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Office of Economic Opportunity. Legal Services Program

 Organization

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Clinton Bamberger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-033
Scope and Contents The papers of E. Clinton Bamberger Jr. document Bamberger's career as a legal services administrator, educator, and advocate. The collection, to some extent, also documents the history of legal services in the United States from the mid 1960's through the mid 1990's. And while some items such as articles and neighborhood law office handbooks and manuals pre-date the mid-1960's, the collection essentially begins with Bamberger's arrival on the scene as the first Director of the Legal...
Dates: ca. 1960-ca. 1990

Earl Johnson Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-015
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three series: Interviews, NEJL historical materials, and Access to Justice materials. The interview collection consists of forty-nine interviews conducted by Johnson as part of his research for the book Justice And Reform: The Formative Years of the American Legal Services Program, first published in 1974 by the Russell Sage Foundation. Justice and Reform is the only comprehensive survey of the history of the Legal Services Program (LSP) within the...
Dates: 1964 - 1974

Edgar and Jean Cahn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-005

Henry A. Freedman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Legal Services Corporation (LSC) materials covering such matters as litigation with LSC as defendant, back-up centers, and legislation. Other materials relate to Action for Legal Rights and other legal organizations such as NLADA and Poverty Lawyers for Effective Advocacy. Forms of material include memos, news clippings, journal articles, reports and brochures.The Henry A. Freedman papers are organized into two series: Legal Services Corporation materials and...
Dates: 1967 - 2000

Hulett "Bucky" Askew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-031
Scope and Contents

This collection comprises articles, background papers, memoranda, etc. related to Askew's work with the LSC. Also included is the decision of the U.S. Court Of Appeals D.C. Circuit, in National Senior Citizens Law Center v. Legal Services Corporation. The photographs contained in the collection include stills taken from the film Day of Justice, ca. 1977 and various legal services gatherings between 1983 and 1988.

Dates: 1975 - 1993

John Cummiskey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-001
Scope and Contents This collection largely comprises John W. Cummiskey’s files related to his activities with the Legal Services Program of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Materials include correspondence, articles, reports and writings. The bulk of the collection is correspondence related to various issues involving legal services at the OEO. Much of the correspondence is grouped together in folders with multiple correspondents and other material (usually included as enclosures) that relate to a...
Dates: 1957 - 1980

Kent Morrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-004
Scope and Contents

The Legal Services Program file contains materials related to Morrison's work during his tenure from 1972 to 1973 as Acting Chief of the Evaluation Division of the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Legal Services Program, and Special Assistant to the Director of that office.

The second series contains materials related to Morrison's tenure as Executive Director of El Paso Legal Assistance Society from 1971-1972.

Dates: 1964 - 1975

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

Patricia Wald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-039
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a draft copy of a report by Patricia Wald that would later be called, "Law and Poverty 1965: A Report to the National Conference on Law and Poverty." In this draft, it is titled, "Legal Problems of the Poor..."

Dates: 1965

Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-049
Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged into five series: 1) background information on the Reginald Heber Smith Community Fellows Program, 1967-1985; 2) original rosters and current information of Reggies by class year; 3) current information about former Reggies, arranged alphabetically; 4) planning materials related to the Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion of Reggies; and 5) Reunion program materials and documentation (includes audio-visual materials, stored separately). A finding aid exists.

Dates: 1967 - 1998

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Type
Collection 15
Archival Object 7
 
Subject
Legal assistance to the poor -- United States 17
Legal services -- United States 9
War on Poverty 7
Poverty 5
Oral history -- United States 4