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Finding Aid for the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection (MUM00261)

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Finding Aid for the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00261/
Title: League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection
Dates: 1946-2001 (bulk 1950s-1980s)
Collector: Mississippi League of Women Voters
Physical Extent: 33 boxes (45 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00261
Location: Modern Political Archives
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection contains the official records for the Mississippi division of this national, nonpartisan organization which encourages citizens to actively participate in government. Files contain correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, public relations, budget & financial information, membership directories, yearbooks, subject files, candidate questionnaires, scrapbooks, photographs, and recordings.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Originally donated by the League of Women Voters of Mississippi and accessioned as collection 89-42.

In 1994, Judy Barber of Jackson donated two filing cabinets of materials to the existing collection. Susan Sprecker of Vicksburg also donated an accretion to the collection in 1994. Barber requested a copy of the finding aid upon its completion for herself and Fran Laber, who was compiling a history of the Jackson division.

Dr. Cora Norman of Jackson donated an accretion of photographs and clippings to the collection on 23 October 2003.

Dr. Fran Leber donated additional material on 4 September 2008.

Processing Information

Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite revised the finding aid in 2008 and 2009 with the assistance of Ellie Campbell and Maggie Tate. EAD finding aid created in May 2009 by Jason Kovari, Digital Initatives Librarian.

The digitization and preservation of recordings in this collection are the result of a project supported in part by a 2010-2011 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The finding aid was revised after the grant in 2011.

Additions

Infrequent additions are expected to this collection.


Subjects

Mississippi League of Women Voters
Political campaigns
Mississippi -- Politics and government
Women in politics
Women political activists


Historical Note

A nonpartisan, national organization, the League of Women Voters (LWV) "encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences policy through education and advocacy." Educational service involves the presentation of information about elections, the voting process, and issues. Although it does not support or oppose any candidate or party, the LWV does provide a forum where all candidates may state their positions on the issues. The LWV also advocates for policies in the public interest.

When the Nineteenth Amendment became ratified in 1920 granting women the right to vote, the Mississippi Woman Suffrage Association reorganized itself as the League of Women Voters of Mississippi. Over the next decade, the number of local chapters grew and members sought not only to prepare women to vote but also encouraged women's participation in the political process by holding public meetings, issuing publications, and questioning candidates on the issues. In addition to voter education, the organization also advocated protective legislation for women and children.

However, the Mississippi organization disappeared from all records of the national League of Women Voters by 1932. The state division did not experience resurgence until the 1950s. By that time, the national organization had begun to address the issue of African American civil rights. State membership totals declined in the latter half of the 1950s despite the Mississippi League's avoidance of segregation and civil rights. The group instead focused on jury service for women, reapportionment of state districts, and support for the United Nations. Numbers declined even further when the national organization adopted a civil rights position in 1964. The Mississippi League, meanwhile, worked to keep the public school system open, and began enrolling African-American members. After years of avoidance, the LWV of Mississippi tentatively began to urge fair voter registration and voting law compliance. This stance ultimately acquired the group a subversive reputation among the state's white segregationist population.

The national League of Women Voters sponsored televised presidential debates in 1976, 1980, and 1984. In 1988, the LWV withdrew its affiliation in reaction to efforts by party nominees to dictate the terms of the debate. However, it continues to hold debates and candidate forums at the state and local levels, as well as providing voters' guides that outline candidate's positions on issues.


Bibliography

Brumbaugh, Sara Barbara. Democratic Experience and Education in the National League of Women Voters. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946.

Northart, Debra Lynne. "The League of Women Voters in Mississippi: The Civil Rights Years, 1954-1964." Ph.D. Dissertation; University of Mississippi; 1997.

Stuhler, Barbara. For the Public Record: A Documentary History of the League of Women Voters. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Ware, Susan. Papers of the League of Women Voters, 1918-1974. Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, c.1985-86. A published guide to a microfilm collection.

Young, Louise M. In the Public Interest: The League of Women Voters, 1920-1970. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.


Scope and Contents Note

Boxes 1 through 7 of the collection contain records of individual branches/chapters of the state organization: Greenville-Washington County; Greenwood-LeFlore County; Gulfport; Harrison County; Hattiesburg; Jackson; Long Beach; Meridian; Moss Point; Natchez; Newton; Oxford; Pass Christian; Starkville; Tupelo; and Vicksburg. Dating from 1946 through 1994, records include correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, public relations, budget & financial information, membership directories, yearbooks, subject files, and candidate questionnaires. Boxes 8 through 20 contain similar records related to the state division, while Boxes 21 through 23 consist of files related to the national LWV organization. Boxes 24 and 25 are oversized and contain scrapbooks maintained by the Mississippi League as well as large publications. Box 26 holds state and national records as well as several colored slides.

