League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

League of Women Voters of Amherst Records, 1939-2001.

60 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 296

Non-partisan political organization based in Amherst, Massachusetts that influences public policy through education and advocacy by registering voters, organizing candidate forums, publishing voting guides, and disseminating general information on the legislative process and the functioning of government on the local, state, and federal levels.

Includes minutes, annual reports, financial records, publications, extensive files on specific programs, photographs, video- and audio-tapes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Also contains information on two league members who rose to national prominence: Lucy Wilson Benson (Under Secretary of State in the federal government in 1977) and Jane F. Garvey (Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997).

Historical Note

The League of WomenVoters is a non-partisan political organization that influences public policy through education and advocacy. It supports positions, but not individual candidates or political parties. The national league was established in 1920, primarily to help the 20 million newly enfranchised women exercise their constitutional rights.

League members study issues of local, state and national significance. Once members agree on a position, the League may act by providing information to the public, obtaining public support for the position, lobbying, initiating legislation or participating in court action.

The League promotes political responsibility through its voters’ service and citizen information activities. Members register voters, organize candidate forums, publish voting guides and disseminate general information on the legislative process and the functioning of government on the local, state and federal levels.

On March 21, 1939, Joy Kennedy organized a meeting to establish the League of Women Voters of Amherst. The group included five Amherst residents who belonged to the Northampton League, and 20 members of an Amherst reading club. Since 1939, the Amherst League has studied and taken action on a wide range of national, state, and local issues. It also provided voter information, registered voters, and undertook special projects. All of these activities are reflected in the records.

Growth and change in Amherst since 1939 is reflected in some of the activities of the League. In 1939, the town’s off-campus population was 6,400. The 2000 census lists the town of Amherst as having 34,874 residents. The need for new housing, schools, water and sewer, recreation facilities, and professional town management formed the basis of the League’s program over the years.

In 1940, when the superintendent of Amherst Schools fired five married women teachers, the League formally protested, opposing a blanket indictment of married teachers, saying a teacher’s effectiveness should be decided on individual records. The policy changed.

In 1944, the League adopted a position in favor of a new elementary school, the beginning of a series of campaigns for new and renovated school buildings that was to last to the turn of the new century. Other school issues studied included curriculum, overcrowding, kindergarten (a goal not achieved until 1968), and regionalizing the secondary schools.

In 1950 Town Meeting voted to submit a proposal for a Town Manager form of government to the state legislature. It was approved by the Legislature but rejected when submitted to the town voters. In 1953 the League collected enough signatures on a petition to place the plan on the ballot again and in 1954 it was adopted by a 13-vote margin. The League has reviewed its position in favor of this form of government several times with almost continuous studies of town meeting, and has maintained its position.

Lucy Wilson Benson, Amherst League President 1957-1961, was President of the Massachusetts League 1961-1965 and of the League of Women Voters of the United States 1968-1974. In 1977, she became Under Secretary of State in the federal government. Two of the many achievements of her tenure in Amherst were the adoption by the legislature of fiscal autonomy for the University of Massachusetts and measures to strengthen the Massachusetts executive branch of the government.

After a 1966 study of the town’s libraries, the consensus was to affirm the public nature of the Jones Library. The town subsequently increased and continued its tax support of the libraries.

During the 1970s, the League, which had observed the Select Board and School Committees for many years, began to observe other major boards regularly. The February 1975 newsletter reported that the Observers Corps was expanding its role with 18 members observing 10 town committees. The “Observers Corps Notes” became a regular, popular feature in the League newsletter.

Voters Service by the League has included registering voters, publishing election guides and conducting candidates’ forums, holding public meetings on community, state and local issues, and publishing handbooks.

Booklets published by the Amherst League of Women Voters for the information of the citizens of the town include Town Meeting Handbook, You and Your Amherst Government, and They Represent You (a list of Amherst Town Meeting members and town officials with their addresses and telephone numbers). They are revised and up-dated periodically.

League members have served on town boards and committees and as town meeting members, contributing considerable information about issues. In Essays on Amherst History, (1978, p.351) Winthrop Dakin, former longtime town moderator, says “Participation of women in official town positions has increased steadily…By far the most consistently useful and politically effective citizen group in the recent decade has been the local branch of the League of Women Voters.”

During the 1980s and 1990s the Amherst League continued studies and action concerning town government, local schools and affordable housing as well as participating in state action on education reform, child care, universal health care, casino gambling, county government, reproductive choice, and domestic violence. League members twice worked with other organizations to pass state-wide ballot questions to implement a graduated state income tax in place of the flat income tax. (Neither ballot question passed.) A major, successful effort was made in 1995 to retain the Amherst Town Meeting/Selectboard/Town Manager form of government.

Many members of the Amherst League of Women Voters have not only contributed much to the League, but have served the Town of Amherst as well. Among these was Diana Romer, President of the Amherst League 1983-1985 and 1987-1989. She served two terms on the Selectboard, and was on many town committees including the Finance Committee and Solid Waste Committee, Animal Facilities Committee and many others. She was elected to the board of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters in 1984.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Amherst League of Women Voters, 1939-2001 (30.5 linear feet) document the activities of the organization as it attempted to educate the citizens of Amherst about candidates and issues and to influence local community policies. After studying issues and reaching consensus, members urged the town to adopt the policies they proposed. Among the topics studied in depth were town government, education, land use, waste management, and affordable housing. In addition the reports of League observers at town board and committee meetings give an objective picture of the discussions and actions of those boards and committees. Almost all of the material in the collection is related to local and regional issues although local research on statewide and national programs are included.

In addition to minutes, annual reports, financial records, publications and extensive files on specific programs (studies, consensus, and action), the collection includes photographs, video- and audio-tapes, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. A 1989 series of tapes and transcripts, part of a Harvard study entitled The Female Experience in American History, records interviews with nineteen Amherst League members focusing particularly on issues relating to the Women’s Movement.

Most of the records concern the programs. These include a broad range of issues, including, in part: the form of town government, school issues, zoning, local and regional planning, health care, reproductive choice, and domestic violence. Voter Service records reflect a strong commitment to voter education through candidate forums, voter registration, and publication of voters’ guides. For several years League members met annually with State Representatives and the Congressman from the district.

The files contain information on two league members who rose to national prominence: Lucy Wilson Benson served as President of the League of Women Voters of the United States 1968-1974, and became Under Secretary of State in the federal government in 1977; Jane F. Garvey, became Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997, previously serving as Director of Logan (Boston) International Airport and Commissioner of Massachusetts Public Works before moving to federal level as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration 1993-1997.

The collection is arranged in ten series: Administrative; Financial; Membership; Voters Service; Observer Corps; Programs; Publications; Photographs; AV Material, Tapes, Transcripts and Videos; and Scrapbooks and News clippings.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: League of Women Voters of Amherst, Massachusetts Records (MS 296). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Deposited 1990 by Lois Dethier, President, League of Women Voters of Amherst, Massachusetts. Accretions received from various officers. Deposit converted to donation, April 2002 by Lois Dethier.

Accruals:

More accretions expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Chilton, Lois Dethier, and Mira Menon.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.


Series Descriptions
1939-2001

The series includes by-laws; annual reports of board members and of the study and action committees; minutes, 1939-2001; correspondence, primarily business, but including some letters to editors and to state and local politicians, and early correspondence reflecting substantive discussions with town officials; public relations materials generated by the publicity committee; and selected reports of state and national conventions.

1945-2000

The Treasurers’ reports and budget reports cover the years 1945 to 2000 with some years missing. Ledgers, which include day-by-day expenditures, cover the years 1960-1985. Finance drive records include the annual fund drives as well as the annual book sale, the major source of yearly income.

1944-2000

The files contain the yearly lists of members and some activity forms as well as member recruitment information and new member orientation information. Arranged by type of material, then chronologically.

1951-2000

The files contain records of candidates’ presentations/debates, 1952-1992, letters and questionnaires to candidates in preparation of publication of annual Voters’ Guides, orientation of Town Meeting Members, voter registration drives, election monitoring and other voter service activities. Arranged by type of material, then chronologically, with some years missing.

1965-2001

Records of League observers of town boards and committees (in alphabetical order), including Select Board, Finance Committee, Board of Health, School Committees, Planning Board and many others.

1945-2000

Extensive files in alphabetical order covering a wide range of studies of local, state and national issues. The almost continuous extensive studies of town government (Representative Town Meeting, Selectboard/Town Manager) seek to maintain citizen participation and make local government more responsive to needs of the town through revision of town boards, clarification of responsibilities of the Town Manager, and boards and committees. Local Action succeeded in the retention of the Selectman/Manager form of government in the 1957 and 1960 referendum questions. The questionnaires used for specific studies to improve Town Meeting (1969-1972, 1975-1979, 1988) are included. Extensive files deal with the League’s response to the Amherst Charter Commission which considered abolishing the Representative Town Meeting, working to defeat that ballot question (1996) through informational meetings, broadsides, and direct mailings.

