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Series 1: Administration and Operations 1956-2005

Scope and Contents

This series contains records documenting the local League's operations. Records in the series include annual reports, board meeting minutes, copies of the local League newsletter, membership rosters, scrapbooks, and public relations materials. There is also information about the organization's fundraisers.

Arrangement

The series is organized into the following subseries: Subseries 1.1: Annual Meetings and Reports; Subseries 1.2: Board Meeting Minutes and Bylaws; Subseries 1.3: Historical Information; Subseries 1.4: Financial Records; Subseries 1.5: Policies and Procedures; Subseries 1.6: Public Relations.
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Subseries 1.1: Annual Meetings and Reports 1958-2000

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley's annual reports from 1960 to 1978 and annual meeting kits and agendas from 1958 through 2000. There is also a folder containing the minutes of annual meetings from 1964 to 1981.
The annual reports are in two formats: questionnaires sent from the League of Women Voters of the United States and reports prepared by the local organization.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Annual Meeting Kits and Agendas 1958-2000

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Annual Reports (Questionnaire Format) 1960-1978

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Annual Reports 1961-1967

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Annual Meeting Minutes 1964-1981

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Subseries 1.2: Board Meeting Minutes and Bylaws 1956-2000

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains minutes and agendas of the local League's board meetings from the 1950s through 2000. There is also a folder containing the organization's bylaws from 1980 to 2000.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Minutes and Agendas 1956-1999

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By-Laws ESGV (East San Gabriel Valley) 1980-2000

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Board of Directors Meeting 2002-2003

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Subseries 1.3: Historical Information 1956-2005

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains information about the history of the League of Women Voters and the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley. There are also transcripts of testimony from previous decades on matters including the extension of the Voting Rights Act in 1975 and local matters, including land use in Covina.
The subseries also contains copies of the local League newsletter, starting in 1956; information about the national League's 50th anniversary campaign; scrapbooks that include news clippings and photographs of local League events, including the organization's 1989 annual meeting; certificates and proclamations honoring the organization; and local League records on computer disk and CD.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Local League Newsletter ( East San Gabriel Valley Voter ) 1956-2005

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Historic - League of Women Voters Studies and Statements 1963-1977

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Scrapbooks 1968-2005

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50th Anniversary Campaign 1968-1973

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League History 1971-1998

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Historical Testimony Regarding Housing 1975-1977

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League of Women Voters Historical (Background and Mission) circa 1980-2005

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Resolutions and Certificates 1985-1995

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Self-Study 1985-1988

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Brown Act 1986

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Posterboards - Activities 1989-1993

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Scrapbook - Annual Meeting 1989 June 24

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League of Women Voters Videos 1990

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75th Anniversary Celebration 1994-1995

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Past Presidents 1995

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Computer Disks and CD-ROM - League Records 1997-2003

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History of Local League Fundraisers 2000s

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Subseries 1.4: Financial Records circa 1957-2002

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains information about the organization's finances and past fundraisers. There is also a file on advertisers for the organization's newsletter.
One file called "Guides to Finance/Fundraising" includes information about fundraising and contains an audio record title "Speaking on Finance" that information suggests is from the late 1950s.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Guides to Finance/Fundraising circa 1957-1997

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Finance Reports 1957-1972

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Fundraisers 1972-2002

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Financing The League of Women Voters Study 1973-1976

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Invitations - League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley 1973-1987

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Invitations - Other Groups 1975-1989

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How To's and Letters - Ad Solicitation 1977-1994

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Voter Ad Sponsors (List and Payments) 1978-1992

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Fundraising - Legal Opinion Regarding Casino Night 1988

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Budget - Local 1988-1994

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Budget - Finance 1996-1997

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Education Funds 1996

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Finance and Fundraising 1997-2002

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Subseries 1.5: Policies and Procedures 1959-2005

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains membership rosters dating back to 1959 and pamphlets and guides related to orientation and training. A file called "Leadership Training" contains a guide called "A Manual For Discussion Leaders" that was published in the 1960s by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles.
The subseries also contains the local League's policies and procedures from the mid-2000s, records from the local League's nominating committee, and job descriptions.
A file called "Principles-Dynamics" contains information about how the organization studies and takes action on issues.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
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"How to Direct A Local Study" Packet 2001 May

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Job Description - Board Material 1987-2000

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Leadership Training 1969-1997

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League Orientation 2000s

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Local League Policies and Procedures circa 2004-2005

