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COLLECTION Identifier: Vt-67

Videotape collection of the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, 1984-1990


Coverage of women's issues through television talk shows and news programs, interviews, public service announcements, and footage of conferences relating to women


  • Creation: 1984-1990

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


48 videotapes

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.


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.

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.

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).

Processing Information

Processed: March 1996

By: Katherine Herrlich

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
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Repository Details

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