League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection
MSLWVI89

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
League of Women Voters of Illinois.
Title
League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection
ID
MSLWVI89
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1982
Date [inclusive]
1916-1982
Extent
46.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

Preferred Citation

League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

Spawned from the National American Woman Suffrage Association's 72-year campaign for woman's suffrage, the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920. That year, housewives and professional women started the Illinois state league to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." The League maintained a non-partisanship reputation while focusing on key issues of interest to women such as a woman's status in the United States, social issues, and preventing war. Throughout its history, the League of Women Voters of Illinois has distributed election and government information to members and non-members alike. Each year league members create specific programs of action that direct lobbying efforts on issue-oriented subjects at the local, state, and national level of government. Membership in the League has fluctuated throughout the 20th Century. When the Depression occurred, membership dropped from over 10,000 to just under 3,000. After decades of increasing membership numbers, a major decline in participation occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Illinois League of Women Voters accepted its first male member in 1976 and in 1984 a man was elected president of the National League of Women Voters' for the first time. The league has maintained its budget through membership dues, donations, and several yearly fundraising drives. Because of its status as a non-profit, budget problems continually plagued the women's organization.

The Illinois League of Women Voters has lobbied for many legislative reforms. The league successfully lobbied for passage of the Sheppard-Towner Act (1921) that brought aid for expectant mothers and child care for working class and impoverished families. Additionally, the League supported the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (1938) and amendments to the Civil Rights Act and Economic Opportunity Act (1967 and 1969 respectively). On a national and global front, the League lobbied for the United Nations Charter (1945), the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (1969), and the Water Resources Planning Act (1965). The Illinois League of Women Voters called for several state constitutional conventions to allow women on juries, to reapportion Congressional districts, and to provide for easier passage of Constitutional Amendments. In the 1960s and 1970s, the league began arguing for more comprehensive urban planning policies, environmental preservation, and bureaucratic accountability. Also during this time, the Illinois League filed amicus curiae briefs in several court cases. These cases included Tometz v. the Board of Education of Waukegan City School District No. 61 (which involved gerrymandered school boundaries that perpetuated racial segregation), and the Metropolitan Sanitary District v. U.S. Steel (Lake Michigan pollution). In 1981, the League decided to hold its biannual convention in Wisconsin because Illinois had rescinded its vote on the Equal Rights Amendment. The league continued to host several local, state, and national office debates throughout the 1970s and 1980s. During the latter decade, the league focused more on print media to educate voters in the state of Illinois.

Sources:

"Facts: League of Women voters of the United States, 1973-1974." Pamphlet. Box 20 Folder 154

"Illinois League of Women Voters Constitution." 1922. Box 18 Folder 136

"1920-1970: Fiftieth Anniversary League of Women Voters of Illinois." Booklet. Box 21 Folder 155

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Scope and Contents

This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois. The bulk of the collection consists of reports, pamphlets, booklets and correspondence between the state board of directors and local league presidents. Though the league began operations in 1920, most of the documents within this collection relate to the years between 1950 and 1982. Though the collection contains documents from around Illinois, members and local leagues in and around the Chicagoland area produced most of the materials. The collection contains board reports, staff correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, various governmental studies, court cases, and candidate questionnaires.

The League of Women Voters of Illinois is divided into three series: Administrative Records, Voters Service, and League Program. The first series, Administrative Records, is further divided into Board Reports, Membership Services, Conventions, and Budget and Finances. The series illustrates the bureaucratic structure of the league and communication between state and local league officials. The Voters Service series is divided into two sub-series: Community Education and Candidate Information. The series depicts how the League of Women Voters gathered candidate information and disseminated the information to the general public. Finally, the League Program series highlights various lobbying efforts and platforms in which the Illinois League held great interest. The final series is divided into two sub-series: League Platform and Legislative Seminars.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 1916- [predominantly 1950 to 1982]

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/15/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were donated over the course of several years to the University of Illinois at Chicago Daley Library, Special Collections by the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Originally five separate collections, the LWVIL accessions were arranged into one by the cataloger in June 2004. A supplement was subsequently processed in September 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • League of Women Voters of Illinois. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Apportionment (Election law) -- Illinois.
  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Child welfare -- Illinois.
  • Civil rights -- Illinois.
  • Education and state -- Illinois.
  • Housing policy -- Illinois.
  • Labor laws and legislation -- Illinois.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Social security -- Illinois.
  • Voting -- Illinois.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative Records 

Scope and Content: Series contains all administrative records relating to the bureaucratic structure of the League of Women Voters from 1916 to the present. This series includes annual reports, board minutes, local league minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership rolls, and two letters from Susan B. Anthony. 

Sub-series I: Board Reports, Memoranda, and Minutes 

Scope and Content: The League of Women Voters of Illinois' central office communicated with local leagues throughout the state. The state board of directors produced a comprehensive activities report every year to the national office in Washington, D.C. This sub-series covers the years 1922 to the present and includes official board reports, memoranda to league officials, and state sequence materials. Toward the end of this sub-series, the state sequence materials provide an in depth look at how the league operated on a day-to-day basis. 

