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League of Women Voters of Delaware, 1953-1998

Identifier: II.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of documents related to the League of Women Voters of Delaware and three other Delaware Leagues, namely the Greater Wilmington, Dover, and Sussex County Leagues. Most of this material was sent to the League of Women Voters of Newark by these groups to distribute information. Some papers, such as minutes of State League Board or committee meetings, were collected by Newark’s representatives to the Board or those committees. Other papers record joint projects with the State or Greater Wilmington League. For example, Newark and the Wilmington League frequently worked together on issues related to New Castle County government or services. These joint projects ultimately facilitated the merger of the Newark and Wilmington Leagues.

Unique to this series is material related to the “League Day in Dover”event, which was sponsored by the LWVD. This annual event offered League members an opportunity to lobby legislators on issues of concern. Also unique are some of the founding papers for the LWV Dover, which the Newark League inherited after the original Dover League disbanded in 1957. The Dover League was reconstituted in 1966.

This series includes bylaws, membership directories, minutes and agendas, reports, programs, correspondence, financial records, forms, clippings, publications, flyers, position statements, posters, exhibition display, ephemera, and collection information.


  • Creation: 1953-1998


Series II is arranged in four subseries. Series II.A includes documents related to the organizational aspects of the State League. Series II.B consists of the papers of Intra-League committee such as Finance and Membership. Series II.C includes documents from the State League’s Community Committees. Series II.D. consists of papers of other Delaware Leagues, including Greater Wilmington, Dover, and Sussex County. Within each subseries the material is arranged by Committee or function and then in chronological order.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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Newark DE 19717-5267 USA