Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998

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Bella S. Abzug (b. July 24, 1920, New York City, NY–d. March 31, 1998, New York City, NY) was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Hunter College and a law degree from Columbia University in 1944. She practiced law at the firm of Pressman, Witt & Cammer specializing in labor law and took on civil rights cases. In 1970, she won a seat in the House of Represenatitves and served through 1977.

A supporter of women's rights, she founded the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971 with Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan.

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referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Negatives Collection, Bulk, 1968-1990, 1930-2001 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966. Papers, 1862-1986. bulk 1930-1969. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Bella Abzug letter to Mr. & Mrs. Morton Freund, 1975 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Hawkins, Helen S. Collection, 1974-1987. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Henry, Diana Mara. Photographs, 1969-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Photographs and Graphic Materials Considered for Use as Illustrations in the Report quot;...To Form a More Perfect Union ...Justice for American Womenquot;
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 4/24/78 [2]
referencedIn Audiotape collection of the National Women's Conference, 1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1827-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf University of Virginia. University News Office. Recordings of University events [manuscript], 1975-1985. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1870s-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Davies, Diana, 1938-. Papers 1960-1996 (ongoing). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Office of Field Director of Louisiana. Records. 1964-1976. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Helen S. Hawkins Collection, 1974 - 1987 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Records, 1976-2005 (inclusive), 1978-2004 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998. Bella S. Abzug : commercials , 1976-1986. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Perkins, Lucian,. Perkins, Lucian, photographic archive, 1979-2001. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Diana Davies Papers MS 309., 1960s-1996 (ongoing) Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Additional papers of Betty Friedan, 1941-2006 (inclusive), 1980-2000 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn De León, Nephtalí, 1945-. Oral history interview with Nephtalí De León, 1999 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Records of the Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges), (inclusive), (bulk), 1969-1991, 1971-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Diana Mara Henry Photographic Archive, 2002-081., 1977 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Race Relations Information Center (1954- ). Archives 1954-1975. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Sam Reiss Photographs - Part III: 1975 Retrospective Exhibit, 1948-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn NAACP Office of Field Director of Louisiana. Records. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Papers, 1941-1995 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998. Bella Abzug collection, ca. 1966-ca. 1980. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Woman Alive! Videotapes and program books, 1974-1977 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Inc. Emerald City(television program) videotapes, 1976-1979, (bulk 1978). New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Veteran Feminists of America. Veteran Feminists of America records, 1972-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Candidates for public office campaign materials, 1966-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1968-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Indiana Women's Political Caucus. Records, 1967-1983 Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Women's Environment & Development Organization. Women's Environment and Development Organization records, 1980-2006 [Bulk dates: 1994-1998]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jay Gorney Papers, 1932-1992 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1947-2004 (inclusive), 1957-2004 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Coalition of Labor Union Women: Betsy Wade Files, 1972-1982 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Donaldson, Stephen. Stephen Donaldson papers, 1965-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn National Organization for Women: New York City Chapter Records, 1966-1984 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Stephen Donaldson papers, 1965-1998 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Women's Environment and Development Organization Records, 1980-2006, [Bulk Dates: 1994-1998]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn East, Catherine, 1916-1996. Papers, 1941-1996 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year. Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year records, 1975-1978 (bulk 1976-1977). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Lucian Perkins Photographic Archive 2008-246., 1979-2001 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Abraham Unger Papers, 1936-1976, undated Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Ohio International Women's Year Coordinating Committee. Records. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Gloria Steinem Papers MS 237., 1940 - 2000 [ongoing] Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 2/16/77 [1]
referencedIn National Peace Action Coalition. Records, 1970-1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1921-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn McNamee, Wally. McNamee, Wally, photographic archive ca. 1955-2000 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Videotape collection, 1977-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Morgan, Robin, 1941-. Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Records of New Words, 1974-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, 1967-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Dorothy Kenyon Papers MS 85., 1850 - 1998 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Records, 1966-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005. Papers 1948-1988. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn National Organization for Women. [Videotape collection: reels 1-283] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Oral History of the American Left. Interviews by filmmakers. Oral histories, 1976-1981. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Shigekawa, Joan,. Woman alive! produced by KERA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth and WNET/13 New York; made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; executive producer, Joan Shigekawa. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Wally McNamee Photographic Archive, AR2002-011; 2002-027; 2002-097; 2002-180; 2003-032; 2003-085., ca. 1955-2000 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year. Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year records, 1975-1978 (bulk 1976-1977). Georgia Department of Archives and History Library
