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REC/MSS/106. Women Voters, Connecticut League of

 Record Group Term
Identifier: REC/MSS/106
The League of Women Voters is an outgrowth of the suffragist movement. The organization was founded in 1920 only six months before the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. The League began as a “mighty political experiment” designed to help 20 million women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in shaping public policy. The national organization soon stimulated the formation of state Leagues (Connecticut in 1921) that in turn developed local ones. Materials in the collection were created by the Connecticut League and include series of newspaper clipping scrapbooks, lists of activities, correspondence to senators and representatives, financial records, and reports from local Leagues.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

League of Women Voters of Connecticut records

Identifier: RG106
Abstract The Connecticut League of Women Voters (CLWV) was founded at New Haven, Connecticut on January 18, 1921. The league was formed as the initiative of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association (CWSA) came to an end with ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution giving women the right to vote. The non-partisan league was organized to educate newly enfranchised women voters and in turn use the voting power of members to press for legislative reforms. The league spent...
Dates: 1918-1957


 Unprocessed Material — Accession 2011-113
Identifier: 2011-113
Dates: Other: 1918 - 1918


 Unprocessed Material — Accession T001443
Identifier: T001443
Dates: Other: 1925 - 1957