Received as an accretion in 1998, Boxes 27 through 29 contain a mix of local, state, and national material dating from the 1970s through 1998. Most of the local items are from Oxford, although Tupelo and Jackson are also represented. Box 29 also contains a number of files related to the Mississippi Women in Municipal Government.

Boxes 30 through 32 hold another accretion donated in 2001. Their contents date from the 1970s through the 1990s and include meeting minutes, awards, audio and visual recordings. Box 32 is oversized and holds framed objects including several political cartoons.

Donated in 2005, the contents of Box 33 include photographs, yearbooks, and material related to Dr. Katharine Rea.

A third gift in 2007 consists of photographs and one newspaper clipping which are located in Collection Photographs Box 44 Folder 3.

A 2008 accretion held state material dating from the 1960s through the 1980s.


User Information

Preferred Citation

League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

Open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

For preservation reasons, access to original recordings is restricted; however, digital counterparts are available to researchers in the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv. Although descriptions for all of the collection’s recordings are available to anyone on the internet, only some of the recordings are accessible on the web due to copyright. Researchers may review restricted material via onsite computer terminals in the J.D. Williams Library.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Sources at the University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections

Thomas G. Abernethy Collection. Abernethy represented Mississippi in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943 to 1973. Box 139 contains file "Mississippi League of Women Voters 1964-65." Location: Library Annex. http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00001/

Press Book (League of Women Voters of Oxford, Mississippi) Vols. 1 & 2 (1962-67). These volumes are not true publications but oversized scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, reports, publications, and ephemera. Call Number: JS1252 O9 L45.

1978 League of Women Voters of Mississippi Calendar. Jackson, MS: League of Women Voters of Mississippi 1977. Call Number: JK1911 M7 N54 1977.

A Citizen's Guide to the Hattiesburg Area. Hattiesburg, MS: League of Women Voters, [1979]. Call Number: F347 F6 H38.

Directory: Public Officials and Voting Information. Oxford, MS: League of Women Voters of the Oxford Area, 1970. Call Number: JS1252 O9 D57 1970.

A Guide for Mississippi Voters. University, MS: League of Women Voters of Mississippi. Both the 1966 & 1968 editions. Call Numbers: JK4616 G85 1966 and JK4616 G85 1968

Oxford Area Voter. League of Women Voters of Oxford (MS). Vols. 1-16 (1962-1978). Call Number: JS1252 O9 O9.

School Survey, 1963-64, Oxford, Mississippi. League of Women Voters, 1964. Call Number: LB2823 O9.

A Town Survey. [Oxford, MS]: League of Women Voters, 1965. Call Number: F349 O9 O9.

Voters Handbook, 1951. Jackson, MS: League of Women Voters of Jackson, Miss, 1951. Call Number: JS953 J3 V68 1951.

Yearbook, 1966-1967. Oxford, MS: League of Women Voters of the Oxford Area, [1967]. Call Number: JS1252 O9 Y43 1967.


Separated Material

Original photographs are located in Modern Political Archives Photographs Box 1, Folders 1 through 5 and 11 through 14. Stored in an off-site cold facility, the original images require two business days advance notice to acclimate and transfer to Special Collections. Scans of the original photographs are available online at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv.

For preservation reasons, original recordings are stored in a climate-controlled facility; access is restricted. See "Access Restrictions" note for a link to the recordings’ digital counterparts.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged by League of Women Voters Administrative level. Note: The materials in the accretions have been maintained as autonomous subcollections and may have materials related to other series.

The Folder listing is formatted as Box.Folder; thus 1.1 equals Box 1 Folder 1.

Series I. Branch Materials
Series II. State Materials
Series III. National Materials
Series IV. State and National Materials
Series V. Accretion 1998-54
Series VI. Accretion 2001-52
Series VII. Accretion 2008
Series VIII. Recordings

