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Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-0070

Scope and Content

The collection contains records of speaking engagements, films, referral lists, and legal testimony; as well as committee reports, outreach efforts and curriculum. Also included are conference and workshop materials, lists of contacts, flyers, worksheets, publications, and Title XX data.

Dates

  • 1972-1988

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

History

The Connecticut Women's Educational and Legal Fund (CWEALF), a non-profit public interest law firm, was founded in 1973. CWEALF helps women gain equality under the law. Its establishment resulted from sex discrimination in mortgage lending, when attorneys from the Status of Women Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association joined forces and worked for the passage of the Connecticut Equal Credit Act.

CWEALF focuses upon discrimination in such areas as education, employment, insurance, and health care. Other concerns include reproductive rights and lesbian and gay rights. The firms uses four different methods to achieve its goal of equal rights: speaking and training; education; counseling and referral services; and litigation.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Connecticut Women's Educational and legal Fund (CWEALF), a non-profit public interest law firm, was founded in 1973. CWEALF helps women gain equality under the law. Its establishment resulted from sex discrimination in mortgage lending, when attorneys from the Status of Women Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association joined forces and worked for the passage of the Connecticut Equal Credit Act.

Acquisition Information

The records were donated to the Historical Manuscripts and Archives department (now Archives & Special Collections) of the University Libraries in March 1989.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to alternative lifestyles, politics and publications. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Associated Bibliography

Barret Katuna & Elizabeth Holzer (2015): Unobtrusively Stretching Law: Legal Education, Activism, and Reclaiming Title IX, Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14742837.2014.995079#.VNpVQebF98F
Title
Connecticut Women's Educational And Legal Fund Records
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections Staff
Date
Fall 1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US