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California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

 Organization

Administrative History

California Rural Legal Assistance was founded in 1965 and is based in San Francisco, California. A product of President Johnson's War on Poverty program, CRLA is a federally-funded legal services organization that deals with issues involving immigrant workers and the rural poor. It had a rocky relationship with Ronald Reagan when, as Governor of California, he attempted to block a grant awarded to CRLA. When Reagan became president, he and his administration defunded the Community Services Agency, CRLA's chief funder, and put it under the patronage of the Legal Services Corporation.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Bellow, Gary -- Interview by Zona Hostetler, 1999 Mar 17

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Identifier: NEJL-009.052
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Professor Gary Bellow, professor at the Harvard Law School. The interview was conducted on the campus of the Harvard Law School on March 17, 1999, by Zona Hostetler ZONA HOSTETLER from Washington, D.C., and I will be conducting the interview.
Dates: 1999 Mar 17

Bennett, H. Michael "Mickey" -- Interview by Alan Houseman, 2004 May 27

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Identifier: NEJL-009.071
Scope and Contents Interview with H. Michael (Mickey) Bennett conducted in Palo Alto, California by Alan Houseman on May 27, 2004.
Dates: 2004 May 27

Carol Ruth Silver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-038
Scope and Contents The records include materials from Carol Ruth Silver's services as a legal services attorney in the 1960s, the early days of the legal services program. They include files from Berkeley Neighborhood Legal Services, California Rural Regal Services Delano Office, Alamada County Legal Aid Society Fruitvale Office, and material from Silver's consulting work for the NLADA in Alaska. They cover the period from 1967-1971.
Dates: 1967 - 1972

F. William McCalpin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-011
Scope and Contents This collection includes material related to McCalpin's work with LSC, SCLAID, Missouri Legal Aid Society and other legal aid efforts. Also included is material related to his work with international legal aid.
Dates: 1971 - 2009

Johnson, Earl, Jr.-- Interview by Alan Houseman, 2002 Nov 02

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Identifier: NEJL-009.070
Abstract Justice Earl Johnson Jr. recounts his legal education, his studies for an L.L.M. in criminal law with Gary Bellow at Northwestern University; his move to Washington, D.C. in 1961, his work for the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, how in 1964 he came to work as Deputy Director under Julian Dugas for Neighborhood Legal Services in Washington, D.C., the rapid expansion of the NLSP program with one of the early OEO grants, his position as deputy director...
Dates: 2002 Nov 02

Marna Tucker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-002
Dates: 1968 - 1974