Skip to main content

Bella Abzug Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Abzug, Bella


  • Creation: Majority of material found within circa 1966-1980


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Bella Abzug (1920-1998) was a feminist, lawyer, legislator, and social activist from New York City. Abzug served as a member of the US House of Representatives from 1971-1977. Abzug was known throughout her career as an outspoken supporter of equal rights for women, peace, national housing and health programs, day care centers, and more. Abzug also served as a member of Women Strike for Peace and chairwoman of the House Government Information and Individual Rights subcommittee, which held hearings on illegal domestic spying operations of the CIA, Secret Service, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Abzug was also outspoken in her opposition to the Vietnam War, taking part in rallies and demonstrations.


0.67 linear ft. (1.5 boxes)

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Swarthmore College Peace Collection Library

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore 19081-1399 USA US
610-328-8544 (Fax)