Studies of education issues in Amherst (1951-2000) include the building of new schools, establishment of public kindergarten in 1969, sex discrimination in schools, teacher salaries, and the responsibility of the town in regard to children’s services.

Adequate and available low and moderate housing continue to be issues of study and action (1965-present). A library study and subsequent action (1966-67) resulted in a substantial increase in Town tax support of the town’s libraries, previously largely endowment supported. Other files contain studies concerning solid waste, child abuse, the Amherst Police Department, taxes, cable television issues, and many others. Zoning is cross referenced with Planning. The Amherst League recommended a revised Zoning By-Law in 1963 after a Master Planning Study. Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

1946-2001

Newsletters (complete 1946-2002), Your Amherst Government (complete in 6 issues: 1959, 1964, 1971, 1975, 1985, 1992), Town Meeting Handbook (6 issues: 1950, 1963, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1986), They Represent You (yearly listing of Town Meeting members and boards – incomplete, 1963-2000), Yearbook (incomplete 1946-1995), Directory of Town Services complete in 5 issues: 1986, 1987, 1989-1990, 1991-1992, 1993-1994).

1958-2001

Photographs of league activities and members, including the book sale, Lucy Wilson Benson, Amherst League members at conferences and conventions, annual meetings, members with elected officials. Arranged chronologically, except Book Sale which is arranged chronologically within the topic.

1989

The series includes tapes and transcripts of interviews with nineteen members of the Amherst League. The project was part of a Harvard University study called The Female Experience in American History, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The interviews, done in 1989, focused on the interviewees’ lives during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly on issues relevant to the Women’s Movement. Additionally, since 1998 the League has been producing Through the League Lens with the Community Television Station. Some of the videotapes of this series are in the collection. There are also miscellaneous tapes, dated and undated, including some pertaining to League anniversaries.

1959-2000

Press releases and newspaper clippings (many in folders), covering League meetings, programs and events, including the 50th Anniversary of the Amherst League and the 50th and 75th Anniversaries of the National League. Other items include: congratulatory resolutions from Massachusetts Governor and Legislators, art work, individual files on Diana Romer Memorial Fund (1998) and Lucy Wilson Benson.

Contents List
Series 1. Administrative
1939-2001
By-Laws
1948
Box 1:1
By-Laws
1962
Box 1:2
By-Laws
1965
Box 1:3
By-Laws
1966
Box 1:4
By-Laws
1967
Box 1:5
By-Laws
1970-1972
Box 1:6
By-Laws
1974
Box 1:7
By-Laws
1977
Box 1:8
By-Laws
1978
Box 1:9
By-Laws
1985
Box 1:10
By-Laws
1987
Box 1:11
By-Laws
1989
Box 1:12
Annual Reports
1941-1942
Box 1:13
Annual Reports
1945
Box 1:14
Annual Reports
1946
Box 1:15
Annual Reports
1948
Box 1:16
Annual Reports
1958
Box 1:17
Annual Reports
1960
Box 1:18
Annual Reports
1961
Box 1:19
Annual Reports
1962
Box 1:20
Annual Reports
1963
Box 1:21
Annual Reports
1964
Box 1:22
Annual Reports
1965
Box 1:23
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1966
Box 1:24
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1967
Box 1:25
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1968
Box 1:26
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1969
Box 1:27
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1970
Box 1:28
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1971
Box 1:29
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1972
Box 1:30
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1973
Box 1:31
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1974
Box 1:32
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1975
Box 1:33
History: List of Presidents
1939-2001
Box 1:34
History: State Studies by Amherst LWV
n.d.
Box 1:35
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1976
Box 2:36
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1977
Box 2:37
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1978
Box 2:38
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1979
Box 2:39
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1980
Box 2:40
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1981
Box 2:41
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1982
Box 2:42
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1983
Box 2:43
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1984
Box 2:44
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1985
Box 2:45
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1986
Box 2:46
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1987
Box 2:47
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1988
Box 2:48
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1989
Box 2:49
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1990
Box 2:50
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1991
Box 2:51
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1992
Box 2:52
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1993
Box 2:53
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1994
Box 2:54
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1995
Box 2:55
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1996
Box 2:56
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1997
Box 2:57
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
1999
Box 2:58
Annual Report/Annual Meeting
2000
Box 2:59
Annual Report to LWV MA
1949-1951
Box 3:60
Annual Report to LWV MA
1952
Box 3:61
Annual Report to LWV MA
1954-1955
Box 3:62
Annual Report to LWV MA
1958-1959
Box 3:63
Annual Report to LWV MA
1959-1960
Box 3:64
Annual Report to LWV MA
1960-1961
Box 3:65
Annual Report to LWV MA
1961-1962
Box 3:66
Annual Report to LWV MA
1962-1963
Box 3:67
Annual Report to LWV MA
1963-1964
Box 3:68
Annual Report to LWV MA
1964-1965
Box 3:69
Annual Report to LWV MA
1965-1966
Box 3:70
Annual Report to LWV MA
1966-1967
Box 3:71
Annual Report to LWV MA
1967-1968
Box 3:72
Annual Report to LWV MA
1968-1969
Box 3:73
Annual Report to LWV MA
1969-1970
Box 3:74
Annual Report to LWV MA
1970-1971
Box 3:75
Annual Report to LWV MA
1971-1972
Box 3:76
Annual Report to LWV MA
1972-1973
Box 3:77
Annual Report to LWV MA
1973-1974
Box 3:78
Annual Report to LWV MA
1974-1984
Box 3:79
Annual Report to LWV MA
1989-1990
Box 3:80
Annual Report to LWV MA
1993-1994
Box 3:81
Annual Report to LWV US
1969-1973
Box 3:82
Annual Report to LWV US
1975-1976
Box 3:83
Annual Report to LWV US
1977-1978
Box 3:84
Annual Report to LWV US
1981-1982
Box 3:85
Annual Report to LWV US
1983
Box 3:86
Annual Report to LWV US
1985
Box 3:87
Annual Reports: Local Profile to State
Box 3:88
Annual Report to LWV US
1996-1998
Box 3:89
Minutes
1939-1948
Box 4:90
Minutes
1945-1946
Box 4:91
Minutes
1948-1951
Box 4:92
Minutes
1952
Box 4:93
Minutes
1952-1953
Box 4:94
Minutes
1953-1954
Box 4:95
Minutes
1954-1955
Box 4:96
Minutes
1955-1956
Box 4:97
Minutes
1956-1957
Box 4:98
Minutes
1957-1958
Box 4:99
Minutes
1958-1959
Box 4:100
Minutes
1959-1960
Box 4:101
Minutes
1960-1961
Box 4:102
Minutes
1961-1962
Box 4:103
Minutes
1962-1963
Box 4:104
Minutes
1963-1964
Box 4:105
Minutes
1964-1965
Box 5:106
Minutes
1965-1966
Box 5:107
Minutes
1966-1967
Box 5:108
Minutes
1967-1968
Box 5:109
Minutes
1968-1969
Box 5:110
Minutes
1969-1970
Box 5:111
Minutes
1970-1971
Box 5:112
Minutes
1971-1972
Box 5:113
Minutes
1973-1974
Box 5:114
Minutes
1974-1975
Box 5:115
Minutes
1975-1976
Box 5:116
Minutes
1976-1977
Box 5:117
Minutes
1977-1978
Box 5:118
Minutes
1978-1979
Box 5:119
Minutes
1979-1980
Box 5:120
Minutes
1980-1981
Box 6:121
Minutes
1981-1982
Box 6:122
Minutes
1982-1983
Box 6:123
Minutes
1983-1984
Box 6:124
Minutes
1984-1985
Box 6:125
Minutes
1985-1986
Box 6:126
Minutes
1986-1987
Box 6:127
Minutes
1987-1988
Box 6:128
Minutes
1988-1989
Box 6:129
Minutes
1988-1989
Box 6:130
Minutes
1989-1990
Box 6:131
Minutes
1990-1991
Box 6:132
Minutes
1991-1992
Box 6:133
Minutes
1992-1993
Box 6:134
Minutes
1993-1994
Box 6:135
Minutes
1993-1996
Box 6:136
Minutes
1994-1995
Box 6:137
Minutes
1995-1996
Box 6:138
Minutes
1996-1997
Box 6:139
Minutes
1997-1998
Box 7:140
Minutes
1998-1999
Box 7:141
Minutes
1999-2000
Box 7:142
Minutes
2000-2001
Box 7:143
Minutes
2001-2002
Box 7:144
Calendar
1939-1940
Box 7:145
Calendar
1968-1969
Box 7:146
Calendar
1969-1970
Box 7:147
Calendar
1970-1971
Box 7:148
Calendar
1971-1972
Box 7:149
Calendar
1972-1973
Box 7:150
Calendar
1989-1990
Box 7:151
Calendar
1990-1991
Box 7:152
Organizational Planning: LWV Vocabulary
n.d.
Box 7:153
Organizational Planning
1958-1965
Box 7:154
Organizational Planning
1959-1972
Box 7:155
Organizational Planning: Non-Partisan Policy

