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League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection


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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Mississippi League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1980
Date [inclusive]
1946-2014 (bulk 1950s-1980s)
General Physical Description note
33 boxes (45 linear feet)
Modern Political Archives
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

  1. Series I. Branch Materials
  2. Series II. State Materials
  3. Series III. National Materials
  4. Series IV. State and National Materials
  5. Series V. Accretion 1998-54
  6. Series VI. Accretion 2001-52
  7. Series VII. Accretion 2008
  8. Series VIII. Recordings

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2009

Revision Description

 Ivey, Susan 2015

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 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.


Infrequent additions are expected to this collection.

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.

The League transferred further material in November 2014.

Processing Information

Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite revised the finding aid in 2008 and 2009 with the assistance of Ellie Campbell and Maggie Tate. McWhite revised the finding aid again in 2014.

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.

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Related Materials

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.

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; 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

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mississippi League of Women Voters

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mississippi -- Politics and government


  • Political campaigns
  • Women in politics
  • Women political activists

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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.

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Collection Inventory

Branch Materials 

Box 1 

Folder 1: Greenville-Washington County-District Correspondence, 1972-1975 

Folder 2: Greenville League, Agenda and Minutes, 1975-1976 

Folder 3: Greenville League, Voter, 1975 

Folder 4: Greenville League, Reports, 1972-1976 

Folder 5: Greenville League, American Association of University Women and League of Women Voters Legislative Day Fund, 1974 

Folder 6: Greenville League, Organization, 1977 

Folder 7: Greenville League, Correspondence, 1978-1980 

Folder 8: Greenwood-LeFlore County League, (Disband) 1960-1961 

Folder 9: Gulfport League, Correspondence, (Disband) 1958-1961 

Folder 10: Harrison County, Correspondence and Reports, 1970-1981 

Folder 11: Harrison County, Membership, Board Agenda, and Minutes, 1970-1982 

Folder 12: Harrison County, Voter Bulletins, 1973-1981 

Folder 13: Harrison County, Publicity, 1975 

Folder 14: Hattiesburg League, Annual Reports, 1977-1985 

Folder 15: Hattiesburg League, Newsletters, 1977-1986 

Folder 16: Hattiesburg League, Correspondence, (general) 1977-1985 

Folder 17: Hattiesburg League, Membership and Budget, 1977-1981 

Folder 18: Jackson League, Officers and Board of Directors, 1946-1985 

Folder 19: Jackson League, Voter, 1956-1963 

Folder 20: Jackson League, Voter, 1964-1972 

Folder 21: Jackson League, Voter, 1973-1979 

Folder 22: Jackson League, Voter, 1980-1983 

Folder 23: Jackson League, Voter, 1984-1990 

Folder 24: One Copy of LWV of Mississippi Inventory, Boxes 1-25. 

Box 2 

Folder 1: Jackson League, Voter Mailing List 

Folder 2: Jackson League, Organization and Bylaws. 

Folder 3: Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1947-1967 

Folder 4: Jackson League, Membership Directory, 1960-1988 

Folder 5: Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1968-1977 

Folder 6: Jackson League, Minutes from the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings, 1978-1992 

Folder 7: Jackson League, State and National Reports, 1964-1970 

Folder 8: Jackson League, State and National Reports, 1971-1984 

Folder 9: Jackson League, Financial Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1949- 1989 

Folder 10: Jackson League, Municipal Government Study, 1963-1984 

Folder 11: Jackson League, Yearbooks, 1966-1983 

Folder 12: Jackson League, Finance Drive, 1967-1982 

Box 3 

Folder 1: Jackson League, Legislative Day Publicity, 1968-1988 

Folder 2: Jackson League, Recommendations and Proposals, 1968-1988 

Folder 3: Jackson League, General Correspondence, 1969-1989 

Folder 4: Jackson League, Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1972 

Folder 5: Jackson League, Voting Machine Referendum and Poll Watching, 1971-1976 

Folder 6: Jackson League, Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1977 

