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Series I : Administrative Files 1951-2002

Physical Description

1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the administrative history of the organization from 1951-2002. It includes the meeting minutes from the Board of Directors, committee files, correspondence, financial and legal records, chapter meeting minutes, membership handbooks and lists, as well as publicity and outreach records. The Board of Director and chapter minute records document the governance process of the organization and outline the structure of the committee system, as well as general correspondence and communication with the National League. The financial and legal records include treasurer reports, grant applications, and some documentation on the by-laws and the chapter division records from 1967-1972. The Publicity and Outreach files include general program and events, fund-raising correspondence and voter outreach through various media sources. The LWVSJSC chapter has worked hard to promote civic responsibility through educational programming and careful study of the actions of importance to the community, but due to the fluid nature of the organization and the lack of a permanent office, the official records have been collected and maintained by individual members. Thus, the records documenting formation of the chapter is scattered. The bulk of this series documents the history of the organization from the 1960s through 2000.


This series is arranged alphabetically according to subject or administrative function, and within each subject or function, materials are arranged in chronological order.

Box 1


Folder 1: Board Job Descriptions 1989-1992


Folder 2: Handbook and Training Documents 1969-1990


Folder 3-11:Meetings Information-Minutes 1979-1994


Folder 12:Memoranda 1975


Folder 13: Officer Listings 1973-1995


Folder 14-15:"Program Tools" for Program Chair 1981-1992


Folder 16: Public Relations Chair 1974


Folder 17-20:Committee Files 1965-2002


Folder 21:Correspondence May 1975-June 1975


Folder 22:With the LWVUS December 1987-January 1988


Folder 23-26: Financial Information 1972-2001


Folder 31-36:Membership 1962-1999


Folder 37-40: Organizational Papers 1965-1991


Folder 41: Presidential Materials 1976-1984


Foldr 42-53:Publicity and Public Relations 1966-2000


Series II: Actions, Studies and Legislations 1956-2002

Physical Description

5 Boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of action files, political studies, legislation related to a number of ballot measures, election reform, and voter information. As a non-partisan organization, one of the primary roles of the LWV is to provide unbiased information about elections, voting process, and issues. In keeping with the long-term goals of the League, the LWVSJSC studies the political issues of concern in the community, and after reaching membership consensus, they will endorse specific positions based on the public interest. The action and studies files are arranged hierarchically by National, State, and Local. The issues studied represent the diversity of the LWV study program and illustrate the interconnections between the local, regional, state, and national organization. The National records focus on federal government reform, international relations, and national security. The state records document concerns from abortion, agriculture, childcare, education, election reform, transportation, water quality, and issues specific to state governance. The local records document many of the same topics, and like many other California Leagues, the LWVSJSC studied regional planning and initiated studies on natural resources, environmental pollution, regional planning, and transportation. This series also includes documentation on the 1988 election year, state ballot measures from 1982-1988, and legislative documents.


This series is arranged alphabetically by organizational hierarchy and by subject, and then chronologically.

Box 2


Folder 2-32: Actions, Positions and Studies-National 1962-1999


Folder 33-48: Actions, Positions and Studies-State 1962-1999


Box 3


Folder 49-84:Actions, Positions and Studies-State 1962-1999


Box 4


Folder 85-125: Actions, Positions & Studies-Local 1960-1999


Box 5


Folder 126-157: Actions, Positions & Studies-Local 1960-1999


Folder 158-160: Election Files 1984-1988


Box 6


Folder 161-163: Legislative Interviews & Related Documents 1977-1991


Folder 164-167: Voter Information 1979-2000


Folder 168: General cica 1990s


Folder 169: Grassroots.net circa 2000s


Folder 170: ABAG Draft Resolution-Regional Assistance to Preserve Open Space 1972


Folder 171: Air Quality Report 1996


Folder 172: Natural Resources-General 1971-1980,1992


Folder 173: Oak Grove District 1981-1982


Folder 174-175: San Francisco Bay Plan & Supplement 1969


Folder 176: Solar Energy 1979-1989


Series III: Other League Organizations 1946-2002

Physical Description

1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

The contents in this series includes related and administrative documents collected by the LWV-SJ/SC from related and parent organizations such as the League of Women Voters – Santa Clara County, the League of Women Voters Bay Area, the League of Women Voters, California, and the League of Women Voters United States. Records include the select administrative files from the National League, including documentation on the education fund from 1971-1990, member and publication records. The bulk of this series contains select administrative files from the California League and regional chapters, which include correspondence, bylaws, organization records, action items and publicity. Also included are items from non-league organizations.