1958-1975
Box 7:156
Organizational Planning: Social Functions
1963-1982
Box 7:157
Organizational Planning: State Program
1964-1977
Box 7:158
Organizational Planning: Unit Meeting
1965
Box 7:159
Organizational Planning
1965-1966
Box 7:160
Organizational Planning: National Planning
1965-1973
Box 7:161
Organizational Planning: Resource Chairman
1967
Box 7:162
Organizational Planning: Board Orientation
1967
Box 7:163
Organizational Planning: State Program
1967-1968
Box 7:164
Organizational Planning: Regional
1970
Box 7:165
Organizational Planning
1970
Box 7:166
Organizational Planning
1971-1973
Box 7:167
Organizational Planning: Fall Meetings
1974, 1978, 1984, 1996
Box 7:168
Organizational Planning
1969-1972
Box 8:169
Organizational Planning
1971-1974
Box 8:170
Organizational Planning
1972-1973
Box 8:171
Organizational Planning
1973-1976
Box 8:172
Organizational Planning: Male Membership
1974
Box 8:173
Organizational Planning: Board Responsibility
1974
Box 8:174
Organizational Planning
1978
Box 8:175
Organizational Planning: Policy Guidelines
1980
Box 8:176
Organizational Planning
1983
Box 8:177
Organizational Planning
1986-1988
Box 8:178
Organizational Planning
1988-1989
Box 8:179
Organizational Planning: Boardmember Job Description
1989
Box 8:180
Organizational Planning
1996
Box 8:181
Correspondence
1957
Box 8:182
Correspondence
1958
Box 8:183
Correspondence
1959
Box 8:184
Correspondence
1960
Box 8:185
Correspondence
1962
Box 8:186
Correspondence: Rep. Walter Kostanski
1962-1970
Box 8:187
Correspondence
1961
Box 8:188
Correspondence: Consumer Protection (Nat’l Convention)
1962
Box 8:189
Correspondence
1963
Box 8:190
Correspondence: Sen. Charles Bisbee
1963-1966
Box 8:191
Correspondence
1964
Box 8:192
Correspondence
1965
Box 8:193
Correspondence
1966
Box 8:194
Correspondence: Letters to Senator Kennedy
1967
Box 8:195
Correspondence
1967
Box 8:196
Correspondence: County Government
1967-1968
Box 9:197
Correspondence
1968
Box 9:198
Correspondence
1969
Box 9:199
Correspondence
1970
Box 9:200
Correspondence
1971
Box 9:201
Correspondence
1971-1972
Box 9:202
Correspondence
1972
Box 9:203
Correspondence: Rep. Thomas G. Simons
1971-1972
Box 9:204
Correspondence
1973
Box 9:205
Correspondence
1974
Box 9:206
Correspondence
1975
Box 9:207
Correspondence
1976
Box 9:208
Correspondence
1977
Box 9:209
Correspondence: Voters Service
1978
Box 9:210
Correspondence
1979
Box 9:211
Correspondence
1980
Box 9:212
Correspondence
1981
Box 9:213
Correspondence
1982
Box 9:214
Correspondence
1983
Box 9:215
Correspondence
1984
Box 9:216
Correspondence
1985
Box 9:217
Correspondence: President
1986
Box 9:218
Correspondence
1987
Box 9:219
Correspondence
1988
Box 9:220
Correspondence
1989
Box 9:221
Correspondence
1990
Box 10:222
Correspondence
1991
Box 10:223
Correspondence
1992
Box 10:224
Correspondence
1993
Box 10:225
Correspondence
1994
Box 10:226
Correspondence
1995
Box 10:227
Correspondence
1996
Box 10:228
Correspondence
1998
Box 10:229
History: Officers and Directors
1931-1972
Box 10:230
History: Lucy Benson
1969
Box 10:231
History: Memorial Fun Mannheim
1961
Box 10:232
History: Silvio Conte Luncheon
1973
Box 10:233
History: Surveys of League Members
1975
Box 10:234
History: Amherst LWV
1989
Box 10:235
Public Relations
1960-1964
Box 10:236
Public Relations
1965-1966
Box 10:237
Public Relations
1967-1969
Box 10:238
Public Relations
1970-1971
Box 10:239
Public Relations
1972
Box 10:240
Public Relations: Silvio Conte Interview
1972
Box 10:241
Public Relations
1974
Box 10:242
Public Relations
1978-1979
Box 10:243
Public Relations
1982
Box 10:244
Public Relations
1983
Box 10:245
Public Relations
1985-1986
Box 10:246
Public Relations
1990-1991
Box 10:247
Public Relations: Letter to Local Paper
1995-1997
Box 10:248
National Convention
1959-1960
Box 10:249
National Convention: Housing
1966
Box 10:250
State House Tour
1963-1971
Box 10:251
National Convention
1970-1972
Box 10:252
State Convention
1973
Box 10:253
National Convention
1974
Box 10:254
State Convention
1989
Box 10:255
Tall Conference
1993
Box 10:256
State Conference
1993
Box 10:257

Series 2. Financial
1945-2000
Treasurer’s Reports
1952-1960
Box 11:258
Treasurer’s Reports
1960-1966
Box 11:259
Treasurer’s Reports
1967-1968
Box 11:260
Treasurer’s Reports
1968-1969
Box 11:261
Treasurer’s Reports
1969-1970
Box 11:262
Treasurer’s Reports
1970-1971
Box 11:263
Treasurer’s Reports
1973-1974
Box 11:264
Treasurer’s Reports
1974-1975
Box 11:265
Treasurer’s Reports
1975-1976
Box 11:266
Treasurer’s Reports
1976-1977
Box 11:267
Treasurer’s Reports
1977-1978
Box 11:268
Treasurer’s Reports
1979-1980
Box 11:269
Treasurer’s Reports
1980-1981
Box 11:270
Treasurer’s Reports
1981-1982
Box 11:271
Treasurer’s Reports
1982-1983
Box 11:272
Treasurer’s Reports
1983-1984
Box 11:273
Treasurer’s Reports
1984-1985
Box 11:274
Treasurer’s Reports
1986-1987
Box 11:275
Treasurer’s Reports
1987-1988
Box 11:276
Treasurer’s Reports
1992-1993
Box 11:277
Annual Budgets
1945-1960
Box 11:278
Annual Budgets
1960-1970
Box 11:279
Annual Budgets
1970-1973
Box 11:280
Annual Budgets
1973-1975
Box 11:281
Annual Budgets
1975-1976
Box 11:282
Annual Budgets
1976-1988
Box 11:283
Annual Budgets
1988-1990
Box 11:284
Annual Budgets
1992-1997
Box 11:285
Annual Budgets
1999-2000
Box 11:286
Ledger
1960-1961
Box 12:287
Ledger
1961-1962
Box 12:288
Ledger
1962-1963
Box 12:289
Ledger
1963-1964
Box 12:290
Ledger
1964-1965
Box 12:291
Ledger
1965-1966
Box 12:292
Ledger
1966-1967
Box 12:293
Ledger
1967-1968
Box 12:294
Ledger
1968-1969
Box 12:295
Ledger
1969-1970
Box 12:296
Ledger
1970-1971
Box 12:297
Ledger
1971-1972
Box 12:298
Ledger
1972-1974
Box 12:299
Ledger
1974-1975
Box 12:300
Treasurers’ Reports
1975-1985
Box 13:301
Financial Drive
1966-1967
Box 14:302
Financial Drive: 50th Anniversary
1993-1995
Box 14:303
Financial Drive
1998-1999
Box 14:304
Financial Drive
1973
Box 14:305
Financing the League: National Study
1976
Box 14:306
Financial Drive
1978
Box 14:307
Financial Drive
1981
Box 14:308
Financial Drive
1986
Box 14:309
Financial Drive
1987
Box 14:310
Financial Drive
1988
Box 14:311
Financial Drive
1989
Box 14:312
Financial Drive
1990
Box 14:313
Financial Drive
1991
Box 14:314
Financial Drive
1992
Box 14:315
Financial Drive
1993-1995
Box 14:316
Financial Drive
1998-1999
Box 14:317
Book Sale
1962
Box 15:318
Book Sale
1966
Box 15:319
Book Sale
1968
Box 15:320
Book Sale
1969
Box 15:321
Book Sale
1970
Box 15:322
Book Sale
1971
Box 15:323
Book Sale
1972
Box 15:324
Book Sale
1973
Box 15:325
Book Sale
1974
Box 15:326
Book Sale
1975
Box 15:327
Book Sale
1976
Box 15:328
Book Sale
1977
Box 15:329
Book Sale
1978
Box 15:330
Book Sale
1979
Box 15:331
Book Sale
1980
Box 15:332
Book Sale
1981
Box 15:333
Book Sale
1982
Box 15:334
Book Sale