Container List

Branch Materials
1.1 Greenville-Washington County-District Correspondence, 1972-1975
1.2 Greenville League, Agenda and Minutes, 1975-1976
1.3 Greenville League, Voter, 1975
1.4 Greenville League, Reports, 1972-1976
1.5 Greenville League, American Association of University Women and League of Women Voters Legislative Day Fund, 1974
1.6 Greenville League, Organization, 1977
1.7 Greenville League, Correspondence, 1978-1980
1.8 Greenwood-LeFlore County League, 1960-1961 (Disband)
1.9 Gulfport League, Correspondence, 1958-1961 (Disband)
1.10 Harrison County, Correspondence and Reports, 1970-1981
1.11 Harrison County, Membership, Board Agenda, and Minutes, 1970-1982
1.12 Harrison County, Voter Bulletins, 1973-1981
1.13 Harrison County, Publicity, 1975
1.14 Hattiesburg League, Annual Reports, 1977-1985
1.15 Hattiesburg League, Newsletters, 1977-1986
1.16 Hattiesburg League, Correspondence, (general) 1977-1985
1.17 Hattiesburg League, Membership and Budget, 1977-1981
1.18 Jackson League, Officers and Board of Directors, 1946-1985
1.19 Jackson League, Voter, 1956-1963
1.20 Jackson League, Voter, 1964-1972
1.21 Jackson League, Voter, 1973-1979
1.22 Jackson League, Voter, 1980-1983
1.23 Jackson League, Voter, 1984-1990
1.24 One Copy of LWV of Mississippi Inventory, Boxes 1-25.
2.1 Jackson League, Voter Mailing List
2.2 Jackson League, Organization and Bylaws.
2.3 Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1947-1967
2.4 Jackson League, Membership Directory, 1960-1988
2.5 Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1968-1977
2.6 Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1978-1992
2.7 Jackson League, State and National Reports, 1964-1970
2.8 Jackson League, State and National Reports, 1971-1984
2.9 Jackson League, Financial Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1949- 1989
2.10 Jackson League, Municipal Government Study, 1963-1984
2.11 Jackson League, Yearbooks, 1966-1983
2.12 Jackson League, Finance Drive, 1967-1982
3.1 Jackson League, Legislative Day Publicity, 1968-1988
3.2 Jackson League, Recommendations and Proposals, 1968-1988
3.3 Jackson League, General Correspondence, 1969-1989
3.4 Jackson League, Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1972
3.5 Jackson League, Voting Machine Referendum and Poll Watching, 1971-1976
3.6 Jackson League, Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1977
3.7 Jackson League, Federal Housing Program, 1974-1977
3.8 Jackson League, Education Fund, 1975-1986
3.9 Jackson League, Press Releases and Achievements, 1978-1989
3.10 Jackson League, Transportation Plan 2000, 1978
3.11 Jackson League, Bank Statements, 1979-1983
3.12 Jackson League, Canceled Checks, 1980-1983
3.13 Jackson League, Calendar Sales, 1982-1983
3.14 Jackson League, Ledger-De-Main, 1974-1987
3.15 Jackson League, Yearbooks and Brochures, 1981-1989
3.16 Jackson League, Mayor's Commission on Crime, 1982-1984
3.17 Jackson League, 2020 Project, 1986
3.18 Jackson League, Mayoral Debate and Candidate's Forum, 1982-1989
4.1 Jackson League, Membership and Attendance Forms, 1987-1989
4.2 Jackson League, Member Interest Surveys, 1988
4.3 Jackson League, Voter Education, (secondary and colleges) 1988
4.4 Jackson League, Campaign Finance Reform, 1989
4.5 Jackson League, League of Women Voters Action Packet, 1989-1990
4.6 Jackson League, Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1989
4.7 Long Beach League, Know-Your-Town Report.
4.8 Long Beach League, General Correspondence, 1954-1972
4.9 Long Beach League, Proposed Budget, 1954-1955
4.10 Long Beach League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1954-1967
4.11 Long Beach League, Application for Recognition, 1955
4.12 Long Beach League, Officers and Membership Lists, 1955-1965
4.13 Long Beach League, Voter, 1962-1969
4.14 Long Beach League, Annual Reports, 1968-1972
4.15 Meridian League, Voter, 1966-1976
4.16 Meridian League, Voter, 1977-1978
4.17 Meridian League, Voter, 1979-1986
4.18 Meridian League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1965-1981
4.19 Meridian League, Bylaws and Budget Proposals, 1967-1983
4.20 Meridian League, State Reports, 1968-1969
4.21 Meridian League, General Correspondence, 1969-1985
4.22 Meridian League, Annual Reports, 1970-1982
4.23 Natchez League, Bylaws
4.24 Natchez League, Correspondence, 1957-1967
4.25 Natchez League, Voter Bulletins, 1957-1965
4.26 Natchez League, Board of Director Minutes, 1957-1965
4.27 Natchez League, Membership and Officer Directory, 1957-1958
4.28 Natchez League, Treasury Reports, 1959-1965
4.29 Newton League, State Reports, 1971-1981
4.30 Newton League, Correspondence, 1970-1976
4.31 Newton League, Minutes and Correspondence, 1973-1988
5.1 Newton League, Revised Bylaws, 1973.