This series is arranged by level of league and hierarchically within each level. Materials will be arranged by type of record.

Box 6


Folder 1-9 : League of Women Voters--United States 1946-2002


Folder 1: Administrative Files 1946


Folder 2: Convention-Art of Negotiation undated


Folder 3-4 :Education Fund 1971-1990


Folder 5: Membership 1995-1996


Folder 6: Membership Publications 2001-2002


Folder 7-9: Publications 1971-2000


Folder 10-14 :League of Women Voters-California 1972-2005


Folder 10: Meetings-Convention in San Jose 1981


Folder 11:Organizational Papers-Program & Action Information 1981-1993,2005


Folder 12: Project Collaboration circa 2000


Folder 13: Publications 1968 1980-2000


Folder14: Publications-California Government 1972 1977 1995


Folder 15-19: League of Women Voters-Bay Area Bulk, 1970-2001 1970-2007


Folder 10: Correspondence 1970-1972


Folder 16: Organizational Papers 1986,2005-2007


Folder 17: Programs 1963,1970-1972


Folder 18: Publications 1973-2001


Folder 19: Reports and Memoranda 1970-1974,1986-2002


Box 7


Folder 20-47: League of Women Voters-Santa Clara County 1968-2006


Folder 20: Meetings and Minutes 1983-2002


Folder 21: Memoranda 1988


Folder 22: Organizational Papers 1968-1969 1977-1987, 2003


Folder 23: 75th Birthday of LWV 1995


Folder 24: League Recognition 2002


Folder 25:-29: Forums 1995-2006


Folder 30: Educators Conference


Folder 31: Speaker's Bureau 1988


Folder 32-39: Actions, Consensus, Studies 1982-2002


Folder 40: Initiatives 1999-2005


Folder 42: Meeting the Challenge 2005


Folder 43: Commitee Papers 1990-2001


Folder 44: Correspondence and Communications 1992-2003


Folder 45: Membership Lists 1982-2004


Folder 46: Evergreen CC Student Body Election 2004


Folder 47: SCC League Agreements and Policies


Box 8


Folder 47-48 : Other Leagues 1970-1990


Folder 47: Miscellaneous Documents 1989


Folder 48: Publications 1970 1990


Folder 49: Non League Organizations 1971-1976, 1998


Series IV: Scrapbook and Ephemera 1945-2006

Physical Description

1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the chapter scrapbook, which dates from 1945-2006 and a handful of awards and certificates. The scrapbook provides a historical overview of chapter's activities and includes news clippings and some photographs.


This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 9


Folder 1-6: Awards and Certificates 1945-2006


Folder 1: LWV Scrapbook-San Jose/Santa Clara Chapter 1945-2006


Folder 2: Proclamation for Declaration of League of Women Voters Week February 1985


Folder 3: Certificate from the LWVC for "Outstanding Membership Growth" April 30, 1989


Folder 4: Congressional Record "Tribute to the League of Women's Voters" from Anna Eshoo March 09, 1995


Folder 5:Certificate of Commendation from LWVUS-44th National convention for Membership Growth June 2000


Folder 6: Plaque Indicating Membership in the San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce undated


Series V: Additional Materials 1980-2011

Language of Material: English

Physical Description

1 Box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of later additions to League of Women Voters, San Jose/Santa Clara Chapter Records Collection by the League of Women Voters in early November 2011. The later additions include recent administrative material including financial records, meeting minutes, program reports, and presidential materials such as letters and emails. In addition the series also includes recent digital newsletters, the latest LWVSJSC ethics study of 2003-2004, action reports and letters 1980-2005 as well as publicity materials on events recently sponsored by the League of Women Voters.


This series is arranged by subject matter.

Box 10


Folder 1:Action Reports and Letters 1980-2005


Folder 2: Administrative Material 2010-2011


Folder 3: Digital Newsletters 2009-2011


Folder 4 : Governmental Ethics Study 2003-2004


Folder 5: Publicity Materials 2010-2011