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League of Women Voters of Minneapolis Records

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0198

Description of Contents

The collection includes newspaper clippings (1920s to 1990s), meeting minutes from the 1920s to the 1970s, and miscellaneous pamphlets, reports, booklets, handouts, announcements, programs, etc. Also included are a bank ledger with receipts. This collection shows that the League covered a broad range of issues. Some included homelessness, immigration, election laws, and so on.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1999

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

History

The League was founded in 1919 to promote the political education of newly enfranchised women citizens. Locally, the League works to improve public policy in the city, region, and state. It focuses its efforts in three major areas: non-partisan voter information; research and action; and community development. The League publishes booklets on local government, elected offices, voting, and other key issues. They sponsor candidate and issue forums, "get out the vote" rallies, as well as being at the forefront of discussion on critical public issues. The League is a national organization that admits any woman for membership who is of voting age.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

In Special Collections, periodicals: League-O-Gram October 1939-May 1969; Minneapolis Voter September 1969-July 1987; and Voter 1987-2000; LWVMpls voter 2000-.

Title
League of Women Voters of Minneapolis Records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200