The oral history project was established in 1990 and the first set of interviews were conducted between 1991 and 2005. A new series of oral history interviews was begun in 2013, and is ongoing. For a complete listing of all oral histories (including those not yet in Digital Georgetown), go to the collection page in our Special Collections Portal.

This collection includes interviews with members of the defense team in the landmark Gideon v. Wainwright case, which upheld the constitutional right to counsel in criminal cases; Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served on the board of the Legal Services Corporation in the 1970s; and with many other leading figures in legal services history. In some instances within this collection there are streaming video files that can be viewed, and in others there is a written transcript.

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