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League of Women Voters of Houston Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0013

Scope and Content Note

The records in this collection, dating from 1935 to 1975, include correspondence, Board minutes, financial reports and program materials. The organization of this material preserves the original filing system, and is organized into 5 series: President's Files, containing correspondence and arranged chronologically; Minutes to meetings, arranged chronologically; Financial Records, arranged chronologically; Program Materials, arranged according to subject; and Scrapbooks. The papers frequently cover national, state and local issues and the researcher should check the appropriate year for topics such as legal rights of women, income tax, zoning, education, mass transit, pollution, United Nations and others.

Dates

  • approximately 1929-1989

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from RG E 0013: League of Women Voters of Houston Records must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Houston were both established in 1920, the year that the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Houston evolved from the Texas Equal Suffrage Association in 1919. The League of Women Voters is a direct descendant of the women’s suffrage movement. The League continues as "a grassroots organization working at the national, state, and local levels as a non-partisan political organization which works to promote civic responsibility through informed and active participation in government."

Extent

20.5 Linear Feet (15 document boxes, 1 record storage carton, 24 scrapbooks)

Language of Materials

English

Aquisition Information

Donated by the League of Women Voters of Houston in September, 1978. Additional material donated in July 1993 and June 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Pam Barron, October 1978.

Addendum processed by Laura Finger, October 2003.
Title
League of Women Voters of Houston
Status
Pending Final Review
Author
Pam Barron
Date
October 1978
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

(832) 393-1662

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