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Manuscripts by Subject - Politics / Government - #10998

Title:   League of Women Voters of North Dakota Records

Dates:  1952-2007

Collection Number:   MSS 10998

Quantity: 6.5 feet

Abstract: Contains records of the state organization and of local chapters, including: bylaws, minutes and agenda, correspondence, records of activities, printed material, publications, notes, study project materials, ephemera, financial material and publications. MSS 10287 Bismarck League of Women Voters was added to MSS 10998 on November 21, 2011.

Provenance:  Lois Altenburg, former President of the League of Women Voters of North Dakota LWVND), donated the records to the State Historical Society of North Dakota on September 8, 2008. In November 2011 the Bismarck (ND) League of Women Voters Records (MSS 10287) as added to the collection.  Betty Mills, former president of the Bismarck League of Women Voters, donated the Bismarck material on November 1, 1982. Additional material was donated in 1987 and in 2011.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

 

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 State Council meeting minutes and memo, Jan. and Apr., 1968
2 Correspondence – state board
3 Election Laws, state agenda 1965
4 Foreign economic aid
5 Foreign policy
6 Foreign policy – trade (national agenda)
7 Foreign policy
8 50th anniversary celebration and drive
9 Annual meeting, 1969
10 Attacks on League of Women Voters (LWV)
11 By-Laws
12 Annual report
13 Proposed state program
14 Local agendas (list)
15 Abortion legislation
16 Apportionment – 1965 – National Emergency item
17 John Birch Society
18 Board Minutes – other Leagues
19 Bismarck Board agendas
20 Bismarck membership
21 Budgets
22 General election – 1972 – voting percentage
23 Carrie Chapman Catt
24 China
25 City Planning – local agenda – 1964-1965
26 Constitutional revision (state agenda)
27 Civil rights, 1963
28 Congressional interviews
29 Consensus (explanation of)
30 State council meeting – Bismarck, 1968

Box 2:
1 Conventions – state - and councils
2 Conventions – national and council
3 Finance – state and national
4 Finance drive
5 Finance drive, 1952
6 50th anniversary – finance drive letters
7 Legislative action – state of ND
8 Liberty Amendment
9 Loyalty – security National CR (dropped 1968)
10 June Morgan (national officer) – 1967 State Convention speech
11 Miscellaneous
12 National Board Members Luncheon, fall 1968
13 National CRS – General see individual CRS under other files (changed to single list 1968)
14 National Board Convention report, 1972
15 National convention, 1968
16 Public relations
17 State agenda
18 State board nominations
19 Focus on state government
20 Status of Women commission
21 Bismarck voter, 1972-1973
22 Voter
23 Voter – other leagues
24 Voter –ND, 1966
25 Voter – ND, 1958-1965
26 Voters service resource materials
27 Voters guides
28 Voters service, 1972-
29 Voters service, history, to 1972
30 Legislative day
31 Bismarck LWV clippings, 1967 (envelope)
32 Bismarck LWV clippings, 196 (envelope)
33 Bismarck LWV clippings, 1965 (envelope)
34 Bismarck LWV clippings, 1964 (envelope)
35 Bismarck LWV clippings, 1958-1963 (envelope)
36 Public relations
37 Bismarck League bulletins, Apr. 1967-Dec. 1968
38 Bismarck Provisional League, 1958
39 Bismarck League bulletins, Nov. 1958-March 1964
40 News clippings, voters, bulletins, other pertinent literature, 1976-1977
41 LWV – bulletins, board meeting, other pertinent literature,         Jan. 1974-March 1975
42 LWV – bulletins, voters, calendar, other pertinent literature,       Apr. 1975-March 1976

Box 3:
1 Bismarck LWV scrapbook, 1964-1965
2 Wetlands information
3 Consumer education and protection
4 Bismarck LWV clippings, 1968-1969 (envelope)
5 Burleigh County Commission
6 School Board
7 City commission
8 League conventions
9 Bismarck – Park Board financing, 1979
10 Bismarck LWV Voter (bulletin) and local board minutes
11 Equal Rights Amendment
12 Voter’s service
13 Consensus
14 Unit organization
15 Unit meetings, delegates to other meetings
16 Budget and membership officers
17 Time for action 1972
18 Action – National LWV (including testimony)
19 Convention 1981
20 Organization
21 National officers and state presidents
22 Treasurers’ reports
23 State Study Health Care insurance
24 Bismarck LWV bulletins, Apr. 1964-March 1967
25 League constitutional convention procedures
26 League publications on constitutional convention to inform public
27 League constitutional convention publications to membership
28 LWV “C” Day, state capitol
29 Constitutional convention historical, general
30 Constitutional convention enabling legislation
31 Constitutional convention calling the convention, Sept. 1, 1970
32 Constitutional convention delegates
33 Constitutional convention organization, Apr. 1971
34 Committee meetings, constitutional convention
35 Issues arousing public
36 Plenary session, constitutional convention, Jan.-Feb. 17, 1972
37 Plenary Session, constitutional convention, Jan.- Feb. 17, 1972
38 Proposed constitution, 1972
39 Acquainting public with constitution (convention), 1972
40 Public reaction to proposed constitution, 1972
41 Constitutional convention opposition
42 Constitution election, Apr. 28, 1972
43 Reasons for failure
44 Reflections on constitution
45 Themes of ND history
46 Transportation - local
47 Energy
48 Human resources
49 Natural resources
50 Land use
51 Urban crisis