Folder 7: Jackson League, Federal Housing Program, 1974-1977 

Folder 8: Jackson League, Education Fund, 1975-1986 

Folder 9: Jackson League, Press Releases and Achievements, 1978-1989 

Folder 10: Jackson League, Transportation Plan 2000, 1978 

Folder 11: Jackson League, Bank Statements, 1979-1983 

Folder 12: Jackson League, Canceled Checks, 1980-1983 

Folder 13: Jackson League, Calendar Sales, 1982-1983 

Folder 14: Jackson League, Ledger-De-Main, 1974-1987 

Folder 15: Jackson League, Yearbooks and Brochures, 1981-1989 

Folder 16: Jackson League, Mayor's Commission on Crime, 1982-1984 

Folder 17: Jackson League, 2020 Project, 1986 

Folder 18: Jackson League, Mayoral Debate and Candidate's Forum, 1982-1989 

Box 4 

Folder 1: Jackson League, Membership and Attendance Forms, 1987-1989 

Folder 2: Jackson League, Member Interest Surveys, 1988 

Folder 3: Jackson League, Voter Education, (secondary and colleges) 1988 

Folder 4: Jackson League, Campaign Finance Reform, 1989 

Folder 5: Jackson League, League of Women Voters Action Packet, 1989-1990 

Folder 6: Jackson League, Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1989 

Folder 7: Long Beach League, Know-Your-Town Report. 

Folder 8: Long Beach League, General Correspondence, 1954-1972 

Folder 9: Long Beach League, Proposed Budget, 1954-1955 

Folder 10: Long Beach League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1954-1967 

Folder 11: Long Beach League, Application for Recognition, 1955 

Folder 12: Long Beach League, Officers and Membership Lists, 1955-1965 

Folder 13: Long Beach League, Voter, 1962-1969 

Folder 14: Long Beach League, Annual Reports, 1968-1972 

Folder 15: Meridian League, Voter, 1966-1976 

Folder 16: Meridian League, Voter, 1977-1978 

Folder 17: Meridian League, Voter, 1979-1986 

Folder 18: Meridian League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1965-1981 

Folder 19: Meridian League, Bylaws and Budget Proposals, 1967-1983 

Folder 20: Meridian League, State Reports, 1968-1969 

Folder 21: Meridian League, General Correspondence, 1969-1985 

Folder 22: Meridian League, Annual Reports, 1970-1982 

Folder 23: Natchez League, Bylaws 

Folder 24: Natchez League, Correspondence, 1957-1967 

Folder 25: Natchez League, Voter Bulletins, 1957-1965 

Folder 26: Natchez League, Board of Director Minutes, 1957-1965 

Folder 27: Natchez League, Membership and Officer Directory, 1957-1958 

Folder 28: Natchez League, Treasury Reports, 1959-1965 

Folder 29: Newton League, State Reports, 1971-1981 

Folder 30: Newton League, Correspondence, 1970-1976 

Folder 31: Newton League, Minutes and Correspondence, 1973-1988 

Box 5 

Folder 1: Newton League, Revised Bylaws, 1973. 

Folder 2: Newton League, Voter Registration, 1973-1980 

Folder 3: Newton League, Officers and Budget, 1974-1980 

Folder 4: Newton League, Voter, . 1974-1980 

Folder 5: Newton League, A Study of Newton, Mississippi, 1977 

Folder 6: Pass Christian League, General Correspondence, (Disband) 1953-1965 

Folder 7: Moss Point League, General Correspondence, 1954-1965 

Folder 8: Moss Point League, A General History, (Disband) 1959-1960 

Folder 9: Oxford League, Yearbooks, 1965-1976 

Folder 10: Oxford League, Voter, 1966-1970 

Folder 11: Oxford League, Voter, 1971-1974 

Folder 12: Oxford League, Voter, 1975-1978 

Folder 13: Oxford League, Minutes from the Board of Directors, 1966-1977 

Folder 14: Oxford League, Reports and Recommendations, 1968-1981 

Folder 15: Oxford League, Voter Directory, 1970-1977 

Folder 16: Oxford League, Proposed Budget Reports and Membership Directory, 1966-1974 

