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Aurora League of Women Voters Records, 1947-1982

Collection Overview

Title: Aurora League of Women Voters Records, 1947-1982

ID: RHC/RC/151

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/02/1982

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, budgets, bulletins, and scrapbooks comprise a major portion of this collection documenting the Aurora League of Women Voters (1947-1982).  Although the minutes date only through May 1971, there are annual meeting proceedings for 1972 and 1973.  Committee records and subject files document some of the studies and research conducted by the League (local government, downtown redevelopment, housing, and public health).  The publications Know Your Town and Know Your County document government, education, planning and zoning, health, recreation, and the judicial systems of Aurora and Kane County.  Photographs, a tape on “Practical Politics”, the proceedings from the Illinois League’s 31st convention in 1963, and newspaper clippings complete the collection.

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: Kathleen Meinert

Acquisition Method: Kathleen Meinert, President, donated the Aurora League of Women Voters records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 2, 1982.

Related Materials: Researchers studying Kane County government and politics may wish to consult the records of the Elgin and Geneva-St. Charles League of Women Voters.  The Center also holds several other League collections for those researching league activities.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Aurora History
Folder 2: Historical Information on the League
Folder 3: By-Laws, 1971
Folder 4: Certificate of Appreciation, 1971
Folder 5-10: Meeting Minutes, 1947-May 1971
Folder 11: Annual Meetings, 1972, 1973
Folder 12-15: Annual Reports, 1951, 1955-1978
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1962-1975
Folder 17: Proposed Budgets, 1956-1972
Box 2
Folder 1: Budgets, 1950-1972
Folder 2: Membership Lists, no date
Folder 3: Local Affairs Committee Records, 1974
Folder 4: Local Government Committee Records, 1973-1975
Folder 5: Downtown Redevelopment, Survey of Residents' Opinions and Attitudes, 1974-1975
Folder 6: Fair Housing, 1967-1968
Folder 7: Health in Kane County, 1957-1968
Folder 8: Voters Service, 1964-1972
Folder 9-15: Bulletins, 1950-1979
Box 3
Folder 1-2: Bulletins, 1980-1982
Folder 3: Publication, Know Your Town...Aurora, 1964
Folder 4: Publication, Know Your County-Kane, 1965, 1966
Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1974
Folder 6: Photographs (9), no date
Folder 7: Tape, "Practical Politics #1", no date
Folder 8: League of Women Voters of Illinois, 31st Convention, 1963
Box 4
Volume 1-4: Scrapbooks (4 volumes), 1949-1968