and tortured by the El Salvadorian government. Researchers should note many materials are in Spanish.