Folder 17: Oxford League, Questionnaires and Bylaws, 1974 

Folder 18: Oxford League, General Correspondence, 1977-1981 

Folder 19: Starkville League, A General History, 1970 

Folder 20: Starkville League, Bylaws and Membership Directory, 1972-1982 

Folder 21: Starkville League, Organizational Reports, 1975-1982 

Folder 22: Starkville League, General Correspondence, 1978-1982 

Folder 23: Starkville League, Voter, 1979-1982 

Folder 24: Starkville League, Budget and Expenditure Reports, 1979-1983 

Folder 25: Starkville League, Family and Work Conference Planning Group, 1981 

Box 6 

Folder 1: Tupelo League, Budget and Financial Reports, 1972-1986 

Folder 2: Tupelo League, Provisional Reports, 1972-1979 

Folder 3: Tupelo League, General Correspondence, 1976-1985 

Folder 4: Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1976-1977 

Folder 5: Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1978-1980 

Folder 6: Tupelo League, Executive Board Minutes, 1981-1986 

Folder 7: Tupelo League, Legislative Day, 1975-1986 

Folder 8: Tupelo League, Candidate Questionnaires, 1983 

Folder 9: Tupelo League, Candidate Questionnaires, 1985 

Folder 10: Tupelo League, Voter, 1976-1979 

Folder 11: Tupelo League, Voter, 1980-1981 

Folder 12: Tupelo League, Voters, 1982-1986 

Folder 13: Tupelo League, Membership Reports and Directory, 1976-1987 

Folder 14: Tupelo League, Program Description 

Box 7 

Folder 1: Tupelo League, Bylaws. 

Folder 2: Tupelo League, Expense Vouchers and Receipts, 1976-1978 

Folder 3: Tupelo League, Financial Records, 1977-1980 

Folder 4: Tupelo League, Annual Reports, 1977-1982 

Folder 5: Tupelo League, Lee County Public Hearing, 1977 

Folder 6: Tupelo League, Lee County Bi-racial Committee, 1978 

Folder 7: Tupelo League, Know-Your-Community Study, 1978 

Folder 8: Tupelo League, Application for Recognition, 1978 

Folder 9: Tupelo League, Finance Dive, 1978-1985 

Folder 10: Tupelo League, Newspaper Clippings, 1978-1979 

Folder 11: Tupelo League, Tennessee Valley Authority Study on Nuclear Construction, 1978-1982 

Folder 12: Tupelo League, Membership Drive and Calendar Sales, 1980 

Folder 13: Tupelo League, Directory, 1980-1987 

Folder 14: Tupelo League, A Local Study, 1984 

Folder 15: Tupelo League, Youth Recreational Study, 1985-1986 

Folder 16: Tupelo League, Disbandment Papers, Tupelo League, 1987-1988 

Folder 17: Tupelo League, Minutes from the Executive Board and General Meeting, 1965-1988 

Folder 18: Tupelo League, Voter Bulletins, 1965-1970 

Folder 19: Tupelo League, Voter Bulletins, 1971-1977 

Folder 20: Vicksburg League, Voter Bulletins, 1978-1988 

Folder 21: Vicksburg League, Voters Services and Publicity, 1963-1981 

Folder 22: Vicksburg League, Budget and Financial Reports, 1963-1982 

Folder 23: Vicksburg League, General Correspondence, 1966-1991 

Folder 24: Vicksburg League, Membership and Board of Directors, 1967-1988 

Folder 25: Vicksburg League, State and National Reports, 1967-1985 

Folder 26: Vicksburg League, A Study on City Government, 1966 

Folder 27: Vicksburg League, Local Projects, 1970-1977 

Folder 28: Vicksburg League, Abatement and Control of Air Contaminates Study, 1973 

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State Materials 

Box 8 

Folder 1: Guide to Mississippi Voters. 