1983
Box 15:335
Book Sale
1984
Box 15:336
Book Sale
1985
Box 15:337
Book Sale
1986
Box 15:338
Book Sale
1987
Box 15:339
Book Sale
1988
Box 15:340
Book Sale
1995
Box 15:341

Series 3. Membership
1944-2000
Annual Reports
1957-1974
Box 16:342
Annual Reports
1984
Box 16:343
Annual Reports
1990-1992
Box 16:344
Membership Report Survey
1999
Box 16:345
Member Lists
1944-1950
Box 16:346
Member Lists
1951-1961
Box 16:347
Member Lists
1961-1969
Box 16:348
Member Lists
1970-1973
Box 16:349
Member Lists
1975-1979
Box 16:350
Member Lists
1979-1981
Box 16:351
Member Lists
1980-2000
Box 16:352
Member Activity Lists
1960
Box 16:353
Member Lists
1967-1970
Box 16:354
Member Activity Lists
1971-1972
Box 16:355
Member Activity Lists
1973-1974
Box 16:356
Member Activity Lists
1979
Box 16:357
Member Activity Lists
1986-1988
Box 16:358
Member Activity Lists
1989-1996
Box 16:359
Member Lists: Committees
1969-1970
Box 17:360
Member Lists: Committees
1971-1972
Box 17:361
Member Lists: Committees
1973-1977
Box 17:362
Form Samples
1960
Box 17:363
Membership Forms
1969-1970
Box 17:364
Membership Forms
1971-1972
Box 17:365
Membership Forms
1972-1973
Box 17:366
Membership Forms
1973-1974
Box 17:367
Membership Forms
1974-2000
Box 17:368
New Members: Orientation
1953-1965
Box 18:369
New Members: Tea
1952-1959
Box 18:370
New Members: Membership Meeting
1961
Box 18:371
New Members: Recruitment
1960-1965
Box 18:372
New Members: Recruitment
1966-1968
Box 18:373
New Members: Recruitment
1982-1983
Box 18:374
New Members: Recruitment
1982-1983
Box 18:375
New Members: Recruitment
1989-1993
Box 18:376
New Members: Coffee
1960-1970
Box 18:377
New Members: Outreach-Minorities
1980
Box 18:378

Series 4. Voters Service
1951-2000
Candidates Meeting: Nov. Election
1952
Box 19:379
Candidates Night: Town Election
1954
Box 19:380
Candidates Night: Fall
1954
Box 19:381
Candidates Night: Fall
1956
Box 19:382
Candidates Nights
1958
Box 19:383
Candidates Night
1960
Box 19:384
Candidates Meeting: Nov. Election
1960
Box 19:385
Candidates Night
1961
Box 19:386
Candidates Night
1962
Box 19:387
Candidates Rally
1962
Box 19:388a
Candidates Night
1963
Box 19:388b
Candidates Night
1964
Box 19:389
Candidates Night: Town Election
1964
Box 19:390
Candidates Night: Newsclips
1965-1966
Box 19:391
Candidates Night: Town Election
1965
Box 19:392
Candidates Night: Statewide
1966
Box 19:393
Candidates Night
1971
Box 20:394
Candidates Night
1972
Box 20:395
Candidates Night: Local & Night
1972
Box 20:396
Candidates Night: Pre-Caucus
1972-1973
Box 20:397
Candidates Night: Pre-Caucus
1974
Box 20:398
Candidates Night
1974
Box 20:399
Candidates Night: Town Election
1975
Box 20:400
Candidates Night: Spring
1976
Box 20:401
Candidates Night: Fall
1976
Box 20:402
Candidates Night: Spring
1977
Box 20:403
Candidates Night: Fall
1978
Box 20:404
Candidates Night
1981
Box 20:405
Candidates Night
1982
Box 20:406
Candidates Night
1983
Box 20:407
Candidates Night
1984
Box 20:408
Candidates Night
1986
Box 20:409
Candidates Night
1987
Box 20:410
Candidates Night: Spring
1988
Box 20:411
Candidates Night
1989
Box 20:412
Candidates Night
1990
Box 20:413
Candidates Night
1993
Box 20:414
Candidates Night
1994
Box 20:415
Candidates Night
1996
Box 20:416
Candidates Night: Charter Commission Questions
1998
Box 20:417
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1951
Box 21:418
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1954
Box 21:419
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1956
Box 21:420
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1957
Box 21:421
Candidates Questionnaire: Fall
1960
Box 21:422
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1960
Box 21:423
Candidates Questionnaire: Town Election
1961
Box 21:424
Candidates Questionnaire
1963-1964
Box 21:425
Candidates Questionnaire: Samples (state)
1965-1966
Box 21:426
Candidates Questionnaire
1966
Box 21:427
Candidates Questionnaire: Spring
1967
Box 21:428
Candidates Questionnaire
1968
Box 21:429
Candidates Questionnaire: Spring
1968
Box 21:430
Candidates Questionnaire: Fall
1968
Box 21:431
Candidates Questionnaire
1970
Box 21:432
Candidates Questionnaire
1972
Box 21:433
Candidates Questionnaire
1972-1973
Box 21:434
Candidates Questionnaire: Spring
1974
Box 21:435
Candidates Questionnaire: Fall (state wide)
1968
Box 21:436
Election Guide
1968
Box 21:437
Election Guide
1970
Box 21:438
Election Guide
1973
Box 21:439
Election Guide
1977-1979
Box 21:440
Election Guide (state directions)
1986-1987
Box 21:441
Election Guide (Spring Election)
1971-1990
Box 21:442
Election Guide (Preparation)
1990-1991
Box 21:443
Election Guide
1993-2000
Box 21:444
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (warrant meetings)
1967-1968
Box 22:445
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (warrant meetings)
1971-1972
Box 22:446
Town Meeting: Member Orientation
Box 22:447
Town Meeting: Member Orientation & Handbook Sugg.
1974
Box 22:448
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Town Warrant)
1974
Box 22:449
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Town Warrant)
1974
Box 22:450
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Town Warrant)
1975
Box 22:451
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Town Warrant)
1975
Box 22:452
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Questionnaires)
1976
Box 22:453
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Warrant Meeting)
1976
Box 22:454
Town Meeting: Member Orientation (Warrant Meeting)
1977
Box 22:455
Town Meeting: Member Orientation
1982,1983,1985
Box 22:456
Voter Registration
1948-1950
Box 22:457
Voter Registration
1962
Box 22:458
Voter Registration
1971
Box 22:459
Voter Registration
1971-1972
Box 22:460
Voter Registration: Newsclips
1976
Box 22:461
High School Registration
1987-1992
Box 22:462
Motor Voter Bill
1992-1993
Box 22:463
Voting Place Accessibility
1952
Box 22:464
Information Booths: Voter Handouts
1976
Box 22:465
Ballot Question
1983
Box 22:466
Debate: Women’s Issues
1988
Box 22:467
1st Congressional District Debate: Questions from Audience
1991
Box 22:468
1st Congressional District Debate
1991
Box 22:469
1st Congressional District Debate
1991
Box 22:470
Practical Politics Workshop
1961-1962
Box 23:471
Fall Election
1964
Box 23:472
Elections
1966-1967
Box 23:473
Elections
1970-1971
Box 23:474
Calendar
1972
Box 23:475
Elections: Election Monitoring
1974
Box 23:476
Elections: Banner
1975-1976
Box 23:477
Elections: Amherst Voter Registration
1975
Box 23:478
Elections: Calendar
1977
Box 23:479
Elections: Banner
1977
Box 23:480
Special Event
1980
Box 23:481
Elections (Caucus)
1983-1984,1988
Box 23:482
Fall Elections Issues
1988
Box 23:483
Election Activities: Spring
1989
Box 23:484
1982-1983
Box 23:485
Broad Side: Support for proposition 2 1/2 override
1990
Box 23:486
Video Program
1993
Box 23:487
Elections
1993-1994
Box 23:488
Election Calendar
1995-1996
Box 23:489