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Meeting The Challenge Program 2001-2002

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Member Information Sheets 1999-2005

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Membership Developments 1996

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Membership Rosters 1959-1994

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Membership - Sample Letters 2001

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Nominating Committee 1974-2003

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Nominating Job Design (Job Descriptions) before 2005

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Principles - Dynamics 1987-1997

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Subseries 1.6: Public Relations 1970-2003

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains press releases and news clippings from the organization from the 1970s through 2003. There is also a file containing "how to" information about communicating with the media.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Public Relations 1970-1999

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Public Relations Guides, How To 1975-1993

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Press Release - Samples 1980-2003

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Public Relations - News, Arts 1985-1995

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Public Relations - News Releases, News Clippings 1991-2003

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Series 2: Program: Study and Action 1959-2003

Scope and Contents

"Program: Study and Action" describes the League's process of studying an issue and then deciding what action to take. The members reach a decision on issues through consensus or other means.
The series includes reports, correspondence, studies, and other information about issues with which the local league and its state and national counterparts have been involved. The series includes records documenting the local league's stance on various issues and ballot measures. There are also studies and other research materials that the organization used when examining issues. The series also includes correspondence with state and national lawmakers and materials about interviews that the organization conducted with lawmakers.

Arrangement

The series is organized into the following subseries: Subseries 2.1: Legislative Interviews and Correspondence; Subseries 2.2: Action on Selected Issues; Subseries 2.3: Studies.
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Subseries 2.1: Legislative Interviews and Correspondence 1983-1990

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes correspondence and reports documenting interviews with lawmakers including former United States Senator Alan Cranston and former Congress members David Dreier and Esteban Torres. There is also correspondence with former members of the California State Assembly and Senate, including Frank Hill, William Lancaster, and Bill Leonard.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in chronological order.
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Alan Cranston, US Senator 1983-1987

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Legislative Interviews - Congress 1983-1989

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Legislative Interviews - State Assembly, Senate 1983-1990

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Frank Hill, State Senate and Assembly 1983-1990

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William Lancaster, State Assembly 1983-1990

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Interviews - State Legislators Reports 1984-1990

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William (Bill) Leonard, State Senator 1989-1990

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Charles Calderon, State Senator 1990 August 8

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Subseries 2.2: Action on Selected Issues 1970-2000

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains reports, correspondence, news clippings, mailers, and other materials related to issues and measures on which the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley and the national organization took action. The issues and measures include Proposition 13, the Equal Rights Amendment, and Title IX.
The subseries also contains correspondence with lawmakers including former United States Congress members from California, David Dreier and Esteban Torres. There is also correspondence with former California state lawmaker Sally Tanner.
The file "League of Women Voters of California - State Issues" includes correspondence on the Iraq War vote.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
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Action Advocacy 1996

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Action Alerts 1987-1999

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Action - Assorted 1993 May

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Action Committee 1984-1986

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Action - How To 1975-1997

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Action - Reports On 2000

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Action on Water 1997

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Ballot Action - Natural Resources 1981-2000

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Bill Status Reports 1985-1991

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Bonelli Park - Action 1987-1994

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Bonelli Park - Action - Testimony 1989 January 12

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Bus Tour - Water Conservation and Flood Control 1987 April

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Campaign Finance 1982-1984

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D. C. Amendment 1977-1980

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D.C. Voting Right - League of Women Voters, United States 1996

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Dreier, David - Correspondence 1983-1989

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Education - General 1976-1988

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Education - National 1970-1986

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Education - State Finance 1979-1984

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Election - Action 1998

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Equal Rights Amendment 1972-1985

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Foreign Aid 1986

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HB 910 - Action - Dreier 1999-2002

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Indirect Initiative Measure 1985-1988

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Land Use - Local Positions and Action 1974-2000

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League of Women Voters of California - State Issues 1999-2000

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"Los Angeles County Government - In Need of Reform" 1989

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"Making Democracy Work" - Pamphlet 1996 July

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National Action 1983-1988

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Natural Resources, Organizing - How To 1998 June 29

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Proposition 1 - Park Bonds 1980

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Proposition 1 (School Assignment, Transportation) and Proposition 4 ("Gann Limit") 1979

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Proposition 9 (State Income Tax) 1980

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Proposition 13 1978

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Redistricting - Reapportionment 1990

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"Report from the Hill" - National 1986-1991

