57.2 cubic feet, 1747 folders, 289 photographs, 4 film strips, 9 audio tapes, 3 16mm films, 6 phonographic records
The League of Women Voters evolved from the suffrage movement and was initiated to educate the voters of the United States. A non-partisan organization, the League has been involved in most of the political issues in St. Louis since the ratification of the nineteenth amendment. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, subject files, radio scripts, and publications relating to a wide variety of issues and personalities. Also included in the collection are photographs, films, audiotapes, and artifacts.
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