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League of Women Voters of Richmond (Ky.)

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Environmental Quality

Human Resources

Organizational Records

Local Programs

Local Publications

Memorabilia

State Programs

Voter's Service

Box 6



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League of Women Voters of Richmond (Ky.), 1963-1991 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Rebecca Quillen

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Collection Overview

Title: League of Women Voters of Richmond (Ky.), 1963-1991Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: League of Women Voters (Richmond, Ky.) (1962-1995)

Extent: 4.84 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 05/30/2002

Subjects: Air--Pollution., Air quality., Education--Kentucky., Environmentalism--Kentucky., Kentucky--Politics and government--1951-, Pollution., Strip mining., Urban renewal--1960-1970., Water quality.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is separated into eight series: Environmental Quality, Human Resources, Local Business, Local Programs, Local Publications, Memorabilia, State Programs, and Voter's Service. This arrangement reflects the way the material has been organized by various board of director's members who carry different areas of responsibility within the organization. For example, normally one board member will be chairperson for the local programs, another for voter's service, and so forth. Types of material include minutes of meetings, local publications, reports to the national organization, correspondence, news clippings, background material from other organizations, one award, and two scrapbooks.

The records contained in this collection show the LWV of Richmond to be very involved in local and state affairs, with continuing interest in national issues, but with less activity on that level. The papers in the Local Program Series are perhaps the most noteworthy as they show the league studying an issue, arriving at conclusions, and acting on those conclusions. Some of these actions were successful such as the establishment of a local health department tax; some of them were unsuccessful such as the failure to establish a local library taxing district. Other issues that LOWV worked on over the years include air and water quality, education, pollution, strip mining, urban renewal and voter irregularities. All these programs tell much about how the League of Women Voters of Richmond works.

Biographical Note

In late Spring 1962 Jay Ogden who had been active in the League of Women Voters in other locations was asked by the state league to form a unit in Richmond. Mrs. Ogden and three other Richmond residents joined the existing Berea LWV. In the summer of that year a provisional league had been formed in Richmond with 15 members. This number increased to 29 charter members by November 1962. Mrs. Ogden served as both the Organizing Chairman and the Provisional League President, 1962-1964. The Richmond League was granted independent status in April 1964.

The Richmond League merged with the Berea League in 1995 to create the League of Women Voters of Berea and Madison County.

Much of the material used in this history is drawn from a resume prepared in 1978 by Jay Ogden.

Subject/Index Terms

Air--Pollution.
Air quality.
Education--Kentucky.
Environmentalism--Kentucky.
Kentucky--Politics and government--1951-
Pollution.
Strip mining.
Urban renewal--1960-1970.
Water quality.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Smathers, Sally

Related Materials: League of Women Voters of Berea and Madison County For more information please see http://berea.libraryhost.com/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=186.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Environmental Quality],
[Series 2: Human Resources],
[Series 3: Organizational Records],
[Series 4: Local Programs, 1962-1982],
[Series 5: Local Publications, 1963-1983],
[Series 6: Memorabilia],
[Series 7: State Programs, 1965-1982],
[Series 8: Voter's Service, 1962-1986],
[Box 6],
[All]

