NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund

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The National Organization for Women Legal Defense & Education Fund was established in 1970 as a "public service organization dedicated to achieving equality for women and girls." LDEF has focused its efforts on gaining legal rights for women in educational and employment opportunity, cases of physical abuse and sexual harassment, and in marriage and divorce laws. During the 1970s, it campaigned for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. NOW LDEF has sponsored the Women's Media Project, the Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER), the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts, the Women's Economic Rights Project, and the Family Law Project.

From the description of [Videotape collection: reels 1-48] [videorecording]. 1984-1990. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122357596

From the description of [Videotape collection: reels 25-48] [videorecording]. 1984-1990. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122566124

The National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund was established in 1970 as "a public service organization dedicated to achieving equality for women and girls." LDEF has focused its efforts on gaining legal rights for women in educational and employment opportunity, cases of physical abuse and sexual harassment, and in marriage and divorce laws. During the 1970s, it campaigned for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

From the description of Records, 1970-1998 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122471382

NOW LDEF was established in 1970 as "a public service organization dedicated to achieving equality for women and girls." It functions as the education and litigation arm of the National Organization for Women, providing legal assistance to women and educating the public on gender discrimination and other equal rights issues. Its purpose is to combat, by legal action and educational and community-based projects, discrimination based on race, sex, religion, or national origin. NOW LDEF has sponsored the Women's Media Project, the Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER), the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts, the Women's Economic Rights Project, and the Family Law Project.