Box Folder

Annual State Report to National League of Women Voters, 1949-1951 

1 1

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1951-1952 

1 2

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1952-1953 

1 3

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1953-1954 

1 4

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1954-1955 

1 5

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1955-1956 

1 6

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1956-1957 

1 7

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1957-1958 

1 8

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1958-1959 

1 9

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1959-1961 

1 10

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1961-1962 

1 11

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1962-1963 

2 12

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1962-1963 

2 13

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1963-1964 

2 14

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1963-1964 

2 15

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1963-1964 

2 16

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1964-1965 

2 17

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1964-1965 

2 18

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 19

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 20

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 21

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 22

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 23

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 24

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1965-1966 

3 25

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1966-1967 

3 26

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1967-1968 

3 27

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1968-1969 

3 28

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1969-1970 

4 29

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1970-1971 

4 30

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1970-1972 

4 31

Annual State Report to LWVUS, 1972-1973 

4 32

National LWV By-Laws, 19, 1928-1942 

4 33

Board of Directors Rosters, 1922-1951 

4 34

State Board Nominees and Rosters, 1961-1981 

4 35

State Board of Directors Training, 1965-1979 

4 36

Annual State Organizational Report, 1926-1948 

4 37

Annual State Organizational Report, 1947-1948 

4 38

Annual State Organizational Report, 1949-1965 

4 39

Board Resources for Provisional Local Leagues, 1968-1972 

5 40

Board Minutes and Reports, 1951-1953 

5 41

Board Minutes and Reports, 1953-1955 

5 42

Board Minutes and Reports, 1955-1957 

5 43

Board Minutes and Reports, 1958-1959 

5 44

Board Minutes and Reports, 1959-1961 

5 45

Board Minutes and Reports, 1961-1963 

6 46

Board Minutes and Reports, 1963-1965 

6 47

Board Minutes and Reports, 1965-1968 

6 48

Board Minutes and Reports, 1968-1969 

6 49

Board Minutes and Reports, 1970 

6 50

Board Minutes and Reports, 1971-1972 

6 51

Board Minutes and Reports, 1973-1976 

7 52

Board Minutes and Reports, 1977-1979 

7 53

Board Minutes and Reports, 1980-1982 

7 54

Board Minutes and Reports, 1980-1984 

7 55

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1980-1981 

7 56

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1981-1982 

7 57

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1982-1983 

7 58

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1982-1983 

8 59

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1983-1985 

8 60

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1984-1985 

8 61

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985-1986 

8 62

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985-1986 

8 63

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985-1986 

8 64

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985 

8 65

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985-1986 

9 66

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985 

9 67

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1985 

9 68

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1986 

9 69

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1986 

9 70

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1986 

9 71

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1986 

9 72

Board Minutes, Memoranda, and Reports, 1986 

9 73

Memoranda to State Board, 1973-1977 

10 74

Board Memoranda to Local Leagues, 1973-1983 

10 75

Board Memoranda to Local Leagues, 1983-1990 

10 76

Board Handbook and Resources, 1974-1983 

10 77

Board Handbook and Resources, 1977 

10 78

Board Handbook and Resources, 1983-1989 

10 79

State Sequence Materials, 1987-1991 

10 80

State Sequence Materials, 1988-1990 

11 81

State Sequence Materials, 1989 

11 82

State Sequence Materials, 1989 

11 83

State Sequence Materials, 1989-1990 

11 84

State Sequence Materials, 1989-1990 

11 85

National Sequence Materials, 1989-1990 

11 86

National Sequence Materials, 1989-1990 

12 87

National Sequence Materials, 1990 

12 88

LWVIL Bylaws, 1921-1999 

77 644

Executive Committee Minutes, 1982-4 

77 645

Executive Committee Minutes, 1984-86 

77 646

Executive Committee Minutes, 1987-1994 

77 647

Executive Committee Minutes, 1997-2000 

77 648

Sub-series II: State Board Correspondence, Membership Services, and Rosters 

Scope and Content: As a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (the precursor to the League of Women Voters), Susan B. Anthony fought throughout the 19th and early 20th century for women's right to vote. Two of her letters to younger members of the association can be found in this sub-series. Consisting of materials from1922 to the present, the sub-series also contains newspaper clippings and written correspondence between the league president and local league members. 

