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Pitchersky, Carol
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Carol Pitchersky Papers
Public Policy Papers
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75 boxes
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Carol Pitchersky (1947-2004) was a fundraiser and consultant who helped bring financial stability to dozens of public interest groups, notably the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She served as Associate Director in charge of development and strategic planning at the ACLU and as a consultant to other prominent nonprofit organizations. The papers document Pitchersky's work as a fundraiser at the ACLU during the 1980s and for public interest groups in the 1970s and 1990s.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The papers document Pitchersky's work as a fundraiser at the ACLU during the 1980s and for public interest groups in the 1970s and 1990s. The majority of the organizations were involved in defending civil and human rights, and also included organizations devoted to refugee relief, the promotion of peace, protecting the environment, and supporting the arts. The organizations include the ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights First (previously the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), the International Rescue Committee, the National Environmental Trust, the Society for Women's Health Research, and many other groups.


Original order of the materials has been maintained.

Collection History


Gift of Morton H. Halperin, husband of Carol Pitchersky, in December 2004 .

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material was separated from this collection during accessioning in 2004 or during subsequent processing in 2009.

Processing Information:

A preliminary box list was created in 2005. In 2009 an updated folder list was created and a finding aid was written. The finding aid was written by Adriane Hanson.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Access to diaries and calendars must be requested from donor during his lifetime. The remainder of the collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

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Carol Pitchersky Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Publication Note:

The following sources were consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: "Carol Pitchersky, 57, A.C.L.U. Official, Dies" by Margalit Fox. The New York Times, October 23, 2004. "Carol Pitchersky, 57; Nonprofits' Fundraiser" by Matt Schudel. The Washington Post, October 22, 2004.

Subject Terms:
Fund raising.
Nonprofit organizations -- Management.
American civil liberties union
Amnesty international
Washington Office on Latin America
Society for Women's Health Research
International rescue committee
Human Rights First (Organization)
National Environmental Trust (U.S.)
Planned parenthood federation of America
Pitchersky, Carol