From the guide to the [Videotape collection] [videorecording], 1984-1990, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Tully, Mary Jean. Papers, 1973-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1960-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Legal Momentum (Organization). Records of Legal Momentum, 1972-2010. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2002, 1966-1998 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. [Videotape collection: reels 25-48] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Elizabeth H. Giese papers, 1971-1992 and 1997, 1979-1984 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Project on Equal Education Rights. Records, 1972-1990 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985. Papers, 1968-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National Organization for Women. Records: Series XVII-XXXII, 1967-1996. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Bonk, Kathy, 1953-. Papers of NOW officers, 1975-1988 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. [Videotape collection: reels 1-48] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Darcy, Lynne. Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Lightfoot, Judith, 1937-. Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1975-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn National Association of Women Judges (U.S.). Records, 1966-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Giese, Elizabeth H. Elizabeth H. Giese papers, 1971-1992 (bulk 1979-1984). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Berry, Betty Blaisdell. Papers of NOW officers, 1965-1988 (inclusive), 1967-1977 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Collins, Mary Jean, 1939-. Papers of NOW officers, 1968-1988 (inclusive), 1982-1985 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Johnson, Sharon Leijoy, 1934-. Papers, 1958-1977 (inclusive), 1972-1977 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1870s-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn United Automobile Workers of America, Local 2320, National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund Union Organizing Campaign Records, 1983-1985 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1970-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1971-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Friedan, Betty. Papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Additional papers of Mary Steichen Calderone, (inclusive), (bulk), 1914-1989, 1960-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Alexander, Dolores. Papers, 1960-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1968-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf [Videotape collection] [videorecording], 1984-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of NOW officers, 1968-1988 (inclusive), 1982-1985 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. Records, 1970-1998 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Spalding, Elizabeth Coxe. Papers of NOW officers, 1970-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-. Papers, 1870s-1989 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Alexander, Dolores. person
associatedWith Avner, Judith I. person
associatedWith Barr, Noreen person
associatedWith Barr, Noreen. person
associatedWith Berry, Betty Blaisdell. person
associatedWith Bonk, Kathy, 1953- person
associatedWith Bopp, James. person
associatedWith Bork, Robert H. person
associatedWith Brothers, Joyce. person
associatedWith Brownmiller, Susan. person
associatedWith Bryant, Juanita M. person
associatedWith Buchanan, Patrick J. person
associatedWith Burns, Sarah E. person
associatedWith Burt, Martha R. person
associatedWith Burt, Martha R. person
associatedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 person
associatedWith Cameron, Cindia person
associatedWith Cameron, Cindia. person
associatedWith Catherine East, 1916-1996 person
associatedWith Collins, Mary Jean, 1939- person
associatedWith Craft, Christine, 1944- person
associatedWith Craven, Erma person
associatedWith Craven, Erma. person
associatedWith Crisp, Mary Dent, 1923- person
associatedWith Darcy, Lynne. person
associatedWith Dolores Alexander corporateBody
associatedWith Doyle, Jean person
associatedWith Doyle, Jean. person
associatedWith East, Catherine, 1916- person
associatedWith Elizabeth Coxe Spalding person
associatedWith Falkenberg, Nanette person
associatedWith Falkenberg, Nanette. person
associatedWith Federation of Women Lawyers' Judicial Screening Panel. corporateBody
associatedWith Feinstein, Dianne, 1933- person
associatedWith Ferraro, Geraldine. person
associatedWith Foat, Ginny. person
associatedWith Friedan, Betty. person
associatedWith Garland, Lillian person
associatedWith Garland, Lillian. person
associatedWith Giese, Elizabeth H. person
associatedWith Ginsburg, Douglas H., 1946- person
associatedWith Gless, Sharon. person
associatedWith Goldfarb, Sally F. person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Judith. person
associatedWith Goodman, Ellen person
associatedWith Goodman, Ellen. person
associatedWith Gore, Tipper, 1948- person
associatedWith Grant, Lee, 1927- person
associatedWith Grant, Lee, 1929- person
associatedWith Gray, Nellie person
associatedWith Gray, Nellie. person
associatedWith Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985. person
associatedWith Jackson, Jesse, 1941- person
associatedWith Jefferson, Mildred. person
associatedWith Johnson, Sharon Leijoy, 1934- person
associatedWith Judith Lightfoot, 1937- person
associatedWith Kathy Bonk, 1953- person
associatedWith Kennedy, Anthony M., 1936- person
associatedWith Kissling, Frances, 1943- person
associatedWith Lamp, Virginia. person
associatedWith Lansing, Margaret person
associatedWith Lansing, Margaret. person
associatedWith Legal Momentum (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Lenhoff, Donna person
associatedWith Lenhoff, Donna. person
associatedWith Levick, Marsha. person
associatedWith Lightfoot, Judith, 1937- person
associatedWith Lynne Darcy person
associatedWith Marguerite Rawalt, 1895- person
associatedWith Mary Jean Collins, 1939- person
associatedWith Michelman, Kate. person
associatedWith Mondale, Walter F., 1928- person
associatedWith National Association of Women Judges (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts. corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Novak, Robert D. person
associatedWith Oakar, Mary Rose person
associatedWith Oakar, Mary Rose. person
associatedWith Paltrow, Lynn person
associatedWith Paltrow, Lynn. person
associatedWith Project on Equal Education Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895- person
associatedWith Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005. person
associatedWith Salk, Lee, 1926- person
associatedWith Schafran, Lynn Hecht person
associatedWith Schafran, Lynn Hecht. person
associatedWith Scheidler, Joseph person
associatedWith Scheidler, Joseph. person
associatedWith Schlafly, Phyllis person
associatedWith Schroeder, Pat person
associatedWith Segal, Phyllis N., 1945- person
associatedWith Senderowitz, Judith person
associatedWith Shainess, Natalie person
associatedWith Simmons, Althea person
associatedWith Smeal, Eleanor. person
associatedWith Spalding, Elizabeth Coxe. person
associatedWith Steinem, Gloria person
associatedWith Thompson, Lea person
associatedWith Tully, Mary Jean. person
associatedWith United Automobile Workers of America. Local 2320 (National Organization of Legal Service Workers). corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court corporateBody
associatedWith Wikler, Norma. person
associatedWith Will, George F. person
associatedWith Wilma Scott Heide, 1921-1985 person
associatedWith Women Judges' Fund for Justice (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women (1985 : Nairobi, Kenya) corporateBody
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United States
United States
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Women judges
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Newspaper editors--United States
Women in community organization--United States
Trials (Rape)
United States. Education Amendments. Title IX
Surrogate motherhood--United States
Women alcoholics
Women in politics--United States
Broadcasters--United States
Child sexual abuse
Maternity leave--United States
Child support--United States
Sex discrimination in employment
Abortion services--Employees--Crimes against--United States
Women journalists
Motherhood--United States
Teenage mothers
Youth--Sexual behavior
Lesbians--United States
Sex discrimination in education--United States
Women in community organization
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
Pro-choice movement--United States
Women newspaper editors--United States
Rape
World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women (1985 : Nairobi, Kenya)
Divorced women--Legal status, laws, etc
Sexual harassment
Pro-life movement--United States
Women--Political activity
Poor women--United States
Women--Employment
Sex discrimination in insurance
Educational law and legislation--United States
Journalists--United States
Surrogate motherhood
Rape--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Educational law and legislation
Incest
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Sex discrimination in justice administration
Equal rights amendments
Judges--Selection and appointment
Women broadcasters--United States
Trials (Child sexual abuse)
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Fatherhood--United States
Women lawyers
Courts--States
Women lawyers--United States
Women newspaper editors
Sex discrimination in education
Pay equity--United States
Women alcoholics--United States
AIDS (Disease)--United States
Abused women--United States
Marriage--United States
Women journalists--United States
Sexual harassment--United States
Abortion--United States
Lawyers--United States
Women broadcasters
Women--Employment--United States
Collective bargaining
Teenage mothers--United States
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