Box Folder

Letter from Susan B. Anthony, undated 

77 89

Letter from Susan B. Anthony, undated 

77 90

National League of Women Voters Correspondence, 1926-1935, 1980 

77 91

National and State League Correspondence, 1927-1955 

77 92

National and State League Correspondence, 1928-1970 

13 93

National League Publications, 1949-1960 

13 94

National League Correspondence and Publications, 1951-1953 

13 95

Photographs and Correspondence, 1932-1963 

13 96

Personal Correspondence, 1947-1949 

13 97

Correspondence to New Local Leagues, 1954-1974 

13 98

State and Local President Correspondence, 1951-1962 

13 99

State and Local President Correspondence, 1967-1972 

13 100

State and Local President Correspondence, 1968-1971 

14 101

State and Local President Correspondence, 1973-1975 

14 102

State and Local President Correspondence, 1975-1978 

14 103

State and Local President Correspondence, 1978-1981 

14 104

State and Local President Correspondence, 1978-1981 

14 105

State and Local President Correspondence, 1981-1985 

14 106

League Correspondence, 1974-1983 

15 107

United States' Senator Dixon Letters, 1982-1991 

15 108

Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1948 

15 109

Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1959 

15 110

Illinois Voter Newsletter, 1929-1964 

15 111

Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1976 

15 112

Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1985 

15 113

Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1986 

15 114

Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1989 

15 115

Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1988 

15 116

Professional Woman's League Club, 1933-1939 

16 117

Membership Drives and Statistics, 1922-1957 

16 118

Membership Statistics, 1950-1988 

16 119

Membership Committee Correspondence, 1961-1984 

16 120

Membership Correspondence, 1974-1982 

16 121

Membership Chair Correspondence, 1963-1983 

16 122

Membership Chairman Handbook and Other Publications, 1970-1987 

16 123

Membership Surveys, 1979-1980 

16 124

Membership Surveys, 1979-1980 

17 125

Membership Correspondence, 1982-1985 

17 126

Political Pamphlets and League Membership, 1922-1941, 1958 

17 127

League Programs, 1925-1930 

17 128

League Pamphlets and Publications, 1927-1955 

17 129

League Pamphlets and Publications, 1929-1979 

17 130

Membership Organization Committee, 1947-1966 

17 131

Organization Committee Correspondence, 1971-1985 

17 132

Organization Committee Correspondence, 1974-1982 

17 133

State Board Nominating Committee, 1967-1981 

17 134

League Cartoon Illustrations, undated 

17 135

Former State Board Members, 1920-2001 

77 649

Board Lists, 1922-2002 

77 650

History, State League Anniversaries, 1940-1971 

77 651

History, IL Suffrage, 1915-1982 

77 652

ILLWV Bulletin, 1922-1926 

78 653

Flora Cheney, 1st President, LWVIL, 1920-1922 

78 654

History, Anthony Letter, Convention Program, 1920 

78 655

History, Catalogs of Publications, 1938-1968 

78 656

History, LWVUS Anniversaries, 1946-1971 

78 657

History, Plaque Ceremony, 1981 

78 658

History, UNICEF Gala, 1982 

78 659

History, Susan B. Anthony, 1982-1983 

78 660

History, State League History, 1920-1983 

78 661

State Board Profile, 1975-1989 

78 662

History, LWVIL, 1969-1990 

79 663

Institutional History, 1961-1990 

79 664

Local League History, Draft, 1990 

79 665

History, National Publications, 1932-1992 

79 666

History, Info on Leaders, 1989-1998 

79 667

LWVIL History, 1920-2000 

79 668

Fiftieth Anniversary Campaign Materials, 1969-1970 

79 669

Fiftieth Anniversary Campaign Materials, 1969-1970 

80 670

History-60th Birthday and Anecdotes, 1980 

80 671

Wanda Jackson Party, 1980 

80 672

70th Anniversary, 1995 

80 673

80th Anniversary Party, 1999-2000 

80 674

80th Anniversary-Officials and 50 Year Members, 1999-2000 

80 675

President's Letter, 1984 

80 676

President's Letter, 1984-1985 

80 677

President's Letter, 1985-1992 

80 678

President's Mailing, 1981 

80 679

President's Mailings, 1981-1982 

81 680

President's Mailings, 1982 

81 681

President's Mailing, 1982-1983 

81 682

President's Mailing, 1983 

81 683

President's Mailing, 1983 

81 684

Correspondence, 1978-1986 

81 685

Photos, undated 

81 686

Photos, 1920s-1960s 

81 687

Photos, 1920s-1960s 

82 688

Photos, 1940s-1960s 

82 689

Photos, 1970s 

82 690

Photos, 1980s 

82 691

Photos, 1990s 

82 692

Photos, 2000s 

82 693

Mounted Photos, 1980-2001 

82 694

Formal Photos, State Board and Presidents, 1920-2001 

82 695

Copied Photos and Negatives of Past LWVIL Presidents and Board Reps, 1920s- 

82 696

Resumes, 1957-1969 

83 697

Clippings, 1920s-1970s 

83 698

Clippings, 1920s-1970s 

83 699

Clippings, 1950s-1960s 

83 700

Scrapbook of Clippings, 1957-1967 

83 701

Scrapbook of Clippings, 1972-1973 

83 702

Scrapbook of Clippings, 1973-1975 

84 703

Media/PR Articles and Contacts, 1997-1998 

84 704

Articles About League, 2000 

84 705

Letters to the Editor, 1995-2002 

84 706

General PR Clippings, Local League Press, 1957-2002 

84 707

Bicentennial Info, 1973-1975 

84 708

Bicentennial, 1975 

84 709

Women's History Week, 1982 

84 710

State Organization-PR, LWV Week, 1964-1986 

84 711

Post Office Tea and Suffrage Stamp Unveiling, 1998 

84 712

Election Reform Press Conference, 2000 

84 713

Events, Media, Contacts, 1997-2001 

84 714

Springfield Office Future, 1987-1988 

84 715

Sub-series III: Conventions, Interim Meetings, and Program Conferences 

Scope and Content: On a biannual basis, members from across the state convened to discuss future league programs and agendas. In other years, local presidents would meet with the state board to plan for upcoming conventions and program conferences. In 1981, the state convention was held in southern Wisconsin to protest the Illinois legislature rescinding its endorsement of the Equal Rights Amendment. Materials also depict interim meetings and program conferences. This sub-series relates to the years 1922 to the present and consists of convention minutes, transcripts, publicity and various brochures. 