5.2. Newton League, Voter Registration, 1973-1980
5.3 Newton League, Officers and Budget, 1974-1980
5.4 Newton League, Voter, 1974-1980 .
5.5 Newton League, A Study of Newton, Mississippi, 1977
5.6 Pass Christian League, General Correspondence, 1953-1965 (Disband)
5.7 Moss Point League, General Correspondence, 1954-1965
5.8 Moss Point League, A General History, 1959-1960 (Disband)
5.9 Oxford League, Yearbooks, 1965-1976
5.10 Oxford League, Voter, 1966-1970
5.11 Oxford League, Voter, 1971-1974
5.12 Oxford League, Voter, 1975-1978
5.13 Oxford League, Minutes from the Board of Directors, 1966-1977
5.14 Oxford League, Reports and Recommendations, 1968-1981
5.15 Oxford League, Voter Directory, 1970-1977
5.16 Oxford League, Proposed Budget Reports and Membership Directory, 1966-1974
5.17 Oxford League, Questionnaires and Bylaws, 1974
5.18 Oxford League, General Correspondence, 1977-1981
5.19 Starkville League, A General History, 1970
5.20 Starkville League, Bylaws and Membership Directory, 1972-1982
5.21 Starkville League, Organizational Reports, 1975-1982
5.22 Starkville League, General Correspondence, 1978-1982
5.23 Starkville League, Voter, 1979-1982
5.24 Starkville League, Budget and Expenditure Reports, 1979-1983
5.25 Starkville League, Family and Work Conference Planning Group, 1981
6.1 Tupelo League, Budget and Financial Reports, 1972-1986
6.2 Tupelo League, Provisional Reports, 1972-1979
6.3 Tupelo League, General Correspondence, 1976-1985
6.4 Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1976-1977
6.5 Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1978-1980
6.6 Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1981-1986
6.7 Tupelo League, Legislative Day, 1975-1986
6.8 Tupelo League, Candidate Questionnaires, 1983
6.9 Tupelo League, Candidate Questionnaires, 1985
6.10 Tupelo League, Voter, 1976-1979
6.11 Tupelo League, Voter, 1980-1981
6.12 Tupelo League, Voters, 1982-1986
6.13 Tupelo League, Membership Reports and Directory, 1976-1987
6.14 Tupelo League, Program Description
7.1 Tupelo League, Bylaws.
7.2 Tupelo League, Expense Vouchers and Receipts, 1976-1978
7.3 Tupelo League, Financial Records, 1977-1980
7.4 Tupelo League, Annual Reports, 1977-1982
7.5 Tupelo League, Lee County Public Hearing, 1977
7.6 Tupelo League, Lee County Bi-racial Committee, 1978
7.7 Tupelo League, Know-Your-Community Study, 1978
7.8 Tupelo League, Application for Recognition, 1978
7.9 Tupelo League, Finance Dive, 1978-1985
7.10 Tupelo League, Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1979
7.11 Tupelo League, Tennessee Valley Authority Study on Nuclear Construction, 1978-1982
7.12 Tupelo League, Membership Drive and Calendar Sales, 1980
7.13 Tupelo League, Directory, 1980-1987
7.14 Tupelo League, A Local Study, 1984
7.15 Tupelo League, Youth Recreational Study, 1985-1986
7.16 Tupelo League, Disbandment Papers, Tupelo League, 1987-1988
7.17 Tupelo League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1965-1988
7.18 Tupelo League, Voter Bulletins, 1965-1970
7.19 Tupelo League, Voter Bulletins, 1971-1977
7.20 Vicksburg League, Voter Bulletins, 1978-1988
7.21 Vicksburg League, Voters Services and Publicity, 1963-1981
7.22 Vicksburg League, Budget and Financial Reports, 1963-1982
7.23 Vicksburg League, General Correspondence, 1966-1991
7.24 Vicksburg League, Membership and Board of Directors, 1967-1988
7.25 Vicksburg League, State and National Reports, 1967-1985
7.26 Vicksburg League, A Study on City Government, 1966
7.27 Vicksburg League, Local Projects, 1970-1977
7.28 Vicksburg League, Abatement and Control of Air Contaminates Study, 1973
State Materials
8.1 Guide to Mississippi Voters.
8.2 State Annual Reports, 1955-1960
8.3 State Annual Reports, 1961-1962
8.4 State Annual Reports, 1963-1966
8.5 State Annual Reports, 1967-1970
8.6 State Executive Board Minutes, 1951-1959
8.7. State Executive Board Minutes, 1960-1962
8.8 State Executive Board Minutes, 1963-1965
8.9 State Executive Board Minutes, 1966-1969
9.1 State President's Correspondence, 1950-1959
9.2 State President's Correspondence, 1960-1969
9.3 Mississippi Voter, 1959-1979
9.4 State Budget and Treasury Reports, 1957-1969
9.5 Consensus on Local Programs, 1961-1976
9.6 Civil Rights, State and National, 1963-1982
9.7 Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1985
9.8 Mississippi Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation, 1964-1979
9.9 Candidate Questionnaires, 1965-1982
9.10 State Annual Reports, 1967-1969
9.11 Legislative Day, 1967-1977
9.12 ABC Election Coverage, 1968-1978
9.13 State Election Laws and Voting Procedures, 1966-1968
10.1 Project for Support of Public Education, 1962-1968
10.2 Compulsory Attendance Legislation, 1966-1981
10.3 Higher Education Briefs, 1969-1973
