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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1148

Records of League of the Women Voters of Boston, 1918-1981

Overview

Records of the League of Women Voters of Boston, a non-partisan organization committed to opening government to all of Boston's citizens.

Dates

  • 1918-1981

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the League of Women Voters of Boston as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

5.42 linear feet ((13 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 archived web site)
The records of the League of Women Voters of Boston document the administration of the League as well as their work for clean water. They are arranged in two series.

Series I, Administrative Records, 1918-1974 (#1.1-12.12, F+D.1, E.1), includes by-laws, minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, press releases and other publicity, brochures and copies of the Bulletin, clippings, and a scrapbook of the national convention in 1972. The League of Women Voters of Boston's web site is being captured periodically as part of Schlesinger Library's web archiving program. Files are arranged alphabetically with material created by the national League of Women Voters and other League chapters listed at the end of the series.

Series II, Boston Harbor Committee, 1965-1981 (#13.1-13.19), includes minutes, correspondence, statements, membership lists, publications, reports, and other materials created by the Boston Harbor Committee, which was concerned with the pollution of the harbor and other neighboring waterways. Files are arranged alphabetically.

HISTORY

A non-partisan organization committed to opening government to all of Boston's citizens, the League of Women Voters of Boston strives for a representative system of government that is accountable, responsive, and supportive of citizen participation.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in two series:
  1. Series I. Administrative Records, 1918-1974 (#1.1-12.12, F+D.1, E.1)
  2. Series II. Boston Harbor Committee, 1965-1981 (#13.1-13.19)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 93-M122; 2009-M83

Accession number 93-M122 of the records of the League of Women Voters were given to the Schlesinger Library by Marian Ullman in July 1993. Accession number 2009-M83 of the records of the League of Women Voters of Boston were given to the Schlesinger Library by the League of Women Voters of Boston in April 2009. These records had previously been deposited at the Boston Public Library and were foldered by Boston Public Library staff.

Processing Information

Container list for 2009-M83: April 2009

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional materials added: September 2021

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Link to catalog
Title
League of Women Voters of Boston. Records of the League of Women Voters of Boston, 1918-1981: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch01232

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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