referencedIn Paul Robeson collection, 1925-1956, 1943-1956 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Women's Equity Action League. Records, 1966-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Social Democrats, USA Records, 1937-1994, (Bulk 1970-1994) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bella Abzug Papers, 1970-1976. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972. Dorothy Kenyon papers, 1850-1998 (bulk 1888-1971). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Morgan, Robin, 1941-. Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998. Bella Abzug papers, 1970-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985. Papers, 1968-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National Organization for Women. New York City. Records, 1966-1984 (bulk 1970-1972). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Unger, Abraham 1899-1975. Abraham Unger Papers 1936-1976, undated. New York University, Tamiment Library
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Constance Baker Motley Papers MS 110., 1948-1988 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn New Democratic Coalition of New York. Records, 1960-1978. Rutgers University
referencedIn Michael F. Ford papers, 1969-1979, 1969-1979 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 11/1/77 [1]
referencedIn Photographs, ca. 1969-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee. Records, 1968-1971. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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Relation Name
associatedWith Berger, Raoul, 1901- person
associatedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Betty Friedan person
associatedWith Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 person
associatedWith Catherine East, 1916-1996 person
associatedWith Chesler, Phyllis person
associatedWith Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Columbia University corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Davies, Diana, 1938- person
associatedWith Davies, Diana, 1938- person
associatedWith De León, Nephtalí, 1945- person
associatedWith Diana Mara Henry person
associatedWith Donaldson, Stephen person
associatedWith Donaldson, Stephen. person
associatedWith East, Catherine, 1916-1996. person
associatedWith Ford, Michael F. person
associatedWith Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Coordinating Committee on the Observance of International Women's Year. corporateBody
associatedWith GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990 person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hawkins, Helen S. person
associatedWith Hawkins, Helen S. person
associatedWith Heide, Wilma Scott, 1921-1985. person
associatedWith Henry, Diana Mara person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Hunter college corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana Women's Political Caucus. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Jewish Theological Seminary of America corporateBody
correspondedWith Judy Chicago, 1939- corporateBody
correspondedWith Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972 person
correspondedWith Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972. person
associatedWith Koch, Ed, 1924- person
associatedWith Koch, Ed, 1924- person
associatedWith Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet) person
associatedWith Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet) person
correspondedWith Marguerite Rawalt, 1895- person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966. person
associatedWith McNamee, Wally person
associatedWith McNamee, Wally. person
associatedWith Morgan, Robin, 1941- person
correspondedWith Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005 person
correspondedWith Motley, Constance Baker, 1921-2005. person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Office of Field Director of Louisiana. corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women person
associatedWith National Organization for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith National Organization for Women. New York City. corporateBody
associatedWith National Peace Action Coalition. corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Conference corporateBody
founderOf National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Democratic Coalition of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith New Words corporateBody
associatedWith Ohio International Women's Year Coordinating Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pauli Murray, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Perkins, Lucian person
associatedWith Perkins, Lucian, person
correspondedWith Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges) person
associatedWith Race Relations Information Center (1954- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Social Democrats, USA corporateBody
associatedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Steinem, Gloria person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Unger, Abraham 1899-1975. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
memberOf United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Virginia. University News Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Veteran Feminists of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Wade, Betsy person
associatedWith Wilma Scott Heide, 1921-1985 person
associatedWith Women's Economic Round Table corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Environment & Development Organization. corporateBody
correspondedWith Women's Equity Action League corporateBody
correspondedWith Women's Equity Action League corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Equity Action League. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York City NY US
New York City NY US
Subject
Women legislators--History--Sources
Television advertising
Social reformers--History--Sources
Peace movements--History--Sources
Legislators--History--Sources
Political activists--History--Sources
Advertising, political
Occupation
Politicians
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Birth 1920-07-24

Death 1998-03-31

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