10.4. Desegregation and Busing, 1972-1977
10.5 Desegregation, (newspaper clippings) 1968-1984
10.6 Educational Finance Reform, 1974-1980
10.7 A Study of School Districts, 1977-1982
10.8 Lay Board of Education, state program, 1978-1982
10.9 Finance Drive, State and National, 1979-1985
10.10 Mississippi Education Finance Reform Correspondence, 1980-1982
10.11 Newspapers Clippings, general, 1954-1968
11.1 State Officers, Policies, and Duties, 1965-1988
11.2 State Executive Board Minutes, 1970-1973
11.3 State Executive Board Minutes, 1974-1977
11.4 State Executive Board Minutes, 1978-1979
11.5 State President's Correspondence, 1970-1980
11.6 State Officers and Board Members, 1970-1980
11.7 National and State Bylaws, 1967-1981
11.8 State Budget and Treasury Reports, 1970-1980
11.9 State Programs and Program Indexes, 1967-1983
11.10 Annual Reports, 1970-1980
11.11 Biennial Conventions, State, 1972-1979
11.12 A Study on School Land Reforms, (16th section) 1969-1977
12.1 State Voter Guides, 1960-1978
12.2 State Correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service, 1970-1980
12.3 State Legislative Day and Voter Service, 1971-1979
12.4 Compliance and Monitoring the Voting Rights Act, State and National, 1971-1988
12.5 Voting Rights Act Updated, 1985 (newspaper clippings)
12.6 Solid Waste Management, State and National, 1971-1981
12.7 Educational Fund Drive, Candidate Questionnaires and School Brochures, 1972-1974
12.8 Election Laws Reforms, 1972-1986
12.9 Learn with the League, Public Affairs Programming, 1972-1978
12.10 Candidate Forums and Questionnaires, 1971-1982
12.11 Objectives and Concerns, State and National, 1973-1979
12.12 Program Planning for National and State Leagues, 1980-1982
13.1 Clean Air and Safe Water Acts, State and National, 1970-1988
13.2 Brochures on the Clean Air and Safe Water Act, 1970-1988
13.3 Hazardous Waste Disposal, State and National, 1972-1980
13.4 Hazardous Waste Disposal, State and National, 1981-1989
13.5 Tennessee Valley Authority's Minority Economic Development Program, 1972
13.6 Women's Day, State, 1973-1980
13.7 Calendar Sales, State, 1973-1982
13.8 Land Use, State and National, 1973-1979
13.9 Tennessee Valley Authority's Industrial Park Planning, 1977-1978
13.10 Tennessee Valley Authority's Medical Services Development Program, 1977-1978
13.11 Tennessee Valley Authority's Inter-League Council, 1978-1981
13.12 Tennessee Valley Authority's Hazardous Waste Management Workshop, 1978-1986
14.1 Voter Service Publicity, 1971-1980
14.2 Bank Statements, Deposit Tickets, and Paid Invoices, 1974-1979
14.3 State and National Energy Conservation, 1976-1980
14.4 State League Energy Education Project, 1977-1979
14.5 State Tax Rolls and Land Assessed Values, 1972-1973
14.6 Reassessment of Property, State Finance, 1977-1978
14.7 State Action Lobby Act, 1977-1989
14.8 State Press Releases, 1977-1982
14.9 State Solar Legislative Enactments, 1978-1982
14.10 Bureau of National Affairs, (a research project) 1978-1982
14.11 Energy Workshop for Primary and Secondary Schools, 1979-1980
14.12 Primary Election Questionnaires, 1979
15.1 Deductible Education Fund, State Tax, 1974-1978
15.2 Correspondence with Senator John C. Stennis, 1975-1985
15.3 State Government Resource Material, 1976-1977
15.4 International Woman's Year in Mississippi, (IWY) 1977
15.5 State Correspondence with Legislex, 1979-1982
15.6 Reapportionment Position, State, 1979-1981
15.7 Financing Social Security in Mississippi, 1979-1980
15.8. Newspaper Clippings, State, 1970-1979
15.9 Low Cost and No Cost Energy Inc., 1980-1981
15.10 Mississippi Fiscal and Local Budget Process, 1980
15.11 Mississippi Voter, 1980-1989
15.12 Biennial Council and State Conventions, 1980-1988
15.13 State Board Minutes, 1980-1981
15.14 State Board Minutes, 1982-1983
15.15 League Publicity and Letters to the Editor, 1981-1982
16.1 Bank Statements, Legislative Day Fund with AAUW, 1979-1984
16.2 Treasury Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1980-1983
16.3 Treasury Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1984-1988
16.4 Bank Statements, Sunburst Bank, 1981-1988
16.5 Bank Statements, National Bank of Commerce, 1980-1988
16.6 Calendar Sales, 1980-1990
16.7 State League I.R.S. Forms, 1980-1987
16.8 State Expenses and Receipts, 1980-1982
16.9 State Expenses and Receipts, 1983-1984
16.10 Canceled Checks, State, 1980-1982
16.11 Canceled Checks, State, 1983-1985
16.12 Legislative Day Fund and Expenses, 1982-1986
16.13 ABC Election Reporter Expense Vouchers, 1982-1986
17.1 ABC News Reporting, State, 1988
17.2 ABC Reporter Expense Vouchers, 1988
17.3 League Publicity, Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1984
17.4 Newspaper Clippings, State, 1980-1988
