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League of Women Voters of Jackson County (Ill.) records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Administrative files

Correspondence

Projects and Reports

Publications by the Carbondale/Jackson County League of Women Voters

Publications by U.S. League of Women Voters and LWV of Illinois

Printed Materials

Photographs

Scrapbooks

Audio-visual Materials


League of Women Voters of Jackson County (Ill.) records, 1914-2009 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Monica L. Rongere and Walter D. Ray

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Collection Overview

Title: League of Women Voters of Jackson County (Ill.) records, 1914-2009Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1945-1980, 1997-2008

ID: 4/6/PP12

Primary Creator: League of Women Voters of Jackson County (Jackson County, Ill.)

Extent: 12.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in eight series: (1)Administrative files, (2) Correspondence, (3) Projects and reports, (4) Publications by the Carbondale League of Women Voters, (5) Publications by the U.S. LWV and LWV of Illinois, (6) Printed materials, (7) Photographs, and (8) Scrapbooks

Date Acquired: 02/19/1981

Subjects: Carbondale (Ill.) - Politics and government, Carbondale (Ill.) - Societies and clubs, Congresses and conventions - Illinois, Illinois - Politics and government, Illinois. Constitutional Convention (1969-1970), League of Women Voters (Jackson County, Ill.), Manuscripts., Voting - Societies, Women - Illinois - Societies and clubs

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Minutes (Records), Photographs, Scrapbooks, Women in politics - Illinois

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the records of the League of Women Voters of Jackson County from 1925-2007.  The records include bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, committee reports, annual reports to the state league, project files, publications of the local, state and national leagues, newsclippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.  The records reflect the League's work related to local, state and national governmental issues. The League takes stands on iissues after careful study, but it never supports or opposes a political party or candidate. Research projects undertaken include the Illinois Constitutional Convention of 1970, school integration in Carbondale, the Cedar Lake Watershed project, and lobbying for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Biographical Note

The National League of Women Voters began once women's suffrage ended with the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With the establishment of women's right to vote, women around the country joined together in an  effort to have a voice in government. The League was designed on three levels, local, state and national. An Illinois league was formed in 1925. The Carbondale League of Women Voters (also known as the League of Women Voters of Carbondale) was founded in 1926. In the early 1980s the name of the local league was changed to the League of Women Voters of Jackson County. The mission of the League was to bring important issues of both policy and government to local women. The local league was involved with topics and events that were prominent both locally and nationally. Some of their efforts included work with the Illinois Constitutional Convention, public housing, the integration of education and various political debates.

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale (Ill.) - Politics and government
Carbondale (Ill.) - Societies and clubs
Congresses and conventions - Illinois
Illinois - Politics and government
Illinois. Constitutional Convention (1969-1970)
League of Women Voters (Jackson County, Ill.)
Manuscripts.
Voting - Societies
Women - Illinois - Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Joan Trummer

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: [item] [box] [folder] League of Women Votersof Jackson County (Ill.) records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Other Note: Was MS collection #188.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative files, 1945-2013],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1924-2013],
[Series 3: Projects and Reports, 1958-2010],
[Series 4: Publications by the Carbondale/Jackson County League of Women Voters, 1955-2009],
[Series 5: Publications by U.S. League of Women Voters and LWV of Illinois, 1963-2012],
[Series 6: Printed Materials, 1949-2006],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1914-2004],
[Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1947-1979],
[Series 9: Audio-visual Materials, 1980-2012],
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Series 7: Photographs, 1914-2004Add to your cart.
This series includes photographs of League leaders , conventions, Illinois suffragettes, the 1975 Illinois league convention, and debates held in Carbondale.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Photographs-Presidents, 1927-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Photographs: Historical, 1914-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Photgraphs: Individuals, 1946-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Photgraphs: State Convention, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Photgraphs: League Projects, circa 1925-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Photographs: League Leadership, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Photographs: Candidates, circa 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Photos found in Legislative Interviews folder, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Meeting at Touch of Nature lodge, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Photograph: LWV parade float, no dateAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative files, 1945-2013],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1924-2013],
[Series 3: Projects and Reports, 1958-2010],
[Series 4: Publications by the Carbondale/Jackson County League of Women Voters, 1955-2009],
[Series 5: Publications by U.S. League of Women Voters and LWV of Illinois, 1963-2012],
[Series 6: Printed Materials, 1949-2006],
[Series 7: Photographs, 1914-2004],
[Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1947-1979],
[Series 9: Audio-visual Materials, 1980-2012],
[All]

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