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San Jose Hills Residential Development 1977-1980

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Social Policy/Human Resources - Action 1976-1990

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State Action 1983-1990

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Tanner, Sally - Correspondence 1982-1990

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Title IX - Equal Rights 1978-1985

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Torres, Esteban (U. S. Representative) - Correspondence 1983-1990

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Voter Service - Action 1984-1986

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Waste to Energy 1973, 1984-1986

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West Covina - General Plan - Action 1977-1978

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Women - Poverty 1983-1994

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Subseries 2.3: Studies 1959-2003

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains studies, reports, correspondence, handwritten notes, and news clippings on various local and national issues. The League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley separated the studies into four different areas: government, international relations, natural resources, and social policy.
The "Government - Local Government Studies" folder contains information about the history of West Covina.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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Government - California Constitution Revision Commission 1995-1996

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Government - Consensus Reports 1989

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Government - Election Procedures in Los Angeles County - Study 1993

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Government - Election System Study 2000-2002

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Government - Local Government Studies 1959-1968

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Government - Los Angeles County Government Study 1973-1976

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Government - Los Angeles County Government Study 1991

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Government - Presidency - National Study 1974-1976

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Government - Reapportionment circa 1979-1993

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Government - Redistricting - Divisioning Water Districts 1989-1992

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Government - Redistricting - Map 2000

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Government - State and Local Finances Study circa 1993-1995

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Government - Study of Assessment Practices and Role of Property Tax 1976

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Government - Workshop - Budget Simulation circa 1995

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International Relations 1999-2000

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International Relations - Developing Countries and United States - World Trade circa 1982-1986

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International Relations - National Security 1983-1988

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International Relations - Trade Policy 2001-2002

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International Relations - United Nations 1989-2001

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Natural Resources - California Agriculture Study 1982-1983

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Natural Resources - Groundwater Cleanup Update - Public Forum 1998 April 27

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Natural Resources - Issues Forum - Groundwater 1998-1999

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Natural Resources - Land Use - California, Los Angeles County 1972-1978

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Natural Resources - Land Use - Local 1967-1978

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Natural Resources - Transportation Issues, LA County - Local Study 1991-2002

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Natural Resources - Transportation Study - League of Women Voters, LA County 2000-2001

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Natural Resources - Urban Crisis 1977-1980

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Social Policy - Children at Risk - National Study 1996

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Social Policy - Child Care - State Study 1985-1987

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Social Policy - Collective Bargaining 1982

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Social Policy - Dependency Study - League of Women Voters of California 1998

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Social Policy - Education 1969-1984

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Social Policy - Education - State 1974-1984

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Social Policy - Education Study - Part II 1998

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Social Policy - Employment - National 1975

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Social Policy - Health Care 1991-1994

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Social Policy - Health Care Study 1991-1993

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Social Policy - Health Care Study Phase II 1992-1997

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Social Policy - Housing 1968-2002

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Social Policy - Housing - Covina and West Covina 1977-1982

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Social Policy - Housing - Homelessness 2002-2003

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Social Policy - Housing - National 1968-1978

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Social Policy - Initiative Study 1998

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Social Policy - Juvenile Justice 1985-1998

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Social Policy - Juvenile Justice Study 1995-1998

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Social Policy - Juvenile Justice Study, Part I 1996

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Social Policy - Judiciary 1986

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Social Policy - Local Population Study 1994-1996

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Social Policy - Meeting Basic Human Needs Study 1986-1988

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Social Policy - Mental Health - Local 1990

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Social Policy - Mental Health and Public Libraries - Studies 1998-2002

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Social Policy - National Issues Forum - "Public Schools: Are They Making the Grade?" 2001

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Social Policy - Welfare National 1970-1983

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Social Policy - Welfare Study 1971-1981

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Series 3: Voters Service and Citizen Information circa 1960-2005

Scope and Contents

The series contains news clippings, press releases, notes, announcements, and other materials related to the League of Women Voters' voter outreach and education efforts. It also contains records about the community forums organized by the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley.