Box Folder

League State Convention, 1922-1926 

18 136

Convention Speeches and Agendas, 19, 1922-1961 

18 137

State Convention, 1925-1928 

18 138

Convention Speeches and Agendas, 1922 

18 139

Convention Programs, 19, 1926-1950 

18 140

State Convention, 1929-1939 

18 141

State Convention, 1929-1939 

19 142

League National Convention Materials, 1930-1944 

19 143

League National Convention Materials, 1978-1986 

19 144

League State Convention, 1932-1939 

19 145

League State Convention, 1938-1949 

19 146

Convention Minutes and By-Laws, 1940-1944 

20 147

League State and National Convention Agendas, 1940-1947 

20 148

League State Convention, 1953; Statistics and Convention Reports, 1945-1953 

20 149

State Convention Reports and Statistics, 1953 

20 150

State Convention Speeches and Schedules, 1955 

20 151

State Convention Expenses, 1965-1973 

20 152

State Convention Materials, 1970-1971 

20 153

State Convention Reports, 1971-1975 

20 154

State Convention Agenda and 50th Anniversary Program, 1971 

21 155

State Convention Minutes, 1971 

21 156

Convention Speeches and Reports, 1973 

21 157

Convention Budgets, 1972-1982 

21 158

Convention Schedules and Agendas, 1973-1975 

21 159

Convention Transcript, 1973 

21 160

Convention Transcript, 1973 

21 161

Convention Policies and Schedules, 1975 

21 162

Convention Policies and Schedules, 1975 

21 163

Convention Speeches, 1975 

21 164

Convention Transcript, 1975 

22 165

Convention Transcript, 1975 

22 166

Convention Transcript, 1975 

22 167

Convention Transcript, 1977 

22 168

Convention Transcript, 1977 

22 169

Convention Correspondence and Agenda Setting, 1979 

22 170

Convention Press Folder, 1979 

22 171

Convention Secretary and President's Reports, 1969-1981 

22 172

Convention Reports, Transcripts, and Photographs, 1977 

23 173

Convention Reports and Agendas, 1977 

23 174

Convention Packets, 1977 

23 175

Public Service Award Nominations, 1977 

23 176

Convention Workers and Credentials, 1969-1981 

23 177

Convention Transcripts, 1979 

23 178

Convention Transcripts, 1979 

23 179

Convention Press and Public Relations, 1977-1979 

23 180

Convention By-Law Changes, 1981-1987 

24 181

Convention Preparations, 1980-1981 

24 182

Convention Preparations, 1980-1981 

24 183

Convention Transcript and Agenda, 1981 

24 184

Convention Transcript, 1981 

24 185

Convention Forms and Newspaper Clippings, 1981 

24 186

Convention Transcript, 1981 

24 187

Convention Reports and Agendas, 1981 

24 188

Convention Planning and Reports, 1981 

24 189

Convention Correspondence and Planning, 1981 

25 190

Convention Correspondence and Planning, 1978-1981 

25 191

Convention Correspondence and Planning, 1979-1981 

25 192

Convention Booklets and Guidelines, 1976-1981 

25 193

Convention Correspondence and Speeches, 1980-1983 

25 194

Convention Schedules and Reports, 1975-1983 

25 195

Convention Transcript, 1983 

25 196

Convention Transcript, 1983 

25 197

Convention Transcript, 1983 

26 198

Convention Brochures, Reports, and Correspondence, 1983 

26 199

Local President's Interim Council, 1950-1961 

26 200

Local President's Interim Council, 1955-1960 

26 201

President's Council and State Meetings, 1960-1963 

26 202

Local President's Interim Council, 1962 

26 203

Local President's Interim Council, 1963 

26 204

Local President's Interim Council, 1964 

26 205

Local President's Interim Council, 1964 

26 206

Local President's Interim Council, 1965 

27 207

Local President's Interim Council, 1966 

27 208

Local President's Interim Council, 1966-1967 

27 209

Local President's Interim Council, 1967 

27 210

Local President's Interim Council, 1968 

27 211

Local President's Interim Council, 1968 

27 212

Local President's Interim Council, 1970 

27 213

Local President's Interim Council, 1970 

27 214

Local President's Interim Council, 1971 

27 215

Local President's Interim Council, 1972 

27 216

Local President's Interim Council, 1973-1974 

27 217

Local President's Interim Council, 1974 

27 218

Local President's Interim Council, 1976 

27 219

Local President's Interim Council, 1977 

27 220

Local President's Interim Council, 1978 

27 221

Local President's Interim Council, 1979-1980 

27 222

Local President's Interim Council, 1982 

27 223

State Meetings and Board Training, 1964-1966 

27 224

State Meetings and Board Training, 1967 

27 225

Leadership Conference, 1986 

27 226

Regional Meetings, 1956-1962 

27 227

Regional Meetings, 1963-1967 

27 228

Regional Meetings, 1968 

28 229

Regional Meetings, 1970-1972 

28 230

Regional Meetings, 1973-1975 

28 231

Regional Meetings, 1976-1977 

28 232

Regional Meetings, 1978-1980 

28 233

Regional Meetings, 1981 

28 234

Regional Meetings, 1982-1983 

28 235

Regional Meetings, 1984-1986 

28 236

Program Conference Brochures, 1959-1960 

28 237

Program Conference Meetings, 1961-1963 

28 238

Program Conference Meetings, 1964 

28 239

Program Conference Meetings, 1964-1967 

28 240

Program Conference Meetings, 1968-1972 

28 241

Program Conference Brochures and Photographs, 1971-1973 

29 242

Program Conference Brochures and Correspondence, 1973-1974 

29 243

Program Conference Meeting and Newspaper Clippings, 1976 

29 244

Program Conference Meetings and Gubernatorial Debates, 1978 

29 245

Program Conference Meeting, 19, 1980 

29 246

Program Conference and State Meetings, 1971-1974 

29 247

State Meetings, 1969-1970 

29 248

State Meetings and Presidential Orientation, 1971-1974 

29 249

State Meetings and Membership Rosters, 1970-1977 

29 250

State Meetings and Publications, 1976-1977 

29 251

State Meetings and Correspondence, 1977-1978 

30 252

State Meetings, Rosters, and Reports, 1979-1980 

30 253

State Meetings, Rosters, and Reports, 1980 

30 254

State Meetings and Leadership Conference, 1981-1982 

30 255

State Meetings and Workshops, 1983-1984 

30 256

Local League Program Groups, 1975-1990 

30 257

Local League Reports and Meetings, 1975-1980 

30 258

Committee and Meeting Guides, 1986 

30 259

Indiana-Illinois League of Women Voters Conference, 1953-1955 

30 260

Convention Guide, 1991-1993 

84 716

Convention and Interim Council Minutes, 1982-1997 

84 717

Program, 1st LWV Convention and Scholarly Paper, 1920, 1969. 1995 

85 718

Convention, 1997 

85 719

Plenary Speakers, Convention, 1997 

85 720

Convention Summary Reports, 1987-1999 

85 721

Convention Budgets and Evaluation Summaries, 1988-1999 

85 722

Possible Speakers, 1988-1999 

85 723

Convention, 1999 

85 724

Convention, Hotel and Budget, 1999 

85 725

Convention, 1999 

85 726

Convention President's Messages, 1975-2001 

85 727

President's Scripts, Convention, 1977-2001 

85 728

Something Special Awards, 1987-1991 

86 729

Making a Difference Bulletin, 1989-1997 

86 730

Citizen of Action Awards, 1994-1999 

86 731

Carrie Chapman Catt Awards, 1995-2002 

86 732

Sub-series IV: Budget and Finances 

Scope and Content: As a non-profit corporation, the League of Women Voters of Illinois was continually in need of funding for its various projects and educational programs. Funding for the league came from membership dues, donations, and various fundraising campaigns. In fiscal year 1972-1973, local leagues spent 59 percent of the local, state, and national budgets. Materials in this sub-series cover the years 1921-1991 and include local and state budgets, treasury reports, and fundraising programs. 

Box Folder

Budget and Finances, 1921-1922, 1947 

86 261

Budget and Finances, 1924-1925 

86 262

Budget and Finances, 1924-1945 

86 263

Membership and Financial Records, 1923-1939 

31 264

League Reports and Finances, 1934-1946 

31 265

State Financial Reports, 1940-1951 

31 266

State Financial Reports, 1948-1952 

31 267

State Budget and Finances, 1959-1969 

31 268

State Budget and Finances, 1958-1962 

31 269

State Budget and Finances, 1961-1962 

31 270

State Budget and Finances, 1962-1964 

31 271

State Budget and Finances, 1962-1966 

32 272

Financial Handbook, 1963 

32 273

Local Financing and Fundraising Memoranda, 1968-1987 

32 274

Fundraising Brainstorming and Reports, 1971-1973 

32 275

Budget Committee, 1970-1975 

32 276

State Budgets and Presidential Reports, 1973-1975 

32 277

State and Local League Budgets, 1975-1979 

32 278

Local Treasurers and Budget Committee, 1975-1982 

32 279

Treasurer's Reports, 1961-1982 

32 280

Treasurer's Reports, 1961-1982 

33 281

Treasurer's Reports, 1980-1986 

33 282

State Budget and Treasurer's Reports, 1986-1991 

33 283

Fundraising, Donations, Finances, 1960-1974 

33 284

Fundraising Solicitations, 1977-1980 

33 285

Fundraising Solicitations, 1979-1980 

33 286

Fundraising Solicitations, 1981-1982 

34 287

League of Women Voters "Annie" Benefit Show, 1979 

34 288

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Series II: Voters Service 

Scope and Content: This series documents the League of Women Voters of Illinois' voter education programs. The Voters Service series covers the years 1916 to the present and contains political party platforms, voter registration, voter surveys, candidate questionnaires, voter guides, newspaper clippings, and photographs. 

