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Bella Abzug papers, 1970-1976

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0005
Bib ID 4078361 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998
Title Bella Abzug papers, 1970-1976
Physical Description 185 Volumes (185 volumes 1117 boxes 1 oversize folder 2 tube boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The cataloged correspondence in Series I of this collection is located on-site.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-1116. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Casework files and selected correspondence and administrative files closed; campaign materials, press releases and newspaper clippings from the 1981 addition require Donor's permission to see.

All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed until reformatting in Fall 2020.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Organized in 17 series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence -- Series II: Uncataloged -- Series IV: Administrative Files -- Series V: Subject Files -- Series VI: Legislative Files -- Series VII: Public Statements -- Series VIII: Printed Material -- Series IX: Photographs -- Series X: Records and Tapes -- Series XI: Campaign Memorabilia, Miscellaneous -- Series XII: Oversize -- Series XIII: Casework Files -- Series XIV: 1981 Addition -- Series XV: 1986 Addition -- Series XVI: Audio Visual Material -- Series XVII: Scrapbooks.

Description

Scope and Content

Congressional papers consisting of correspondence memoranda, speeches, reports, photographs and printed materials relating to her terms in Congress. The collection contains general correspondence and administrative files, as well as extensive subject files on a wide variety of topics with which Abzug was involved while in Congress. Also included are Legislative files, being the chronological files of background material for legislation considered on the House floor, and printed versions of legislation by Abzug and others. The Casework Files, relating to Abzug's advocacy on behalf of constituents involved in civil rights, housing, military, employment and related cases, are closed. Among the major correspondents are Carl Albert, Abraham D. Beame, Hugh L. Carey, Gerald R. Ford, Edward I. Koch, John V. Lindsay, Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Gloria Steinem. Materials added in 1981 include: draft transcripts of an oral history, appointment books, speeches and subject files (particularly on privacy and freedom of information) all interfiled in the collection and campaign materials press releases and newspaper clippings.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The cataloged correspondence in Series I of this collection is located on-site.

The following boxes are located off-site: 1-1116. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Casework files and selected correspondence and administrative files closed; campaign materials, press releases and newspaper clippings from the 1981 addition require Donor's permission to see.

All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed until reformatting in Fall 2020.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bella Abzug papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed, 05/02/79 mbb

Addition Processed, 08/24/81 mbb

Ead file created from PDF, 09/06/2011 ptl

Revision Description

2009-07-18 File created.

2018-07-19 Added box numbers for cataloged correspondence in Series I KWS

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lindsay, John V (John Vliet) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Congress. House Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Lawyer and Congresswoman from New York City's 19th and 20th Congressional Districts, 1971-1976. (Columbia LL.B.,1945).