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Annual Convention of the Kansas League of Women Voters

Annual Convention of the Kansas League of Women Voters
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: March 1, 1923-March 2, 1923
One page program lists the speakers for the Fourth Annual Convention of the Kansas League of Women Voters. The convention was held at the Hotel Lassen in Wichita, Kansas, March 1-2, 1923. The heading includes the names of the directors, officers and committee chairs.


Convention of the Kansas State Suffrage Association/League of Women Voters

Convention of the Kansas State Suffrage Association/League of Women Voters
Creator: Kansas State Suffrage Association
Date: June 10, 1919-June 11, 1919
This program is for a joint convention of the Kansas State Suffrage Association and the League of Women Voters of Kansas. The event was held at the Hotel Lassen in Wichita, Kansas, June 10-11, 1919. It lists the order of events and the participants, with some hand written corrections. The officers are listed as is the committee handling the arrangements. Several well-known female activists in Kansas were involved.


Environmental issues in the 1980s

Environmental issues in the 1980s
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: 1980
The League of Women Voters of Kansas initiated a project to participate in development of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Kansas. This leaflet identifies twelve problems ranging from ground water depletion, contamination of streams, solid and hazardous water management, vehicle emissions, to drinking water standards. The information for each issue included background and way was proposed for the 1981 program. The flyer also included a survey asking respondents to comment on each of the twelve issues. The information was to be sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.


Facts for voters

Facts for voters
Creator: League of Women Voters (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1966
This brochure provides information about three state constitutional amendments that were before the voters in Kansas in November, 1966. It was prepared by the League of Women Voters of Topeka, Kansas. The amendments dealt with changing the length of the legislative session in even numbered years from a 30 day budget session to a 60 day regular session, with allowing the Legislature to adopt "by reference" portions of the Federal income tax laws, and with a number of items related to education including the election of members of the State Board of Education, the elimination of the office of County Superintendent among others. The pamphlet also contains some basic information about voting and about the organization.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, taxation from the special legislative session

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, taxation from the special legislative session
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the special legislative session to focus on taxation. Topics in the correspondence cover but is not limited to intangible and registration tax law, questionnaires from the Kansas League of Women Voters, and Salina retaining the intangible tax law. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


History of the Wichita League of Women Voters

History of the Wichita League of Women Voters
Creator: League of Women Voters (Wichita, Kansas)
Date: 1957
This history of the Wichita League of Women Voters was published in 1957. Organized in 1919 after a meeting of the National Women's Suffrage Association in St. Louis, Missouri, the pamphlet traces the activities of the Wichita League. It lists the charter members and how the league got its start in 1919 through the efforts of Mrs. C. H. (Jane) Brooks. The history provides an overview of the various issues of interest to the civic minded members of this organization. The last page contains a list of the presidents of the Wichita League of Women Voters.


Kansas Voters' Manual (revised)

Kansas Voters' Manual (revised)
Creator: Dobbs, Mary Evelyn, 1870-1943
Date: 1920
The purpose of this booklet was to assist "the women of Kansas in discharging the duties of citizenship." The pamphlet describes who should vote, where to register, where to vote, how to vote and the general election process. The pamphlet also includes information about the federal, state, city, and county governments. In addition to the information in the 1913 manual, this one contains information on school government, taxes, and state institutions. Several chapters contain information of interest to women about laws that impact women and children, marriage, divorce, care of dependents, property rights for spouses and descendents, and social issues such as drinking and gambling. At the back of the booklet is a fold out chart diagraming the organization of the various levels of government. This version of the manual was endorsed by the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Kansas League of Woman Voters, and the Wichita Federation of Women's Clubs. Mary Dobbs was one of the leaders of the Kansas WCTU.


League of Women Voter's 50th Annual Conference

League of Women Voter's 50th Annual Conference
Creator: League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Date: Bulk March 24, 1919-March 29, 1919
This flyer announced the 50th Annual Convention of the League of Women Voters held in connection with the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 24-29, 1919. The announcement lists several significant events in the promotion of woman's suffrage and provides information about who may have delegates at the convention. Each state that was "fully enfranchised" was entitled to have 50 delegates. Kansas women could vote so the state was listed in the fully enfranchised category. Rates for specific St. Louis hotels were included on the back of the pamphlet.


