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Joliet Region League of Women Voters Records

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Collection Overview

Title: Joliet Region League of Women Voters Records, 1950-1981

ID: RHC/RC/143

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/05/1982

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Joliet Region League of Women Voters Records provide documentation on governmental and social concerns for the Joliet and Will County areas as well as information on League activities from 1950 to 1981.  The only major gap in the materials occurs between 1955 and 1961.  The collection is arranged in the following manner: l) histories-local, state, and national, 2) meeting minutes, 3) yearbooks and membership handbooks, 4) topical files, 5) publications, 6) newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks.

The topical files provide detailed information on research projects undertaken by League members.  Material on education in Joliet is the most comprehensive and includes historical documentation of the development of unit districts.  Other topics include civil rights, the Illinois constitutional convention, intergovernmental relations in Will County, permanent voters registration, and the sanitary district.  Information on government and political candidates can be found in the publications and newspaper clippings.  District maps for particular townships and Will County also are available.  Of special note is a final report written about the League’s Will County Court Monitoring Project in 1977 which contains observations and recommendations for change in the judicial system.

Researchers studying government and politics in northern Illinois are advised to check the other League of Women Voters collections held by the Center as well as the politicians’ papers.  Information on education also is available in the local government records collection.  Please see the Center guide for more information.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Florence Dittle

Acquisition Method: Florence Dittle, President, donated the Joliet Region League of Women Voters Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 5, 1982.

Related Materials: Researchers studying government and politics in northern Illinois are advised to check the other League of Women Voters collections held by the Center as well as the politicians’ papers.   Information on education also is available in the local government records collection.  Please see the Center guide for more information.


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Folder 1: History, Joliet League, 1950-1976
Folder 2: History, Illinois League, 1960, 1970
Folder 3: History, National League, 1946-1966
Folder 4: Awards and Proclamations, 1966-1975
Folder 5-17: Meeting Minutes, August 1950-March 1977
Folder 18: Annual Meeting Minutes and Agenda, 1978-1980
Folder 19-21: Yearbooks, 1953-1981
Folder 22: Membership Handbooks, 1964, 1975
Folder 23: Assessing and Taxing of Property in Will County, 1964-1965
Folder 24: Citizens Guide to the Property Tax in Will County, 1981
Folder 25: Candidates' Meetings Suggestions, 1968-1982
Folder 26-27: Candidates' Meetings, 1954-1968
Folder 28: Civil Rights, 1966-1967
Folder 29-30: Constitutional Convention in Illinois, 1959-1970
Folder 31-33: Education in Joliet, 1948-1969
Folder 34: Intergovernmental Relations in Will County, 1962-1968
Folder 35: Joliet Local Government, no date
Folder 36: Permanent Voter Registration, 1950-1965
Folder 37: Sanitary District (DesPlaines Valley), 1954-1957
Folder 38: Township Government and Social Relief, 1963-1969
Folder 39: Voters Service Information, 1950-1981
Folder 40: Voters Guides, 1958-1980
Folder 41: Voting is People Power, 1967-1970
Folder 42: County Court Monitoring Project, 1977
Folder 43: Will County Juvenile Court Watching Project, 1981
Folder 44: A Handbook for Joliet Residents and Other Voters' Information, no date
Folder 45: Our Local Governments, Will County, 1960
Folder 46: Will County Voters' Handbook, 1966
Folder 47: Directory of Organizations and Brief Facts About Joliet, 1961
Folder 48-53: District Maps (DuPage, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Troy Townships and Will County), 1971-1977
Folder 54: Apportionment Maps and Descriptions for Illinois, 1976
Folder 55: Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1975
Folder 56: Photographs (11), 1958-1971
Box 2
Volume 1-3: Scrapbooks (3 volumes), 1950-1961

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