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League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware, records


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The League of Women Voters of Greater Newark (LWVGN) was established in Newark, Delaware, in 1952 as the local branch of the national, non-partisan women's organization which promotes citizen education and encourages participation in government. The Newark League participated in programs at the local, state, and national levels. Members selected issues, studied them, reached consensus on the effectiveness of legislation on the issue, and then lobbied in order to get specific legislation passed. Its national counterpart, The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) was founded in 1920, six months before the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed women the right to vote. Early League statements on the aims of the organization still hold true today: "The organization has three purposes: to foster education in citizenship, to promote forums and public discussions of civic reforms and to support needed legislation." In addition to guiding the organizational structure of the state and local Leagues, the national League has its own "program," or agenda of issues and study topics.

At a convention held on March 29, 1958, the League of Women Voters of Delaware (LWVD) was officially recognized by the national League. Having met minimum standards regarding by-laws, local participation, policy, procedures, and finance factors, the state League was allowed to use both the name and insignia of the League of Women Voters. The group soon undertook its first study, An Evaluation of the Financial System of the State of Delaware. In April of 1961, the LWVD announced its position on the financial system of the state, asserting "support of measures that promote sound fiscal administration and provide revenue adequate to meet the needs of a growing state." An earlier version of the LWVD existed during the early 1920s. Specific information about these early years is unavailable in this collection, except for reports that their activities included work toward the abolition of child labor and support for school and highway construction projects. Delaware board members were listed from all three state counties, including members from Newark and Wilmington. After 1926, this LWVD faded away, with no indication in this collection as to why it disbanded. The League reappeared in Delaware with the formation of the Newark League in 1952. Norma Handloff, a founding member of the Newark League, went on to become the first president of the LWVD as well as mayor of Newark. During the six years between its founding and the national League's recognition of the state League, other local Leagues were established throughout the state. Each reflected the organization and issue focus of the national League.

The organizational structure of the local League followed the national guidelines, which also shaped state League organization. A board of directors consisting of a president, vice president/s (optional upon the size of membership), secretary, treasurer, and committee chairpersons ran the League. The board could propose changes to the bylaws as well as make suggestions for program study areas. The resource chairperson and her committee performed intense, if brief, studies on selected issues and then presented each issue to the membership as a program study area to adopt into their official League program. The LWVGN determined its local program at its annual meeting, at which time the calendar for program study was also adopted.

According to the state League bylaws, in even-numbered years local members gathered to give suggestions for a two-year National Program. The opinions of local Leagues were often collected in the form of a consensus that was reported to the national League for consideration. Also during the even-numbered years, the League's state council met in order to judge the organization's progress. The first state council meeting was held on April 1, 1960, during which the aforementioned study of the state financial system was undertaken. The program handouts from the state council meetings of 1960 and 1962 are included in this collection. It appears that the tradition of state council meetings faded with the third and final council meeting held in 1964. A state convention was held annually to elect officers, adopt the state program and budget, and to consider bylaw amendments. The number of local League members determined representation at the convention. State program items considered at the convention were those issues requiring state legislative action or issues that affected all three counties in Delaware. The state convention was originally convened during the odd-number years, but after the elimination of the council meetings, the convention began to be held annually.

Though the organization originally targeted women in an effort to encourage their participation in government, membership and participation were not limited to women or women's issues. The League was a non-partisan organization; however, members were encouraged to be active in party politics. Only League board members and lobbyists were prohibited from running for office or taking any visible role in city, county, state, federal, or school board elections.

All members were expected to join a committee of their choice and to attend unit discussion meetings pertaining to study topics. Because of the LWVGN's constant community involvement and concern, many issue areas evolved into "continuing responsibilities." The responsibilities included areas such as voter services, government study, land use, and social policy. While the committee members continued to follow current events in each issue area, it also adopted its study to programs suggested by the state and national League. Members of the Newark branch actively participated in deciding their local program, which usually involved several different areas of community interest. A membership newsletter,

The Voter, was published several times a year. The newsletter highlighted programs, reported position statements, and outlined future activities and studies. Membership dues supported such publications and financed community committee work. Fundraising was an ongoing concern for the League as members appealed to both private citizens and businesses for financial support. National and state-level education funds were established. The education funds allowed local Leagues, such as Newark, to provide donors with a tax deductible giving option. For a small fee, the local Leagues could then use the money they raised through the education fund to conduct community education projects.

At all levels, the League of Women Voters is probably best known for its work in, and devotion to, voter services. The LWVGN lobbied for simplified single registration procedures and its members volunteered in the community to register citizens to vote. An early voter registration program used a "Voter Wagon" to travel to different neighborhoods in Newark making registration more convenient. At the city the Newark's annual Community Day, the League and other sponsors provided a voting machine to allow citizens an opportunity to practice voting. The Newark League also held receptions for local elected officials and independently published

They Represent You, a guide to local officials. The Newark League also presented educational programs and sponsored candidate debates. They published local election information in They Want to Represent You and gathered information for the "Voter's Guide", which was published by the LWVD in the Wilmington News Journal during elections years. The Newark and Wilmington Leagues often combined forces for voter services projects, as well as for land use issues that were specific to New Castle County, Delaware. Candidates meetings and debates were often co-sponsored by the Leagues in order to pool resources and to avoid over-burdening the campaigns, candidates, and public.

League members were concerned with the large-scale functioning of government, a process they examined at the local, state, and national levels. At the local level, the Newark League concentrated on issues such as the city charter, the rights and representation of all citizens, and the city revenue structure. The LWVGN was a supporter of home rule for the city of Newark, which the city achieved in 1965. It conducted community education programs about the city, such as a "Know Your Newark" tour in 1960. It has published

This Is Greater Newark, a guide containing information about the city and its services. The guide was distributed to citizens, government officials, and businesses, often as an example of fundraising dollars put to good use. Joining with the Greater Wilmington League (LWVGW), the two Leagues conducted a study of county finance, considering alternative possibilities. The LWVGN often supported reorganization efforts for New Castle County government, including programs for more efficient and effective government. The Newark and Wilmington groups supported a revenue structure in New Castle County based on property taxes and income, with user fees for measurable services. They campaigned for reforms such as a shorter voting ballot, an employment system based upon merit, and a comprehensive plan for the county. The League also supported the creation of the New Castle County Ethics Commission in 1988.

At the state government level, the LWVGN participated in a study of Delaware's constitution (1966-1968) as well as a consensus on the state's General Assembly (1973). Throughout this same time period, League studies on government structure and services included studies of election laws. A sunshine law passed the Delaware legislature with the full support of the Newark and state Leagues. The Newark League also participated in a national program on international relations, which included such topics as trade, foreign assistance, military policies, and the United Nations.

The LWVGN maintained a Land Use Committee that focused on city planning and zoning, transportation, land preservation, and agriculture. The League offered numerous position statements on proposed legislation and collected issue information at all governmental levels. The state League reached consensus in 1977 on policies regarding floodplains, watersheds, and aquifer recharge areas. In 1987 and 1988 the LWVGN participated in a national consensus study on the role of federal government in agriculture.

The LWVGN Social Policy Committee was active on many issues, though its main focus at the local and state levels was on criminal justice, education, and housing. Newark and Wilmington Leagues studied after-school childcare and all local Leagues participated in a statewide study and consensus on the Family Court in Delaware. In 1987, the LWVGN participated in the LWVUS consensus study, Meeting Basic Human Needs. This study focused on evaluation of public and private responsibilities for providing food, shelter, basic income, and access to health care

Continued commitment to national program studies, the increasing complexity of issues and the competition for League members' time led to serious questions about the future of the Newark League. In 1994, after careful consideration, the Wilmington and Newark Leagues officially merged. Their history of collaboration on county issues, as well as state programs, facilitated the merger. On April 13, 1994, with the passage of their official bylaws and with a vote of support from members of both Leagues, the League of Women Voters of New Castle County (LWVNCC) was formed. Since that time, the LWVNCC has continued in its service to members and citizens alike. Under the guidance of both the state and national Leagues, it continues to actively lobby the Delaware legislature and study contemporary issues.

Information derived from the contetnts of the collection.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware, records consists of material separated into three series, spanning the dates 1949-1998. Comprising correspondence, calendars, financial papers, minutes and agendas, reports, slides, photographs, audio cassette, records, press releases, flyers, voter registration cards, books, pamphlets, brochures, clippings, maps, bylaws, position statements, membership directories, and ephemera, this collection details the organization and community efforts of this non-partisan citizens' group.

Series I consists of material directly related to the Newark League, including founding papers and the history of the League. Series II contains papers of the League of Women Voters of Delaware, many of which were sent to local Leagues as guidelines and reports from the state Board. Series III encompasses the papers that the Newark League received from the League of Women Voters of the United States. Though a considerably smaller amount of material, state and national information found in Series II and III reflects the organizational aspects of the League, as well as the issues being studied at the time.

Although the Newark League was involved in study areas that encompassed national issues, most of their work concentrated on those issues at the local level. The group's Action Committee followed the issues of the day, assuring that any results from League study were publicized through letter-writing, public position statements, news articles, and radio spots. The LWVGN had a Government Study Committee that considered and produced position statements on the city charter, reapportionment, and city revenue structure. The group also produced informative guides to the city and its services, such as

This Is Greater Newark, published between 1969 and 1987.

The Newark League's involvement in community issues is also apparent through its committee work on land use issues. Study issues included planning and zoning changes, transportation proposals, and environmental preservation concerns. The LWVGN was concerned about park areas in the city of Newark as well as development of safe bicycling areas. It conducted a survey of local businesses in order to gauge support for changes in Newark traffic patterns and parking needs. The LWVGN combined with other citizens and groups in its support for library resources.

