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League of Women Voters of Duluth records

 Collection
Identifier: S2201

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the business records of the organization including minutes, annual reports, and correspondence, information on local study items, selected newspaper clippings scrapbooks, and audiocassettes and films on various topics.  Local topics include information on changes in the form of government, municipal finances, education, and land use.

Dates

  • 1924-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Duluth chapter of the League of Women Voters was organized in 1922, Mrs. H. J. Gannis was president.In 1946, when the League of Women Voters changed its name to the League of Women Voters of the United States, the Duluth chapter became the League of Women Voters of Duluth. The National office assigned League Number MN408.

The League of Women Voters of the United States was “designed to succeed” the National American Women Suffrage Association. The League was formed to teach women the mechanics of voting and to enlighten them upon current issues. Today its membership is open to both men and women. The League has local chapters in all fifty states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

The League of Women Voters of the United States is a non-partisan organization. Its members, who join at the local level, study local, state, and national issues, coming to a consensus (represented by majority and minority reports) on the position the League will take on each. However, the League does not endorse candidates or political parties.

Extent

20.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains the business records of the organization including minutes, annual reports, and correspondence, information on local study items, selected newspaper clippings scrapbooks, and audiocassettes and films on various topics.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Title
Guide to the League of Women Voters of Duluth records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526