Sub-series I: Community Education, Voter Guides, and Publications 

Scope and Content: Because the League of Women Voters of Illinois maintained a decentralized bureaucratic structure, many local leagues outside of Chicago ran voter registration and education drives in smaller communities. They received most of their materials from the state and national offices concerning political party platforms, but candidates for office consistently provided local leagues in their home districts with specific opinions on local issues and government. This sub-series consists of the years 1916 to the present and contains pamphlets, voter guides, election statistics, and correspondence. Sub-series comprises 2.5 linear feet of textual materials (5 boxes). 

Box Folder

Voting and Publicity Publications, 1916-1970 

34 289

Political Party Platforms, 1924-1948 

34 290

Political Party Platforms and Newspaper Clippings, 1934-1947 

34 291

Political Party Platforms, 1962-1980 

34 292

Election Statistics, 1924-1928 

34 293

Election Statistics, 1930-1932 

34 294

Voting Surveys and Polls, 1926-1927 

34 295

School of Citizenship, Role of Political Parties, 1921-1955 

35 296

Legislative Lessons for Illinois Voters, 1928-1932 

35 297

Model Election Brochures, 1961 

35 298

Political Education and Participation, 1968-1969 

35 299

Illinois Voter Survey and Newsletter, 1969-1970 

35 300

Publications Report, 1965 

35 301

Voter Registration Guidelines, 1972 

35 302

Voter Registration, 1976 

35 303

Voter Registration, 1976 

35 304

Voter Registration, 1976 

35 305

Voter Registration, 1982-1984 

35 306

Voter Registration, 1983-1984 

35 307

Discussion Leader Guide, 1974 

35 308

Education Fund Correspondence, 1971-1974 

35 309

Community Law and Justice Education Memoranda, 1973-1977 

36 310

Community Law and Justice Education Memos and Reports, 1975-1978 

36 311

Illinois Humanities Council, 1975 

36 312

Voter Education Primary Guide, 1974 

36 313

Education Fund, 1981 

36 314

Voters Service Committee, 1981-1982 

36 315

Voter Education Library Publications, 1983 

36 316

Voter Education and Newspaper Clippings, 1983 

36 317

Education Fund and National Debate on Security, 1984-1987 

36 318

Primary Education and Project Memoranda, 1988 

37 319

Illinois Voter Newsletter and Correspondence, 1976 

37 320

Voter Guide and Publication Costs, 1978 

37 321

Illinois Voter Newsletter and Correspondence, 1976 

37 322

Voter Guide and Correspondence, 1978 

37 323

Voter Guide Correspondence, 1980 

37 324

Voter Guide Correspondence, 1981-1982 

37 325

Voter Guide Preparation Reports, 1982 

37 326

Voter Guide Correspondence, 1983-1984 

37 327

Voter Guide Correspondence, 1984 

37 328

Voter Guide, 1976 

38 329

Voter Guide, 1978 

38 330

Voter Guide, 1980 

38 331

Voter Guide, 1982 

38 332

Voter Guide, 1982 

38 333

Voter Guide, 1984 

38 334

Voter Guide, 1986 

38 335

Voter Guide, 1986 

38 336

Voter Guide, 1988 

38 337

Grocery Bags, undated 

39 338

United Nations Week, 1964 

39 339

Illinois Voter, 1936-1953 

86 733

Illinois Voter, 1947-1957 

86 734

Illinois Voter, 1954-1966 

86 735

Illinois Voter, 1958-1967 

86 736

Illinois Voter's Handbook, 1969 

86 737

Illinois Voter, 1968-1971 

86 738

League Resources-IL Voter's Handbook, 1962-1976 

87 739

Illinois Voter, 1977-1985 

87 740

Illinois Voter, 1980-1987 

87 741

Illinois Voter, 1988-1990 

87 742

Illinois Voter, 1991-1998 

87 743

Voter's Guide, 1986 

87 744

Voter's Guide, 1988 

87 745

Voter's Guide, Candidate Forms, 1988 

87 746

Voter's Guide Correspondence and Information, 1988-1990 

87 747

League Education Fund Publications, 1985-1991 

88 748

Education Fund Minutes, 1986-1988 

88 749

Education Fund Minutes, 1988-1992 

88 750

Education Fund Minutes, 1992-1994 

88 751

Oversized, LWV Voter Guides, 1976-1982 

Sub-series II: Debates and Candidate Information 

Scope and Content: In the mid-1970s, the League of Women Voters began to host debates between candidates running for national, state, and local offices. As a non-partisan organization, many candidates felt the league to be not only legitimate but the best way to connect with individual voters. This sub-series contains materials from 1946 to the present and includes correspondence, reports, candidate questionnaires, newspaper clippings, and the rules of each debate the league administered. 

Box Folder

Voters Service Correspondence and Reports, 1960-1983 

90 340

Voters Service Correspondence and Reports, 1978-1984 

90 341

Candidate Questionnaires, 1946-1954 

90 342

"Hard Question, " 1976-1977 

90 343

State Office Primary Debates, 1975-1976 

90 344

Presidential Debate Correspondence, 1976 

90 345

Presidential Forum Expenses and Correspondence, 1976 

90 346

Presidential Primary Forum Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1976 

90 347

Presidential Forum Correspondence and Brochures, 1976-1977 

40 348

Presidential Primary Forum Reports and Correspondence, 1976 

40 349

Gubernatorial and Senatorial Debates, 1978 

40 350

Gubernatorial and Senatorial Debate Media Questionnaires, 1978 

40 351

Gubernatorial and Senatorial Debate Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings and Audio Tape, 1978 

40 352

Republican and Democratic Presidential Primary Debates, 1979-1980 

41 353

Candidate Information and Memoranda, 1980 

41 354

Candidate Information and Memoranda, 1980 

41 355

Republican Primary Debate and Transcript, 1980 

41 356

Presidential and Senatorial Debates Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings,, 1982-1984 

