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1.83 linear feet ((1 carton, 2 file boxes) plus 1 supersize folder)
After serving as public defender in Boys' Court (1936) and practicing privately (1936-1945), Kargman came to view law as, "in a very real sense, applied sociology." In the early 1950s she became a marriage and divorce counselor, and she has subsequently served as a consultant in family law, a court investigator, and a guardian ad litem, representing children in divorce proceedings. Kargman lectured in sociology at the nursing schools of Children's Hospital (1961-1962) and New England Deaconess (1963), both in Boston, and at Boston University (1965-1968).
Kargman originated and chaired a 1965 conference at Harvard Law School entitled "Are Marital Rights in Balance?" She has been active in the American Bar Association's Family Law Section, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the International Federation of Women Lawyers, and the National Association of Women Lawyers. In November 1967 she was appointed chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Home and Family in Massachusetts. A frequent guest on radio and television programs, Kargman lectures widely and is the author of How to Manage a Marriage (1985) and numerous articles on marriage and family law.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers of Marie (Witkin) Kargman were given to the Schlesinger Library in April and August 1980, February 1993, and March 1994 by Marie Witkin Kargman.
- International Federation of Women Lawyers newsletters
- Women's Bureau printed brochures, reports, etc.
- Carton 1: 2-23, 25-49
- Box 2: 50-62
- Box 3: 63-76
By: Anne Engelhart
- Custody of children--United States
- Divorce counseling--United States
- Divorce--Law and legislation--United States
- Domestic relations--United States
- Lawyers--United States
- Marriage law--United States
- Married women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
- Sociologists--United States
- Women lawyers
- Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
- Kargman, Marie Witkin. Papers of Marie Witkin Kargman, 1947-1993: A Finding Aid
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