Oral histories: Main

This website offers full transcripts (and links to video) for about 140 videotaped interviews with the early leaders of federally funded civil legal aid and indigent criminal defense. The interviewees were active primarily during the 1960s through the 1990s. They include access to justice leaders, bar leaders, judges, and others.

In each oral history, a person shares their unique journey — how they found and pursued a life’s work dedicated to justice.

Together, these oral histories tell the story of a modern movement that built on a rich history, reshaped American society, and improved the lives of millions of Americans.

Oral histories: Topics & state

Interviewers and collections

About these oral histories

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