41 357

Candidate Questionnaires and Guides, 1982 

41 358

Candidate Questionnaire Correspondence, 1982 

41 359

Candidate Questionnaires, 1982 

42 360

Candidate Questionnaires, 1982 

42 361

Gubernatorial Questionnaires and Debates, 19, 1982 

42 362

Gubernatorial Debate Correspondence and Photographs, 1982 

42 363

Gubernatorial Debate Newspaper Clippings, 1982 

42 364

State Election Debate Correspondence, 1983-1984 

42 365

Voter Registration and Candidates, 1983-1988 

42 366

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

42 367

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 368

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 369

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 370

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 371

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 372

Candidate Questionnaires, 1984 

43 373

Presidential Debate Memoranda, 1984 

43 374

Senatorial Debates, 1984 

43 375

Senatorial Debates News Releases, 1984 

43 376

Gubernatorial Debate Preparation, 1985-1986 

43 377

Debate Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1986 

43 378

Senatorial Debate Correspondence, 1986 

43 379

Debate Preparation and Correspondence, 1986 

44 380

National Security Debate Materials, 1986 

44 381

State Secretary of State Debate Correspondence, 1986 

44 382

News Media Coverage and Debate Discussion, 1986 

44 383

Election Coverage and Reporting, 1976 

44 384

Election Coverage and Reporting, 1978 

44 385

Election Coverage and Reporting, 1978-1982 

45 386

Election Coverage and Reporting, 1980-1983 

45 387

Replies of Elected Officials, 1992 

88 752

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Series III: League Program 

Scope and Content: Though the league never endorsed a political candidate for office, this women's organization lobbied and in favor of several policies at the local, state, and national level. The league argued for racial equality, environmental protection, civil liberties, welfare legislation, judicial reform, the Gateway Amendment to the Illinois Constitution, and the reapportionment of legislative seats in Illinois and at the national level. This series includes the years 1921 to the present and contains publications, correspondence, league studies, court case documents, brochures, and ERA buttons. 

Sub-series I: League Platform and Lobbying 

Scope and Content: Each year members of the League of Women Voters of Illinois would vote on a league platform and agenda for work. This democratic process led the league into lobbying and fighting for reforms in government at the local, state and national level. This sub-series contains documents from 1921 to the present, including brochures, programs, league studies, booklets, court cases files, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. This sub-series documents the Illinois league's presence at the state house as well as at county courthouses and at school board meetings. 

Box Folder

State League Programs and Non-Profit Work, 1924-1957 

88 388

National League Programs, 1928-1942 

88 389

Leadership Training, 1953-1970 

88 390

National and State League Continuing Responsibilities, 19, 1933-1969 

88 391

State League Continuing Responsibilities, 1921-1955 

46 392

State League Continuing Responsibilities and Programs, 1953-1966 

46 393

Planning the League Year, 1976-1981 

46 394

Planning the League Year, 1977-1982 

46 395

Planning the League Year, 1981-1986 

46 396

Planning the League Year, 1982-1989 

46 397

Legislative Platforms and Operating Budget, 1975-1978 

47 398

Studies in State Government, 1950-1951 

47 399

Studies in State Government, 1950-1951 

47 400

Studies of County Government, 1971-1972 

47 401

Studies of County Government, 1971-1973 

47 402

Studies of County Government and "Home Rul, " 1970-1973 

47 403

Lobbyist Registration Forms, 1978-1979 

47 404

League Endorsements of State Legislation, 1951-1955 

47 405

Bricker Amendment in Support of the United Nations, 1956-1958 

47 406

Legislative Lobbying, 1959-1969 

47 407

Illinois Voter Newsletter Lobbying Efforts, 1961-1970 

47 408

Legislative Lobbying, 1963-1970 

48 409

Legislative Lobbying, 1971-1972 

48 410

Legislative Lobbying, 1983 

48 411

Legislative Lobbying, 1984-1985 

48 412

Northeast Illinois Planning Commission, 1974-1979 

48 413

Exploring America's Future Survey, 1974 

48 414

Exploring Illinois' Future, 1976-1980 

48 415

Transportation Studies, 1979-1980 

48 416

Planning Committee for the World's Fair, 1983-1984 

49 417

Gateway Amendment Lobbying, 1950 

49 418

Gateway Amendment Lobbying, 1950 

49 419

Gateway Amendment Lobbying, 1950-1959 

49 420

Municipal League Correspondence, 1963-1964 

49 421

Legislative Reapportionment Debate, 1950-1965 

49 422

Legislative Reapportionment Debate, 1951-1963 

49 423

Legislative Reapportionment Debate, 1952-1954 

49 424

Legislative Reapportionment Debate, 1960-1965 

50 425

Legislative Reapportionment Debate, 1962-1965 

50 426

State Constitution Convention Lobbying, 1933-1945 

50 427

Constitutional Convention Lobbying, 1945-1947 

50 428

Constitutional Convention Lobbying, 1948-1959 

50 429

Constitutional Convention Lobbying, 1951-1956 

50 430

Constitutional Convention Lobbying, Newspaper Clippings, and Speeches,, 1961-1969 

