Office of Economic Opportunity. Legal Services Program
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Alfred Corbett Papers is arranged in five series. Most of the materials in the first series (Oregon), were collected during Corbett's service as Oregon State Representative and later as State Senator from 1956 until 1965. The second series documents his work with the Office of Economic Opportunity/Legal Services Program (OEO/LSP), and includes reports and evaluations of several Community Action Agencies and planning and budgeting for nation-wide and regional...
Dates: 1965-1977, 1993
Scope and Contents This collection comprises correspondence, a memo, and reports related to OEO's Office of Legal Services. Also included are LSC publications. Of particular note is a 1979 memo from several staff of LSC to Clinton Lyons, LSC's deputy director of its first regional office in the South, located in Atlanta, regarding the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program (NLAP) in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dates: 1969 - 1985
Scope and Contents In the interview, Hulett “Bucky” Askew recalls how he first got involved with legal services during law school at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia, when he worked in the Atlanta Legal Aid Office as part of his requirements for graduation. He discusses how he went to Washington, DC, to work for the OEO Legal Services Program in early 1969 as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Health Affairs, which he called the “most formative and critical experience” of his life. He became friends...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22
Scope and Contents Clint Bamberger discusses his early career; his involvement in Brady v. Maryland and the impact of the case; his recruitment to the OEO by Howard Westwood; his unsuccessful campaign for Maryland Attorney General; his teaching career; his work as the Executive VP of the Legal Services Corporation; his departure for the LSI; and the Reggie program.He also discusses major challenges for legal services throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the CRLA controversy and the reduction of funding...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04
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
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
Scope and Contents The interview discusses the beginnings of Martha Bergmark's career in legal services, the situation of legal services in Mississippi during the 1960s and 1970s, opposition of the private bar against legal services, expansion of legal services in the late 1970s, effects of the Reagan cutbacks. Also discussed are Shaw .v Mississippi; The McComb Amendment; Ayres v. Fortise, Brown v. Board of Education; Governor’s veto of OEO grant fund; municipal equalization; and IOLTA funds.
Dates: 1992 Jul 28
Scope and Contents This collection contains a reprint from Howard Westwood from the Howard Law Journal; correspondence with Navajo leader Peter MacDonald; a pamphlet from the Navajo Reservation's DNA's People Legal Services (DNA is an anagram for the Navajo phrase that translates to "attorneys who work for the economic revitalization of the people); material from the 1999 Servant of Justice Awards; an OEO memo; and a scan of a photo with Athey, Hillary Clinton and others.
Dates: 1967 - 2000
Scope and Contents In this interview, Edgar Cahn recalls how he met his future wife, Jean Camper, at Swarthmore, how he followed her into law school after getting his PhD in English, and how the couple became involved with legal services in New Haven. He describes how they came to write their landmark article: “War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective” (1964), the beginnings of the OEO legal services program, and his work with Sargent Shriver (he worked as special counsel to Sargent Shriver until 1967),...
Dates: 2002 Jul 03
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