The archive documents the creation of an "Observer Corps" that monitored court cases in Family Court. The work of the observers led to League position statements on Family Court, court procedures, and Community Legal Aid. The Newark League also produced documents concerning desegregation of schools in Wilmington, Delaware, and after-school child care.

The LWVGN's Voter Services Committee produced and collected information on candidates and elected officials. This material was presented to citizens in several formats, including the local publication of Newark candidate information in

They Want to Represent You and statewide information published by the Wilmington News Journal.

In addition to the information available in this collection regarding the Newark League and the state's work on issues, the archive documents the organizational structure of the League of Women Voters of Greater Newark. Membership recruitment and fundraising activities reflect the concerns about the longevity of the organization. The membership newsletter,

The Voter, provided information concerning social events for members and their families, and updated members on issue study areas.

The documents from both the state and national Leagues available in this collection demonstrate how Newark's committee structure mirrors national guidelines. These documents also highlight the issues of greatest importance to citizens, and particularly women at the time. Because the Newark League was active in the local community, the archive is a source of information about Newark and the state of Delaware, particularly with regard to government response to social issues. Local and national concerns are further documented by the League's collection of clippings and printed information for study areas.

The archive also demonstrates how the organization developed and changed. For the League of Women Voters of Newark, the changes, including the merger with the Wilmington League, reflected the realities of more women working, less volunteer time, and a growing complexity of issues. Its willingness to change has allowed the Newark League to continue its commitment to community involvement.

The collection is organized into three series: I. League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, II. League of Women Voters of Delaware, and III. League of Women Voters of the United States of America. Each of these series has three subseries, A. Organization, B. Intra-League Committees, and C. League Community Committees. Series II. adds a fourth subseries: D. Papers of Other Delaware Leagues.

Within each subseries the material is organized by committee or function, for example material in subseries A. Organization is grouped by Board of Directors, Annual Reports, Budgets, etc. Within each of these groups the material is arranged in chronological order. Folder numbering begins anew with each series.

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Gift of League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware, 1993-2001

Processed by Dianne K. Pledgie, 1999-2000, completed by Anita A. Wellner, August 2002. Finding aid encoded by Anna Nuzzolese, September 2018.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2018 September 12
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series I documents the organizational structure of the Newark branch of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization concerned with educating citizens and encouraging participation in government. The material further chronicles the Newark League's participation in programs at the local, state and national levels. The documents particularly reflect the Newark League's involvement with the local community. Papers in this series record the issues studied by the Newark League, the consensus reached on those issues, and in most cases report the consensus-driven actions taken by the League.

The series includes information collected for issue studies, publications produced by the LWVGN, and the League's membership and financial records. Records for each of Newark's intra-league and community committees, as well as for the board of directors, are also available.

Overall the papers in this series clearly document the history and legacy of the Newark League of Women Voters, from its beginning in 1952, until the merger with the Wilmington League in 1994, for which documents are available in this series.

This series includes bylaws, membership directories, minutes and agendas, annual reports, meeting supplements, calendars, correspondence, financial records, maps, clippings, publications, flyers, press releases, position statements, posters, voter registration cards, ephemera, and collection information.


Series I is arranged in three subseries. Series I.A includes documents related to the organizational aspects of the Newark League. Series I.B consists of the papers of Intra-League committee such as Finance and Membership. Series I.C includes documents from the League's Community Committees (for example Action and Voter Services). Within each subseries the material is arranged by Committee or function and then in chronological order.

Bylaws, 1955-1987.
Box 1 Folder 1
Member Directories, 1963-1989.
Box 1 Folder 2
Membership note cards, 1973-1982.
Box 1 Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Index cards kept as tallying cards for member dues and in some cases they list the activities in which members participated.

Membership recruitment letters, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 4
Member lists, 1952-1990.
Box 1 Folder 5
Policy, 1975-1990.
Box 1 Folder 6
Procedures, 1969-1980.
Box 1 Folder 7
Guidelines for board and off-board positions, 1961-1989.
Box 1 Folder 8
Scope and Contents

These guidelines lay out the organizational structure of the League. Committee positions, as well as committee interactions, are explained.

Scope and Contents

Copies of the board meeting minutes were mailed to all members of the Newark League. They provide detailed documentation of the issues and options discussed as well as the opinions of individual members, reports of committee work, and discussion of the direction of the League.

Minutes and agendas, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 9
Minutes and agendas, 1961.
Box 1 Folder 10
Minutes and agendas, 1962.
Box 1 Folder 11
Minutes and agendas, 1963.
Box 1 Folder 12
Minutes and agendas, 1964.
Box 1 Folder 13
Minutes and agendas, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 14
Minutes and agendas, 1966.
Box 1 Folder 15
Minutes and agendas, 1967.
Box 1 Folder 16
Minutes and agendas, 1968.
Box 1 Folder 17
Minutes and agendas, 1969.
Box 1 Folder 18
Minutes and agendas, 1970.
Box 1 Folder 19
Minutes and agendas, 1971.
Box 1 Folder 20
Minutes and agendas, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 21
Minutes and agendas, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 22
Minutes and agendas, 1974.
Box 1 Folder 23
Minutes and agendas, 1975.
Box 1 Folder 24
Minutes and agendas, 1976.
Box 1 Folder 25
Minutes and agendas, 1977.
Box 1 Folder 26
Minutes and agendas, 1978.
Box 1 Folder 27
Minutes and agendas, 1979.
Box 1 Folder 28
Minutes and agendas, 1980.
Box 1 Folder 29
Minutes and agendas, 1981.
Box 1 Folder 30
Minutes and agendas, 1982.
Box 1 Folder 31
Minutes and agendas, 1983.
Box 1 Folder 32
Minutes and agendas, 1984.
Box 1 Folder 33
Minutes and agendas, 1985.
Box 1 Folder 34
Minutes and agendas, 1986.
Box 1 Folder 35
Minutes and agendas, 1987.
Box 2 Folder 36
Minutes and agendas, 1988.
Box 2 Folder 37
Minutes and agendas, 1989.
Box 2 Folder 38
Minutes and agendas, 1990-1993.
Box 2 Folder 39
Meeting notebook, 1983-1989.
Box 2 Folder 40
Merger Team meeting minutes, 1993.
Box 2 Folder 41
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the meetings with the LWV of Greater Wilmington to merge the two groups into the LWV of New Castle County.

Board of Directors annual reports, 1961-1965.
Box 2 Folder 42
Scope and Contents

LWVGN prepared these reports for the LWVD Board. They summarize annual activities, budget, and future goals.

Board of Directors annual reports, 1966-1969.
Box 2 Folder 43
Scope and Contents

LWVGN prepared these reports for the LWVD Board. They summarize annual activities, budget, and future goals.

Board of Directors annual reports, 1970-1975.
Box 2 Folder 44
Scope and Contents

LWVGN prepared these reports for the LWVD Board. They summarize annual activities, budget, and future goals.

Minutes, 1963.
Box 2 Folder 45
Minutes and agendas, 1972-1979.
Box 2 Folder 46
Minutes and agendas, 1980-1991.
Box 2 Folder 47
Supplements, 1973-1980.
Box 2 Folder 48
Scope and Contents

The local and state programs contain general statements on areas of concern to the LWVGN as well as specific proposals or issues for the year. The LWVGN participated in the development of both the state and national League programs. The reports in the second folder in this section reflect local member opinion of the national agenda items and a ranking of issues purposed for future study.

Local and state program, 1958-1994.
Box 2 Folder 49
National program, 1980-1988.
Box 2 Folder 50
Calendars, 1960-1988.
Box 2 Folder 51
Correspondence establishing tax exemption for League, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 52
Scope and Contents

The budget for the LWVGN ran from April to March. These budget reports show operating costs, proposed changes in the budget and committee project expenses. For some years there are monthly reports and most years include quarterly reports.

Reports on the budget, 1955-1956.
Box 2 Folder 53
Reports on the budget, 1960-1961.
Box 2 Folder 54
Reports on the budget, 1967-1968.
Box 2 Folder 55
Reports on the budget, 1972-1973.
Box 2 Folder 56
Reports on the budget, 1973-1974.
Box 2 Folder 57
Reports on the budget, 1974-1975.
Box 2 Folder 58
Reports on the budget, 1976-1977.
Box 2 Folder 59
Reports on the budget, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder 60
Reports on the budget, 1978-1979.
Box 1 Folder 61
Reports on the budget, 1979-1980.
Box 2 Folder 62
Reports on the budget, 1980-1981.
Box 2 Folder 63
Reports on the budget, 1981-1982.
Box 2 Folder 64
Reports on the budget, 1982-1983.
Box 2 Folder 65
Reports on the budget, 1983-1984.
Box 2 Folder 66
Reports on the budget, 1984-1985.
Box 2 Folder 67
Reports on the budget, 1985-1986.
Box 2 Folder 68
Reports on the budget, 1986-1987.
Box 2 Folder 69
Reports on the budget, 1987-1988.
Box 2 Folder 70
Reports on the budget, 1988-1989.
Box 2 Folder 71
Reports on the budget, 1989-1990.
Box 2 Folder 72
Reports on the budget, 1990-1991.
Box 2 Folder 73
Reports on the budget, 1991-1992.
Box 2 Folder 74
Reports on the budget, 1992-1993.
Box 2 Folder 75
Treasurer's record books, 1973-1985.
Box 2 Folder 76
Treasurer's record books, 1976-1983.
Box 2 Folder 77
Treasurer's record books, 1982-1986.
Box 2 Folder 78
Notebook of annual income and operating costs, 1979-1993.
Box 2 Folder 79
Audit reports, 1978-1987.
Box 2 Folder 80
Better business bureau forms, 1978.
Box 2 Folder 81
Correspondence with IRS regarding account interest, 1984-1987.
Box 2 Folder 82
Sample expense vouchers, no date.
Box 2 Folder 83
Receipts, 1971-1981.
Box 2 Folder 84
Receipts and expense vouchers, 1985.
Box 2 Folder 85
Receipts and expense vouchers, 1986.
Box 2 Folder 86
Receipts and expense vouchers, 1987.
Box 2 Folder 87
Receipts and expense vouchers, 1988.
Box 2 Folder 88
Receipts and expense vouchers, 1989.
Box 2 Folder 89
Receipts and expense vouchers, no date.
Box 2 Folder 90
Local League standards and principles, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 91
Scope and Contents

The basis for these can be found in the national League standards regarding standards and principles. The local Leagues, however, often reformatted such information for their members while keeping the substance the same.