Arrangement

The series is organized into the following subseries: Subseries 3.1: Candidate Forums; Subseries 3.2: Community Forums, Workshops and Seminars; Subseries 3.3: Voter Assistance.
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Subseries 3.1: Candidate Forums 1989-2003

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains news clippings, press releases, agendas, correspondence and notes related to candidate forums that the organization held for local elections, including city council and school board races. The subseries also contains information about conducting candidate forums.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
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28th Congressional District 2000

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Agendas, Formats - Examples 1989-1995

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Baldwin Park City Council Election 2000-2001

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Baldwin Park, La Puente 2003 February

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Baldwin Park Unified School District 1990, 2001

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Baldwin Park, West Covina, La Puente 2001-2003

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Bassett Unified School District 2001

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City of Walnut 1995-2002

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Covina Unified School District 2001

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El Monte City Council Election 2001

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Hacienda Unified School District 2001

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Judicial Forums 1996

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Junior Statesmen of America 2000

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Procedures 2000-2003

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Moderator Guidelines 1978, 1997

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Rowland Unified School District 2001

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School Board Forums 1995

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West Covina City Election 2001

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Subseries 3.2: Community Forums, Workshops, and Seminars 1968-2003

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains studies, discussion guides, news clippings, notes, correspondence, and announcement related to forums that the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley held on health care, land use, energy deregulation, and other issues.
The "AIDS Forum" file contains an article about Cal Poly Pomona's Pride Center.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
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AIDS Forum 1995-1999

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At-Risk Children 1991-1996

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Bicentennial - Constitution and Courts 1987-1988

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Bicentennial - Essay Contests 1986-1987

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Bicentennial Luncheon 1987

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Bicentennial News Clippings 1980-1988

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Bicentennial Report to National 1988

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Bond Election - Pomona Water District 1975-1977

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Child Care 1986-1993

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Children's Planning Council 1996 May

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Citizen Politics circa 1968-2000

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Community Colleges circa 1982-2003

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Community Leaders Symposium 1996

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Covina Family Care Center (CFCC) 1997-1998

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Debate Projects - National and State Voter Service 1985-1992

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Domestic Violence 2000

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Elections 1994

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Elections - Systems, Instant Runoff Voting 2000s

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Electrical Restructuring 1996-1998

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Getting Out the Vote ("GOTV") Campaign 1996

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Government Day - Nogales High School 2002-2003

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Health Care 2000s

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Health Care - Public Forum 1991

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Health Care Reform - Town Hall Meeting 1994

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Health Care Teleconference 1990-1994

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Healthy Communities - Addenda 1996

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Healthy Communities - Healthy Cities, Community Leaders Symposium 1996

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"In-Depth" Analyses of Ballot Measures 1997-2000

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Juvenile Justice Summit - 57th Assembly District 1997 May 31

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Land Use 1972-1974

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Making Democracy Work Campaign 1996

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Mock Elections 1996-1998

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Positive Campaigning Project before 2005

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Resources for Youth 1997

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Subseries 3.3: Voter Assistance circa 1960-2004

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains news clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, computer disks, and other records related to the League's voter outreach and education efforts. Records include information about the League of Women Voters' "Smart Voter" online election guide and the organization's "Take Back the System" initiative to assist voters in the electoral process.
In addition to election-related material, the "Facts for Voters" folder contains a booklet about the history of Pomona.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order.
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City Clerk Summit III 1998-2001

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Facts for Voters - Voter Service 1970-1992

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First Vote - Registration - Voter Service 1971-1992

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National Issues Forum (NIF) - Public Schools 2000-2002

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Sample Voter Outreach and Election Materials 2001

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Smart Voter 2000-2001

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Speakers Bureau - Information, Tips, Reports circa 1960-1995

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Take Back the System Initiative 1991-1992

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Test Your Voter IQ Quiz before 2005

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Touchscreen Voting 2000

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Voter Education circa 1993-2005

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Voter Information 1996-2004

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Voter Service Materials 2001

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Voter Service - Program and Schedules 1996-2002

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Voter Service - Spanish Pamphlets 1984-2001

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Voter's Bill of Rights before 2005

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Series 4: Publications 1966-2002

Scope and Contents

The series contains paperback books, reports, newsletters, and other publications that are grouped by topic. There are also news clippings concerning local political stories and national issues.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
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Assorted News Clippings - Local Politics 2001-2002

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Assorted News Clippings - State and National Issues 1990-2000

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Citizen Participation 1970-2002

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Government 1970-2002

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International Relations 1976-2002

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Justice/The Courts 1978-1996

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Natural Resources 1966-1998

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Natural Resources - Land Use 1971-2001

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Natural Resources - Solid Waste Management 1971-1981

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Population Consensus 1995-1996

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Social Policy 1971-2001