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League of Women Voters of Maryland archives

Abstract

Title:
League of Women Voters of Maryland archives
Author/Creator:
League of Women Voters of Maryland
Collection number:
72-8
Size:
32.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1910-1985
Inclusive dates:
1910-1985
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The League of Women Voters of Maryland was founded in 1921, shortly after the passage of the twentieth amendement granting women the vote. The League has antecedents in a number of suffrage organizations, including the Just Government League of Maryland and the Women's Suffrage League of Maryland. The League of Women Voters has organized county leagues and developed a program for voicing the concerns and furthering the interests of its members. The League has also been particularly interested in elections and voting; efficiency in government; social and child welfare; women's rights; world peace; and education. Among the controversial areas in which the League has been active over the years are child labor; collective bargaining; food and drug administration; housing; the merit system in civil service; the United Nations; disarmament; the poll tax; civil rights; and the Equal Rights Amendment. League activities are documented in newsletters, press releases, correspondence, reports, and minutes.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

League of Women Voters of Maryland archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1242
Publication rights:

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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.