Scope and Content
Title: League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara records
Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 2
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
21 linear feet
(8 cartons, 11 flat boxes)
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara
Date (inclusive): 1948-2015
Abstract: 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.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of Item], League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara records, SBHC Mss 2. Department of Special Research Collections,
UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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
Scope and Content
Records of the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, California. Dating from the 1940s to 2015, materials document League
activities and include both administrative and issue files, as well as copies of the
Channel Voter, League newsletters, ranging in date from 1948-2015.
Administrative files include bylaws, correspondence, as well as documents related to League events, fundraising, and finances.
Issue files cover state, county, and municipal matters, including oil and gas drilling, energy, the Santa Barbara downtown/waterfront,
Santa Barbara County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), Goleta Valley annexation proposals, equal rights, development,
education, elections, immigration, water, state and county bond measures, redistricting, and housing.
These records contain extensive documentation on the City of Santa Barbara charter, including proposed amendments, and extensive
documentation relating to the City of Santa Barbara Goleta Valley annexation proposals.
These materials fall into two series, Accession 1 and Accession 2. Series have been subdivided, where applicable, into the
following subseries: Administrative files, Issue and research files, Newsletters, and Clippings.
A number of environmental impact reports and other printed government documents have been removed and cataloged separately.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Women -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Societies and clubs
Women -- Political activity -- California -- Santa Barbara
Political participation -- California -- Santa Barbara
Bylaws (administrative records)
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara -- Archives