League of Women Voters of Missoula Records, 1946-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
League of Women Voters of Missoula
Title
League of Women Voters of Missoula Records
Dates
1946-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 632
Summary
The League of Women Voters of Missoula, Inc. in Missoula, Montana is a non-partisan research group established in 1952 and still active. The goal of the League of Women Voters of Missoula is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League focuses on informing the local community and League members of community environmental, social and political issues using local studies, group discussions and publications.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The League of Women Voters in Missoula, Montana (LWVM) began in 1951. In 1952, the League of Women Voters national board recognized the league in Missoula as a local league and entitled them to the League insignia. Active founding member and local historian, Audra Browman, stated that the goal of the League of Women Voters of Missoula was to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League targeted this objective through various local studies and group discussions. The league then offered this knowledge to the community through publications, newspaper articles and personally contacting people. By researching various community topics, the League attempted to be a source of non-partisan information.

The LWVM organized attendance at forums, speeches and rallies. To inform the community, they publicized their research in The Voter (the Missoula branch’s newsletter) and other publications. Generally, these studies informed voters of various issues confronting Missoula city and county residents. Some of the major issues confronting the Missoula community that the LWVM researched are the City/County Consolidation, Local Government, School Unification and Social Policies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection has been divided into five series. Series I, Administrative Records, contains materials generated by the LWVM, including monthly and annual board minutes. Recorded within the minutes are the treasurer reports, budget proposals and reports, and updates on local and national studies. Series II, Studies, consists of research conducted by the LWVM. Included is research on national and state League of Women Voters positions, yet the majority of research pertains to issues of Missoula, Montana. Series III, The Voter, contains the LWVM newsletter reporting to the Missoula community information from research. Series IV, Publications and Scrapbooks, consists of scrapbooks generated by members of the League, newspaper clippings written either by League members or about the League, and a publicity flyer. Series V, Media, contains audio and video material generated by the League.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright status unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], League of Women Voters of Missoula, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Administrative Records, 1951-1990Return to Top

1.2 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Administration: By-Laws
1964-1986
1/2
Annual Reports for Local Annual Meeting
1973-1989
1/3
Annual Reports to National League
1966-1972
1/4
Annual Reports to National League
1974-1983
1/5
Board Functioning
1980-1983
1/6
Board Members Records
1953-1966
1/7
Board Minutes
1959-1962
1/8
Board Minutes
1963-1963
1/9
Board Minutes
1965-1967
1/10
Board Minutes
1968-1969
1/11
Board Minutes
1970-1971
1/12
Board Minutes
1972-1973
2/1
Board Minutes
1974-1976
2/2
Board Minutes
1977-1978
2/3
Board Minutes
1979-1980
2/4
Board Minutes
1981-1983
2/5
Board Minutes
1984-1985
2/6
Board Minutes
1986-1987
2/7
Board Minutes
1988-1990
2/8
City-County Consolidation, talk by Audra Browman, July 7
1982
2/9
Community Public Relations
1963-1964
2/10
Copy of Speeches on the United Nations, School Board Unification, City-County
1965
2/11
Election Facts and Elected Officials
1982-1983
2/12
Handbook
1986-1987
2/13
History of Missoula League
1951-1953
2/14
History Newspaper clippings
1982-1988
3/1
Inter-League Cooperation Policy
1982
3/2
League Archives
1968-1976
3/3
League Dues
1972 and 1982
3/4
Local League History
1951-1981
3/5
Local Government Publications
1963-1974
3/6
Local Publications
1974-1984
3/7
Membership Lists
1951-1986
3/8
Membership Records
1954-1982
3/9
National Security Concern
undated
3/10
Obsolete Letterheads
undated
3/11
Old Correspondence from State Environment Quality
1972-1973
3/12
Unit Attendance
1976-1982