17.5 Monthly Activity Office Reports, 1983-1985
17.6 State Board Reports and Minutes, 1984-1989
17.7 Tennessee Valley Authority Round Table Forum, 1982
17.8 Personal Correspondence, State Presidents, 1980-1982
17.9 Personal correspondence, State Presidents, 1983-1984
17.10 State Expenses and Receipts, 1985-1989
17.11 Annual Reports, 1980-1984
17.12 State Officers and Membership Directory, 1980-1989
17.13 Legislative Update and State Legislative Reports, 1980-1989
17.14 State Team Reports, (School Finance) 1980-1983
18.1 Coastal Zone Management, 1979-1981
18.2 Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, 1980-1984
18.3 Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1980-1981
18.4 Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1982-1986
18.5 Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1987-1989
18.6 Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates, 1981
18.7 Key Precincts for Mississippi, 1982 (Senator and Representative Districts)
18.8 Legislators and Gubernatorial Candidates, 1983-1982
18.9 General Election Key, 1984-1986
18.10 The President's Packet, 1986-1988
18.11 Legislative Priorities of the State League, 1981-1989
18.12 Treasury Report and Proposed Budget, 1987-1988
18.13 Super Tuesday Education Project, 1987-1988
19.1 Environmental Protection Agency, State and National, 1980-1984
19.2 State and National Policy on Arms Control, 1980-1986
19.3 State and National League Position on Basic Human Needs, (Social Policy Position) 1967-1989
19.4 Prenatal Care, A Local Study, 1980-1985
19.5 Child Care and Child Abuse Legislation, 1980-1989
19.6 Open Records Bill, State, 1980-1983
19.7 Contemporary Women's Issues, 1981-1986
19.8 Reforming Mississippi's Constitution and Judiciary, 1981-1988
19.9 Legalized Casino Gambling, (League of Women Voters of Massachusetts) 1981
19.10 Agenda for Security, State Senate Debates, 1984-1988
19.11 League Board Portfolio, State, 1982
19.12 League Policy, Standards, Members-at-Large and Job Descriptions, 1982
20.1 Mississippi Ethics Commission, 1981-1983
20.2 State Beverage Container Law, 1982-1990
20.3 Mississippi Agriculture, 1982-1988
20.4 News Releases, State, 1983-1988
20.5 Student-Parent Mock Election, 1984
20.6 National Tax Reform, 1984-1986
20.7 Calendar of Events, State, 1985-1987
20.8 Mississippi First, Legislative Report, 1985
20.9 Mississippi Conference on State Correctional Policy, 1987
20.10 Voter Information and State Legislative Guide, 1987-1990
20.11 A Case for a County Unit System, 1987-1988
20.12 Renew America Project, 1987-1989
20.13 The Thelma Worksman Award, 1988
20.14 Tally Sheets for Mississippi Primary Election, 1988
20.15 State Action Packet, Lobby Corps, 1989-1990
20.16 State Program, 1989-1991
20.17 Presidential Debates, State and National, 1988
20.18 Unicameral Legislature, A Study in Mississippi, 1990-1991
20.19 Board of Directors and Board Minutes, 1990-1991
20.20 State Budget Report, 1990-1994
20.21 League Office Log Reports, State, 1990-1991
20.22 State Presidents Correspondence, 1990-1992
20.23 State League's Stance on Abortion, 1990
20.24 Legislative Day, 1990
20.25 Legislative Wrap-up and State League Priorities, 1990-1993
20.26 ECO-Ms, (Environmental Coalition of Mississippi) 1990
20.27 League Brochures, 1980-1989
20.28 Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, 1991
20.29 1992 Mississippi Election
20.30 State League Portfolio (revised) 1993-1994
National Materials
21.1 Bylaws, League of Women Voters of the United States, 1946
21.2 Citizen Information, Voter Service Material.
21.3 National Voter, 1964-1979
21.4 National Voter, 1980-1985
21.5 National Voter, 1985-1991
21.6 Voters from Other States, 1981-1983
21.7 League Publications, 1971-1988
21.8 The League of Frightened Women, An Essay, 1954
21.9 League Position on H.R. 5055 (Amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
21.10 Discussion Unit Meetings Work, 1965
21.11 Towards a Global Strategy of Development, 1965-1968
21.12 Overseas Education Fund, 1969-1971
21.13 National League's 50th Anniversary Newsletter, 1969
21.14 National Guidelines for Adopting Local Programs, 1971
21.15 How to Rap and Lobby your Representative, 1971-1979
21.16 Fund Raising, 1972-1981
21.17 The Federalist Papers Reexamined, 1974
21.18 Land Use Planning, National, 1975-1979
21.19 Impact on Issues, a Leader's Guide to National Programs, 1976-1982
21.20 National Council, 1976-1981
21.21 Inter-League Organization, 1972-1978
21.22 Proposed National Study Items by States, 1979
21.23 A Guide to National Programs, 1978-1980
21.24 Civil Rights and Civil Disorder, 1964-1968
21.25 Human Resources, Equality of Opportunity, 1965-1968
22.1 Study on Environmental and Energy Conservation Issues, 1970-1987
