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California Rural Legal Assistance Collection

Identifier: NEJL-010


  • 1971


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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.


0.75 linear feet

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The CRLA collection is arranged into three series, which came to the NEJL in different accessions: File 1: Closing memorandum; hearings regarding the refunding of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. before the Office of Economic Opportunity Commission on California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. File 2: OEO Commission on CRLA, File 3: California Office of Economic Opportunity.

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