Newark and Wilmington League work in New Castle County, 1958.
Box 3 Folder 92
Scope and Contents

Both Leagues agreed to work together on a County item. The Leagues studied New Castle County government, including its adequacy for meeting growing needs, a comparison with other types of county government and study on the composition of the Levy Court. This sheet notes that "no doubt other informal conferences will develop on matter of joint concern and will lay the basis for smooth functioning of the necessary formalities in the County Council Agreement."

Determination of League boundaries, 1975-1976.
Box 3 Folder 93
Scope and Contents

In 1976, the Newark League was granted permission to expand its boundaries to include the entire Newark metropolitan area. Both Newark and Wilmington League members met in order to decide upon the boundaries.

Meeting minutes, 1981.
Box 3 Folder 94
Annual meeting agenda and purposed by-laws for merged LWV New Castle County, 1994.
Box 3 Folder 95
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1957-1989.
Box 3 Folder 96
Scope and Contents

Includes thank you notes, recommendation letters for local awards, project information, correspondence with other Leagues, and letters to newspapers.

Reports to National League, 1970-1981.
Box 3 Folder 97
Annual reports to Board, 1968-1989.
Box 3 Folder 98
Solicitor training materials, 1967-1989.
Box 3 Folder 99
Solicitation and contribution lists, 1970-1991.
Box 3 Folder 100
Solicitation and contribution lists, no date.
Box 3 Folder 101
Letters to businesses, 1975-1990.
Box 3 Folder 102
Replies from businesses, 1976-1990.
Box 3 Folder 103
Letters to community members, 1967-1991.
Box 3 Folder 104
Replies from community members, 1991-1992.
Box 3 Folder 105
Thank you letters, 1979-1991.
Box 3 Folder 106
Credit Card Program, 1989.
Box 3 Folder 107
Correspondence with LWVUS regarding Education Fund use, 1971.
Box 3 Folder 108
Invoices for per member payment to LWVUS, 1985-1991.
Box 3 Folder 109
Project request forms to LWVUS, 1986-1987.
Box 3 Folder 110
Guidelines for using state Education Fund, 1975-1989.
Box 3 Folder 111
Project request forms to state League, 1986-1989.
Box 3 Folder 112
Correspondence, 1970-1988.
Box 3 Folder 113
Clippings, 1970-1988.
Box 3 Folder 114
Miscellaneous, 1971-1979.
Box 3 Folder 115
Scope and Contents

The purpose of the Membership Committee was to organize membership coffees, help new members get acquainted and provide services for all members. These members also worked on membership recruitment and development and they surveyed member interests. The League held an annual reception for elected city and county officials. Those members participating in the League Event Committee were responsible for inviting and hosting elected officials, organizing and serving food, and decorating.

Reports to national League, 1980-1982.
Box 3 Folder 116
Recruitment and development pamphlets, 1970-1989.
Box 3 Folder 117
Recruitment and development presentation with note cards, no date.
Box 3 Folder 118
Recruitment and development task force report, no date.
Box 3 Folder 119
Recruitment and development national teleconference, 1989.
Box 3 Folder 120
Recruitment and development techniques for small groups, no date.
Box 3 Folder 121
Recruitment and development list of Delaware women's organizations, 1988-1991.
Box 3 Folder 122
Recruitment and development member survey information, 1976-1989.
Box 3 Folder 123
Recruitment and development member interest forms, 1979-1982.
Box 3 Folder 124
Recruitment and development nominating reports, 1969-1992.
Box 3 Folder data_value_missing_8603bf57df2cdb0745d890a8a63b3684
Recruitment and development miscellaneous committee member lists, 1959-1986.
Box 3 Folder 126
Recruitment and development correspondence, 1958-1990.
Box 3 Folder 127
Recruitment and development miscellaneous papers, 1989-1990.
Box 3 Folder 128
League event, 1974.
Box 3 Folder 129
League event, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 130
League event, 1976.
Box 3 Folder 131
League event, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 132
League event, 1978.
Box 3 Folder 133
League event, 1979.
Box 3 Folder 134
League event, 1980.
Box 3 Folder 135
League event, 1985.
Box 3 Folder 136
Scope and Contents

The Voter is the LWVGN membership newsletter. It contained meeting announcements, study information, program items from all levels of the League and member and committee announcements. The Voter was a time-consuming and expensive product for the League. It often provided the only link between non-active League members and the positions and activities of the League.

Layout and design guidelines, no date.
Box 3 Folder 137
Duplication cost study, no date.
Box 3 Folder 138
League News, 1953-1954.
Box 3 Folder 139
League Bulletin, 1955.
Box 3 Folder 140
Issue, 1955-1956.
Box 3 Folder 141
Issue, 1962.
Box 3 Folder 142
Issue, 1963.
Box 3 Folder 143
Issue, 1964.
Box 3 Folder 144
Issue, 1965.
Box 3 Folder 145
Issue, 1966.
Box 3 Folder 146
Issue, 1967.
Box 3 Folder 147
Issue, 1968.
Box 3 Folder 148
Issue, 1969.
Box 3 Folder 149
Issue, 1970.
Box 3 Folder 150
Issue, 1971.
Box 3 Folder 151
Issue, 1972.
Box 3 Folder 152
Issue, 1973.
Box 3 Folder 153
Issue, 1974.
Box 3 Folder 154
Issue, 1975.
Box 4 Folder 155
Issue, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 156
Issue, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 157
Issue, 1978.
Box 4 Folder 158
Issue, 1979.
Box 4 Folder 159
Issue, 1980.
Box 4 Folder 160
Issue, 1981.
Box 4 Folder 161
Issue, 1982.
Box 4 Folder 162
Issue, 1983.
Box 4 Folder 163
Issue, 1984.
Box 4 Folder 164
Issue, 1985.
Box 4 Folder 165
Issue, 1986.
Box 4 Folder 166
Issue, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 167
Issue, 1988.
Box 4 Folder 168
Issue, 1989.
Box 4 Folder 169
Issue, 1990-1991.
Box 4 Folder 170
Issue, 1992.
Box 4 Folder 171
Issue, 1993.
Box 4 Folder 172
Scope and Contents

The Action Committee was charged with supporting action on issues through letter-writing, public statements, articles and radio spots. Information produced by other League community committees could pass through the Action Committee and/or the Publicity Committee. Also, issues that developed quickly, without time for in-depth study by all members, could be assigned to members of the Action Committee. The Action Committee allowed the League to stay involved in the issues of the day.

Guidelines, 1973-1989.
Box 4 Folder 173
Minutes, 1975-1989.
Box 4 Folder 174
Positions and programs, 1975-1993.
Box 4 Folder 175
Miscellaneous, 1967-1989.
Box 4 Folder 176
Publicity guidelines, 1989.
Box 4 Folder 177
Publicity calendar, 1986-1987.
Box 4 Folder 178
Publicity flyers and press releases, 1984-1992.
Box 4 Folder 179
Information on local news organizations, 1990-1992.
Box 4 Folder 180
Miscellaneous, 1982.
Box 4 Folder 181
Charter of the City of Newark information by the League, 1962-1963.
Box 4 Folder 182
Copy of the Newark Charter, 1965.
Box 4 Folder 183
League retrospective on city elections, no date.
Box 4 Folder 184
Position statement on city election reform, 1972.
Box 4 Folder 185
Correspondence on homerule, 1974.
Box 4 Folder 186
Copy of Municipal Code on city elections, 1976.
Box 4 Folder 187
Documents of Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Newark, 1983.
Box 4 Folder 188
Scope and Contents

Members of the Fraternal Order of Policy challenged a city code that prohibited their participation in city elections. The State Bill of Rights permitted city employees to participate in city election campaigns. Although the LWVGN took no position at the time, one of their members (Betty Hutchinson) was on the City Council Charter Committee so they collected a lot of information on the subject. In their 1988 statement, the LWVGN remained a strong supporter of Newark homerule and an activist for discussion and distribution of information.

Municipal Code changes, 1984.
Box 4 Folder 189
Amendment on political activities of city employees, 1986.
Box 4 Folder 190
City Council memos on charter amendments, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 191
City Council memos on charter amendments, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 192
City Council Charter Committee report to City Council, 1987.
Box 4 Folder 193
Position statement by League, 1988.
Box 4 Folder 194
Cliipings, 1981-1987.
Box 4 Folder 195
Reapportionment position statements, 1958-1961.
Box 4 Folder 196
Reapportionment position statements on Council Districts, 1978-1979.
Box 4 Folder 197
Reapportionment collected information, 1981.
Box 4 Folder 198
Revenue structure position statements, 1973-1978.
Box 4 Folder 199
Revenue structure position statements on city budget, 1975-1976.
Box 4 Folder 200
Revenue structure cost of service comparison, 1977-1988.
Box 4 Folder 201
Revenue structure correspondence, 1984-1986.
Box 4 Folder 202
Collected Newark information on revenue structure, 1967-1990.
Box 4 Folder 203
Collected national information on local revenue structures, 1979-1986.
Box 4 Folder 204
Notes for "Know Your Newark" tour, 1960.
Box 4 Folder 205
Scope and Contents

These notes were used for a member tour of Newark, although they may also have been used for citizen information systems. The same possibilities hold for the quiz and fact sheet in the following folder.