Series 5. Observer Corps
1965-2001
Cable Advisory Committee
1994
Box 24:490
Charter Commission
1994
Box 24:491
Child Care
1983
Box 24:492
Citizens Advisory Committee
1970-1972, 1974
Box 24:493
Citizens Review Commission
1970-1972
Box 24:494
Conservation
1972-1973
Box 24:495
Conservation
1974-1976
Box 24:496
Conservation
1980-1981
Box 24:497
Conservation Committee
1981-1982
Box 24:498
Conservation
1982-1983
Box 24:499
Council on Aging
1972-1973
Box 24:500
Design Review Board
1985
Box 24:501
Development Authority
1971-1975
Box 24:502
Finance Committee
1975,1978-1979
Box 24:503
Finance Committee
1979-1980
Box 24:504
Finance Committee
1980-1982
Box 24:505
Finance Committee
1982-1983
Box 24:506
Hampshire County Commissioners
1982-1983
Box 24:507
Board of Health
1974-1975
Box 24:508
Board of Health
1975-1976
Box 24:509
Board of Health
1978-1979
Box 24:510
Board of Health
1979-1980
Box 24:511
Board of Health
1981-1982
Box 24:512
Board of Health
1980-1981
Box 24:513
Board of Health
1982-1983
Box 24:514
Board of Health
1985, 1991-1993
Box 24:515
Health and Solid Waste
1995
Box 24:516
Housing Authority
1973
Box 24:517
Amherst Housing Authority
1978-1978
Box 24:518
Amherst Housing Authority
1978-1980
Box 24:519
Reports Housing Authority
1980-1981
Box 24:520
Reports Housing Authority
1981-1982
Box 24:521
Reports Housing Authority
1982-1983
Box 24:522
Housing: Rent and Review
1988-1990
Box 24:523
Jones Library Trustees
1979-1980
Box 24:524
Jones Library Trustees
1980-1981
Box 24:525
Jones Library Trustees
1981-1982
Box 24:526
Jones Library Trustee
1982-1983
Box 24:527
Land Acquisition Review Committee
1975
Box 24:528
Town Meeting
1980
Box 24:529
Planning Board
1965
Box 25:530
Planning Board
1970-1971
Box 25:531
Planning Board
1971
Box 25:532
Planning Board
1972
Box 25:533
Planning Board
1973
Box 25:534
Planning Board
1974
Box 25:535
Planning Board
1974
Box 25:536
Planning Board
1975
Box 25:537
Planning Board
1978-1979
Box 25:538
Planning Board
1979-1980
Box 25:539
Planning Board
1980-1981
Box 25:540
Planning Board
1981-1982
Box 25:541
Planning Board
1982-1983
Box 25:542
Planning Board
1986-1989
Box 25:543
Recreation
1972
Box 25:544
Recreation
1974-1975
Box 25:545
Recreation
1975-1976
Box 25:546
Recreation
1975-1976
Box 25:547
Recreation
1978-1979
Box 25:548
Recreation Committee
1980-1981
Box 25:549
Recreation
1981-1982
Box 25:550
Recreation: Leisure Activities
1982-1983
Box 25:551
Recreation
1991
Box 25:552
Selectmen
1971
Box 26:553
Selectmen
1972
Box 26:554
Selectmen
1973
Box 26:555
Selectmen
1974
Box 26:557
Selectmen
1974
Box 26:558
Selectmen
1975
Box 26:559
Selectmen
1975-1976
Box 26:560
Selectmen
1976
Box 26:561
Selectmen
1977
Box 26:562
Selectmen
1978-1979
Box 26:563
Selectmen
1979-1980
Box 26:564
Selectmen
1980-1981
Box 26:565
Selectmen
1981-1982
Box 26:566
Selectmen
1982-1983
Box 26:567
Selectmen Board
1986, 1994
Box 26:568
School Committee
1965
Box 27:569
School Committee
1967-1968
Box 27:570
School Committee
1969-1970
Box 27:571
School Committee
1970-1971
Box 27:572
School Committee
1971-1972
Box 27:573
Amherst School Committee
1978-1980
Box 27:574
School Committee
1980-1981
Box 27:575
School Committee
1981-1982
Box 27:576
School Committee
1982-1983
Box 27:577
School Committee
1975-1976
Box 27:578
Regional School Committee
1978-1979
Box 27:579
Regional School Committee
1979-1980
Box 27:580
Regional School Committee
1980-1981
Box 27:581
Regional School Committee
1981-1982
Box 27:582
Regional School Committee
1982-1983
Box 27:583
Board of Registrars
1979
Box 27:584
Solid Waste Task Force
1975
Box 27:585
Transportation
1971-1972
Box 27:586
Transportation
1974-1975
Box 27:587
Zoning Board of Appeals
1971-1975
Box 27:588
Zoning Board of Appeals
1982-1983
Box 27:589
Meetings Reports
1974-1975
Box 27:590
Annual Observer Corps Reports
1976
Box 27:591
Related Material
1977-1978
Box 27:592
Related Material: Meeting Notes, etc.
1979-1980
Box 27:593
Related Material
1984-1985
Box 27:594
Related Material
1987-1993
Box 27:595
Observer Corps
1994
Box 27:596

Series 6. Program
1945-2000
Air Pollution
1970-1971
Box 28:597
Air Pollution
1972-1973
Box 28:598
Apportionment: State Legislature
1965-1966
Box 28:599
Arms Control
1983-1985
Box 28:600
Referendum: Governors Control
1964
Box 28:601
Ballot Question 5: Governor’s Council
1964
Box 28:602
Ballot Question 1,2, & 4
1966
Box 28:603
Ballot Question 1,2, & 4
1966
Box 28:604
Ballot Question 1,2, & 4: Joint Election