Folder 2: State Annual Reports, 1955-1960 

Folder 3: State Annual Reports, 1961-1962 

Folder 4: State Annual Reports, 1963-1966 

Folder 5: State Annual Reports, 1967-1970 

Folder 6: State Executive Board Minutes, 1951-1959 

Folder 7: State Executive Board Minutes, 1960-1962 

Folder 8: State Executive Board Minutes, 1963-1965 

Folder 9: State Executive Board Minutes, 1966-1969 

Box 9 

Folder 1: State President's Correspondence, 1950-1959 

Folder 2: State President's Correspondence, 1960-1969 

Folder 3: Mississippi Voter, 1959-1979 

Folder 4: State Budget and Treasury Reports, 1957-1969 

Folder 5: Consensus on Local Programs, 1961-1976 

Folder 6: Civil Rights, State and National, 1963-1982 

Folder 7: Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1985 

Folder 8: Mississippi Wild and Scenic Rivers Legislation, 1964-1979 

Folder 9: Candidate Questionnaires, 1965-1982 

Folder 10: State Annual Reports, 1967-1969 

Folder 11: Legislative Day, 1967-1977 

Folder 12: ABC Election Coverage, 1968-1978 

Folder 13: State Election Laws and Voting Procedures, 1966-1968 

Box 10 

Folder 1: Project for Support of Public Education, 1962-1968 

Folder 2: Compulsory Attendance Legislation, 1966-1981 

Folder 3: Higher Education Briefs, 1969-1973 

Folder 4: Desegregation and Busing, 1972-1977 

Folder 5: Desegregation, (newspaper clippings) 1968-1984 

Folder 6: Educational Finance Reform, 1974-1980 

Folder 7: A Study of School Districts, 1977-1982 

Folder 8: Lay Board of Education, state program, 1978-1982 

Folder 9: Finance Drive, State and National, 1979-1985 

Folder 10: Mississippi Education Finance Reform Correspondence, 1980-1982 

Folder 11: Newspapers Clippings, general, 1954-1968 

Box 11 

Folder 1: State Officers, Policies, and Duties, 1965-1988 

Folder 2: State Executive Board Minutes, 1970-1973 

Folder 3: State Executive Board Minutes, 1974-1977 

Folder 4: State Executive Board Minutes, 1978-1979 

Folder 5: State President's Correspondence, 1970-1980 

Folder 6: State Officers and Board Members, 1970-1980 

Folder 7: National and State Bylaws, 1967-1981 

Folder 8: State Budget and Treasury Reports, 1970-1980 

Folder 9: State Programs and Program Indexes, 1967-1983 

Folder 10: Annual Reports, 1970-1980 

Folder 11: Biennial Conventions, State, 1972-1979 

Folder 12: A Study on School Land Reforms, (16th section) 1969-1977 

Box 12 

Folder 1: State Voter Guides, 1960-1978 

Folder 2: State Correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service, 1970-1980 

Folder 3: State Legislative Day and Voter Service, 1971-1979 

Folder 4: Compliance and Monitoring the Voting Rights Act, State and National, 1971-1988 

Folder 5: Voting Rights Act Updated, (newspaper clippings) 1985 

Folder 6: Solid Waste Management, State and National, 1971-1981 

Folder 7: Educational Fund Drive, Candidate Questionnaires and School Brochures, 1972-1974 

Folder 8: Election Laws Reforms, 1972-1986 

Folder 9: Learn with the League, Public Affairs Programming, 1972-1978 

Folder 10: Candidate Forums and Questionnaires, 1971-1982 

Folder 11: Objectives and Concerns, State and National, 1973-1979 

Folder 12: Program Planning for National and State Leagues, 1980-1982 

Box 13 

Folder 1: Clean Air and Safe Water Acts, State and National, 1970-1988 

Folder 2: Brochures on the Clean Air and Safe Water Act, 1970-1988 

Folder 3: Hazardous Waste Disposal, State and National, 1972-1980 

Folder 4: Hazardous Waste Disposal, State and National, 1981-1989 

Folder 5: Tennessee Valley Authority's Minority Economic Development Program, 1972 

Folder 6: Women's Day, State, 1973-1980 

Folder 7: Calendar Sales, State, 1973-1982 

Folder 8: Land Use, State and National, 1973-1979 

Folder 9: Tennessee Valley Authority's Industrial Park Planning, 1977-1978 

Folder 10: Tennessee Valley Authority's Medical Services Development Program, 1977-1978 

Folder 11: Tennessee Valley Authority's Inter-League Council, 1978-1981 

Folder 12: Tennessee Valley Authority's Hazardous Waste Management Workshop, 1978-1986 