Quiz and fact sheet, no date.
Box 4 Folder 206
Know Your Newark, 1954.
Box 4 Folder 207
Know Your Newark, 1956.
Box 4 Folder 208
Know Your Newark, 1960.
Box 4 Folder 209
The City of Newark, Delaware, 1960.
Box 4 Folder 210
This is Newark , 1969.
Box 5 Folder 211
This is Greater Newark, 1974.
Box 5 Folder 212
This is Greater Newark, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 213
This is Greater Newark, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 214
This is Greater Newark, 1982.
Box 5 Folder 215
This is Greater Newark, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 216
Help and Where to Get It in Newark, no date.
Box 5 Folder 217
Position statement to County Council , 1974, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 218
Scope and Contents

Many of these positions, as well as the study behind them, were joint efforts between the Newark and Wilmington Leagues.

Fact sheet on structure of County government , 1976.
Box 5 Folder 219
County Board report notes, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 220
Position statements on revenue structure , 1973-1974.
Box 5 Folder 221
Finance study consensus, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 222
Collected information on establishment of New Castle County Ethics , 1989.
Box 5 Folder 223
Collected County information, 1964-1965.
Box 5 Folder 224
Scope and Contents

This study and consensus information notes the participation of the LWVGN in the state program set by the LWVD.

Constitution Studies, 1966-1968.
Box 5 Box 5 Folder 225
General Assembly Consensus, 1973.
Box 5 Box 5 Folder 226
Clippings, 1973.
Box 5 Box 5 Folder 227
Collected information, 1956-1995.
Box 5 Box 5 Folder 228
Government Study Committee correspondence, 1962-1983.
Box 5 Box 5 Folder 229
Membership lists, 1959 (1959, 1986-1987).
Box 5 Folder 230
Agendas, 1984-1986.
Box 5 Folder 231
Correspondence, 1958-1988.
Box 5 Folder 232
Public education programs, 1985 (1985-1987).
Box 5 Folder 233
Scope and Contents

In 1985, LWVGN and LVWGW presented a seminar entitled "Public Forum on Economic Diplomacy and Assistance." Speakers were from the government, a private agency and the University of Delaware. In 1987, speaker Willard A. Workman, a special negotiator for International Trade Controls U.S. Department of State, discussed "Current Trade Policy Issues."

Study information by League members, no date.
Box 5 Folder 234
Report on Consensus on the United Nations, 1964.
Box 5 Folder 235
Scope and Contents

This folder, along with the next four folders, contains the LWVGN member consensus on an international relations topic each of which were studied by all leagues participating in the national program study. The LWVGN submitted consensus to the national and state League and retained a copy for its own records.

U.S. Trade Patterns and World Economy consensus, 1972.
Box 5 Folder 236
Military Policy and Defense Spending consensus, 1984.
Box 5 Folder 237
Examining U.S. Options in an Interdependent World evaluation, 1985.
Box 5 Folder 238
U.S. Relations with Developing Countries consensus, 1986.
Box 5 Folder 239
Clippings, 1987.
Box 5 Folder 240
Collected national information, 1958-1988.
Box 5 Folder 241
Miscellaneous, 1967-1987.
Box 5 Folder 242
Membership list, 1959.
Box 5 Folder 243
Position Statements, 1971-1990.
Box 5 Folder 244
Units training, 1973.
Box 5 Folder 245
Scope and Contents

For intense League study, member participated in detailed research for "units" presentations. Once information was collected, unit members would present to the entire membership and then consensus would be reached.

City land use units, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 246
Central business district (Newark) survey forms, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 247
Central business district consensus and publication, 1971.
Box 5 Folder 248
Annexation notes, 1989.
Box 5 Folder 249
Collected New Castle County information, 1966-1990.
Box 5 Folder 250
Position statements, 1973-1989.
Box 5 Folder 251
Position statements and correspondence regarding DART, 1976-1980.
Box 5 Folder 252
Collecting Delaware information, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 253
Position statements and correspondence, 1960-1990.
Box 5 Folder 254
Energy Committee membership list, 1977-1978.
Box 5 Folder 255
Energy Committee collected Delaware information, 1976.
Box 5 Folder 256
Recreation publication by the League, 1968.
Box 5 Folder 257
Park-school map, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 258
Water resource committee membership list and minutes, 1959-1960.
Box 5 Folder 259
Floodplains, watersheds, and aquifer recharge areas consensus, 1977.
Box 5 Folder 260
"New Castle County Water Supply and Demand', 1991.
Box 5 Folder 261
Map of Mason Dixon Water Project, 1970.
Box 5 Folder 262
Water resource committee collected Delaware information, 1957-1990.
Box 5 Folder 263
Collected Delaware information regarding recycling, 1978-1983.
Box 5 Folder 264
Collected general information on preservation and environment, 1980-1990.
Box 5 Folder 265
Membership list and committee memos, 1987-1988.
Box 5 Folder 266
Position statements, 1973-1988.
Box 5 Folder 267
Leader's guides for national League study , 1987-1988.
Box 5 Folder 268
Role of Federal Government in Agriculture consensus, 1988.
Box 5 Folder 269
Collected Delaware information, 1987-1988.
Box 5 Folder 270
Collected national information, 1973-1988.
Box 5 Folder 271
Land use related clippings, 1977-1990.
Box 5 Folder 272
Miscellaneous, 1980.
Box 5 Folder 273
Scope and Contents

While support for expanded library services was an important issue for League members, the information here far exceeds a simple passing interest. One of the LWVGN members, Truth Schiffhauer, participated in the New Castle County (NCC) Advisory Board and the rest of the collected information appears to be from her participation in library advocacy. Also includes material collected by Miriam Willis, who helped found the Friends of Newark Library.

Position statements and correspondence, 1973-1986.
Box 6 Folder 274
NCC Departments of Libraries correspondence and policies, 1977-1981.
Box 6 Folder 275
Department of Libraries' budgets, 1978-1981.
Box 6 Folder 276
New Castle County library ranking and service level summaries, no date.
Box 6 Folder 276
Papers of the New Castle Country Library Advisory Board, 1978-1981.
Box 6 Folder 278
Notebook and folder of Truth Schiffauer, 1978-1981.
Box 6 Folder 279
Papers of the Steering Committee for NCC Multi type Library Network, 1985-1987.
Box 6 Folder 280
Library Services and Construction Act, NCC applications, 1978-1979.
Box 6 Folder 281
Collected Delaware information, 1966-1984.
Box 6 Folder 282
Collected national information, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 283
Miscellaneous, 1978-1986.
Box 6 Folder 284
Correspondence, 1973-1990.
Box 6 Folder 285
Minutes and agendas, 1984-1985.
Box 6 Folder 286
Correspondence, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 287
Observer Corps, 1971-1972.
Box 6 Folder 288
Scope and Contents

The Observer Corps was created to monitor the activities of the court system. Members would observe the proceedings and make reports on the speed of the trial, practice of attorneys and whether the rights of the accused were protected. Such observations were then used as members formulated consensus on other aspects of the legal system.

Position statements on Community Legal Aid, 1976-1981.
Box 6 Folder 289
Consensus on court procedures, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 290
Consensus on Family Court, 1984.
Box 6 Folder 291
Consensus Delaware information, 1978-1984.
Box 6 Folder 292
Position statements, 1975-1979.
Box 6 Folder 293
Correspondence, 1973-1986.
Box 6 Folder 294
Material produced by the League, 1979-1980.
Box 6 Folder 295
Scope and Contents

Entitled "New Castle County School District, Referendum Information Sheet," this League publication provides information on voting requirements and a breakdown of the proposed tax increase to cover operating expenses.

After school child care study, 1986.
Box 6 Folder 296
Scope and Contents

This study included accessing "the feasibility of after school child care using the public school buildings by comparing two latchkey programs currently in operation in New Castle County." The study also attempted to gauge demand for after school child care programs for the county as a whole. Because of the scope of the study, the Newark and Wilmington Leagues worked together on the study. They used a survey and interviews of directors of child care facilities.

Childcare, 1989.
Box 6 Folder 297
Martin Luther King, Jr. Cooperative Preschool Newsletter, 1972-1977.
Box 6 Folder 298
Martin Luther King, Jr. Cooperative Preschool Newsletter, 1978-1983.
Box 6 Folder 299
Collected information on Newark School District, 1977-1991.
Box 6 Folder 300
Collected Delaware information, 1962-1986.
Box 6 Folder 301
Position statements, 1965-1976.
Box 6 Folder 302
Correspondence, 1979 (1974,1989).
Box 6 Folder 303
Notebook of meetings and interviews, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 304
Collected New Castle County information, 1966-1989.
Box 6 Folder 305
Collected Delaware information, 1987-1989.
Box 6 Folder 306
Scope and Contents

These are the LWVGN papers on the national League study. All of the information gathered is local and the Leader's guide contains the markings for how the survey was divided among members.

Committee papers, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 307
Leader's guide, 1987-188.
Box 6 Folder 308
Community profiles, 1987.
Box 6 Folder 309
Consensus report form, 1988.
Box 6 Folder 310
Clippings, 1967-1989.
Box 6 Folder 311
Collected information on women's rights and issues, 1966-1989.
Box 6 Folder 312
Collected information on health care, 1977-1994.
Box 6 Folder 313
Collected information on Delaware Health and Human Services, 1987-1990.
Box 6 Folder 314
Collected Delaware information, 1976-1987.
Box 7 Folder 315
Collected national information, 1983.
Box 7 Folder 316
Membership list, 1959 (1959-1978).
Box 7 Folder 317
Guidelines for chair and committee, 1989.
Box 7 Folder 318
"Moderators Training Kit", 1975.
Box 7 Folder 319
Scope and Contents

Published by the LWV of New Jersey.