1966
Box 28:605
Ballot Questions: Endorsement Signature Samples
1966
Box 28:606
Ballot Questions: State Elections
1966
Box 28:607
Ballot Questions: Voting Age
1970
Box 28:608
Ballot Questions
1978
Box 28:609
Ballot Questions: Nuclear Waste
1982
Box 28:610
Ballot Questions
1980
Box 28:611
Ballot Questions
1982
Box 28:612
Ballot Questions
1990
Box 28:613
Cable TV
n.d.
Box 28:614
State Study: State Budget Study
1968-1969
Box 28:615
State Budget
1968-1969
Box 28:616
Campaign Finance
1973-1974
Box 28:617
Election Laws: Campaign Finance (Lobbying)
1974
Box 28:618
Casino Gambling
1981-1982
Box 29:619
Charter Commission
1994
Box 29:620
Charter Committee Study: Charter #1 & 2 Drafts
1995
Box 29:621
Charter Commission
1995
Box 29:622
Charter Commission
1995
Box 29:623
Charter Commission: Reference Materials
1995
Box 29:624
Charter Commission: Newspaper Clippings
1995
Box 29:625
Charter Commission Study
1996
Box 29:626
Charter Commission Study
1996
Box 29:627
Charter Commission Study
1996
Box 29:628
Town Charter Study: State Office of Campaign and Finance
1996
Box 29:629
Charter Commission Study: Objections to the LWV
1996
Box 29:630
Charter Commission: Charter Commission Mailing
1996
Box 29:631
Charter Commission: Newspaper Clipping
1996
Box 29:632
Child Abuse Study
1989-1991
Box 30:633
Child Care
1984
Box 30:634
Child Day Care Study
1983-1984
Box 30:635
Children’s Services Study
1984-1986
Box 30:636
China-Study
1968
Box 30:637
Study: Citizens Advisory Committee
1971
Box 30:638
Citizens Review Commission
1972
Box 30:639
Civil Service
1960-1962
Box 30:640
Civil Service
1964-1967
Box 30:641
Civil Service
1970
Box 30:642
Civil Service Study
1980
Box 30:643
Community Study
1977
Box 30:644
Community Forums
1989
Box 30:645
Community Forums
1990-1991
Box 30:646
US Congress Study
1970-1972
Box 30:647
Connecticut River Basin
1965-1972
Box 30:648
Connecticut River Historic Riverway
1970-1971
Box 30:649
Conservation Commission Reports
1970-1971
Box 30:650
Conservation: Flood Plain Zoning
1973
Box 30:651
Conservation: Connecticut River Valley
1968
Box 30:652
Conservation: Natural Resources
1980-1981
Box 30:653
Water Conservation
1981
Box 30:654
Constitutional Convention
1970
Box 30:655
Council on Aging
1971
Box 30:656
County Government
1953
Box 31:657
County Government
1967-1969
Box 31:658
County Government
1982-1984
Box 31:659
Domestic Violence Study
1993-1994
Box 31:660
Domestic Violence: Video
1994
Box 31:661
Domestic Violence Consensus
1995
Box 31:662
East Amherst Village: Papparazo
1970-1973
Box 31:663
Adult Education
1977
Box 31:664
Education Funding: Background
1945-1956
Box 31:665
Teacher Salaries
1946-1958
Box 31:666
Teacher Certification in Massachusetts
1951-1955
Box 31:667
Education Study: Little White House Conference
1956
Box 31:668
Education: Regional School District
1951-1957
Box 32:669
Education Study: Committee file (School Space, etc.)
1958
Box 32:670
Education School
1959-1961
Box 32:671
Education Committee Report
1960
Box 32:672
Education Study: Teacher Studies
1965
Box 32:673
Education: Schools
1965
Box 32:674
Education: Schools
1966
Box 32:675
Education: Junior High School
1967-1969
Box 32:676
Education: Regional Conference
1969-1970
Box 32:677
LWV Education Fund: Local and Overseas
1969-1970
Box 32:678
Education Study: Collective Bargaining and Tenure
1976
Box 32:679
Education Study: School Budget
1974-1982
Box 32:680
Education: Testimony for Joint Legislative Committee
1983
Box 32:681
Higher Education: Teacher Education
1953
Box 32:682
Higher Education
1960-1962
Box 32:683
Higher Education
1971
Box 32:684
Higher Education
1991
Box 32:685
Electoral College
1969-1976
Box 33:686
Election System Project
Box 33:687
Energy
1977
Box 33:688
Energy
1978
Box 33:689
Energy: Nuclear Waste
1979-1983
Box 33:690
Equal Rights Amendment
1973-1984
Box 33:691
Executive Branch: Governor and Election
1961-1963
Box 33:692
Financing Government
1978
Box 33:693
Fiscal Policy: UMass
1958-1960
Box 33:694
Fiscal Policy: University Autonomy
1962
Box 33:695
Fiscal Policy: Effect of growth on Amherst
1971
Box 33:696
Fiscal Policy Study: Local
1970
Box 33:697
Fiscal Policy: Local
1983-1991
Box 33:698
Fiscal Policy: State
1957-1959
Box 33:699
Fiscal Policy: State
1967-1971
Box 33:700
Foreign AID Policy
1958-1961
Box 33:701
Foreign AID
1967-1969
Box 33:702
Handgun Control and Prepatory Material
n.d.
Box 34:703
Public Health
1945-1955
Box 34:704
Public Health: Mental Health Center
1961
Box 34:705
Health & Welfare
1964-1965
Box 34:706
Mental Health
1965
Box 34:707
Health & Welfare: Booklet
1965-1966
Box 34:708
Health Units: Amherst
1980
Box 34:709
Healthcare Study: State
1980-1981
Box 34:710
State Health Study
1982
Box 34:711
Health: Fluoridation/Amherst
1984
Box 34:712
Public Health Forum: Amherst
1988
Box 34:713
National Health Care Reform
1994-1995
Box 34:714
Home Rule
1965
Box 34:715
Home Rule for DC.
1973
Box 34:716
Housing
1965-1966
Box 34:717
Housing
1967-1970
Box 34:718
Housing
1971-1973
Box 35:719
Housing
1983
Box 35:720
Housing: Folder 1 of 2
1986-1987
Box 35:721
Housing: Folder 2 of 2
1986-1987
Box 35:722
Housing
1987-1988
Box 35:723
Housing
1988-1989
Box 35:724
Housing: University Off Campus
1963-1967
Box 35:725
Housing: Fall Meeting
1980
Box 35:726
Housing: Newsclips
1966
Box 35:727
Human Resources
1964-1965
Box 35:728
Development of Human Resources
1965-1966
Box 35:729
Human Resources
1967-1970
Box 35:730
Human Resources
1971-1972
Box 35:731
Human Resources
1974
Box 35:732
Human Services
1964-1967
Box 35:733
Human Services
1965-1966
Box 35:734
Human Services: Migrant Workers
1966-1970
Box 35:735
Human Services
1979
Box 36:736
International Trade
1972-1973
Box 36:737
Judiciary
1972-1973
Box 36:738
Judiciary Reform
1975
Box 36:739
Administration of Justice
1984-1985
Box 36:740
Juvenile Offender Consensus Report
1968-1968, 1970
Box 36:741
Land Use
1969, 1972-1973
Box 36:742
Land Use Study
1973-1975
Box 36:743
Land Use
1976
Box 36:744
Land Use
1985-1987
Box 36:745
Legislative Report
1963-1965
Box 36:746
Legislative Reform
1964-1965
Box 36:747
Legislative Reform
1966
Box 36:748
Legislative Reform: Initiative Petition
1967
Box 36:749
Legislative Reform
1968
Box 36:750
Legislative Reform: House Cut
1969-1971
Box 36:751
Length of Legislative Session
1988
Box 36:752
Legislative Action
1989-1990
Box 36:753
Library Study
1965-1967
Box 37:754
Library Study Newsclips
1966-1967
Box 37:755
Library Study: Correspondence
1966-1972
Box 37:756
Library Study
1971-1972
Box 37:757
Library Consensus
1973
Box 37:758
Library Study
1979
Box 37:759
Library Study: Massachusetts Statistics
1965-1967
Box 37:760
Local Action Reports
1972-1973
Box 37:761
Local Action: Planning Questionnaires
1979
Box 37:762
Local Action
1984
Box 37:763
Local Action
1986
Box 37:764
Local Action
1987-1989
Box 37:765
Local Action
1989-1990
Box 37:766
Migrant Workers
n.d.
Box 37:767
National Congressional Issues
1970
Box 37:768
National Planning
1974-1976
Box 37:769
National Security
1983
Box 37:770
Nuclear Referendum
1982
Box 37:771
Parole
1957
Box 37:772
Parole
1958
Box 37:773
Parole
1959
Box 37:774
Parole
1960
Box 37:775
Personal Study
1971-1972
Box 37:776
Personal By-Law Study
1989
Box 37:777
League Planning: Local
1958-1973
Box 38:778
Planning: Regional
1962-1964
Box 38:779
Regional Planning
1961-1963
Box 38:780
Planning: State and National
1958-1961
Box 38:781
Program Planning: National, State, and Local

1964-1972
Box 38:782
State Planning: Reference Materials
1961, 1968
Box 38:783
Master Planning: Amherst Reference Materials