Box 14 

Folder 1: Voter Service Publicity, 1971-1980 

Folder 2: Bank Statements, Deposit Tickets, and Paid Invoices, 1974-1979 

Folder 3: State and National Energy Conservation, 1976-1980 

Folder 4: State League Energy Education Project, 1977-1979 

Folder 5: State Tax Rolls and Land Assessed Values, 1972-1973 

Folder 6: Reassessment of Property, State Finance, 1977-1978 

Folder 7: State Action Lobby Act, 1977-1989 

Folder 8: State Press Releases, 1977-1982 

Folder 9: State Solar Legislative Enactments, 1978-1982 

Folder 10: Bureau of National Affairs, (a research project) 1978-1982 

Folder 11: Energy Workshop for Primary and Secondary Schools, 1979-1980 

Folder 12: Primary Election Questionnaires, 1979 

Box 15 

Folder 1: Deductible Education Fund, State Tax, 1974-1978 

Folder 2: Correspondence with Senator John C. Stennis, 1975-1985 

Folder 3: State Government Resource Material, 1976-1977 

Folder 4: International Woman's Year in Mississippi, (IWY) 1977 

Folder 5: State Correspondence with Legislex, 1979-1982 

Folder 6: Reapportionment Position, State, 1979-1981 

Folder 7: Financing Social Security in Mississippi, 1979-1980 

Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings, State, 1970-1979 

Folder 9: Low Cost and No Cost Energy Inc., 1980-1981 

Folder 10: Mississippi Fiscal and Local Budget Process, 1980 

Folder 11: Mississippi Voter, 1980-1989 

Folder 12: Biennial Council and State Conventions, 1980-1988 

Folder 13: State Board Minutes, 1980-1981 

Folder 14: State Board Minutes, 1982-1983 

Folder 15: League Publicity and Letters to the Editor, 1981-1982 

Box 16 

Folder 1: Bank Statements, Legislative Day Fund with AAUW, 1979-1984 

Folder 2: Treasury Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1980-1983 

Folder 3: Treasury Reports and Proposed Budgets, 1984-1988 

Folder 4: Bank Statements, Sunburst Bank, 1981-1988 

Folder 5: Bank Statements, National Bank of Commerce, 1980-1988 

Folder 6: Calendar Sales, 1980-1990 

Folder 7: State League I.R.S. Forms, 1980-1987 

Folder 8: State Expenses and Receipts, 1980-1982 

Folder 9: State Expenses and Receipts, 1983-1984 

Folder 10: Canceled Checks, State, 1980-1982 

Folder 11: Canceled Checks, State, 1983-1985 

Folder 12: Legislative Day Fund and Expenses, 1982-1986 

Folder 13: ABC Election Reporter Expense Vouchers, 1982-1986 

Box 17 

Folder 1: ABC News Reporting, State, 1988 

Folder 2: ABC Reporter Expense Vouchers, 1988 

Folder 3: League Publicity, Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1984 

Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings, State, 1980-1988 

Folder 5: Monthly Activity Office Reports, 1983-1985 

Folder 6: State Board Reports and Minutes, 1984-1989 

Folder 7: Tennessee Valley Authority Round Table Forum, 1982 

Folder 8: Personal Correspondence, State Presidents, 1980-1982 

Folder 9: Personal correspondence, State Presidents, 1983-1984 

Folder 10: State Expenses and Receipts, 1985-1989 

Folder 11: Annual Reports, 1980-1984 

Folder 12: State Officers and Membership Directory, 1980-1989 

Folder 13: Legislative Update and State Legislative Reports, 1980-1989 

Folder 14: State Team Reports, (School Finance) 1980-1983 

Box 18 

Folder 1: Coastal Zone Management, 1979-1981 

Folder 2: Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, 1980-1984 

Folder 3: Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1980-1981 

Folder 4: Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1982-1986 

Folder 5: Legislative Day and Voter Information, 1987-1989 

Folder 6: Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates, 1981 

Folder 7: Key Precincts for Mississippi, (Senator and Representative Districts) 1982 

Folder 8: Legislators and Gubernatorial Candidates, 1983-1982 

Folder 9:General Election Key, 1984-1986 

Folder 10: The President's Packet, 1986-1988 

Folder 11: Legislative Priorities of the State League, 1981-1989 

Folder 12: Treasury Report and Proposed Budget, 1987-1988 

Folder 13: Super Tuesday Education Project, 1987-1988 

Box 19 

Folder 1: Environmental Protection Agency, State and National, 1980-1984 

Folder 2: State and National Policy on Arms Control, 1980-1986 

Folder 3: State and National League Position on Basic Human Needs, (Social Policy Position) 1967-1989 

Folder 4: Prenatal Care, A Local Study, 1980-1985 

Folder 5: Child Care and Child Abuse Legislation, 1980-1989 

Folder 6: Open Records Bill, State, 1980-1983 

Folder 7: Contemporary Women's Issues, 1981-1986 

Folder 8: Reforming Mississippi's Constitution and Judiciary, 1981-1988 

Folder 9: Legalized Casino Gambling, (League of Women Voters of Massachusetts) 1981 

