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League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara records
SBHC Mss 2  
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Description
Records documenting the activities of the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, California, from the 1940s to 2015, including administrative files, issue files, and newsletters.
Background
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, as a nonpartisan, grassroots political advocacy group. Since then, the League of Women Voters has opened state chapters and local Leagues in many congessional districts. Important issues addressed by the League of Women Voters over the years at the national level have included equal access to education and employment, foreign relations, including normalization of relations with China, tax reform, voting rights and voter registration, campaign finance reform, and health care. The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (including the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta, California) has focused on housing and homelessness, oil and gas drilling, land use, equal rights, and immigration, among other important issues.
Extent
21 linear feet (8 cartons, 11 flat Boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.