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League of Women Voters of South Carolina Papers

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina was formed in 1951 from the three local leagues then existing in Charleston, Columbia, and Spartanburg. The League is a non-partisan organization that encourages citizens to learn about and become active in national, state, and local government.

League of Women Voters of South Carolina

Papers, 1919-2016, 48 ft.

Collection Finding Aid
Papers of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina are arranged in the following series: Administrative, League of Women Voters of the United States, Local Leagues, Program Files, and Audiovisual materials. The bulk of the collection dates from 1951 to 1994.

Program Files is the largest series. These files relate to state and national study and/or action items, and reflect the League’s broad and diverse concerns. The files chiefly contain correspondence and reference material and are arranged in four sub-series: Federal Government, including information on such disparate subjects as the national budget, federal constitution, foreign policy, and United Nations; Human Resources, including material on housing, education, and the Equal Rights Amendment; Natural Resources, including records relating to coastal zone management and land use in Richland and Lexington Counties; and State Government, including files on apportionment, the state constitution, the judiciary, and voter services.

Official Website

The New Voter
The New Voter is a primer on the U.S. political system and issues published by the South Carolina League of Women Voters in 1921.  It was intended to inform women who were newly enfranchised by the 19th Amendment.  The booklet has been digitized.

The First Hundred Years: 1920 - 2020 (PDF)
Created by League archivist Anne Mellen in 2020, using material from the LWVSC collection at SCPC.

Centennial Round-Up (PDF)
Presentation by Keller Barron for the League Centennial, July 2020.

Related Collections:

League of Women Voters of Columbia/Richland County

League of Women Voters of Spartanburg

Keller Bumgardner Barron Papers

Mary T. Kelly Papers

Sarah Leverette Papers

Nancy Moore Papers

Barbara Moxon Papers

Candy Waites Papers

South Carolina Coalition for the ERA

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