Folder 10: Agenda for Security, State Senate Debates, 1984-1988 

Folder 11: League Board Portfolio, State, 1982 

Folder 12: League Policy, Standards, Members-at-Large and Job Descriptions, 1982 

Box 20 

Folder 1: Mississippi Ethics Commission, 1981-1983 

Folder 2: State Beverage Container Law, 1982-1990 

Folder 3: Mississippi Agriculture, 1982-1988 

Folder 4: News Releases, State, 1983-1988 

Folder 5: Student-Parent Mock Election, 1984 

Folder 6: National Tax Reform, 1984-1986 

Folder 7: Calendar of Events, State, 1985-1987 

Folder 8: Mississippi First, Legislative Report, 1985 

Folder 9: Mississippi Conference on State Correctional Policy, 1987 

Folder 10: Voter Information and State Legislative Guide, 1987-1990 

Folder 11: A Case for a County Unit System, 1987-1988 

Folder 12: Renew America Project, 1987-1989 

Folder 13: The Thelma Worksman Award, 1988 

Folder 14: Tally Sheets for Mississippi Primary Election, 1988 

Folder 15: State Action Packet, Lobby Corps, 1989-1990 

Folder 16: State Program, 1989-1991 

Folder 17: Presidential Debates, State and National, 1988 

Folder 18: Unicameral Legislature, A Study in Mississippi, 1990-1991 

Folder 19: Board of Directors and Board Minutes, 1990-1991 

Folder 20: State Budget Report, 1990-1994 

Folder 21: League Office Log Reports, State, 1990-1991 

Folder 22: State Presidents Correspondence, 1990-1992 

Folder 23: State League's Stance on Abortion, 1990 

Folder 24: Legislative Day, 1990 

Folder 25: Legislative Wrap-up and State League Priorities, 1990-1993 

Folder 26: ECO-Ms, (Environmental Coalition of Mississippi) 1990 

Folder 27: League Brochures, 1980-1989 

Folder 28: Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment, 1991 

Folder 29: Mississippi Election 1992 

Folder 30: State League Portfolio (revised) 1993-1994 

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National Materials 

Box 21 

Folder 1: Bylaws, League of Women Voters of the United States, 1946 

Folder 2: Citizen Information, Voter Service Material. 

Folder 3: National Voter, 1964-1979 

Folder 4: National Voter, 1980-1985 

Folder 5: National Voter, 1985-1991 

Folder 6: Voters from Other States, 1981-1983 

Folder 7: League Publications, 1971-1988 

Folder 8: The League of Frightened Women, An Essay, 1954 

Folder 9: League Position on H.R. 5055 (Amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) 

Folder 10: Discussion Unit Meetings Work, 1965 

Folder 11: Towards a Global Strategy of Development, 1965-1968 

Folder 12: Overseas Education Fund, 1969-1971 

Folder 13: National League's 50th Anniversary Newsletter, 1969 

Folder 14: National Guidelines for Adopting Local Programs, 1971 

Folder 15: How to Rap and Lobby your Representative, 1971-1979 

Folder 16: Fund Raising, 1972-1981 

Folder 17: The Federalist Papers Reexamined, 1974 

Folder 18: Land Use Planning, National, 1975-1979 

Folder 19: Impact on Issues, a Leader's Guide to National Programs, 1976-1982 

Folder 20: National Council, 1976-1981 

Folder 21: Inter-League Organization, 1972-1978 

Folder 22: Proposed National Study Items by States, 1979 

Folder 23: A Guide to National Programs, 1978-1980 

Folder 24: Civil Rights and Civil Disorder, 1964-1968 

Folder 25: Human Resources, Equality of Opportunity, 1965-1968 

Box 22 

Folder 1: Study on Environmental and Energy Conservation Issues, 1970-1987 

Folder 2: Congressional Voting Record, 1971-1984 

Folder 3: Congressional Structure and Procedure, 1971-1982 

Folder 4: League of Women Voters Litigation Department Docket, 1973-1978 

Folder 5: League Litigation, 1973-1979 

Folder 6: Women's Issues and the Equal Rights Amendment, 1973-1979 

Folder 7: Equal Rights Amendment, 1980-1987 

Folder 8: Development of Provisional Leagues, 1974-1979 

Folder 9: National League Self-Study, 1974 

Folder 10: The Constitution after Two-Hundred Years, 1975-1987 

Folder 11: The Federal Deficit, 1976-1987 

Folder 12: A Study of Cities and Urban Crisis, 1976-1980 

Folder 13: National Board Reports, Officers, Directors, Income Statements, and Local Guidelines, 1977-1987 