22.2 Congressional Voting Record, 1971-1984
22.3 Congressional Structure and Procedure, 1971-1982
22.4 League of Women Voters Litigation Department Docket, 1973-1978
22.5 League Litigation, 1973-1979
22.6 Women's Issues and the Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1979
22.7 Equal Rights Amendment, 1980-1987
22.8 Development of Provisional Leagues, 1974-1979
22.9 National League Self-Study, 1974
22.10 The Constitution after Two-Hundred Years, 1975-1987
22.11 The Federal Deficit, 1976-1987
22.12 A Study of Cities and Urban Crisis, 1976-1980
22.13 National Board Reports, Officers, Directors, Income Statements, and Local Guidelines, 1977-1987
22.14 Anti-League Propaganda, National, 1977-1980
22.15 Clear Air Act, National, 1977-1980
22.16 International Trade, National, 1977-1980
23.1 National Correspondence, 1973-1983
23.2 Tips for Local League Presidents, 1976-1981
23.3 Guidelines for Local Leagues, 1977-1988
23.4 National Budget and Proposed Membership Payment Plan, 1978-1984
23.5 National League of Women Voter Guidelines, 1978-1986
23.6 Voter Citizen Information Handbook, 1978
23.7 State and Local league Planning Guide, 1980-1984
23.8 National League's Statement on Low-Income Energy Assistance, 1979
23.9 Liquid Waste Immobilization Project, 1979-1980
23.10 District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment, 1980-1981
23.11 A Study of Corporal Punishment in Schools, 1980-1985
23.12 Environmental Publications, 1980-1982
23.13 Congressional Leadership Debates, 1980-1982
23.14 National PAR Ratings, (95th-97th Congress) 1980-1981
23.15 Fair Housing Amendment Act, 1980
23.16 National League's Position on U.S. Relations with Developing Countries, 1980-1987
23.17 Minority Women in the league, 1981
23.18 Campaign for Fair School Finance, 1980-1985
23.19 Tuition Tax Credits, National Coalition of Public Education, 1981
23.20 White House Conference on Aging, 1981
23.21 Urban Transportation Planning, 1981
23.22 Reports from the Hill, 1981-1987
23.23 Council-83, (Center for Adult Education) 1983
23.24 The Women's Vote, National, 1984
23.25 Long Range Plan for the League of Women Voters, 1984
23.26 League of Women Voters Internship Program, 1986
23.27 Institute for Peace and International Security, 1987
23.28 Council '87' Lobby Day.
23.29 New Logo for the League, 1988
23.30 Women in the Eighties.
23.31 Women in Politics, 1977-1978
23.32 National League Convention, 1980-1988
23.33 Proposed National Programs, 1980-1986
23.34 Post Board Summary, 1987-1989
23.35 Crisis in the Gulf, A Study on America's Choices, 1990
23.36 Debate America, Presidential Debates, 1992
23.37 National Voter Registration Drive, 1992
23.38 A Citizen's Guide to the Media
State and National Materials
24 Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1952-1954
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Jackson, 1987
Twenty-one Calendars, 1974-1994
Education Finance in the Coming Decade, 1975
Plain Talk about School Finance, 1978
Who Should Elect the President? 1969
Educational Administration in Metropolitan Areas, 1974
Women's Rights and the Law, The Impact of the Equal Rights Amendment on State Laws, 1977
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1984
Disbursement Ledger, Income Statements, ERA Account, 1977-1988
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1982
25 Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1971-1980
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Jackson, 1953-1954
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Jackson, 1968-1973
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1980-1983
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Jackson, 1962-1968
Scrapbook, League of Women Voters of Mississippi, 1987-1988
Development of Provisional Leagues, 1974-1979
The President Looks at her Job, Tips for Local League Presidents, 1976-1981
26 Cassette Tape. "A Time to Educate All Mississippians." (Communication Arts Company). Note: A digital version of this recording is available in the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv. See Access Restrictions note above.
26 Cassette Tape. "What’s in US for You: Audio for League Membership Slide Show" (League of Women Voters of the United States). Note: A digital version of this recording is available in the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv. See Access Restrictions note above.
26.1 Documents to accompany film "Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Policy for the Future" (1990). Note: A digital version of this recording is available in the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv. See Access Restrictions note above.
26.2 Documents to accompany slide show "Solar Energy: The Best Gift of All." Note: Slides removed to Modern Political Archives Photographs Box 1, Folder 12.
