Preliminary Guide to the League of Women Voters, Pullman, Records, 1963-2014
MSSM.078

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
League of Women Voters. (Pullman, Wash.).
Title
League of Women Voters, Pullman, WA, records
ID
MSSM.078
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1978-1995
Date [inclusive]
1963-2014
Extent
5.5 Linear feet 5 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.1998.19: 2-14-11-2; MS.2010.24: 2-7-28-6.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

The League of Women Voters of Pullman is a nonpartisan organization that studies and acts on local, state, and national governmental issues. With careful review of policies, proposals, or issues, the league will develop a position that does not support or oppose a major party or a specific candidate. The Pullman chapter was organized in 1950 and chartered by the national organization in 1952.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of records of the Pullman chapter of the League of Women Voters. It includes correspondence, membership information, reports, financial information, collected research materials, historical notes and a scrapbook.

Most of the materials in MS.2010.24 were collected by Dorothy Swanson, who had been a member since 1951 and served several terms as president.

Preliminary inventory:

MS.1998.19 (inclusive dates 1990-1995):

Collected research materials, newspaper clippings, and a small amount of organizational records including bylaws and financial information.

MS.2010.24 (inclusive dates 1963-2014):

Box 1. Correspondence; membership lists, 1953-2006; bylaws; treasurer reports; printed reports; historical notes; handbook (unit leader); collected items related to other groups; publicity file; voter turnout file; various government and community issue files.

Box 2. Correspondence; government and community issue files; loose clippings; 50th and 75th anniversary files; publications; member directories.

Box 3. Correspondence; newspaper sections and clippings; envelope with buttons (labeled "pro-choice buttons"); VHS cassettes (1991-1993). Newsletters, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2014.

Box 4. Ledger (accounts); scrapbook (clippings); loose clippings and poster.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

This collection was received in multiple installments from Lenna Harding (MS.1998.19), Alice Schroeder (MS.2010.24), and Karen Kiessling (newsletters, added in 2014 to MS.2010.24).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

League of Women Voters, Pullman, Records, 1950-1980 (Cage 557).

League of Women Voters, Pullman, Records, 1941-1992 (Cage 628).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pullman (Wash.) -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Women -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Societies and clubs

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