Series II:  Studies, 1951-1989Return to Top

3.2 linar feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/13
Administration of Justice
1970-1976
3/14
Annexation
1979-1980
3/15
Campaign Financing
1975-1976
3/16
City Zoning
1977-1979
4/1
Coalition for Local Government Study Reports
1975 and 1982
4/2
Coalition for Local Government Study Reports
1982
4/3
Coalition for Local Government Study Reports
1982-1983
4/4
Committee Reports for Air Pollution
1977
4/5
City/County Consolidation
1962-1976
4/6
City/County Consolidation Newspaper Articles
1975-1976
4/7
Daycare
1972-1974
4/8
Early Local Studies
1954-1964
4/9
Education ‘70
1969-1974
4/10
Equal Opportunity
1960-1973
4/11
Exceptional Children ‘57
1957 and 1961
4/12
Growth Study
1974-1976
5/1
Growth Study
1974-1978
5/2
Growth Study Photos, Zoning Maps, and Clippings
1972-1979
5/3
Growth in Missoula
1978-1981
5/4
Health and Daycare
1978-1980
5/5
Hmong
1980
5/6
Hmong, Local Education
1980-1981
5/7
Housing
1971
5/8
Human Resources Vo-Tech
1967-1982
5/9
Land Use Planning
1972-1976
5/10
Library
1957-1973
5/11
Library
1967-1982
5/12
Local Government City Manager ’58
1953-1958
5/13
Local Government Reorganization
1976-1984
6/1
Local Government Study
1946-1962
6/2
Local Government Study
1963-1975
6/3
Local Government Study
1975-1976
6/4
Local Government Study Commissions County Charter
1975-1976
6/5
Local Survey
1952-1953.
6/6
Metropolitan Government Forms 1980-81
1980
6/7
Missoula Air and Watershed Study 1979
1977-1981
6/8
Missoula County Council of Women’s Organizations
1946-1950
6/9
Missoula Rural Fire District
1978-1991
6/10
Missoula Rural Fire District
1984-1985
6/11
Montana Water Pollution Control
1953-1964
6/12
Montana Water Pollution Control
1954-1957
7/1
Montana Water Pollution Control
1963-1968
7/2
Old Positions
1967-1979
7/3
Original Studies
1951-1954
7/4
Original Studies
1955-1974
7/5
Parks and Recreation
1972-1977
7/6
Poll Reporting
1968-1976
7/7
Public Health (Health Board)
1955-1978
7/8
Publications and Voter Guides
1967-1974
7/9
Schools
1976-1978
7/10
Schools, Budgets
1973-1982
7/11
Schools Hot Lunch
1971-1978
8/1
School Unification
1960-1981
8/2
School Unification
1964-1981
8/3
School Unification
1969-1976
8/4
School Unification Public Relations
1969-1970
8/5
Sewers
1954-1981
8/6
State Custodial Institutions
1967-1976
8/7
State Land Use and Taxation Study
1973-1977
8/8
Subdivision Regulations
1980-1989
8/9
Topics with no League Position
1981-1982
8/10
Water Study (Clark Fork)
1956-1973
8/11
State Position: Arms Control Position
1969-1983
8/12
State Position: Legislature
1964-1978
8/13
State Position: Montana Government, Efficient and Equitable Financing of Public Education in Montana
1984-1988
8/14
State Position: Montana Government, State Finance
1954-1986
9/1
State Position: Montana Government, State Finance
1954-1986
9/2
State Position: Montana Government, Unicameral Legislature
1967-1979
9/3
State Position: Montana Government, Unicameral Legislature
1971-1980
9/4
State Position: Voting Rights, Candidate Forum
1984
9/5
National Position: Social Policy, Equal Rights Amendment
1978-1984
9/6
National Position: Social Policy, Equal Rights and International Women’s Year
1975-1977
9/7
National Position: Social Policy, Income Assistance
1971-1983
9/8
National Position: Social Policy, Indians
1968-1970
9/9
National Position: International Relations, Trade
1967-1980
10/1
National Position: International Relations, U.S. Relations with Developing Countries
1967-1988
10/2
National Position: International Relations, Arms Control
1983-1988
10/3
National Position: Government, Ballot Issues
1984
10/4
National Position: Government, Campaign Finance
1973-1976
10/5
National Position: Government, Citizens Rights to Know and Participate in the State Legislature Process
1977-1987
10/6
National Position: Government, Congress and the Presidency
1975-1976
10/7
National Position: Government, Public Policy on Reproductive Freedom
1982-1990
10/8
National Position: Social Policy, Equal Access to Education, Employment and Housing
1968-1988
10/9
National Position: Social Policy, Equal Access to Education, Employment and Housing
1968-1988

Series III:  The Voter, 1953-1998Return to Top

0.6 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
11/1
The Voter
1953-1956
11/2
The Voter
1957-1960
11/3
The Voter
1961-1965
11/4
The Voter
1966-1969
11/5
The Voter
1970-1972
11/6
The Voter
1973-1976
11/7
The Voter
1977-1978
11/8
The Voter
1979-1980
12/1
The Voter
1981-1983
12/2
The Voter
1984-1985
12/3
The Voter
1986-1987
12/4
The Voter
1988-1998

Series IV:  Publications and Scrapbooks, 1954-1984Return to Top

1.4 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
Scrapbook
1954-1959
13
Scrapbook
1974-1975
13
Scrapbook
1976
14
Scrapbook
1951-1956
14
Scrapbook
1960
Box/Folder
14/1
Newspaper Clippings and State Candidates Bulletin
1962-1963
14/2
"Meet the Candidates" Flyer
1984

Series V:  Media, 1984Return to Top

0.8 linear feet
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/1
"Taking Charge: 1984 Voter Registration Campaign," reel to reel audio
1984
15/2
Unknown, ¾" videocassette
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Local Government--Montana
  • Metropolitan government--Montana
  • Political participation--Montana--Missoula
  • Schools--Centralization--Montana--Missoula
  • Social planning--Montana--Missoula
  • Women in politics--Montana--Missoula
  • Women--Montana--Missoula--Societies and clubs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Missoula (Mont.)--Politics and government--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records--Montana--Missoula
  • Newsletters--Montana--Missoula
  • Research (document genres)--Montana--Missoula
  • Scrapbooks--Montana--Missoula
  • Sound recordings--Montana--Missoula
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • The Voter