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League of Women Voters of the United States of America , 1949-1994

Identifier: III.

Scope and Contents

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters of the United States of America has three purposes: to foster education in citizenship, to promote forums and public discussions or civic reforms, and to support needed legislation. The material in this series reflects the league’s programming toward these goals.

The national league provides guidance for the state and local leagues but also has its own agenda of issues and study topics. The documents in this series represent communications between the Newark League and the LWVUS, particularly information, guidelines, and publications sent by the national league to state and local groups. Papers documenting the national organization include bylaws, documents from national conventions, guidelines for committees, packets of study materials, action kits, and voter guides for national elections.

The series includes several distinctive items, including a phonograph recordings of a 1958 “Report from the Convention,” and a slide presentation, “What’s in US for YOU,” which was used as a recruitment tool. Bylaws, guidelines, reports, programs, correspondence, budgets, forms, clippings, brochures, publications, flyers, position statements, posters, records, slide presentation, ephemera, and collection information are also included.


  • Creation: 1949-1994


Series III is arranged in four subseries. Series III.A includes documents related to the organizational aspects of the League of Women Voters of the United States of America. Series III.B consists of the papers of Intra-League committees. Series III.C includes documents from the National League’s Community Committees. 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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