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League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara records
SBHC Mss 2  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Material

  • Title: League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara records
    Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 2
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 21 linear feet (8 cartons, 11 flat boxes)
    Creator: 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.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [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.

    Historical Note

    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.

    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 Bulletin and 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.

    Arrangement

    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.

    Separated Material

    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
    Administrative records
    Bylaws (administrative records)
    Correspondence
    Newsletters
    League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara -- Archives