Pilpel, Harriet F.

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Harriet Fleishl Pilpel (1911- ) is a lawyer who has specialized in family and marriage law, birth control, copyright and literary property, and civil liberties. For further information, see Who's Who in America, 42nd ed.

From the description of Papers, 1967-1980 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006787

Harriet Fleischl Pilpel was born in New York City in 1911 to businessperson Julius and Ethel (Loewy) Fleischl. She was graduated from Vassar in 1932 and received a Master's degree in 1933 and a law degree in 1936, both from Columbia University.

She married Robert Pilpel, a social service executive on June 15, 1933. They had two children, Judith Ethel Pilpel Appelaum and Robert Harry Pilpel.

Harriet Pilpel was a member of the New York Bar and senior partner in the law firm of Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst who specialized in First Amendment issues. Between 1937 and 1991, she participated in twenty-seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. A prolific lecturer and author of publications related to copyright, abortion, marriage, birth control, civil liberties, and the law, she was also active in many organizations including the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America for whom she was legal counsel. Pilpel was also counsel to a number of other associations, including Sex Information and Educational Council of the United States, Association for the Study of Abortion, and Association for Voluntary Sterilization. In addition, she served on the boards of the National Abortion Rights Action League, the American Civil Liberties Union, and The Alan Guttmacher Institute. She died in her sleep April 23, 1991.

From the guide to the Harriet F. Pilpel Papers MS 311., 1913-1981, (Sophia Smith Collection)

Lawyer; birth control advocate; abortion rights advocate.

Harriet Fleischl Pilpel was born in New York City. She graduated from Vassar and received a Master's degree in International Relations in 1933 and a law degree in 1936, both from Columbia University. She married Robert Pilpel in 1933. They had 2 children. As a senior partner in the law firm of Greenbaum, Wolf & Ernst, she was legal council for Planned Parenthood of America, as well as a number of other associations involved in sexual and reproductive rights. Pilpel was a prolific author of publications related to copyright, abortion, marriage, and the law; she also served on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood, the Abortion Rights Action League, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1981 (bulk 1966-1981). (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 51657014

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referencedIn Papers, 1953-1990 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Eric Frederick Goldman papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1904-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records, 1859-2002 (ongoing) (bulk 1916-1960). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Pilpel, Harriet F. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1955. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1990. Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Hart, Henry Melvin, 1904-1969. Papers, 1927-1969 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Videotape collection of June Jordan [videorecording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Leventhal, Harold, 1915-1979. Harold Leventhal papers, 1932-1980 (bulk 1964-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harold Leventhal Papers, 1932-1980, (bulk 1964-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rombauer family. Papers of the Rombauer-Becker family, 1795-1992 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Pilpel, Harriet F. Papers, 1967-1980 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Florence Rose Papers MS 134., 1832 - 1970, 1920-1969 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Harriet F. Pilpel Papers MS 311., 1913-1981 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn George Vernon Denny Papers, 1930-1959, (bulk 1950-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Records of the Agency for International Development. 1948 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to International Development Programs and Activities. 1979 - 1991. A question of justice
referencedIn Buttenwieser, Helen L. Papers, 1909-1990 (inclusive), 1968-1990 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Eric Frederick Goldman Papers, 1886-1988, (bulk 1940-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952. Margaret Wise Brown Papers, 1938-1960. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Pilpel, Harriet F. Papers, 1913-1981 (bulk 1966-1981). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Records MS 359., 1859-2002, 1916-1960 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Papers, 1933-1937 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1909, 1940, 1968-90 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1975 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Interviews, 1973-1977 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Leventhal, Harold, 1915-1979. Papers, 1932-1980 (bulk 1964-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998. Papers, 1904-1983 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series IV, 1910-1944 (inclusive) [microform]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Pilpel, Harriet F. Oral history interview, 1972-1975 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Denny, George Vernon, 1899-1959. George Vernon Denny papers, 1930-1959. Library of Congress
referencedIn Kushner, Rose. Papers, 1953-1990 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Goldman, Eric Frederick, 1915-1989. Papers, 1886-1988 (bulk 1940-1970). Library of Congress
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Birth control--Law and legislation--United States--History--Sources
Birth control--Developing countries--History--20th century--Sources
Lawyers
Population policy
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--20th century--Sources
Birth control--Law and legislation--History--Sources
Reproductive health--History--20th century--Sources
Minors--Civil rights--History--20th century--Sources
Women lawyers
Voyages and travels
Abortion--Law and legislation--United States--History--Sources
Minors--Civil rights--United States--History--20th century--Sources
Sterilization (Birth control)
Reproductive health--United States--History--20th century--Sources
Abortion
Birth control--History--20th century--Sources
Birth control--law and legislation
Sterilization (birth control)--History--Sources
Abortion--Law and legislation--History--Sources
Copyright
Population policy--History--20th century--Sources
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Birth 1911-12-02

Death 1991-04-23

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