50 431

Constitutional Convention Correspondence, 1961-1968 

51 432

Constitutional Convention Correspondence, 1961-1969 

51 433

Constitutional Convention Questionnaires, 1963 

51 434

Constitutional Amendments and General Session Correspondence, 1963-1964 

51 435

League Mock Constitutional Convention, 1964-1969 

51 436

DuPage County Mock Constitutional Convention, 1965 

52 437

Constitution Study Commission, 1965-1969 

52 438

Constitutional Convention Brochures and Correspondence, 1969-1970 

52 439

Amendments to the Illinois Bill of Rights, 1969 

52 440

Legislative Reform Proposals, 1975-1976 

52 441

Open Meetings Act, 1975-1982 

52 442

Rumor Control Advice, 1983 

52 443

Public Relations Campaign, 1972-1986 

52 444

Illinois Government Restructuring, 1977-1978 

53 445

Illinois Government Restructuring, 1977-1983 

53 446

Revenue Amendment Debate, 1949-1957 

53 447

Revenue Amendment Debate, 1952 

53 448

Revenue Amendment and Tax Restructuring, 1951-1966 

53 449

Revenue Amendment and Tax Restructuring, 1953-1971 

53 450

Revenue Amendment Debate, 1955-1956 

53 451

Revenue Amendment Debate, 1956 

53 452

State Tax Information and Correspondence, 1957-1968 

53 453

State Tax and Revenue Debate, 1968-1965 

53 454

Reports on State Tax Structure, 1959-1962 

53 455

Revenue Amendment and Tax Restructuring, 1960-1963 

54 456

Revenue Amendment and Tax Restructuring, 1960-1969 

54 457

State Tax Reform Correspondence and Lobbying, 1961-1966 

54 458

State Tax Comparisons and Brochures, 1962-1967 

54 459

Tax Reform Correspondence and Lobbying, 1962-1966 

54 460

Revenue Amendment Surveys and Correspondence, 1966 

54 461

Revenue Amendment Poll and Correspondence, 1966 

54 462

Revenue Amendment Lobbying, 1966 

54 463

Tax Reform and Regulation Publications, 1966-1970 

54 464

Revenue Amendment Lobbying, 1969-1971 

54 465

Property Tax Reform Packet, 1973 

54 466

Direct Primary Lobbying, 1931-1953 

54 467

Permanent Voter Registration Lobbying, 1930-1953 

55 468

Permanent Voter Registration Lobbying, 1931-1936 

55 469

Voting Machine Debates, 1933-1957 

55 470

Election Law Lobbying, 1937-1939 

55 471

Permanent Voter Registration, undated 

55 472

State Election Law Lobbying, 1953-1982 

55 473

Election Law Lobbying, 1956-1983 

55 474

Election Law Lobbying, 1958-1982 

55 475

Voter and Election Regulations and Laws, 1947-1976 

55 476

Election Oversight Instructions, 1954-1960 

56 477

Election Correspondence and Polls, 1960-1961 

56 478

Election Supervision and Judge Training, 1960-1961 

56 479

Election Consensus Report and Correspondence, 1961 

56 480

Election Consensus Reports and Questionnaire, 1970-1971 

56 481

Voter Registration Agenda, 1980-1984 

56 482

Lobbying for Women's Right to be Jurors, 1931 

56 483

Civil Service and Merit System Reform Lobbying, 1934-1960 

56 484

Civil Service Reform Lobbying, 1934-1956 

56 485

Judicial Kits and Court Reform, 1951-1958 

56 486

Judicial Regulation and Reform Lobbying, 1955-1967 

56 487

Judicial Regulation and Reform Lobbying, 1961-1970 

56 488

Judicial Reform Correspondence, 1964-1966 

57 489

Judicial Reform Lobbying, 1964, 1981 

57 490

Judicial and Legislation Reform, 1970 

57 491

Judicial Merit System Reform, 1975-1982 

57 492

Judicial Primer and Administrative Structure to Illinois Judicial Branch, 1937,, 1950-1960 

57 493

Structure of Government Chairman Reports, 1949-1951 

57 494

Child Welfare and the Illinois Youth Commission, 1939-1959 

57 495

Child Welfare and Juvenile Legislation, 1949-1975 

57 496

Juvenile Delinquency and the Court, 1963-1965 

58 497

Illinois Youth Commission, 1963-1965 

58 498

Juvenile Delinquency and Welfare Agenda, 1964-1965 

58 499

Juvenile Court Watch, 1967-1977 

58 500

Juvenile Court Watch, 1974-1981 

58 501

Juvenile Court Watch Publications, 1980-1981 

58 502

"How To Watch Juvenile Court" booklet, 1979 

58 503

Illinois Court Watching Reports and Audio Tape, 1972-1977 

59 504

Local Court Watching Project, 1974-1975 

59 505

Illinois Court Watching Project, 1974-1980 

59 506

Illinois Court Watching Press Clippings, 1974-1977 

59 507

Cook County Court Watching Project, 1974-1977 

59 508

DuPage County Court Watching Project, 1974-1977 

59 509

Champaign and Warren County Court Watching Project, 1974-1977 

59 510

Rock Island, St. Clair, and Winnebago County Court Watching Project,, 1974-1977 

59 511

Other Illinois Counties Court Watching Project, 1974-1977 

60 512

Court Watching Project Funding and Reports, 1974-1977 

60 513

Court Watching Project Appendices and Reports, 1974-1977 

60 514

"Keeping an Eye on the Court" Folder Kit, undated 

60 515

"How to Watch a Court - Part I," Publication, 1975 

60 516

"How to Watch a Court - Part II," Publication, 1975 

60 517

Illinois Court Watching Project Final Report, 1974-1975 

60 518

Illinois Court Watching Final Report, 1976-1977 

60 519

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Reports and Correspondence, 1945-1963 

60 520

Anti-Subversion Legislation Opposition, 1946-1953 

61 521

Anti-Subversion Legislation Opposition, 1954-1955 

61 522

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Reports and Correspondence, 1950-1951 

61 523

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Publications and Judicial Action, 1952-1960 

