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Oral history project of the National Archive of Clinical Legal Education

Repository: Catholic University of America. Columbus School of Law. National Archive of Clinical Legal Education

Collection Description (CRHP): The focus of the Oral History Project is the creation of modern clinical legal education in the United States, which project staff date from the early 1960s with the creation of the Council on Legal Clinics, funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation. Therefore, the content of most of the interviews is principally the work of these men and women to establish clinical legal education in their respective institutions. Yet, several of the interviews deal with civil rights and the civil rights movement and cover a number of aspects of these topics. These aspects include the southern civil rights movement, race riots, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Black Panther Party, housing discrimination, and the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. See the document uploaded to this record for more details about the civil-rights-related oral histories in this collection.

Collection Description (Extant): Collection includes interviews of professors of clinical legal history conducted by Professor J. P. Ogilvy, April Land, and Zona Hostetler.

Access Copy Note: As of Sept. 2010, project staff members are in the process of converting all of the recordings (which are in a variety of original formats, including mDV, VHS, S-VHS, and Sony DVCam) to DVDs. Many of the transcripts are also being reviewed for accuracy. As the transcripts are polished, project staff members will post them to the website.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 82 transcripts; 82 video recordings

Language: English

Related Archival Items: D'Army Bailey is one of those interviewed for this project. His papers are at the University of Memphis; see the separate database record on this collection. Also, he was interviewed for Rhodes College's Crossroads to Freedom Project; again, see the separate database record on this collection.

Interviewees: Bev Balos, Clinton Bamberger, Gary Bellow, Paul Bergman, Karen Czapanskiy, Susan Deller-Ross, Bob Dinerstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bob Golten, Joseph Harbaugh, Roger Haydock, Randy Hertz, Harriet Katz, John Kramer, Michael Meltsner, Elliott Milstein, Wally Mlyniec, Bea Moulton, William Pincus, Harriet Rabb, Philip Schrag, Ellen Scully, Eric Sirulnik, Steve Wizner, Roger Wolf

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


American Civil Liberties Union
Black Panther Party
Black power
Civil rights movements--California
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Civil rights--Cases
Discrimination in housing
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968--Assassination
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
Law--Study and teaching (Clinical education)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Prison reformers
Race discrimination
Race riots
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964
Women's rights




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