Folder 14: Anti-League Propaganda, National, 1977-1980 

Folder 15: Clear Air Act, National, 1977-1980 

Folder 16: International Trade, National, 1977-1980 

Box 23 

Folder 1: National Correspondence, 1973-1983 

Folder 2: Tips for Local League Presidents, 1976-1981 

Folder 3: Guidelines for Local Leagues, 1977-1988 

Folder 4: National Budget and Proposed Membership Payment Plan, 1978-1984 

Folder 5: National League of Women Voter Guidelines, 1978-1986 

Folder 6: Voter Citizen Information Handbook, 1978 

Folder 7: State and Local league Planning Guide, 1980-1984 

Folder 8: National League's Statement on Low-Income Energy Assistance, 1979 

Folder 9: Liquid Waste Immobilization Project, 1979-1980 

Folder 10: District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment, 1980-1981 

Folder 11: A Study of Corporal Punishment in Schools, 1980-1985 

Folder 12: Environmental Publications, 1980-1982 

Folder 13: Congressional Leadership Debates, 1980-1982 

Folder 14: National PAR Ratings, (95th-97th Congress) 1980-1981 

Folder 15: Fair Housing Amendment Act, 1980 

Folder 16: National League's Position on U.S. Relations with Developing Countries, 1980-1987 

Folder 17: Minority Women in the league, 1981 

Folder 18: Campaign for Fair School Finance, 1980-1985 

Folder 19: Tuition Tax Credits, National Coalition of Public Education, 1981 

Folder 20: White House Conference on Aging, 1981 

Folder 21: Urban Transportation Planning, 1981 

Folder 22: Reports from the Hill, 1981-1987 

Folder 23: Council-83, (Center for Adult Education) 1983 

Folder 24: The Women's Vote, National, 1984 

Folder 25: Long Range Plan for the League of Women Voters, 1984 

Folder 26: League of Women Voters Internship Program, 1986 

Folder 27: Institute for Peace and International Security, 1987 

Folder 28: Council '87' Lobby Day. 

Folder 29: New Logo for the League, 1988 

Folder 30: Women in the Eighties. 

Folder 31: Women in Politics, 1977-1978 

Folder 32: National League Convention, 1980-1988 

Folder 33: Proposed National Programs, 1980-1986 

Folder 34: Post Board Summary, 1987-1989 

Folder 35: Crisis in the Gulf, A Study on America's Choices, 1990 

Folder 36: Debate America, Presidential Debates, 1992 

Folder 37: National Voter Registration Drive, 1992 

Folder 38: A Citizen's Guide to the Media 

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State and National Materials 

Box 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 

Box 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 

Box 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 See Access Restrictions note above. 

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 See Access Restrictions note above. 

Folder 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 See Access Restrictions note above. 

Folder 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. 

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Accretion 1998-54 

Box 27 

Folder 1: Tupelo Area 

Folder 2: State Items, 1976-1977 

Folder 3: State Items, 1975 

Folder 4: Government 

Folder 5: Counter Government 

Folder 6: Energy 

Folder 7: Environmental Quality 

Folder 8: Equal Rights Amendment 

Folder 9: Convention Schedule -- Colored Women's Club 1977 

Folder 10: Book Club Program -- Fall 1974 

Folder 12: Human Resources 

Folder 13: Land Use 

Folder 14: United Nations 

Folder 15: National Board Report 

Folder 16: Education Fund 

Folder 17: Finances 

Folder 18: Membership 

Folder 19: Organization 

Folder 20: Clippings 

Folder 21: Public Relations 

Folder 22: National Voter 

Folder 23: Mississippi Voter 

Folder 24: Oxford Voter 

Folder 25: League of Women Voters 

Folder 26: Electoral College 

Box 28 

Folder 1: League of Women Voters State Budget, 1975-1976 

Folder 2: Candidate Questionnaires 

Folder 3: Membership Committee 

Folder 4: Brochures 

Folder 5: Child Abuse Pamphlet 

Folder 6: League of Women Voters Material from Various States 

Folder 7: Miscellaneous -- 1972 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous -- 1973 