Series 1: Environmental QualityAdd to your cart.
This series contains a large variety of materials divided into three boxes including papers not generated by the local league. For instance, many news clippings are included as well as books and pamphlets prepared by government agencies and by private organizations concerned with the environment. The material is divided into three subseries, each covering roughly the period of 1960-1976. All materials are arranged chronologically
Sub-Series 1: Air QualityAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
This box consists of one box of publications which are non-league in origin. Some correspondence from the state board is also included.
Folder 1: Air Pollution Control Systems, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Implementation Plan for Attainment and Maintenance of National & State Ambient Air Quality Standards, 1971Add to your cart.
A draft of a Kentucky Air Pollution Control Commission publication.
Folder 3: Investigating Chemical Systems, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legislation in the Environmental Field, undatedAdd to your cart.
Memorandum from LWV of Kentucky.
Folder 5: Preliminary Air Pollution Survey of Arsenic and Compounds, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Preliminary Air Pollution Survey of Biological Aerosols, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Preliminary Air Pollution Survey of Pesticides, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Green-Gram, 1970Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Land-UseAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
This box consists of a variety of materials published by the state league as well as by other organizations. The great majority of material concerns strip mining. This subseries also contains notes on local programs, correspondence, information about lobbying the state legislature, and a collection of news clippings. One folder of news clippings is undated. Another folder contains material related to topics other than strip mining.
Folder 1: General, 1968-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Strip Mining, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Strip Mining, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Strip Mining, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Strip Mining, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Strip Mining/News clippings, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Strip Mining/News clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Water-QualityAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Water Quality, 1958-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Water Quality, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
This box consists of one box of state statues, copies of addresses, scientific studies, materials from other organizations, magazine and newspaper articles, state league publications, league position statements, news clippings, and correspondence. Three folders contain material from a notebook evidently acquired by a local league member who went to a Water Quality Training Institute sponsored by the Conservation Foundation.
Folder 1: Water Quality, 1973-undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Water Quality Training Institute - Part I, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Water Quality Training Institute - Part II, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Series 2: Human ResourcesAdd to your cart.
The Human Resources Series consists of two boxes of local, state, and national materials dealing with a variety of topics which includes public welfare and education. Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders. All national program material is grouped together in one folder.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Child Welfare, 1969-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Department for Human Resources, Aug 1973-Feb 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Education, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Education, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Education, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Governor's Conference on Education, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Report on Staff Survey of Administrator's, Teacher's, and Students' Concerns, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Juvenile Justice, 1974-Sep 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Juvenile Justice, Oct-Dec 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Juvenile Justice, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous, 1964-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Electoral College, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Equal Rights Amendment, 1975, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Executive Branch, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Other Twenty Percent: A Statistical Analysis of Poverty in the South, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Unemployment, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: U.S. Congress, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Program, 1963-1975Add to your cart.
Series 3: Organizational RecordsAdd to your cart.
The Local Business Series consists of one box of records containing annual reports to the League of Women Voters of the United States: Budget and Finance Drive material, Bulk Mail Rate Application, Local League History, Local By-Laws, and Membership lists. The meeting minutes are almost complete from 1967-1980.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Reports, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Reports, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Budgets and Finance Drives, 1963-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bulk Mail Application, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: History of Organization, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Local By-Laws, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Membership Lists, 1962-undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Meeting Minutes, Sep 1967-Apr 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Meeting Minutes, May 1972-Apr 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Meeting Minutes, May 1974-Apr 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meeting Minutes, May 1976-Apr 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meeting Minutes, May 1978-Apr 1981Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Meeting Minutes, Apr 1982-May 1988Add to your cart.
There seems to be minutes that are missing; however, that may be representative of the fact that the League membership is declining and they are not meeting regularly.
Folder 2: Meeting Minutes, 30 Jan 1991Add to your cart.
This meeting officially disolved the Richmond League.
Series 4: Local Programs, 1962-1982Add to your cart.
The Local Program Series consists of one box of materials containing correspondence, news clippings, and policy statements dealing with the local area. This series also contains material selected by members for study and action at the local level and includes correspondence, news clippings, reports, notes for programs presented at meetings, and other material relating to these topics.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Correspondence, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Local Government, 1963-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News Clippings, 1962-ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Position Statements, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Education - Kindergarden, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Education Study, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Human Rights, 1973-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Library Drive, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nuclear Weapons Policy Forum, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, 1966Add to your cart.
One series of photographs supplements the 1966 housing survey showing living conditions around E and Orange Streets in Richmond. Another series documents the condition of the Old Soldier's Cemetery on Four Mile Road.
Folder 13: Public Health, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Public Health, 1967-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Public Health - Summary, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Public Housing/Urban Renewal, 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Includes a housing report written by the Richmond Ministerial Association. See also the Photograph folder in the previous box.