1968-1970
Box 38:784
Planning: Regional, State, and National Correspondence
1959-1967
Box 38:785
Master Planning: Amherst
1966-1967
Box 38:786
Master Planning: Amherst–Open Space
1967-1970
Box 38:787
Master Planning: Amherst
1969-1970
Box 38:788
Planning: Town Master Plan
1968-1972
Box 38:789
Planning: Impact of University’s growth of town
1971
Box 38:790
Master Planning: Amherst
1972
Box 38:791
Planning SCOG (Select Committee on Goals)
1971-1972
Box 38:792
State Program Planning
1984
Box 38:793
Planning: LWV-US Sustainable Society
1996
Box 38:794
LSSE (Leisure Services & Supplemental Education
1988
Box 39:795
Amherst Police Study
1970-1975
Box 39:796
Amherst Police Study
1976
Box 39:797
Amherst Police Study: Correspondence
1976
Box 39:798
Amherst Police Study: Amherst Committee Materials
1975-1976
Box 39:799
Police Amherst Study: Reference Materials
1977
Box 39:800
Police Amherst Study
1979
Box 39:801
School for Practical Politics: Preparation Materials
1954-1964
Box 39:802
School for Practical Politics: Local
1958
Box 39:803
School for Practical Politics
1960
Box 39:804
School for Practical Politics: Constitution Revision
1964
Box 39:805
Probation
1956-1957
Box 39:806
Probation
1958
Box 39:807
Probation
1965
Box 39:808
Proposition 2 1/2
1980
Box 39:809
Racial Imbalance Law
1973
Box 39:810
Recreation Study
1967-1968
Box 39:811
Recreation Commission
1968
Box 39:812
Recreation
1968-1969
Box 39:813
Recreation
1974-1975
Box 39:814
Recreation Commission
1979
Box 39:815
Retroactive Rights
1972
Box 40:816
Reproductive Rights
1974-1977
Box 40:817
Reproductive Rights
1981-1982
Box 40:818
Reproductive Rights
1989
Box 40:819
Project SCAN (Statewide Community Analysis of Needs)
1970
Box 40:820
Schools: Local Education
1960
Box 40:821
Schools: Local
1961-1963
Box 40:822
Education: Amherst School Needs
1963
Box 40:823
School Study: Kindergarten
1966
Box 40:824
School Education: New Jr. High Building
1967
Box 40:825
School: Head Start
1967
Box 40:826
School Consensus Questionnaire
1966
Box 40:827
Schools: Junior High School
1967
Box 40:828
School: Pre-School Survey
1966
Box 40:829
Schools: Kindergarten
1966
Box 40:830
School: Racial Imbalance
1968-1974
Box 40:831
Schools: New Elementary School
1968, 1971-1972
Box 40:832
Schools: Local Consensus Study
1973
Box 40:833
School Study Committee
1973
Box 40:834
Schools Study
1974
Box 40:835
School Buildings
1946-1955
Box 41:836
School Study: Unit Meetings
1949, 1959
Box 41:837
Schools Study
1940-1959
Box 41:838
School Building Needs
1961
Box 41:839
Local Education Study: Background
1965-1968
Box 41:840
Public Higher education Study
1960-1962
Box 41:841
School Education Study
1958-1964
Box 41:842
High School Addition
1963-1964
Box 41:843
Local Schools: Wildwood
1968
Box 41:844a
LWV Report on Center Schools: Complex Site
1971
Box 41:844b
School Sex Discrimination
1973
Box 41:845
Sex Role Stereotyping in Text Books
1974
Box 41:846
School Study: Teacher Compensation
1983
Box 41:847
School Tax Study
1977-1978
Box 41:848
School Finance Study
1982
Box 41:849
School Financing
1982
Box 41:850
School Financing
1982
Box 41:851
Select Committee on Goals: SCOG
1972-1973
Box 42:852
Select Committees on Goals
1986
Box 42:853
Sewerage
1972-1973
Box 42:854
Tax Study: Amherst
1976-1978
Box 42:855
Tax Revenue: State
1958
Box 42:856
Taxes: Tax Equalization Study
1961-1965
Box 42:857
Taxes: Statewide Tax
1962
Box 42:858
Taxes: Statewide Income Tax
1969-1970
Box 42:859
Taxes: Graduated Income Tax
1972
Box 42:860
Taxes: Property
1963
Box 42:861
Taxes: Payments-in-Lieu
1957-1967
Box 42:862
Taxes: Payments-in-Lieu
1967-1977
Box 42:863
Taxes: Payments-in-Lieu
1972
Box 42:864
Taxes & School Spending
1975-1977
Box 42:865
Taxes: Town University
1979
Box 42:866
League Positions on Town Affairs
1963
Box 43:867
Town Administrative Study: Archival Search Reports
1994-1995
Box 43:868
Town Boards
1971-1972
Box 43:869
Town Caucus
1947-1948
Box 43:870
Town Manager Budget
1979
Box 43:871
Town budget
1996
Box 43:872
Town Government
1966-1969
Box 43:873
Town Government Consensus Management
1971
Box 43:874
Town Government Study
1971
Box 43:875
Town Government Executive Branch
1971-1972
Box 43:876
Town Government
1972
Box 43:877
Town Government: Survey of Committee Board
1971-1972
Box 43:878
Town Government Appointment Boards
1972
Box 43:879
Town Government Study Board of Registrars of Voters
1972
Box 43:880
Term Limits Legislative
1997
Box 43:881
Town Government Study
1970
Box 44:882
Town Government Study
1971
Box 44:883
Town Government Study
1971
Box 44:884
Town Government Study: Interviews
1971-1972
Box 44:885
Town Government Study
1972
Box 44:886
Town Government Study: Zoning Board of Appeals
1972
Box 44:887
Town Government Study: Executive Management
1972
Box 44:888
Town Government Study: Folder 1 of 5
1988-1990
Box 44:889
Town Government Study: Folder 2 of 5
1988-1990
Box 44:890
Town Government Study: Folder 3 of 5
1988-1990
Box 44:891
Town Government Study: Folder 4 of 5
1988-1990
Box 44:892
Town Government Study: Folder 5 of 5
1988-1990
Box 44:893
Town Government Forum
1992-1993
Box 44:894
Forum on Town Government
1992
Box 44:895
Town Meeting Study Interviews
1969
Box 45:896
Town Meeting Study: Survey
1969
Box 45:897
Town Meeting Study
1969-1972
Box 45:898
Town Meeting Study
1970-1973
Box 45:899
Town Meeting Study
1975
Box 45:900
Town Meeting Study
1979
Box 45:901
Town Meeting Study
1988-1989
Box 45:902
Town Meeting Survey
1987-1989
Box 45:903
Town Meeting Phone Survey
1988
Box 45:904
Town Meeting: Tally Vote
1973-1974
Box 45:905
Town Warrants
1967-1968
Box 45:906
Town Warrant
1969
Box 45:907
Town Warrant
1970
Box 45:908
Town Warrant
1971
Box 45:909
Town Warrant
1972
Box 45:910
Town Warrant
1973
Box 45:911
Town Warrant
1974
Box 45:912
Town Warrant
1975
Box 45:913
Town Warrant
1976
Box 45:914
Town Warrant
1977
Box 45:915
Town Warrant
1978
Box 45:916
Town Warrant
1979
Box 45:917
Town Warrant
1980
Box 45:918
Town Warrant
1981
Box 45:919
Town Warrant
1982-1984
Box 45:920
Town Warrant
1985
Box 45:921
Town Warrant
1986
Box 45:922
Transportation: Northeast By-Pass
1970-1971
Box 45:923
Transportation: East Street By-Pass
1968-1970
Box 46:924
Transportation: Local
1971
Box 46:925
Transportation: Local
1972
Box 46:926
Transportation: Local
1973-1974
Box 46:927
Transportation Study: Unit Meeting and Consensus
1974
Box 46:928
Transportation: Statewide
1974
Box 46:929
Transportation: Statewide
1975
Box 46:930
United Nations
1949
Box 46:931
United Nations
1971
Box 46:932
United Nations Study
1972
Box 46:933
United Nations Study
1976
Box 46:934
United Celebration
1997
Box 46:935
Urban Crisis
1978
Box 46:936
Voting: Preferential Ballot
1962-1963
Box 46:937
Voting Rights
1971
Box 46:938
Voting Rights: Students
1973
Box 46:939
Solid Waste
1971-1972
Box 46:940
Solid Waste Management: Consensus Form
1973-1974
Box 46:941
Waste Management
1975
Box 46:942
Waste: Natural Resources
1983
Box 46:943
Solid Waste Management
1984
Box 46:944
Waste Management
1987-1988
Box 46:945
Waste Management
1990-1991
Box 46:946
Solid Waste
1993
Box 46:947
Solid Waste
1994-1995
Box 46:948
Water Pollution Study
1966-1967
Box 46:949
Water Resource Study
1958-1960
Box 46:950
Water Shed
1973
Box 46:951
Water Resource: National Study
1969-1970
Box 46:952
Water Supply
1958-1964
Box 46:953
Environmental Quality: Water and Sewers
1973
Box 46:954
Welfare
1956, 1968-1970
Box 47:955
Welfare Study
1969
Box 47:956
Welfare Study
1970
Box 47:957
Welfare Consensus
1970
Box 47:958
Welfare
1971
Box 47:959
Zoning Study
1962-1963
Box 47:960
Zoning
1968
Box 47:961
Zoning
1963-1965
Box 47:962
Zoning By-Laws
1958-1961
Box 47:963
Zoning
1972-1975
Box 47:964
Zoning By-Laws
1975
Box 47:965
Social Welfare: Service Lobbying
1974
Box 47:966
Woman & Employment (Local Study)
1974
Box 47:967

Series 7. Publications
1946-2001
Newsletter
1946-1950
Box 48:968
Newsletter
1950-1955
Box 48:969
Newsletter
1956-1959
Box 48:970
Newsletter Issues
1958, 1962, 1969
Box 48:971
Newsletter
1959-1961
Box 48:972
Newsletter
1961-1963
Box 48:973
Newsletter XV
1963-1964
Box 49:974
Newsletter XVI
1964-1965
Box 49:975
Newsletter XVII
1965-1966
Box 49:976
Newsletter XVIII
1966-1967
Box 49:977
Newsletter XIX
1967-1968
Box 49:978
Newsletter XX
1968-1969
Box 49:979
Newsletter XXI
1969-1970
Box 49:980
Newsletter XXII
1970-1971
Box 49:981
Newsletter XXIII
1971-1972
Box 49:982
Newsletter XXIV
1972-1973
Box 49:983
Newsletter XXV
1973-1974
Box 49:984
Newsletter XXVI
1974-1975
Box 50:985
Newsletter XXVII
1975-1976
Box 50:986
Newsletter XXVIII
1976-1977
Box 50:987
Newsletter XXIX
1977-1978
Box 50:988
Newsletter XXX
1978-1979
Box 50:989
Newsletter XXXI
1979-1980
Box 50:990
Newsletter XXXII
1980-1981
Box 50:991
Newsletter XXXIII
1981-1982
Box 50:992
Newsletter XXXIV
1982-1983
Box 50:993
Newsletter XXXVIII
1983-1984
Box 50:994
Newsletter XXXVII
1984-1985
Box 50:995
Newsletter XXXVIII
1985-1986
Box 51:996
Bulletin XXXIX
1986-1987
Box 51:997
Bulletin XXXX
1987-1988
Box 51:998
Bulletin XLI
1988-1989
Box 51:999
Bulletin XLII
1989-1990
Box 51:1000
Bulletin XLIII
1990-1991
Box 51:1001
Bulletin XLVI
1991-1992
Box 51:1002
Newsletter
1993-1994
Box 51:1003
Newsletter
1994-1995
Box 51:1004
Newsletter
1995-1996
Box 51:1005
Newsletter XLVIII
1996-1997
Box 51:1006
Newsletter XLIX
1997-1998
Box 51:1007
Newsletter
1998-1999
Box 51:1008
Newsletter
1999-2000
Box 51:1009
Newsletter
2000-2001
Box 51:1010
Newsletter
2001
Box 51:1011
Yearbook
1957-1995
Box 52:1012
Your Amherst Government
1959-1985
Box 52:1013
Your Amherst Government: Bicentennial Issue
1959
Box 52:1014
Your Amherst Government: Draft
1971
Box 52:1015
Your Amherst Government: Prepatory Work
1975-1976
Box 52:1016
Town Meeting Handbook
1950-1986
Box 52:1017
They Represent You
1946-2000
Box 52:1018
Election Calendar
1984, 1988, 1998
Box 52:1019
Amherst Health and Welfare Services
1966
Box 52:1020