"A Technical Manual for Voter Service Chairmen", 1974.
Box 7 Folder 320
Scope and Contents

Published by the LWV of Pennsylvania.

Agendas and memos, 1980 (1980-1988).
Box 7 Folder 321
Reports to Board and annual reviews, 1962-1990.
Box 7 Folder 322
Correspondence, 1966-1989.
Box 7 Folder 323
State and local projects`, no date.
Box 7 Folder 324
Public educational program, 1972.
Box 7 Folder 325
Scope and Contents

Flyer for "The Election Process," a panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the election process nationally and in Delaware.

General voting information, 1972.
Box 7 Folder 326
General radio announcements, 1972-1980.
Box 7 Folder 327
Scope and Contents

Radio announcements include reminders to register or to change registration if one's legal name changes, information regarding polling places and election times, and ads for LWVGN sponsored events, such as candidate debates and meetings.

Candidate meetings and information planning calendars and reports, 1962-1989.
Box 7 Folder 328
Candidate meetings and information invitations and responses, 1975-1991.
Box 7 Folder 329
Candidate meetings and information flyers, clippings, and postings, 1962-1986.
Box 7 Folder 330
Candidate meetings and information press releases, 1977-1992.
Box 7 Folder 331
Candidate meetings and information format and questions for candidate meetings or debates, 1972-1986.
Box 7 Folder 332
Candidate meetings and information questionnaires for published information on candidates, 1968-1986.
Box 7 Folder 333
These Are Your Candidates, 1962.
Box 7 Folder 334
Candidates for Newark City Council, 1962.
Box 7 Folder 335
They Want to Represent You, 1966.
Box 7 Folder 336
They Want to Represent You, 1970.
Box 7 Folder 337
Candidate info, 1971.
Box 7 Folder 338
Candidate info, 1972.
Box 7 Folder 339
Candidate info, 1973.
Box 7 Folder 340
Candidate info, 1974.
Box 7 Folder 340
Candidate info, 1974.
Box 7 Folder 341
Candidate info, 1976.
Box 7 Folder 342
Candidate info, 1982.
Box 7 Folder 343
They Want to Represent You, 1986.
Box 7 Folder 344
Elected Officials, 1960.
Box 7 Folder 345
Institution guide and sample layout, 1977-1981.
Box 7 Folder 346
Correspondence regarding distribution, 1979-1985.
Box 7 Folder 347
They Represent You, 1968-1970.
Box 7 Folder 348
Your Government Officials, 1971.
Box 7 Folder 349
Your Government Officials, 1972.
Box 7 Folder 350
Your Government Officials, 1975-1976.
Box 7 Folder 351
Your Government Officials, 1977-1978.
Box 7 Folder 352
Your Government Officials, 1979-1980.
Box 7 Folder 353
Your Government Officials, 1979-1981.
Box 7 Folder 354
Your Government Officials, 1981-1982.
Box 7 Folder 355
Your Government Officials, 1983-1984.
Box 7 Folder 356
Your Government Officials, 1985-1986.
Box 7 Folder 357
Your Government Officials, 1986.
Box 7 Folder 358
Your Government Officials, 1987-1988.
Box 7 Folder 359
Your Government Officials, 1989-1990.
Box 7 Folder 360
Your Government Officials, 1991-1992.
Box 7 Folder 361
Your Government Officials, 1993-1994.
Box 7 Folder 362
Your Government Officials, 1993-1994.
Box 7 Folder 363
Scope and Contents

F363 1993-1994 A listing of elected officials in New Castle County that appears to be the first joint project of the Newark and Wilmington Leagues after their merger in 1994.

Scope and Contents

This is an annual event in the city of Newark, Delaware. The LWVGN used this opportunity to provide the community with information and to recruit new members. During several years the League sponsored a voting booth for citizens to practice on. Literature produced by the League was available.

Applications and verification, 1984-1990.
Box 7 Folder 364
League organizing papers, 1987-1989.
Box 7 Folder 365
Correspondence, 1984-1989.
Box 7 Folder 366
Speakers' Corner, 1980-1982.
Box 7 Folder 367
Scope and Contents

The Speakers' Corner was a scheduled time available for candidates to address citizens in attendance at Community Day.

Annual Reports, 1980 (1980, 1983).
Box 7 Folder 368
Speakers Bureau, 1980.
Box 7 Folder 369
Scope and Contents

The Speakers Bureau was a separate service of the League. Because of their in-depth study on issues and aspects of democracy, members of the League made themselves available as presenters for schools and other groups. The Speakers Bureau is one aspect of the League's commitment to community education.

Position statements on single registration for Newark, 1986-1987.
Box 7 Folder 370
Correspondence`, 1960 (1960-1989).
Box 7 Folder 371
Public Programs, 1961-1978.
Box 7 Folder 372
Registrar training information, no date.
Box 7 Folder 373
Voter registration cards, no date.
Box 7 Folder 374
Newark districting information, 1956,1973.
Box 7 Folder 375
Collected Delaware information, 1956-1990.
Box 7 Folder 376
Collected information from the American Heritage Foundation, 1955-1958.
Box 7 Folder 377
Scope and Contents

The American Heritage Foundation was another organization concerned with voter apathy. It promoted voter registration and information while encouraging all citizens to exercise their voice in democracy by voting.

Banners from American Heritage Foundation, no date.
Box 7 Folder 378
Clippings of LWVGN activities and published information, 1962-1991.
Box 7 Folder 379
Clippings on local candidates, elections, and officials, 1959-1990.
Box 7 Folder 380
Collected Newark voting information, 1989-1990.
Box 7 Folder 381
Collected Voter Services publications from other Leagues, 1958-1987.
Box 7 Folder 382
Collected national information, 1981-1988.
Box 7 Folder 383
Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of Promoting Voting: A Citizen's Guide to Media.

Miscellaneous, 1982.
Box 7 Folder 384

Scope and Contents

This series consists of documents related to the League of Women Voters of Delaware and three other Delaware Leagues, namely the Greater Wilmington, Dover, and Sussex County Leagues. Most of this material was sent to the League of Women Voters of Newark by these groups to distribute information. Some papers, such as minutes of State League Board or committee meetings, were collected by Newark's representatives to the Board or those committees. Other papers record joint projects with the State or Greater Wilmington League. For example, Newark and the Wilmington League frequently worked together on issues related to New Castle County government or services. These joint projects ultimately facilitated the merger of the Newark and Wilmington Leagues.

Unique to this series is material related to the "League Day in Dover"event, which was sponsored by the LWVD. This annual event offered League members an opportunity to lobby legislators on issues of concern. Also unique are some of the founding papers for the LWV Dover, which the Newark League inherited after the original Dover League disbanded in 1957. The Dover League was reconstituted in 1966.

This series includes bylaws, membership directories, minutes and agendas, reports, programs, correspondence, financial records, forms, clippings, publications, flyers, position statements, posters, exhibition display, ephemera, and collection information.


Series II is arranged in four subseries. Series II.A includes documents related to the organizational aspects of the State League. Series II.B consists of the papers of Intra-League committee such as Finance and Membership. Series II.C includes documents from the State League's Community Committees. Series II.D. consists of papers of other Delaware Leagues, including Greater Wilmington, Dover, and Sussex County. Within each subseries the material is arranged by Committee or function and then in chronological order.

By-laws, 1969-1989.
Box 7 Folder 1
Guidelines for state and local League responsibilities, 1975-1981.
Box 7 Folder 2
Membership lists, 1958-1961.
Box 7 Folder 3
Membership lists, 1978-1991.
Box 7 Folder 4
Policies and procedures, 1970-1998.
Box 7 Folder 5
Guidelines for board and off-board positions, 1958-1981.
Box 7 Folder 6
Minutes and memos, 1957-1958.
Box 8 Folder 7
Minutes and memos, 1959.
Box 8 Folder 8
Minutes and memos, 1960-1961.
Box 8 Folder 9
Minutes and memos, 1975-1979.
Box 8 Folder 10
Minutes and memos, 1980-1981.
Box 8 Folder 11
Minutes and memos, 1982-1984.
Box 8 Folder 12
Minutes and memos, 1985-1986.
Box 8 Folder 13
Minutes and memos, 1987-1988.
Box 8 Folder 14
Minutes and memos, 1989.
Box 8 Folder 15
Minutes and memos, 1990-1991.
Box 8 Folder 16
Correspondence regarding tax exemptions, 1986.
Box 8 Folder 17
Correspondence regarding tax exemptions,, 1960-1961.
Box 8 Folder 18
Treasurer's report, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 19
State Council meeting program handouts, 1960-1962.
Box 8 Folder 20
Scope and Contents

The State Council was described in 1960 by then president Norma Handloff as "a small gathering, informal in nature, called to exchange views on program and procedures and to give advice and guidance to the State Board which is charged with the responsibility of furthering League program in the state until the time of our next convention." It appears that the tradition of State Council meetings faded, with the third and final Council meeting held in 1964.

Scope and Contents

As noted in the national standards for local and state leagues, this is the annual meeting held in order to elect officers, adopt a state program and budget, and to consider by-law amendments.