Accretion 1998-54
27.1 Tupelo Area
27.2 State Items, 1976-1977
27.3 State Items, 1975
27.4 Government
27.5 Counter Government
27.6 Energy
27.7 Environmental Quality
27.8 Equal Rights Amendment
27.9 Convention Schedule -- Colored Women's Club 1977
27.10 Book Club Program -- Fall 1974
27.11 Women in Politics
27.12 Human Resources
27.13 Land Use
27.14 United Nations
27.15 National Board Report
27.16 Education Fund
27.17 Finances
27.18 Membership
27.19 Organization
27.20 Clippings
27.21 Public Relations
27.22 National Voter
27.23 Mississippi Voter
27.24 Oxford Voter
27.25 League of Women Voters
27.26 Electoral College
28.1 League of Women Voters State Budget, 1975-1976
28.2 Candidate Questionnaires
28.3 Membership Committee
28.4 Brochures
28.5 Child Abuse Pamphlet
28.6 League of Women Voters Material from Various States
28.7 Miscellaneous -- 1972
28.8 Miscellaneous -- 1973
28.9 Miscellaneous -- 1975
28.10 Miscellaneous -- 1976
28.11 Miscellaneous -- Undated
28.12 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1993-1994
28.13 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1994-1995
28.14 Clippings and Photos
28.15 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1986-1987
28.16 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government -- Midwinter Management, January 1987
28.17 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Officers, 1986-1987
28.18 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1986-1987
28.19 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government State Coordinator
28.20 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Membership List
28.21 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government
28.22 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Treasurer's Report
28.23 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Press Releases
28.24 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 1989
29.1 League of Women Voters Bylaws
29.2 Miscellaneous 1975-1976
29.3 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 1986-1988
29.4 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Minutes 1986-1988
29.5 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Correspondence 1986-1988
29.6 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Miscellaneous 1986-1988
29.7 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Programs/Meeting Agenda
29.8 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Membership/Officers
29.9 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Financial Records/Reports
29.10 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Clippings and Magazine
29.11 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government
29.12 Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Bylaws
Accretion 2001-52
30.1 Program from the Twentieth Biennial Convention. Jackson, Ms. 20 May 1989
30.2 Meeting Minutes, 1990-1991
CERTIFICATES
31.1 The Courage and Valor Award, League of Women Voters, Ritzy Ebonette Club, Inc., 1974
32 Framed Objects (Oversized)
Various framed political cartoons featuring League of Women Voters in some way, presented by artists from Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Framed and signed Mississippi Senate Bill No. 2441 (30 April 1980)
Accretion 2005-78
33.1 AAUN Photographs & Yearbook Collection circa 1987-2001
33.2 A Celebration of Women's Suffrage 75th Anniversary (1920-1995)
33.3 Conventions, Receptions, and Photographs
33.4 Dr. Katharine Rea Collection, Attending Conventions/Voting Conventions, Pictures taken from Governor Winter, Gulf Coast Branch, 1997, Dr. Katharine Rea's Obituary
Accretion 2008
34.1 Project for Support of Public Education, 1962–1968 (State)
34.2 Higher Education Briefs, 1969–1973
34.3 Mississippi School Districts: 1977–1982 , a Study including Transportation Costs and Breakfast Bill
34.4 Correspondence – Mississippi Education Finance Reform, 1980–1982
34.5 Mississippi Educational Finance Reform, 1974–1980
34.6 Election Guides
34.7 MAL UNIT – Pearl River County
34.8 Calendars
Recordings
Note: The collection also contains two cassette tapes, nine VHS tapes, five Umatic tapes, two audio reels, and one 16mm film. Although access to the originals is restricted for preservation reasons, digital counterparts are available as part of the League of Women Voters of Mississippi Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/lwv. Please note that while descriptions of all the recordings are available to anyone on the internet, only some of the recordings are accessible on the web due to copyright. Researcher may review restricted material via onsite computer terminals in the J.D. Williams Library.

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