- 1999-2019 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
13 cm of textual materials
68 photographs : col ; 10.2 cm x 15.2 cm
3 audio CDs
Name of creator
The Little Sisters of Joy is an ecumenical Foundation of Prayer, Peace and Reconciliation. It was founded in 1999 by Gila Margolin and became a foundation in 2004. The Foundation has over 700 friends in 35 countries.
The Foundation works to build bridges between Jews and Christians, Jews and Arabs, and between Catholics, Protestants and the Orthodox. It aims to effect reconciliation within individuals and has also worked on outreach to the Indigenous Canadian community.
One of its main outreach channels includes regular "Concerts for Peace and Reconciliation" in which Margolin performs songs of the 60s, American folk music and Hebrew music. The Little Sisters of Joy believes that music and the arts are a key part of the healing process.
More information here: https://www.littlesistersofjoy.com/
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Materials donated by Gila Margolin, founder of Little Sisters of Joy.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection documents the Little Sisters of Joy and the part that Gila Margolin plays in it.
It is divided into five series:
- Organizational records
- Concerts and Events
- Gila Margolin, personal
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The arrangement presented maintains the integrity of original groupings of materials, where available. For example, original groupings include albums and other groups of photographs, and newsletters. Most materials were donated without an organizational structure and have been arranged with like materials for clarity and context.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
The Archives of The Little Sisters of Joy can be accessed in the Cambridgeshire Collection, on the 3rd floor of The Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge, UK.
More information here: https://www.littlesistersofjoy.com/archive-1/
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Where records are physically labelled, the annotation is written by Gila Margolin.
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Margolin, Gila (Subject)