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COLLECTION Identifier: T-185: Vt-24: Phon-11

Audiovisual collection of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 1960-1990


Recordings of interviews and conference proceedings of, and educational materials produced in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, an advocacy group for citizen participation in government.


  • Creation: 1960-1990


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the audiovisual materials created by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other materials in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

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


35 audiotapes
3 phonograph records
15 videotapes


The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 during the National American Suffrage Association convention, just months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote. Many founding delegates were from Massachusetts, and participated in local suffrage organizations. These suffrage groups promptly reformed as League chapters. Originally incorporated in 1893, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association dissolved and regrouped in May 1920 as the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, to co-operate in carrying out the program of the national League. In 1948, the group changed its name to the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVM).


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. Series I. Audiotapes and phonograph records, ca.1960-1987 (#1-38)
  2. Series II. Videotapes, 1981-1990 (#1-15)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 85-M279, 95-M63, 2005-M180

These audiovisual materials of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts were given to the library by the organization between 1985 and 2005.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Records of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 1920-1975 (MC 274) and Additional records of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 1918-2001 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk) (MC 631).

Processing Information

Processed: August 2010

By: Melissa Dollman

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Audiovisual collection of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, 1960-1990: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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