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NEJL Oral Histories

Legal services -- new beginnings series

The screen shots are from our interviews with Howard Westwood, Edgar Cahn, Gary Bellow, Patricia Wald, Clint Bamberger and Earl Johnson Jr.

We have over 110 oral history recordings, including interviews with members of the defense team in the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright case, which upheld the constitutional right to counsel in criminal cases; Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served on the board of the Legal Services Corporation in the 1970s; and with many other leading figures in legal services history.The oral history project was established in 1990 and the first set of interviews were conducted between 1991 and 2005 and recorded on VHS. All of these interviews have been digitized, and are available for researchers as mp4 access copies. Almost all interviews of the original series have also been transcribed. The NEJL started a new series of oral history interviews in 2013, which are recorded with a digital video camera. The NEJL oral history project is ongoing. Selected interviews have also been made available as streaming files on Digital Georgetown. 

Materials are protected by copyright and permission to publish commercially must be obtained from Georgetown University Law Library. Please contact the Archivist for more information. 
 

Bruce Allen  (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Vincent Aprile (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
John Arango (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Hulett "Bucky" Askew (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Clinton Bamberger (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript, and the full-length digitized recording)
James Bamberger
LaVeeda Morgan Battle
Gary Bellow (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript, and the full-length digitized recording)
Mickey Bennett (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript and full-length digitized recording)
Martha Bergmark (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
David Blicker (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Adele Blong
Brooksley Born (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Dennis Bricking (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Edwin Burnette
Edgar Cahn (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript, and the full-length digitized recording)
Cathy Carr
Jeanne Charn
Julie Clark (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Hillary Rodham Clinton (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript, and the full-length digitized recording)
Robert Cohen
Steve Cole
Mary M. Connolly (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Thorns Craven (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Howard Dana (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Sharon Dietrich
Chuck Dorsey (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Neal Dudovitz
Douglas Eakeley (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Peter Edelman
Charles Edson (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Thomas Ehrlich (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
John Erlenborn (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript and full-length digitized recording)
Henry Freedman (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Alexander Forger (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Leonard Garment (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Leanna Hart Gipson (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Theodore Gottfried (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Steve Gottlieb (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Bob Graves
Don Griesman (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Dennis Groenenboom (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Robert Gross (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Marshall Hartman (in Digital Georgetown. includes transcript)
Amy Hirsch
Don Hollingsworth (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Phyllis Holmen
Alan Houseman (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Will Hornsby
Bruce Jacob  (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript). The complete digitized interview is also available on the NEJL Gideon v. Wainwright website
Robert Jenkins (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Justice Earl Johnson Jr. (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript).
Tom Keith (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Abe Krash (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript and mp4 file). The complete digitized recording is also available as an mp4 and webm file on the NEJL Gideon v. Wainwright website.
Jim Kura (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Terry Lenzner (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Guy Lescault (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Anthony Lewis (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript). The complete digitized oral history is also available as an mp4 and web file on the NEJL Gideon v. Wainwright website.
Clinton Lyons (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Jan May
Neil McBride
F. William McCalpin (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Harrison McIver (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Lloyd Meeds (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Melville Miller (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Elliott S. Milstein
Lillian Moy
Jim Neuhard (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Joseph Oelkers (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Brian Paddock (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Patricia Pap
Forrest Plant (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Lonnie Powers
Cruz Reynoso (streaming file available in Digital Georgetown, transcript available as html file)
Allan Rodgers (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
John Rosenberg (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Richard Rothschild
Cruz Reynoso (streaming file available in Digital Georgetown, transcript available as html file)
Louis Rulli
Peggy Santos (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Jerome Shestack (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Antoine Singsen III (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Thomas J. Smegal
Chesterfield Smith (in DG, includes transcript)
Ellen H. Smith (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
William Reece Smith (in DG, includes transcript)
Robert Spangenberg (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Kent Spuhler (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Jonathan Stein
Randolph Stone
Janet Stotland
Marilyn Swears (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Richard Taylor (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Richard Teitelman (in Digital Georgetown)
Phyllis Thornton (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Patricia Wald (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript and the full-length digitized recording)
Roger Warren (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Malcolm Weintraub (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript)
Richard Weishaupt
Howard Westwood (in Digital Georgetown, includes transcript and the full-length digitized recording)
Lois Wood
Michael Zander
Laurie Zelon



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