Series 8. Photographs
1958-2001
Book Sale Photos
1958
Box 53:1021
Book Sale
1969
Box 53:1022
Book Sale Photos
n.d.
Box 53:1023
Book Sale Photos
1973, 1974
Box 53:1024
Book Sale Photos: Starting at Morrill Science Center
1979
Box 53:1025
Book Sale Photos
1988
Box 53:1026
Book Sale
2001
Box 53:1027
Finance Drive Photos
1976-1977
Box 53:1028
Miscellaneous
1969-1975
Box 53:1029
Miscellaneous
1976-1980
Box 53:1030
Miscellaneous
1980-1983
Box 53:1031
Miscellaneous
1985-1989
Box 53:1032
Miscellaneous
2001-2002
Box 53:1033

Series 9. Oral History Project
1989
Correspondence
1989
Box 54A:1034
Transcript #15: Roberts, Maria
1989
Box 54A:1035
Transcript #1: Lehrer, P.
1989
Box 54A:1036
Transcript #2: Glaser, J.
1989
Box 54A:1037
Transcript #3: Treyz, S.
1038
Box 54A:1038
Transcript #4: Gonter, M.
1989
Box 54A:1039
Transcript #5: Simonson, E.
1989
Box 54A:1040
Transcript #6: Potash, J.
1989
Box 54A:1041
Transcript #7: Wilkinson, E.
1989
Box 54A:1042
Transcript #7: Ritter, B.
1989
Box 54A:1043
Transcript #8A: Eddy, N.
1989
Box 54A:1044
Transcript #8: Honigberg, R.
1989
Box 54A:1045
Transcript #9: Roberts, M.
1989
Box 54A:1046
Transcript #10: Epstein, A.
1989
Box 54A:1047
Transcript #11: Kohler, W.
1989
Box 54A:1048
Transcript #12: Goldenberg, E.
1989
Box 54A:1049
Transcript #13: Foster, G.
1989
Box 54A:1050
Transcript #14: Carlson, L.
1989
Box 54A:1051
Transcript #16: Segool, D.
1989
Box 54A:1052
Transcript #19: Mange, E.
1989
Box 54A:1053
Consent Forms
1989
Box 54A:1054
Town Meeting Orientation
1988
Box 54A:1055
Transcripts of Broadcasts
1973, 1984
Box 54A:1055
List of “Through the League Lens” Programs

1998-2002
Box 54A:1056
Local Radio and TV Correspondence
1969-1972
Box 54A:1057
Audiocassettes:
Phyllis Lehrer and Becky Vanasse:
Interview on LWV
1989
Box 54B:1
Judy Glaser, Barbora Ebbeson and Ian
Armstrong
1989
Box 54B:2
Tyler Moore interviewing Sidney Treyz
1989
Box 54B:3
Marilyn Gonter
1989
Box 54B:4
Mark Nowak interviewing Charlotte Guyer
1989
Box 54B:5
Interview of Diana Romer: LWV Women’s
Movement
1989
Box 54B:6
Barbora Ritter, Barbora Ebbeson and Ian
Armstrong
1989
Box 54B:7
Rhonda Honigberg
1989
Box 54B:8
Margaret Roberts: Interview about LWV
1989
Box 54B:9
Heather Vanasse and Alice Epstein
1989
Box 54B:10
Interview with Wendy Kohler
n.d.
Box 54B:11
Jocelyn Garrity interviewing Evelyn
Goldenberg
1989
Box 54B:12
Jo-Anne Kokoski: Interview of Georgana
Foster
1989
Box 54B:13
Jocelyn Garrity interviewing Lois Carlson
1989
Box 54B:14
Jocelyn Garrity interviewing Maria Roberts

1989
Box 54B:15
Dorothy Segool
1989
Box 54B:16
Christy Silvestro: Interviewing Janet
Chevan
n.d.
Box 54B:17
Joan Golowish
1989
Box 54B:18
Mrs. Mange: Interview about Woman’s
Movement
n.d.
Box 54B:19
Audio/Videotapes:
LWV Candidates Forum: Stan
Rosendberg&Robie Hubley
1986
Box 55:1
LWV Candidates Forum: Amherst Town Caucus
1990
Box 55:1A
Proposition 2 1/2 Override Forum
1990
Box 55
LWV Candidates Forum: Amherst Town
Election
1987
Box 55:2
LWV Forum on school & town budgets
1990
Box 55:2A
Excellence in Education with Gus Sayer
1989
Box 55
LWV Forum: Planning, Land
Use&Development in Amherst 1985
1985
Box 55:3
LWV Candidates Forum: Amherst Town
Election
1990
Box 55:3A
Clinical Video Consultants
1985
Box 55:4
Pioneer Valley Jazz Society picnic concert

n.d.
Box 55
LWV Candidates Forum: for State Senator
and State Rep.
1990
Box 55:4A
LWV Warrant Article Review
1986
Box 55:5
Eli Rosenbaum: Speaker at Holocaust
Memorial Week
1986
Box 55
LWV Candidates Forum: Amherst Town
Election
1986
Box 55:6
Focus on Fitness(LSSE)-Nutrition
1986
Box 55
LWV Forum: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with
Peter Staub
1990
Box 55:7
LWV of Mass: Recycling Markets with Shelly
Martel
1991
Box 55:8
LWV Forum on Health Care Issues
1991
Box 55:9
Woodburning Workshop
1989
Box 56:10
Protecting Our Environment
1989
Box 56
Fretwell
n.d.
Box 56:11
School & Town Programs
1989
Box 56:12
Women’s Issues
1989
Box 56
Child Abuse Forum
1991
Box 56:14
Warrant Articles
n.d.
Box 56:14A
Leisure Services
n.d.
Box 56
In Search of a Health Plan
1991
Box 56:15
About the Time
n.d.
Box 56:17
Amherst Family Center
n.d.
Box 56
Tightening our Belts: Amherst Town Budget
1991
Box 56:18
Food Bank, Food and Nutrition
n.d.
Box 56:22
Fluoride
n.d.
Box 56
Town Meeting Orientation
n.d.
Box 56:30
Regional Education
n.d.
Box 56
How to Prevent Accidental Nuclear War
n.d.
Box 56:51
The Act to Improve Education
n.d.
Box 56
English as a Second Language
n.d.
Box 56
House of Representatives Debate
1992
Box 56:52
Candidates, State Representatives Debate
1992
Box 56:53
Community Forum
1992
Box 56:54

Series 10. Scrapbooks and News Clippings
1959-2000
Lucy Wilson Benson News clippings
n.d.
Box 57:1058
News clippings
1959
Box 57:1059
News clippings
1961-1962
Box 57:1060
Speeches
1966-?
Box 57:1061
30th Anniversary
1969
Box 57:1062
50th Anniversary Drive
1969-1970
Box 57:1063
Calendar
1972-1973
Box 57:1064
Invitations
1980-1998
Box 57:1065
Meeting Attendance Book
1980-1985
Box 57:1066
Meeting Attendance
1985-1991
Box 57:1067
News clippings
1984-1994
Box 57:1068
News clippings
1970-1973
Box 57:1069
News clippings
1975
Box 57:1070
Book Sale Newsclips
1977, 1981
Box 57:1071
News clippings: Press Release
1982-1983
Box 57:1072
30th Anniversary: Amherst
1989
Box 57:1073
Members
1989
Box 57:1074
LWV Telephone Log Book
1992-?
Box 57:1075
Awards
1993-1995
Box 58:1076
50th Anniversary
1989
Box 58:1077
50th Anniversary Exhibit
1989
Box 58:1078
Old Girl Network
1993
Box 58:1079
Diana Romer Memorial Fund
1998
Box 58:1080
50th Anniversary: Audio Tapes & Transcripts
1989
Box 58:1081
75th Anniversary: LWV-US
1995
Box 58:1082
Pictures: J Hand
n.d.
Box 58:1083
Scrapbooks & 50th Anniversary Documents
1939-2000 (bulk 1972-1982)
Box 59

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Education--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Housing--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-

Contributors

  • Benson, Lucy Wilson
  • Garvey, Jane F
  • League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
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