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League of Women Voters of Louisville/Jefferson County Records

Identifier: 1986_026-UA

This collection documents the activities of the League of Women Voters of Louisville/Jefferson County from 1920 to 1980 and includes organizational records, program files, minutes and proceedings from conventions and general councils, publications, photographs, and ephemera.


  • 1920-1980


Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in the League of Women Voters of Louisville/Jefferson County Records have not been transferred to the University of Louisville.


53 linear feet (40 records center boxes, 3 manuscript boxes, 2 flats, and 10 oversized items)

Organizational history

Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization with two main purposes: to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The organization's name, like its mission, derives from the proud legacy of the women's suffrage movement. With more than a hundred thousand members and supporters nationwide, the League of Women Voters works at the local, state, and national levels, paralleling the levels of American government. It is organized in more than one thousand communities, in all fifty states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The league's hallmark is its unique grassroots approach to study and action, with all positions taken based on nationwide study, and consensus among members. Members may join through any level of the league, and with membership comes the opportunity to work on local, state, regional, and national public policy issues. Local leagues set their local programs, priorities and dues; state leagues set the statewide agenda.

Processing Information

Prepared by Richard R. Lampson, Student Assistant

Cynthia Stevenson, Project Archivist

L. Dale Patterson, Associate Archivist

Thomas L. Owen, Project Director

January 31, 1989

League of Women Voters of Louisville/Jefferson County Records
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Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752