MSS 448 Records of the League of Women Voters of Newark, 1953-1993; 14 linear feet
In 1994, the League of Women Voters of Newark, Delaware, merged with the Wilmington branch of the League to form the League of Women Voters of New Castle County. The League is a national non-partisan organization which encourages its members to become politically active citizens and to support voter awareness at the community level. The records of the Newark League document the local history of this women's organization, as well as local, state, and national election issues from the early 1950s until the late 20th century. The records include bylaws, policies and organization manuals, board minutes and agenda, treasurers' and other officers' reports, newsletters, sponsored publications, and files from special projects and programs. The files of the Voter Services Committee include fact-finding reports, issues files, voter awareness plans, candidate profiles and questionnaires, information on voting laws, reports related to Newark city elections, district voting maps, and debate plans. The Newark League produced informative publications such as This is greater Newark, a community profile; They represent you, a guide to elected officials; and Voters Guide, a pre-election supplement to the News Journal.