Historical summary, 1958-1980.
Box 8 Folder 21
Program handout, 1958.
Box 8 Folder 22
Minutes, 1960.
Box 8 Folder 23
Program handout and president's report, 1963.
Box 8 Folder 24
Program handout and minutes, 1967-1968.
Box 8 Folder 25
Program handout and minutes, 1980.
Box 8 Folder 26
Program handout and minutes, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 27
Program handout and minutes, 1982.
Box 8 Folder 28
Program handout and minutes, 1983.
Box 8 Folder 29
Program handout and minutes, 1984.
Box 8 Folder 30
Program handout and minutes, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 31
Program handout and minutes, 1986.
Box 8 Folder 32
Program handout and minutes, 1988.
Box 8 Folder 33
Program handout and minutes, 1989.
Box 8 Folder 34
Program handout and minutes, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 35
Program handout and minutes, 1991.
Box 8 Folder 36
Program handout and minutes, 1992.
Box 8 Folder 37
Program handout and minutes, 1994.
Box 8 Folder 38
Correspondence, 1982-1985.
Box 8 Folder 39
Miscellaneous, no date.
Box 8 Folder 40
Reports, 1965-1969.
Box 8 Folder 41
Reports, 1979-1995.
Box 8 Folder 42
Calendars, 1959-1961.
Box 8 Folder 43
Calendars, 1970, 1974 .
Box 8 Folder 44
Steering Committee, 1956-1958.
Box 8 Folder 45
Clippings of League activities, no date.
Box 8 Folder 46
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976,1985.
Box 8 Folder 46
Miscellaneous blank forms, 1976.
Box 8 Folder 48
Memos and Minutes, 1971-1979.
Box 8 Folder 49
Fundraiser Training, 1970, 1987-1988.
Box 8 Folder 50
Fundraising letter and report form, 1972.
Box 8 Folder 51
Project requests to LWVUS Education fund, 1975.
Box 8 Folder 52
Scope and Contents

The Delaware LWV Education Fund was established in September 1985. Initially, it operated on money transferred from special accounts of the LWVD, and used all volunteer labor. Fundraising for the Education Fund began in the fall of 1986. The fund supervised all projects to ensure conformity with IRS regulations for the use of tax-deductible contributions. The fund was used for educational projects of a local nature, such as the Voter's Guide, New Citizens Project, and phone and mail voter information.

Bylaws, 1986.
Box 8 Folder 53
Board of Directors, 1989-1990.
Box 8 Folder 54
Policies and mission statement, 1988.
Box 8 Folder 55
Minutes, 1988-1990.
Box 8 Folder 56
Budgets, 1986-1990.
Box 8 Folder 57
Annual report, 1988-1989.
Box 8 Folder 58
Guidelines and procedures for use, 1986.
Box 8 Folder 59
Fundraising information and forms, 1985-1991.
Box 8 Folder 60
Project reports, 1986-1990.
Box 8 Folder 61
Forms, no date.
Box 8 Folder 62
Nominating committee, 1985-1989.
Box 8 Folder 63
Development activities, 1978.
Box 8 Folder 64
League Day in Dover, 1963-1998.
Box 8 Folder 65
Scope and Contents

Annual event that allowed League members a chance to meet with legislators.

Voter, 1959-1968.
Box 8 Folder 66
Voter, 1971-1978.
Box 8 Folder 67
Voter, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 68
Voter, 1988-1989.
Box 8 Folder 69
Voter, 1990-1998.
Box 8 Folder 70
History of advocacy agenda, 1972-1989.
Box 8 Folder 71
Report, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 72
Publicity information, 1978-1987.
Box 8 Folder 73
Position statements and correspondence, 1959-1977.
Box 8 Folder 74
State constitution consensus, 1965-1970.
Box 8 Folder 75
Scope and Contents

This consensus ended with the following conclusion regarding levels of government control: "rights of local government should be protected by constitution and should be allowed to exercise any power not denied by their own charter, state law or state constitution."

General Assembly Consensus, 1972.
Box 8 Folder 76
General Assembly and the budget position statement, 1973-1974.
Box 8 Folder 77
Position statements and information on the Sunshine bill, 1976-1977.
Box 8 Folder 78
Scope and Contents

The Sunshine bill, which eventually passed the Delaware legislature, provided that citizens be allowed an opportunity to witness governmental meetings, except for those of the strictest confidence. The League advocated citizen involvement through observation of government at the local, state and federal levels.

Lobbying policy position and league training, 1974-1990.
Box 8 Folder 79
General Assembly Advocacy agenda, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 80
Constitution reconsensus, 1990.
Box 8 Folder 81
"How a Bill Becomes a Law", 1965.
Box 8 Folder 82
"How a Bill Passes the Delaware General Assembly" chart, 1977, 1980.
Box 8 Folder 83
"Open Government in Delaware: The Citizen and the Sunshine Law", no date.
Box 8 Folder 84
Delaware elections system, (no date).
Box 8 Folder 85
Position statements and correspondence, 1958-1964.
Box 8 Folder 86
Annual report to LWVUS on the United Nations, 1962-1963.
Box 8 Folder 87
League program on foreign assistance, 1985.
Box 8 Folder 88
Scope and Contents

The LWVD hosted Robert D. Bauerlein as speaker for their program on foreign assistance. This is a copy of his remarks and explanation of his position as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology.

Position statements on planning and zoning, 1978-1989.
Box 8 Folder 89
Position statement and correspondence on coastal zoning, 1971-1987.
Box 8 Folder 90
Protection and regulations survey of Newark Planning Dept., 1977.
Box 8 Folder 91
Transportation - Position statements and correspondence, 1974-1987.
Box 8 Folder 92
Position statements, 1973-1989.
Box 8 Folder 93
Water position, 1977.
Box 8 Folder 94
Publications, 1981.
Box 8 Folder 95
Water quality survey for LWVUS program study, no date.
Box 8 Folder 96
Publications of Interleague Council of Delaware River Basin, 1963-1975.
Box 8 Folder 97
Interleague Council information, 1971.
Box 8 Folder 98
Position statements and correspondence, 1977-1988.
Box 8 Folder 99
Publications, 1978-1983.
Box 8 Folder 100
Miscellaneous information, no date.
Box 8 Folder 101
Position statements, 1968-1989.
Box 9 Folder 102
Correspondence, 1978-1990.
Box 9 Folder 103
"Men in Delaware: A Documented Profile", 1988.
Box 9 Folder 104
"Women in Delaware: A Documented Profile", 1988.
Box 9 Folder 105
"The People of Delaware", 1960.
Box 9 Folder 106
Public educational programs, 1990-1994.
Box 9 Folder 107
Consensus on court system, 1977-1979.
Box 9 Folder 108
Consensus on Justice of the Peace Courts, 1980.
Box 9 Folder 109
Court watch program training, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 110
Court observation forms, (no date).
Box 9 Folder 111
Consensus on Family Court, 1983-1985.
Box 9 Folder 112
Advocacy agenda, 1987.
Box 9 Folder 113
Position statements, 1964-1990.
Box 9 Folder 114
Advocacy agenda, 1987.
Box 9 Folder 115
"The Inside View of New Castle County School", no date.
Box 9 Folder 116
Position statements and correspondence, 1979-1989.
Box 9 Folder 117
Population and apartment rental statistics, 1980-1986.
Box 9 Folder 118
Meeting basic human needs study, 1986-1987.
Box 9 Folder 119
Minutes and correspondence, 1956-1966.
Box 9 Folder 120
Minutes and correspondence, 1984-1990.
Box 9 Folder 121
Display piece for National Convention, 1960.
Box 9 Folder 122
Scope and Contents

A folding display that was used by the LWVD as its Convention voter services exhibit. In a state board letter the display and its purpose is explained: "It will be a cartoon-type backdrop dramatizing the five 1920 pamphlets recently found in the University of Delaware Library, and we are depending on the local leagues to bring out the contrast with the 1960s…"

Guidelines for local leagues, 1974, 1984.
Box 9 Folder 123
Memos and candidate information letters, 1976.
Box 9 Folder 124
Candidate information letters,, 1980.
Box 9 Folder 125
Proposed candidate questions, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 126
Scope and Contents

Guide published in the Wilmington News Journal during election years. Most of these guides have been removed to the oversize section.

Know your candidates, 1956.
Box 9 Folder 127
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1958.
Box 9 Folder 128
Know Your Candidates, 1962.
Box 9 Folder 129
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1966.
Box 9 Folder 130
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1970.
Box 9 Folder 131
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1974.
Box 9 Folder 132
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1976.
Box 9 Folder 133
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1978.
Box 9 Folder 134
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1980.
Box 9 Folder 135
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 136
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1984.
Box 9 Folder 137
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1986.
Box 9 Folder 138
Delaware Voter's Guide.
Box 9 Folder 139
Delaware Voter's Guide, 1990.
Box 9 Folder 140
Guidelines for legislative interviews, 1963-1980.
Box 9 Folder 142
Reports of legislative interviews, 1960-1989.
Box 9 Folder 143
Guidelines for legislative interviews, 1963-1980.
Box 9 Folder 142
Reports of legislative interviews, 1960-1989.
Box 9 Folder 143
Know Your Delaware, 1957.
Box 9 Folder 144
You and Your Vote in Delaware's General Election, 1970.
Box 9 Folder 145
Delaware Government, 1976.
Box 9 Folder 146
Delaware Government, 1981.
Box 9 Folder 147
Delaware Government, 1991.
Box 9 Folder 148
This Way to the Ballot Box, 1982, 1986.
Box 9 Folder 149
This Way to the Ballot Box, 1988, 1992.
Box 9 Folder 150
How to vote flyers, (no date).
Box 9 Folder 151
Scope and Contents

This league divides its committees by service (voter services), in-house (finance, membership, publications, Voter), and action/study committees (government study, social policy, libraries).

Membership list, 1984-1992.
Box 9 Folder 152
Guidelines for board/off-board positions and actions, 1974-1976.
Box 9 Folder 153
Board meeting minutes and agendas, 1978-1990.
Box 9 Folder 154
Program planning, 1979-1988.
Box 9 Folder 155
Annual meeting program, 1961.
Box 9 Folder 156
"Units United Skit", 1967.
Box 9 Folder 157
Scope and Contents

Script for a skit.

