Jane Harman Papers
Jane Harman Papers, 1960-1998 (ongoing) (Bulk: 1993-1998)
270 boxes (110 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 387
Legislative aide, White House attorney, Lawyer, Legislator. Papers primarily document Harman's first three terms as a U.S. Representative from the 36th district of California. Types of materials include correspondence, reports and research materials, speeches, journal and newspaper articles, press releases, photographs, and video and audio tapes. Major topics include national defense and the military (including women in the armed forces), the environment, space and technology, California-related issues, the Democratic National Party, healthcare, abortion and domestic and international economic concerns. Notable correspondents include: Les Aspin, Samuel Berger, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Sen. Robert Byrd, President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Gloria Feldt and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice President Al Gore, Judith L. Lichtman (Women's Legal Defense Fund), Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Ruth J. Simmons (Smith College president, 1995-2001), and Gloria Steinem.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
Except for the following access restrictions, the papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection:
House Committee files and other portions of SERIES IV. LEGISLATIVE FILES are closed for 30 years until January 1, 2029.
The collection is stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.
Audiovisual materials may not be used until research copies are made available which may require up to 3 weeks.
Permission to cite the papers for quotations or for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property. Jane Harman retains all rights of copyright in her work in all papers and other historical materials in the Harman Collection. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Jane Harman is owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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