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League of Women Voters of Sacramento County Collection
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Series I: Scrapbooks

Material Specific Details: Box 1: Scrapbook, 1943 to 1947, consists of several newspaper clippings from the Sacramento Union and Bee that track the activities of the group. Also found is April 4, 1944, correspondence, which invites local candidates to appear at a public meeting on April 19, facilitated by the Sacramento League of Women Voters, and geared toward topics relevant to upcoming elections. A list of possible questions for candidates is included. Subsequent scrapbooks, each divided into 1948 to 1954, 1952 to 1958, 1958 to 1968, 1968 to 1971, and 1961 to 1977, are comprised, almost exclusively, of newspaper clippings from the Sacramento Union and Bee, with an assortment of chapter documents and brochures.

Series II: Sacramento Voter Newsletter

Material Specific Details: Box 2: Folders 1 through 18: Issues of the organization's monthly newsletter, The Voter, running from 1980 to 2015. A single issue exists for 1968. There are inconsistencies in newsletter coverage from year to year.

Series III: Photographs and Newspaper Clippings

Material Specific Details: Box 2: This small series is comprised of images that cover chapter meetings and parties (State of Community Luncheon of 1989 and League of Women Voters luncheon at a member's home which includes several shots of Anne Rudin). Also included is the photograph of a LWV-funded voter registration billboard that was displayed in three different spots in Sacramento County in 1956.

Series IV: Meeting Documents

Material Specific Details: Box 4: This series is comprised of all documents that relate to executing meetings. Agendas, minutes, planning documents, and promotional materials form the bulk of content. The LWVSC's Annual meetings (1962 through 2019), monthly board meetings (1981 through 2013), State of the Community Luncheon (1985 through 2004), and miscellaneous observances, anniversaries, workshops, conferences, and holiday events are included.

Series V: Administrative Documents

Material Specific Details: Boxes 4 and 5: Administrative documents include LWVSC annual reports (1961 through 2004), handbooks and rosters (1970 through 2019), officer and director lists (1979 through 1989), training documents, policy statements, and materials relating to special initiatives, specifically the Suffragist Club, Education Fund, Observer Program, the move toward 501(c)(3) status, Social Media, and the Equal Rights Amendment. Financial statements are included with particular emphasis on the chapter budget, tax commitments, and contracts. General correspondence is the final subseries.

Series VI: Published Documents Regarding Voter Education

Material Specific Details: Box 5: Published materials regarding voter education include a "Survey of Candidates for the City Council of Sacramento! October 1953"; "A Sacramento Dilemma" (1966), which addresses city/county consolidation; "1981 Facts for Voters"; "The Budget Process: Sacramento County" (1994); and publications covering Sacramento government for 1969, 1981, 1984, and 1997.

Series VII: Position Documents

Material Specific Details: Box 5: Position documents are made up of correspondence, research materials, and meeting documents that inform a consensus decision on a specific topic. Topics covered are education, privatization, term limits, instant runoff, redistricting, city charter review commission, air quality, transit funding, local government funding, city governance, climate change, juvenile justice, campaign finance, the Sacramento general plan, Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, and campaign ethics.

Series XIII: Recognition

Material Specific Details: Boxes 5 and 6: Included is an article, a plaque, and several certificates recognizing the efforts of the LWVSC for their efforts in various areas.