61 524

Civil Liberties and Welfare Information, 1950-1954 

61 525

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Commission, 1972-1977 

62 526

Civil Liberties Surveys and Agendas, 1970-1972 

62 527

Civil Rights and the Fair Employment Practices Act Correspondence, 1944-1967 

62 528

Equal Rights Task Force Survey, undated 

62 529

Equal Rights Amendment Newspaper Clippings, 1977-1979 

62 530

Equal Rights Amendment Newspaper Clippings, 1978 

62 531

Equal Rights Amendment Task Force Grant from the Playboy Foundation,, 1982-1983 

63 532

Equal Rights Amendment Task Force Press Releases, 1981-1983 

63 533

"Guide to Women's Rights in Illinois" booklet, 1983 

63 534

Public Policy and Community Action Booklets, 1983-1985 

63 535

Sheppard-Towner Act and Welfare Agenda, 1921-1942 

63 536

Welfare Lobbying and Aid to Dependent Children Revisions, 1928-1951 

63 537

Welfare Lobbying and Correspondence, 1928-1959 

63 538

Adoption Law Revisions, 1931-1943 

63 539

Child Labor and Welfare Legislation, 1933-1942 

64 540

Unemployment Relief Correspondence and Reports, 1932-1935 

64 541

Welfare Debate for the Aged and Disabled, 1934-1947 

64 542

State Welfare Chairman and Lobbying, 1938-1961 

64 543

Public Health Awareness Program, 1940-1953 

64 544

Child Welfare and Child Labor Correspondence, 1943-1945 

64 545

Legislative Strategy and Lobbying, 1943-1961 

64 546

Public Housing and Human Relations Commission Publications, 1956-1977 

64 547

Welfare Non-League Resources, 1959-1960 

65 548

Child Welfare Lobbying, 1963-1974 

65 549

Equal Housing for Welfare Recipients and Minorities, 1966-1970 

65 550

Equal Housing Publications and Reports, 1964-1968 

65 551

Equal Housing Publications and Reports, 1967-1969 

65 552

Commission on Human Relations and Welfare, 1966-1970 

65 553

Housing and Community Grant Brochures, 1974-1982 

65 554

Welfare Lobbying and Pamphlets, 1980-1981 

66 555

Legislative Program and Education, 1924-1951 

66 556

Reorganizing Illinois Education, 1923-1959 

66 557

School Financing and Administrative Correspondence, 1952-1972 

66 558

Education Financing with Bonds, 1960 

66 559

Community College Lobbying, 1965-1966 

66 560

Freedom Agenda Conference, 1954-1956 

66 561

Freedom Agenda Conference Correspondence, 1954-1956 

67 562

Freedom Agenda and Office of Economic Opportunity Lobbying, 1954-1973 

67 563

Foreign Trade Survey, 1954-1955 

67 564

Foreign Policy Committee Reports, 1957 

67 565

Foreign Economic Policy Correspondence, 1960 

67 566

Sanitation and Environmental Lobbying, 1967-1977 

67 567

Northeast Illinois Planning Commission and Sanitation, 1971 

67 568

Environmental Policy and Lobbying, 1973-1982 

67 569

Environmental Agenda and Lobbying, 1967-1976 

67 570

Environmental Projects on Lake Michigan with Army Corps of Engineers, 1972 

68 571

Environmental Projects, 1975-1976 

68 572

Environmental Projects and Reports, 1975-1979 

68 573

Environmental Projects, 1977-1978 

68 574

Environmental Projects, 1975-1979 

68 575

Environmental Projects, 1979-1981 

68 576

Regional Transportation Studies, 1972-1983 

68 577

Urban Crisis Committee, 1977 

69 578

Urban Planning Lobbying, 1980-1981 

69 579

Urban Planning Lobbying, 1980-1981 

69 580

Handgun Control Lobby, 1975-1982 

69 581

Litigation Workshop, 1977 

69 582

Fair Housing and Jones v. Mayer Case, 1967-1969 

69 583

McInnis v. Ogilvie Case, 1968-1969 

69 584

Fair Housing and Gautreaux v. Romney Case, 1969-1975 

69 585

League of Women Voters, et al. v. Fields, et al. Case, 1971-1975 

70 586

League of Women Voters, et al. v. Fields, et al. Case, 1978-1980 

70 587

Environmental Court Cases, 1971 

70 588

Environmental Court Cases, 1971-1973 

70 589

Metropolitan Housing v. Arlington Heights Case, 1974-1976 

70 590

Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing, 1975-1978 

71 591

American national Bank v. Kusper Case and Legislative Reaction, 1976-1978 

71 592

Lopez, et al. v. Fitzgerald Case, 1977 

71 593

City of Springfield v. Fair Employment Practices Commission, et al. Case, 1978 

71 594

State of Illinois v. Beck Case, 1972-1973 

71 595

Select Joint Committee on Regulatory Agency Reform Meeting, 1980 

71 596

Newspaper Clippings, 1998-2000 

71 597

Coalition v. State Coalition, 1980 

88 753

Coalition v. State Board of Election, 1980 

88 754

Open Meetings Act, Board of Ed. v. Katz, 1991 

89 755

Local Government League Resource, 1967-1985 

89 756

National Women's Political Caucus-150th Anniversary of Seneca Falls, July, 1998 

89 757

Sub-series II: Legislative Seminars and Workshops 

Scope and Content: In order to educate its members on government and voting, the League of Women Voters of Illinois created several legislative seminars and workshops. These seminars instructed women on their rights as citizens, the legislative process, and how to effectively run meetings and budgets at a local level. This sub-series, illustrating the years 1922-1989, contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, booklets, newsletters, and buttons. 

Box Folder

Women's Legal Rights and Citizenship Status, 1923-1969 

89 598

Lucy Stone Playbill and Report on the Federal Government, 1930-1938 

72 599

Township government and Party Organization Publications, 1934-1948 

72 600

Biographies of Several American Women, 1976 

72 601

Get Out the Vote Campaign, 1922-1940 

72 602

Legislative Programs, 1923-1940 

72 603

Legislative School and League Appropriations, 1927-1957, 1979 

72 604

Legislative School, 19, 1959-1965 

73 605

Brainstorming for the Legislative School, undated 

73 606

Government and Economic Reports and Handbooks, 1936-1939 

73 607

Local Government Studies and Publications, 1965-1967 

73 608

League Publications on Leadership, 1956-1968 

73 609

Voter Publications and Press Release Guides, 1982 

73 610

Legislative Newsletters, 1935-1954 

73 611

Legislative Newsletters, 1955-1963 

74 612

Legislative Newsletters, 1965-1972 

74 613

Legislative Newsletters, 1973-1978 

74 614

Legislative Newsletters, 1979-1987 

74 615

National Lobby Day and Legislative Newsletters, 1981-1987 

74 616

League Publications on Youth, Government, and Voting, 1971-1989 

74 617

Organizational Publications, 1974-1987 

75 618

League Brochures, 1983-1987 

75 619

President's Workshop, 1982 

75 620

Legislative Seminars, 1974-1982 

75 621

Legislative Seminars, 1983 

75 622

Legislative Seminars, 1983 

75 623

Legislative Seminars, 1984 

75 624

Legislative Seminars, 1985 

75 625

Legislative Seminars, 1985 

75 626

Legislative Seminars, 1986 

75 627

Legislative Seminars, 1987 

75 628

Legislative Seminars, 1987 

75 629

Legislative Seminars, 1988 

76 630

Legislative Visiting Days, 1988 

76 631

Legislative Seminars, 1989 

76 632

Legislative Handbooks and Kits, 1989-1990 

76 633

Legislative Action Phone Trees, 1989 

76 634

The Art of Budget Building, 1973 

76 635

"Order of Business" pamphlet, 1977 

76 636

"Keeping Records" pamphlet, 1977 

76 637

"Project Guides" pamphlet, undated 

76 638

"Personal Checklist for Presidents" pamphlet, undated 

76 639

"What Makes a Good Meeting?" pamphlet, 1980 

76 640

League Lingo, 1980-1983 

76 641

Planning Guide, 1979 

76 642

Equal Rights Amendment Campaign Buttons, 1978 

76 643

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