Oral history transcripts of the American Bar Association Women Trailblazers Project, 1998-2019
Oral history transcripts, legal agreements, and biographical materials of the interviewees of the Women Trailblazers in the Law Project.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright: Copyright in the transcripts created by The Women Trailblazers Oral History Project is held by The American Bar Association.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Use of the interview transcript of Judith Winston in a commercial publication requires the prior written permission of Judith Winston.
Extent7.3 linear feet (17+ 1/2 file boxes)
This collection contains oral history interview transcripts, biographical information, curriculum vitae, release agreements, and schedules. The oral histories of Judith Areen and Joan Z. Bernstein include additional oral histories conducted by the Historical Society of the DC Circuit Oral History Project; their Women Trailblazers oral histories begin as an extension of their DC Circuit Oral Histories and thus often gloss over topics already in the DC Circuit Oral Histories. This collection is arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name. In these transcripts the interviewees discuss their childhood, family, education, personal, and professional life with special attention paid to the roles played by gender.
The Women Trailblazers in the Law Project was initiated in 2004 by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession and primary responsibility was taken by the Senior Lawyers Division (with ongoing cooperation of the Commission). It interviewed senior women lawyers from all areas of the profession: the judiciary, academia, government, law firms, corporations, and public interest organizations.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 2009-M110, 2010-M19, 2010-M124, 2010-M178, 2011-M13, 2011-M189, 2012-M11, 2012-M84, 2012-M187, 2013-M17, 2013-M221, 2014-M48, 2014-M111, 2014-M178, 2015-M182, 2016-M58, 2017-M68, 2018-M28, 2018-M76, 2019-M26, 2019-M11
Interview transcripts of the Women Trailblazers in the Law Project were given to the Schlesinger Library by the American Bar Association between June 2009 and July 2019.
Processed: March 2023
By: Dominic Scheidegger, with assistance from Yolande E. Bennett
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- Law firms--United States
- Law--United States
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- Practice of law--United States
- Public interest law--United States
- Women judges--United States--Interviews
- Women lawyers--United States--Interviews
- American Bar Association. Commission on Women in the Profession. Oral history interviews of the American Bar Association Women Trailblazers Project, 1998-2019: A Finding Aid
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