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NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. Videotape collection of the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, 1984-1990: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Vt-67
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund
Title: Videotape collection of the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, 1984-1990
Date(s): 1984-1990
Quantity: 48 videotapes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Coverage of women's issues through television talk shows and news programs, interviews, public service announcements, and footage of conferences relating to women

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 93-M65
These videotapes were given to the Schlesinger Library in 1993 by the National Organization for Women Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1996
By: Katherine Herrlich

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the videotapes created by the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund is held by the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. Copyright in other videotapes in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Videotapes may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund videotape collection, 1984-1990; item description, dates. Vt-67, reel #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Materials

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund Records, 1968-2008 (MC 623); the Project on Equal Education Rights Records, 1966-1991 (MC 607); Legal Momentum Records, 1978-2011 (MC 727); and the Lynn Hecht Schafran Papers, 1957-2013 (MC 825).


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.


These videotapes include news coverage of women's issues, television talk shows and programs, interviews, public service announcements, and footage of conferences relating to women.
Tapes are listed in chronological order by the date on which the material was aired or produced, with the following exceptions: 1) News reports of different dates compiled on one tape are arranged by the date of the earliest item. (Compilations were made by the donor, not the processor.) 2) A tape for which the date of production is unknown or approximate is listed chronologically but after those with more specific dates (e.g., a tape produced "some time in 1988" is listed after one produced on December 31, 1988, although the material on the former tape was probably produced before December 31.
Television program titles appear in quotation marks. Quotation marks also indicate a title given by the donor on the tape label.
All are 1/2" videotapes, with sound and color. Some information about dates and networks is the processor's best estimate.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Abortion--United States
Abortion services--Employees--Crimes against--United States
Abused women--United States
AIDS (Disease)--United States
Broadcasters--United States
Child support--United States
Divorced women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Educational law and legislation--United States
Equal rights amendments--United States
Fatherhood--United States
Journalists--United States
Lawyers--United States
Lesbians--United States
Marriage--United States
Maternity leave--United States
Motherhood--United States
Newspaper editors--United States
Pay equity--United States
Poor women--United States
Pro-choice movement--United States
Pro-life movement--United States
Rape--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States
Sex discrimination in education--United States
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Sexual harassment--United States
Surrogate motherhood--United States
Teenage mothers--United States
Women alcoholics--United States
Women broadcasters--United States
Women--Employment--United States
Women in community organization--United States
Women journalists--United States
Women lawyers--United States
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Women newspaper editors--United States
Women--Political activity--United States
World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women (1985 : Nairobi, Kenya)
Youth--Sexual behavior
Barr, Noreen
Bopp, James
Brothers, Joyce
Brownmiller, Susan
Bryant, Juanita M.
Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-
Burt, Martha R.
Cameron, Cindia
Craft, Christine, 1944-
Craven, Erma
Crisp, Mary Dent, 1923-2007
Doyle, Jean
Falkenberg, Nanette
Feinstein, Dianne, 1933-
Ferraro, Geraldine
Foat, Ginny
Garland, Lillian
Gless, Sharon
Goldsmith, Judith
Goodman, Ellen
Gore, Tipper, 1948-
Grant, Lee, 1927-
Gray, Nellie
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Jefferson, Mildred
Kissling, Frances, 1943-
Lamp, Virginia
Lansing, Margaret
Lenhoff, Donna
Michelman, Kate
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
National Organization for Women
Novak, Robert D.
Oakar, Mary Rose
Paltrow, Lynn
Salk, Lee, 1926-1992
Schafran, Lynn Hecht
Scheidler, Joseph M., 1927-
Schlafly, Phyllis
Schroeder, Pat
Senderowitz, Judith
Shainess, Natalie
Simmons, Althea T. L., 1924-1990
Smeal, Eleanor
Steinem, Gloria
Thompson, Lea, 1961-
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX
Will, George F.