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Office of Economic Opportunity. Legal Services Program

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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Askew, Hulett "Bucky" -- Interview by Victor Geminiani, 1991 Jul 22

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Identifier: NEJL-009.012
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...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22

Bamberger, Clinton "Clint" -- Interview by Christopher Brown, 2002 Jun 04

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Identifier: NEJL-009.053
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...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04

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

Bergmark, Martha -- Interview by Harrison McIver, 1992 Jul 28

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Identifier: NEJL-009.014
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

Cahn, Edgar -- Interview by Alan Houseman, 2002 Jul 03

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Identifier: NEJL-009.056
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...
Dates: 2002 Jul 03

Newspaper articles, "Syracuse and Race" series of the Wall Street Journal, 1967

 File — Box: NEJL-020.01, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

From article: (These series of stories examines) race relations in one reasonably representative American city.

Dates: 1967

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