Series 5: Local Publications, 1963-1983Add to your cart.
The Local Publications Series consists of two boxes of materials. The majority of the items in this series is The Richmond Voter, the official newsletter of the organization.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Madison Co. Kentucky, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pollution Fact Sheet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Richmond Fiscal Policy, 1969, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: This is Richmond, 1965, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: What Every Richmond Resident Should Know, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: The Richmond Voter, Vol. I and II, Feb 1963-Mar 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Richmond Voter, Vol. III, IV and V, Sep 1965-May 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Richmond Voter, Vol. VI and VII, Sep 1968-Mar 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Richmond Voter, Vol. VIII and IX, May 1970-Mar 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Richmond Voter, Vol. X and XI, Jun 1972-Mar 1974Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Richmond Voter, Vol. XII and XIII, Jun 1974-Nov 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Richmond Voter, Vol. XIV and XV, Jan 1976-Feb. 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Richmond Voter, Vol. XVI and XVII, Jun 1977-Feb. 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Richmond Voter, Vol. XVIII and XIV, Jun 1979-Apr 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Richmond Voter, Vol. XX and XXI, Jun 1981-Mar 1983Add to your cart.
The title changed to The Voter in 1982.
Folder 6: The Voter, Jun 1983-Apr 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Candidate Bulletin, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Series 6: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
The Memorabilia Series contains one award to the league and two scrapbooks prepared by members. The scrapbooks consist of news clippings and observer's accounts of local meetings. Items are arranged chronologically.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Honorable Mention Award from KY Public Health Association, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Scrapbook entitled 1, City Council of LWV", 1963-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Untitled scrapbook, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Series 7: State Programs, 1965-1982Add to your cart.
The State Program consists of one box which includes correspondence, reports, news clippings, and one pamphlet. The State Legislature folders mainly focus on league lobbying efforts. Judicial Reform folders contain information about efforts to amend the state constitution so as to reorganize the judiciary. The suit against the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) was brought by the state league in coalition with other interested parties to force a move of the Girls' High School Basketball Tournament from Richmond to a larger city. The Richmond League questioned the desirability of such a move. The Miscellaneous folder contains correspondence, memos and information concerning the state league. The material is arranged chronologically.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Judicial Reform, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Publications about judicial reform from the American Judicature Society
Folder 2: Judicial Reform, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Judicial Reform, 1974-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kentucky-Tennessee Assembly, 1967-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: State Legislature, 1965-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: State Legislature, 1976-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Suit Against KHSAA, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: With One Voice, 1975-1981Add to your cart.
Series 8: Voter's Service, 1962-1986Add to your cart.
The Voter's Service Series consists of two boxes of materials dealing with certain league service projects in the community. Most of the items are questionnaires circulated to local candidates for election Other material consists of press releases and of materials relating to various candidate forums. Information on voter registration drives is also included. The papers are arranged chronologically.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Voter Irregularities, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Reports of election fraud in Richmond precincts.
Folder 2: Voter's Service, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Voter's Service, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Voter's Service, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Voter's Service, May 1967-Sep 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Voter's Service, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Voter's Service, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Voter's Service, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Voter's Service, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Voter's Service, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Voter's Service, Spring, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Voter's Service, Fall, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Voter's Service, 1978-ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Voter's Service, Mar-May 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Voter's Service, July-Oct 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Voter's Service, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Voter's Service-News Clippings, 1973-1985Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Polly Campbell and Madison Campbell tombstones at cemetery on Four Mile Road.
Item 4: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 7: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Edna Dudley Gravestone.
Item 8: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The Campbell Monument.
Item 9: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Trash taking over the cemetery.
Item 10: Old Soldiers Cemetery, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Edna Dudley's Grave.
Item 11: Richmond, KY City Officials Walking down Reeves Alley., 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pictured are Mayor Earl Baker, Margaret Spears, J.T. Ballew plus unidentified individuals.
Item 12: Row of Houses in East Richmond, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: Richmond, KY City Officials Talking to Residents, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 14: Richmond, KY City Officials Talking to Residents, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: Kids Piling up Brush, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 16: Willing Workers Meet in Homes, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
City officials making notes outside homes in East Richmond.
Item 17: Boys with a Basketball, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Unidentified Girl, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 19: Back of Orange Street, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: Back of Orange Street, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 21: Unidentified Man, 1966 SepAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sitting on the porch of a house on Sycamore Street.
Item 22: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Old House with a clothes line in front of it.
Item 25: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Three unidentified children standing in front of their house.
Item 26: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Houses in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Houses in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: House in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.
Item 30: Unidentified Boys Playing Basketball, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 31: Houses in East Richmond, ca. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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[Series 4: Local Programs, 1962-1982],
[Series 5: Local Publications, 1963-1983],
[Series 6: Memorabilia],
[Series 7: State Programs, 1965-1982],
[Series 8: Voter's Service, 1962-1986],
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