Fundraising letters, 1975.
Box 9 Folder 158
Fundraising list of businesses, 1985.
Box 9 Folder 159
Education fund project reports, forms, and correspondence, 1980-1989.
Box 9 Folder 160
Scope and Contents

Includes reports for the Women and Mortgage Credit Project.

Recruitment and program, 1975-1986.
Box 9 Folder 161
Scope and Contents

Includes handbook

League event, 1976, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 162
Calendar, 1990.
Box 9 Folder 163
Newsletter, 1955.
Box 9 Folder 164
Bulletin, 1956-1957.
Box 9 Folder 165
Bulletin, 19701.
Box 9 Folder 166
The Leader, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 167
The Voter, 1990-1993.
Box 9 Folder 168
The Voter (LWV of New Castle County), 1997.
Box 9 Folder 169
Scope and Contents

Newsletter issued after the merge of Wilmington and Newark.

Action Committee guidelines, 1974-1977.
Box 9 Folder 170
Action workshop, 1975.
Box 9 Folder 171
Position statements, 1969-1975.
Box 9 Folder 172
Guidelines for interviewing, 1974-1975.
Box 9 Folder 173
Reorganization of New Castle County Government, 1966.
Box 9 Folder 174
Know your City Government, 1984-1987.
Box 9 Folder 175
These Are the Facts New Castle County and City of Wilmington, 1957.
Box 9 Folder 176
These Are the Facts New Castle County, 1962.
Box 9 Folder 177
These Are the Facts – The City of Wilmington, 1968.
Box 9 Folder 178
International Relations Committee annual reports to LWVUS, 1962-1964.
Box 9 Folder 179
Planning position statements, 1974-1975, 1990.
Box 9 Folder 180
Transportation position statements, 1972-1974.
Box 9 Folder 181
Mass transit, who needs it, 1972.
Box 9 Folder 182
Drinking water survey, no date.
Box 9 Folder 183
Environmental preservation publications, 1974, 1977.
Box 9 Folder 184
Scope and Contents

In its 1985 action position statement, the LWVGW stated that the purpose of the social policy committee was to promote social justice by securing equal rights for all and combating discrimination and poverty.

Criminal justice, minutes, 1984-1985.
Box 9 Folder 185
Criminal justice, Family Court presenation, 1983.
Box 9 Folder 186
Criminal justice, Family Court interview, 1984.
Box 9 Folder 187
Education, position statements and correspondence, 1974-1981.
Box 9 Folder 188
Scope and Contents


The Path of Public Education in Delaware by Robert Taggart.
Education, league report on desegregation, 1974.
Box 9 Folder 189
Education, league reports, 1979.
Box 9 Folder 190
Education, after school child care study, 1986.
Box 9 Folder 191
Housing correspondence, 1973-1974.
Box 9 Folder 192
"What Can You Do About Equal Rights", 1978.
Box 9 Folder 193
Minutes, 1972.
Box 9 Folder 194
Candidate meeting flyers, 1962.
Box 9 Folder 195
Speakers Bureau, 1980-1986.
Box 9 Folder 196
General voting information, 1986.
Box 9 Folder 197
They Want to Represent You, 1960-1990.
Box 9 Folder 198
They Represent You, 1976-1990.
Box 9 Folder 199
Scope and Contents

The LWV Dover was founded on March 3, 1955. Mrs. T. Scudder served as the first President. When the Dover branch disbanded later in 1957, the LVWGN inherited some of the founding papers of the LWV Dover. The Dover League was reborn in 1966; however, information about what has happened since then is not available in this collection. The materials from LWV Dover collected here are those of the early organization or mailings which were received by members of the LWVGN from the Dover group.

Membership list, no date.
Box 10 Folder 200
Board of Directors, no date.
Box 10 Folder 201
Minutes and agendas, 1955-1957.
Box 10 Folder 202
Minutes notebook, 1957.
Box 10 Folder 203
Minutes and agendas, 1985-1987.
Box 10 Folder 204
Correspondence, 1956-1958.
Box 10 Folder 205
Report on fundraising drive, 1968.
Box 10 Folder 206
Sample fundraising letter, no date.
Box 10 Folder 207
Bulletin, 1955-1958.
Box 10 Folder 208
Voter, 1991-1993.
Box 10 Folder 209
Government Study Committee, no date.
Box 10 Folder 210
Scope and Contents

"Know Dover" materials

Position statements, 1977.
Box 10 Folder 211
Drinking water survey, no date.
Box 10 Folder 212
Social Policy Committee, no date.
Box 10 Folder 213
Voter services, 1987-1992.
Box 10 Folder 214
Scope and Contents

They Represent You
Clippings, no date.
Box 10 Folder 215
Miscellaneous, 1979.
Box 10 Folder 216
Scope and Contents

A Greater Rehoboth League was started in January 1961, with 26 members. It appears that the Laurel and Rehoboth Beach Leagues merged into the Sussex League. Information regarding that merger or the league's activities is not fully documented in this collection.

Board of directors for Laurel League, 1959.
Box 10 Folder 217
Member list for Sussex County League, 1979-1980.
Box 10 Folder 218
Minutes, 1986.
Box 10 Folder 219
Finance committee - fundraising letter, 1976.
Box 10 Folder 220
Voter committee - Voter, 1981-1995.
Box 10 Folder 221
International relations committee - Annual reports to LWVUS, 1963-1964.
Box 10 Folder 222
Land use committee - Drinking Water Survey, no date.
Box 10 Folder 223
Social policy committee - Meeting basic human needs case study, no date.
Box 10 Folder 224
Voter services committee - They Represent You, 1989-1999.
Box 10 Folder 225
This Is Rehoboth Beach, 1962.
Box 10 Folder 226
Laurel and Sussex County, Delaware: A Know Your Town and County Survey, 1974.
Box 10 Folder 227

Scope and Contents

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters of the United States of America has three purposes: to foster education in citizenship, to promote forums and public discussions or civic reforms, and to support needed legislation. The material in this series reflects the league's programming toward these goals.

The national league provides guidance for the state and local leagues but also has its own agenda of issues and study topics. The documents in this series represent communications between the Newark League and the LWVUS, particularly information, guidelines, and publications sent by the national league to state and local groups. Papers documenting the national organization include bylaws, documents from national conventions, guidelines for committees, packets of study materials, action kits, and voter guides for national elections.

The series includes several distinctive items, including a phonograph recordings of a 1958 "Report from the Convention," and a slide presentation, "What's in US for YOU," which was used as a recruitment tool. Bylaws, guidelines, reports, programs, correspondence, budgets, forms, clippings, brochures, publications, flyers, position statements, posters, records, slide presentation, ephemera, and collection information are also included.


Series III is arranged in four subseries. Series III.A includes documents related to the organizational aspects of the League of Women Voters of the United States of America. Series III.B consists of the papers of Intra-League committees. Series III.C includes documents from the National League's Community Committees. Within each subseries the material is arranged by Committee or function and then in chronological order.

Bylaws, 1974-1988.
Box 10
Post-board summaries, 1980-1982.
Box 10 Folder 2
Post-board summaries, 1986-1987.
Box 10 Folder 3
Post-board summaries, 1988-1989.
Box 10 Folder 4
"In League", 1975.
Box 10 Folder 5
"In League", 1989.
Box 10 Folder 6
Interleague organizations, 1982, 1988.
Box 10 Folder 7
State leagues, 1951, 1985.
Box 10 Folder 8
Guidelines and handbooks, 1955-1980.
Box 10 Folder 9
President's packet, 1986-1987.
Box 10 Folder 10
President's packet, 1990-1991.
Box 10 Folder 11
President's packet, 1992.
Box 10 Folder 12
Budgets, 1965-1973.
Box 10 Folder 13
Annual report, 1957.
Box 10 Folder 14
Resource Committee, 1967-1977.
Box 10 Folder 15
Miscellaneous, 1959-1987.
Box 10 Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings regarding the history of the league.

III.A.1.b.. National Meetings, 1958-1990.
Convention, 1958.
Box 10 Folder 17
Scope and Contents

Includes three memos written by participants in the 1958 Convention. One memo includes a visitor credential card/badge for admittance to the meetings. George H. Watkins addressed the Convention delegates in a speech, which is included in the collection.

"Report from Convention", 1958.
Box 10 Folder 18
Scope and Contents

Includes two phonograph recordings.

Conventions, 1982-1990.
Box 10 Folder 19
Scope and Contents

These member mailings contain long-range plans for the league, reports on the action of specific days, and post-convention summaries.

Post-council summary, 1987-1989.
Box 10 Folder 20
Memos, 1958-1988.
Box 10 Folder 21
Proposed budgets, 1958-1989.
Box 10 Folder 22
Proposed budgets, 1987-1989.
Box 10 Folder 23
Review of continuing responsibilities, 1967.
Box 10 Folder 24
"Background on National League Program", 1974-1976.
Box 10 Folder 25
National programs, 1980-1990.
Box 10 Folder 26
Local league guidelines, 1957-1959.
Box 10 Folder 27
National board report, 1957-1970.
Box 10 Folder 28
Local program guidelines, 1970-1979.
Box 10 Folder 29
State program index, 1978.
Box 10 Folder 30
Impact on issues leader's guide, 1976-1980.
Box 10 Folder 31
Impact on issues leader's guide, 1984-1988.
Box 10 Folder 32
Breaking into the future leader's guide, 1990-1992.
Box 10 Folder 33
Miscellaneous memos and correspondence, 1966-1990.
Box 10 Folder 34
Memos, 1971-1987.
Box 10 Folder 35
Money Matters annual newsletter, 1965-1968.
Box 10 Folder 36
Facts and Issues, 1975.
Box 10 Folder 37
Guidelines to planned giving, 1988.
Box 10 Folder 38
Visa credit card program, 1988-1990.
Box 10 Folder 39
Guideline publications for local league finance committees, 1958, 1969.
Box 10 Folder 40
Guideline publications for local league finance committees, 1970-1972.
Box 10 Folder 41
Guideline publications for local league finance committees, 1973-1986.
Box 10 Folder 42
Correspondence and memos, 1959, 1986-1987.
Box 10 Folder 43
Publications, 1973.
Box 10 Folder 44
Blank project request forms, no date.
Box 10 Folder 45
Guideline publications for state and local leagues, 1972-1995.
Box 10 Folder 46
Nominating committee, 1979-1989.
Box 11 Folder 47
Teleconferences, 1989-1990.
Box 11 Folder 48
Recruitment brochures, 1967-1990.
Box 11 Folder 49
Recruitment cards, no date.
Box 11 Folder 50
Recruitment slide show presentation, no date.
Box 11 Folder 51
Scope and Contents

Includes slides and a cassette tape presentation entitled "What's in US for YOU." Also includes a copy of the script and directions.