League of Women Voters of Topeka yearbook 1959-1960

League of Women Voters of Topeka yearbook 1959-1960
Creator: League of Women Voters (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1959-1960
This yearbook for 1959-1960 for the League of Women Voters of Topeka, Kansas, lists the club's by-laws, the name and address of the officers and the members, and a schedule of the meetings.


League of Women Voters year book

League of Women Voters year book
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: Bulk 1926-1927
This yearbook for the Topeka League of Women Voters lists the officers, the chairs of the group's departments, and the members of the standing committees. It also lists the dates of meetings and the topic and speakers for each meeting. The names of the departments--Efficiency in Government, Education, International Cooperation to Prevent War, Legal Status of Women, Living Costs, Women in Industry, Advisor new Voters, and Child Welfare--reflect the issue of concern to these women.


Legal status of women in Kansas

Legal status of women in Kansas
Creator: Glasco, Fay Wicks
Date: 1931
This pamphlet was published by the Kansas League of Women Voters. It includes questions and answers to forty-four questions about the legal status of women in a number of areas including property rights, family and children, marriage and divorce, contracts, jury service and office holding, and protective legislation. The last page is a glossary of legal terms.


Marie L. Allen  to Governor Henry Allen

Marie L. Allen to Governor Henry Allen
Creator: Allen, Marie L.
Date: June 15, 1919
Mrs. Henry Ware Allen writes to Governor Henry J. Allen on behalf of the Kansas League of Women Voters. Mrs. Allen was the state chairman of the Kansas League of Women Voters. The governor had called a special session of the Kansas Legislature for the ratification of the national suffrage amendment to the United States Constitution.


School of citizenship and called convention of the Kansas League of Women Voters

School of citizenship and called convention of the Kansas League of Women Voters
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: January 19, 1920-January 24, 1920
This is a program for the School of Citizenship and Called Convention sponsored by the Kansas League of Women Voters. It was held at the Hotel Lassen in Wichita, Kansas, January 19-24, 1920. The program includes lists of the officers and committees, a schedule of events and advertisements by Wichita businesses, including several automobile dealerships. The purpose of the School for Citizenship was to train League of Women Voters members who wanted to become group directors of the League's citizenship schools. The training was provided by Miss Marie B. Ames, Regional Director of Citizenship Schools, St. Louis. Missouri.


State Conference on Efficiency in Government and Proposed Legislation

State Conference on Efficiency in Government and Proposed Legislation
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: November 17, 1922
The League of Women Voters of Kansas organized this state wide meeting concerning efficiency in government and proposed legislation. It was held Friday, November 17, 1922, at the Topeka Y.W.C.A. Sessions focused on various areas of interest including health of children and how the legislature was organized and worked. Governor Henry J. Allen and Governor-elect Jonathan M. Davis made remarks at the luncheon. The evening speaker was William Allen White, Emporia. Representatives from government agencies and community groups attended as well as League of Women Voters members. The bottom left corner of the program is missing.


Think for yourself. Weigh the facts. The League of Women Voters of Kansas

Think for yourself. Weigh the facts. The League of Women Voters of Kansas
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: 1950s
In this pamphlet, the League of Women Voters of Kansas provide information about three proposed amendments to the Kansas Constitution. These include replacement of the state supreme court justices, flood control protection in water resources conservation and development programs, and employees right to join union organizations.


Topeka League of Women Voters Second Annual Civic Dinner.

Topeka League of Women Voters Second Annual Civic Dinner.
Creator: League of Women Voters of Topeka/Shawnee County
Date: March 11, 1947
The Topeka League of Women Voters held its second annual civic dinner on March 11, 1947. The program includes information about speakers, the order of events, and the league officers. The speakers topics were possible action concerning state and local issues and the League's approach to atomic energy control.


Voter's Hand Book

Voter's Hand Book
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: 1952
The Kansas League of Women Voters published this voter's handbook. The handbook gives information on the following categories: who may vote, political parties, elections, for whom we vote, and the various districts. It was designed to provide non-partisan information about participating in government.


Women and the world's work

Women and the world's work
Creator: League of Women Voters of Kansas
Date: 1922
"Women and the world's work" is a handout that describes some of the interests of the League of Women Voters of Kansas. Several quotes from various sources highlight the need for women to participate in the governmental and political processes. The reverse side of this flyer provides information on the beliefs of the League of Women Voters. The Kansas League had its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.


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