Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material League of Women Voters (U.S.) records,

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Title

  • League of Women Voters (U.S.) records,

Summary

  • Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, proceedings, speeches, reports, project studies, subject files, biographical material, financial records, newspapers clippings, printed matter, and other records concerning the league's activities at the national, state, and local levels. Documents the organization's lobbying efforts, national conventions and council meetings, and projects of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. Topics include child labor and welfare, citizen participation in the inner cities, civil rights, civil service, consumer issues, education, election law, environment, ERAmerica and the Equal Rights Amendment, federal-state relations, health, housing, immigration, international relations and trade, labor, military spending, national security, patriotism, needs and rights of the poor, race relations, the suffrage movement, United Nations, voter education, water quality and related land use, welfare, and women's legal status and rights.

Names

  • League of Women Voters (U.S.)
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association. League of Women Voters.
  • National League of Women Voters (U.S.)

Headings

  • -  United States.--Constitution
  • -  ERAmerica (Organization)
  • -  League of Women Voters (U.S.).--Education Fund
  • -  United Nations
  • -  Child welfare
  • -  Child labor
  • -  Political participation
  • -  Civil rights
  • -  Civil service
  • -  Constitutional amendments--United States
  • -  Consumer protection
  • -  Education
  • -  Election law
  • -  Emigration and immigration
  • -  Environmental protection
  • -  Equal rights amendments
  • -  Federal government
  • -  Health
  • -  Housing
  • -  Inner cities
  • -  International relations
  • -  International trade
  • -  Labor
  • -  Land use
  • -  National security
  • -  Patriotism
  • -  Poor
  • -  Public welfare
  • -  Race relations
  • -  State governments
  • -  Suffrage
  • -  Voting
  • -  Water quality
  • -  Women--Legal status, laws, etc
  • -  Women--United States--Societies, etc
  • -  Women's rights

Notes

  • -  Arranged in four parts containing forty-two series.
  • -  Part I arranged in four series. Series 1: Subject Files, 1910-1927; Series 2: Miscellany and Broadsides, 1930-1932; Series 3: Printed Matter, 1920-1930; and Series 4: Miscellany, 1924-1950.
  • -  Part II consists of one series. Series 1: Biennial Files, 1920-1946.
  • -  Part III arranged in thirty series. Series 1: Minutes and Related Records, 1918-1940; Series 2: State Presidents' Letters, 1927-1944; Series 3: Circular Letters, 1927-1944; Series 4: Organization Department, 1928-1932; Series 5: Publications; Series 6: Publicity, 1919-1943; Series 7: Special Projects, 1920-1944; Series 8: State Material, Set A; Series 9: State Material, Set B, 1946-1947; Series 10: Subject File, Set A, 1946-circa 1948; Series 11: State Material, Set C, 1946-1948; Series 12: State Material, Set D, 1948-1950; Series 13: Printed Matter (Oversize), 1920-1936; Series 14: State Material, Set E, 1948-1950; Series 15: Subject File, Set B, 1947-1950; Series 16: Subject File, Set C, 1948-1954; Series 17: Circular Mail, 1955-1956; Series 18: Special Series, 1944-1956; Series 19: Published Material, 1948-1954; Series 20: State Material, Set F, 1950-1952; Series 21: Published Material, 1939-1956; Series 22: Miscellaneous Material, 1916-1952; Series 23: State Material, Set G, 1950-1954; Series 24: Scrapbook (Oversize), 1892-1955; Series 25: State and Local Published Material, 1951-1957; Series 26: Subject File, Set D, 1928-1960; Series 27: State Material, Set H, 1958-1961; Series 28: Subject File, Set E, 1949-1964; Series 29: State Material, Set I, 1961-1963; and Series 30: Subject File, Set F, 1946-1963.
  • -  Part IV arranged in seven series. Series 1: Congressional File, 1943-1982; Series 2: Conventions and Council Meetings, 1921-1986; Series 3: Education Fund, 1961-1979; Series 4: Equal Rights Amendment Campaign File, 1929-1982; Series 5: Printed Matter, 1920-1970; Series 6: Subject Files, 1884-1984; and Series 7: Oversize, 1960-1973.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roman numeral designating the Part followed by a colon and container number, League of Women Voters (U.S.) Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Selections from the League of Women Voters records at the Library of Congress and at the League's national headquarters in Washington, D.C., available onsite at the Library of Congress or offsite with a subscription to ProQuest through the ProQuest History Vault website at https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=44397#44397 External
  • -  Microfilm edition produced by University Publications of America, Inc., available for selections from records at the League's national headquarters, Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, no. 20,228.
  • -  Microfilm of originals in: League of Women Voters (U.S.) national headquarters and the Library of Congress Manuscript Division (Washington, D.C.).
  • -  League of Women Voters (U.S.) national headquarters and Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift and deposit later converted to gift, League of Women Voters (U.S.), 1933-1990.
  • -  Gift, Arthur and Elisabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College, 1980-1984.
  • -  Audiovisual materials transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Some photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  National American Woman Suffrage Association formed in February 1919; in 1920 the association's section, League of Women Voters, became an independent organization under the name National League of Women Voters (later the League of Women Voters of the United States).
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010323
  • -  Published guide to the microfilm edition available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
  • -  Microfilm described in catalog record 87-14773.

Medium

  • 514,400 items.
  • 2,221 containers plus 24 oversize.
  • 98 microfilm reels.
  • 900 linear feet.

Repository

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm82029660

Access Advisory

  • Open to research.

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League Of Women Voters, U.S, National American Woman Suffrage Association. League Of Women Voters, and U.S National League Of Women Voters. League of Women Voters U.S. records. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/mm82029660.

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League Of Women Voters, U. S., National American Woman Suffrage Association. League Of Women Voters & National League Of Women Voters, U. S. League of Women Voters U.S. records. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/mm82029660.

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League Of Women Voters, U.S, National American Woman Suffrage Association. League Of Women Voters, and U.S National League Of Women Voters. League of Women Voters U.S. records. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/mm82029660>.