Guideline publications for local league committees, 1960-1980.
Box 11 Folder 52
Nominating committee guidelines, 1960.
Box 11 Folder 53
Pilot projects, 1971-1972.
Box 11 Folder 54
Memos, 1987.
Box 11 Folder 55
Correspondence, 1988.
Box 11 Folder 56
Catalogs of publications, 1962-1976.
Box 11 Folder 57
Order forms, no date.
Box 11 Folder 58
"A History of the League Program", 1949.
Box 11 Folder 59
"Facts About the League of Women Voters", 1954.
Box 11 Folder 60
"Carrie Chapmann Catt: The Power of an Idea", 1958.
Box 11 Folder 61
"Forty Years of a Great Idea", 1960.
Box 11 Folder 62
"It Makes a Difference There Is a L.W.V.", 1963.
Box 11 Folder 63
"League Activities", 1971.
Box 11 Folder 64
"Facts", 1973-1975.
Box 11 Folder 65
"Facts and Issues", 1962-1970.
Box 11 Folder 66
Calendar of political cartoons, 1981.
Box 11 Folder 67
"A Great Idea Through the Years", 1984.
Box 11 Folder 68
Voter, 1957-1970.
Box 11 Folder 69
Voter, 1978-1980.
Box 11 Folder 70
Voter, 1981-1982.
Box 11 Folder 71
Voter, 1983-1984.
Box 11 Folder 72
Voter, 1985.
Box 11 Folder 73
Voter, 1986.
Box 11 Folder 74
Voter, 1987.
Box 11 Folder 75
Voter, 1988.
Box 11 Folder 76
Voter, 1989.
Box 11 Folder 77
Voter, 1990-1991.
Box 11 Folder 78
Voter, 1993.
Box 11 Folder 79
"Action Alerts", 1979, 1983-1984.
Box 11 Folder 80
"Action Alerts", 1986-1988.
Box 11 Folder 81
Report from the Hill, 1981-1984.
Box 11 Folder 82
Report from the Hill, 1984-1985.
Box 11 Folder 83
Report from the Hill, 1987-1991.
Box 11 Folder 84
Guideline publications for local Action Committees, (1965, 1978).
Box 11 Folder 85
Guideline publication for local Publicity Committees, 1976.
Box 11 Folder 86
Federal government study information, 1956-1980.
Box 11 Folder 87
Financing federal government leader's guide, 1986.
Box 11 Folder 88
League bicentennial project on the constitution, 1987.
Box 11 Folder 89
"Your Town's Government", (1963, 1968).
Box 11 Folder 90
"Know Your Community", 1972.
Box 11 Folder 91
"State Constitution Outlook for the 70s", 1970.
Box 11 Folder 92
State finance and general revenue sharing, 1973-1976.
Box 11 Folder 93
D.C. voting rights information, 1970, 1978-1979.
Box 11 Folder 94
Memos and information on reapportionment, 1970-1988.
Box 11 Folder 95
Congress and the budget, 1976-1984.
Box 11 Folder 96
Government procedure information, 1977-1978.
Box 11 Folder 97
Campaign finance reform information, 1978-1990.
Box 11 Folder 98
A National Agenda for the Eighties, 1980.
Box 11 Folder 99
Scope and Contents

Report of the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties.

"Tell it to Washington", (1979, 1989).
Box 11 Folder 100
Guidelines on lobbying, 1987.
Box 11 Folder 101
Memos and position statements, 1957-1979.
Box 11 Folder 102
Memos and position statements, (1980, 1986-1988).
Box 11 Folder 103
United Nations study and program, 1953-1956.
Box 11 Folder 104
United Nations information, 1970-1978.
Box 11 Folder 105
Trade information, 1971-1979.
Box 11 Folder 106
Foreign aid information, 1975-1990.
Box 11 Folder 107
National security study, 1983-1984.
Box 11 Folder 108
National security and defense spending information, 1983-1988.
Box 12 Folder 109
Statement of league program study on national security, 1984.
Box 12 Folder 110
Guidelines published for local league committees-guidelines, 1977--1979.
Box 12 Folder 111
Guidelines published for local league committees-prospectus, 1982-1985.
Box 12 Folder 112
Guidelines published for local league committees-public library booklists, 1986-1987.
Box 12 Folder 113
Guidelines published for local league committees-Thinking Globally...Acting Locally, 1988.
Box 12 Folder 114
Memos and information, 1988-1990.
Box 12 Folder 115
Current Focus newsletter, 1975-1979.
Box 12 Folder 116
Water quality and preservation publications, 1969-1989.
Box 12 Folder 117
Drinking water information and survey, 1980-1987.
Box 12 Folder 118
Transportation newsletters, 1981.
Box 12 Folder 119
Energy study information, 1976-1993.
Box 12 Folder 120
Scope and Contents

The league produced two publications,

A Nuclear Power Primer and The Nuclear Waste Primer. Both are considered handbooks for citizens and provide base information as well as citizen involvement opportunities.
Agricultural policy consensus and memos, 1988-1989.
Box 12 Folder 121
"The Future of America's Farmland", 1983.
Box 12 Folder 122
Agricultural policy publication, 1990.
Box 12 Folder 123
Agricultural policy publication, 1972-1993.
Box 12 Folder 124
Scope and Contents

Includes the 1993 book

The Garbage Primer.
Recreation information, 1962-1975.
Box 12 Folder 125
Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of "Recreation and Parks."

Memos, 1989.
Box 12 Folder 126
"The Welfare Mess", 1971.
Box 12 Folder 127
"Simple Justice", 1985.
Box 12 Folder 128
Handbook for fair housing monitors, 1974.
Box 12 Folder 129
Urban Crisis Committee, 1977-1978.
Box 12 Folder 130
Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of

The Conditions of the American City.
Guidelines, 1978.
Box 12 Folder 131
Welfare reform lobbying, 1988.
Box 12 Folder 132
Child care action kit, 1989.
Box 12 Folder 133
Health care facts, advocacy guide, and collected information, 1985-1994.
Box 12 Folder 134
Memo, 1982.
Box 12 Folder 135
Desegregation information, 1972-1974.
Box 12 Folder 136
"Know Your Schools", 1974.
Box 12 Folder 137
School finance, 1978-1982.
Box 12 Folder 138
The Letter of the Law, 1979.
Box 12 Folder 139
ERA pamphlet publications, 1976-1982.
Box 12 Folder 140
ERA publication, "Changed Forever", 1988.
Box 12 Folder 141
"Women & Work" information sheets, 1978-1979.
Box 12 Folder 142
Vocational training publications, 1982.
Box 12 Folder 143
Pay equity publication, 1986.
Box 12 Folder 144
First year leader's guide, 1986.
Box 12 Folder 145
Leader's guide and consensus questions, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 146
Correspondence, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 147
National consensus, 1988.
Box 12 Folder 148
"Unmet Needs", 1988.
Box 12 Folder 149
Hunger advocacy project, 1988-1990.
Box 12 Folder 150
Miscellaneous, 1987-1989.
Box 12 Folder 151
Scope and Contents

Includes information concerning gun control issues.

Memos and miscellaneous information, 1956-1966.
Box 12 Folder 152
Memos, 1978-1990.
Box 12 Folder 153
Position statements, (1974, 1977).
Box 12 Folder 154
League conference on electoral participation, 1986.
Box 12 Folder 155
Publications, 1973-1985.
Box 12 Folder 156
Voter guide: "Pick a President", 1976.
Box 12 Folder 157
"How to Pick a Candidate", 1976-1984.
Box 12 Folder 158
1980 Election-Presidential debates-memos and clippings, 1980.
Box 12 Folder 159
1980 Election-Publications, 1980-1981.
Box 12 Folder 160
1984 Election-memos, 1984.
Box 12 Folder 161
1984 Elections-publications, 1984-1985.
Box 12 Folder 162
1988 Election-Presidential debates-memos and correspondence, 1985-1988.
Box 12 Folder 163
Voter registration-League programs, (1976, 1988).
Box 12 Folder 164
Motor voter legislation, 1989.
Box 12 Folder 165
State procedure charts, 1978-1988.
Box 12 Folder 166
Publications, 1972.
Box 12 Folder 167
Unnamed, 1957-1972.
Box 12 Folder 168
Registration and voting drives, 1967-1984.
Box 12 Folder 169
Publications on participation, 1970-1978.
Box 12 Folder 170
Speakers bureau, 1977.
Box 12 Folder 171
"Making a Difference", 1978.
Box 12 Folder 172
Face to Face: A Guide to League-Sponsored Debates, 1987.
Box 12 Folder 173
Guidelines, no date.
Box 12 Folder 174

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