Box 4:
1 Government
2 International relations
3 LWVND convention programs, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
4 LWVND convention programs, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975
5 Printed material, voting, North Dakota Government
6 Taxation in North Dakota, 1981
7 Judiciary standards
8 Marriage and Divorce Act                                                                                                                                             
9 LWVND convention programs, 1976-1979
10 Bismarck LWV and annual meeting minutes and agenda, 1979-1980
11 LWV 1976
12 Program planning – local
13 Correspondence for Board Action
14 Local study, city-county planning (traffic)
15 Water
16 Water Resources Act pollution, 1966
17 Welfare – juveniles (state agenda)
18 Women’s organizations – community council list
19 Constitutional convention 1972
20 Constitutional convention 1972
21 LWV 1977
22 Printed material – elections, LWV, know your county and government, China

Box 5:
1 State study – wetlands, 1979-
2  Program – North Dakota laws that discriminate on the basis of sex
3 ND Legislature, 1979
4 Child-spouse abuse, local study, 1976-1977
5 Studies
6 State LWVND board reports
7 State Voter
8 LWVUS Action, 1978-1979
9 Local study Bismarck schools
10 Public relations and publicity
11 National mailings, by-laws
12 Local minutes and by-laws, state by-laws
13 Activities, 1978 (folder)
14 Bismarck League history (skit)
15 Local juvenile study, 1963-1964
16 Bismarck Library Services (local agenda)
17  Samples – voters guides
18 TV and radio (current and preceding election)
19 ABC coordinators
20 Election clippings
21 Public Service Announcements
22 General Educational information for V. W. Chairman
23 National Election reporting
24 Handbooks – voters service, swap shop, national board reports
25 Memoranda, committee guides, etc. from national
26 The Precinct, BLWV
27 Ideas from other leagues
28 Valuable clippings to use as resource
29 Annual reports, voters service
30 Reference, voters’ service for 11/5/1974 election, candidate information sheet
31 Bismarck city election, April 2, 1974
32 Special election, December 4, 1973 (referral – reapportionment, amendment -
reapportionment)
33 Bismarck school election, June 5, 1973
34 Constitutional convention, Apr. 28, 1972
35 Bismarck city election, Apr. 7, 1970
36 Nov. 1966 election
37 (Taxes) special election, Sept. 21, 1965
38 Bismarck school board election, June 1, 1965
39 Bismarck Voter’s Service, 1964
40 Candidates, General Election, 1964
41 Voter’s service bulletins from national
42 General election, Nov. 3, 1970
43 Primary election, Sept. 1, 1970
44 Election information
45 National bulletins
46 Correspondence from State Voter’s Service
47 Meet the candidates, city election, 1978
48 Bismarck city election, Apr. 1976 (candidates’ night)
49 Voter’s Service general

Box 6:
1 Bylaws          2001  
2 Board Meeting Minutes [incomplete], 2004-2007 
3 HAVA Planning Committee Meeting Materials, 2003      
4 Project Study Materials
5 Brochures and bumper sticker        
6 In League - Guidelines for League Boards, 1980    
7 Publication - The National Voter [incomplete], 1985-1992          
8 Bismarck LWV local history, 1990s
9 North Dakota Voter [incomplete], 1979-2003
10 The Voter [incomplete], 1979-1994
11 The Fargo Area Voter [incomplete], 1997-2002
12 Miscellaneous: clippings, “league lingo”, meetings and committees information, memoranda, how league works, ca. 1980-2001

Loose               Scrapbook, Bismarck League of Women Voters, 1957-1963
Loose               Scrapbook, Bismarck League of Women Voters, 1964-1978
Loose               Scrapbook, Bismarck League of Women Voters, 1965-1977
Loose               Scrapbook, Bismarck League of Women Voters, 1970-2006


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