Folder 9: Miscellaneous -- 1975 

Folder 10: Miscellaneous -- 1976 

Folder 11: Miscellaneous -- Undated 

Folder 12: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1993-1994 

Folder 13: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1994-1995 

Folder 14: Clippings and Photos 

Folder 15: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1986-1987 

Folder 16: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government -- Midwinter Management, January 1987 

Folder 17: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Officers, 1986-1987 

Folder 18: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government, 1986-1987 

Folder 19: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government State Coordinator 

Folder 20: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Membership List 

Folder 21: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 

Folder 22: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Treasurer's Report 

Folder 23: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Press Releases 

Folder 24: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 1989 

Box 29 

Folder 1: League of Women Voters Bylaws 

Folder 2: Miscellaneous 1975-1976 

Folder 3: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 1986-1988 

Folder 4: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Minutes 1986-1988 

Folder 5: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Correspondence 1986-1988 

Folder 6: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Miscellaneous 1986-1988 

Folder 7: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Programs/Meeting Agenda 

Folder 8: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Membership/Officers 

Folder 9: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Financial Records/Reports 

Folder 10: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Clippings and Magazine 

Folder 11: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government 

Folder 12: Mississippi Women in Municipal Government Bylaws 

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Accretion 2001-52 

Box 30 

Folder 1: Program from the Twentieth Biennial Convention. Jackson, Ms. 20 May 1989 

Folder 2: Meeting Minutes, 1990-1991 

Box 31 


The Courage and Valor Award, League of Women Voters, Ritzy Ebonette Club, Inc., 1974 

Box 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 

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Accretion 2005-78 

Box 33 

Folder 1: AAUN Photographs & Yearbook Collection circa 1987-2001 

Folder 2: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage 75th Anniversary (1920-1995) 

Folder 3: Conventions, Receptions, and Photographs 

Folder 4: Dr. Katharine Rea Collection, Attending Conventions/Voting Conventions, Pictures taken from Governor Winter, Gulf Coast Branch, , Dr. Katharine Rea's Obituary 1997 

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Accretion 2008 

Box 34 

Folder 1: Project for Support of Public Education, (State) 1962–1968 

Folder 2: Higher Education Briefs, 1969–1973 

Folder 3: Mississippi School Districts: a Study including Transportation Costs and Breakfast Bill, 1977–1982 

Folder 4: Correspondence – Mississippi Education Finance Reform, 1980–1982 

Folder 5: Mississippi Educational Finance Reform, 1974–1980 

Folder 6: Election Guides, 1997-2004 

Folder 7: MAL UNIT – Pearl River County, 1998-2003 

Folder 8: Calendars, 1978-1995 

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Accretion 2014 

Box 34 

Folder 9: 1976 

Folder 10: 1977 

Folder 11: 1978 

Folder 12: 1979 

Folder 13: 1980 

Folder 14: 1981 

Folder 15: 1982 

Folder 16: 1983 

Folder 17: 1984 

Folder 18: 1985 

Folder 19: 1986 

Folder 20: 1987 

Folder 21: 1988 

Folder 22: 1989 

Folder 23: 1990 

Folder 24: 1991 

Folder 25: 1992 

Folder 26: 1993 

Folder 27: 1994 

Folder 28: 1995 

Folder 29: 1996 

Folder 30: 1997 

Folder 31: 1998 

Folder 32: 1999 

Folder 33: Campaign Finance, 1999 

Box 35 

Folder 1: 2000 

Folder 2: 2001 

Folder 3: 2002 

Folder 4: Declaration of Independence Tour, Mississippi, 2002 

Folder 5: 2003 

Folder 6: 2004 

Folder 7: 2005 

Folder 8: 2006 

Folder 9: 2007 

Folder 10: 2008 

Folder 11: Presidential Debate at the University of Mississippi, 2008 

Folder 12: 2009 

Folder 13: 2010 

Folder 14: 2011 

Folder 15: 2012 

Folder 16: 2014 

Folder 17: undated (circa late 1970s-2010s) 

Box 36 

Folder 1: Pages from Vicksburg Chapter scrapbook, 1981 

Folder 2: Vicksburg Chapter Scrapbook, 1975-1976 

Folder 3: Vicksburg Chapter Scrapbook, 1977-1978 

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General 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 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.

Folder 11: Women in Politics 

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