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Title
League of Women Voters of the Town of Oyster Bay (New York) Collection

Collection Number
SC 322

OCLC Number
In-process

Creator 
League of Women Voters of the Town of Oyster Bay (New York) 
Various

Provenance 
Acquired from the League of Women Voters of Nassau County in December 1991.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The collection consists of five cubic ft. of correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and published materials created by the League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay (New York) chapter of the national bipartisan political organization. This chapter of the league was organized in 1960 and disbanded in 1985.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Organization: arranged in the order the papers were received.
Processed by Special Collections in January 2007.
Finding aid updated in April 2020 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Language
English

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box], League of Women Voters of the Town of Oyster Bay (New York) Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Subjects
Women -- New York (State) -- Oyster Bay.
Women -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- Oyster Bay.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Oyster Bay (N.Y. : Town) -- Societies, etc.
Politics and government 
Societies.
Women.
Women -- Political activity.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Oyster Bay (Town).

Historical Note
The New York State Board of the League of Women Voters of New York voted provisional league status to the pre-provisional league of Oyster Bay in June 1959. Full league status was granted by the national board in 1960. This collection was acquired from this chapter's league office in the home of Laura Berensen, the retiring secretary. Berensen was a former member and officer of the chapter and stated it disbanded during its twenty-fifth anniversary in 1985. 

INVENTORY

Box 1
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay (2f)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: membership list (1976)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: board list (1970)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: orientation
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: human resources
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: area business
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: meetings
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: annual dinner meeting

Box 2
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: board meetings and agenda (3f)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: evaluation of meetings
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: correspondence (3f)

Box 3
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: congress workshop (2f)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: legislature (Nassau County)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: campaigns standards
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: candidates meetings
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: poll watching
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: election system projects
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: primary election

Box 4
League of Women Voters, Nassau County: judicial (2f)
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: files
Filling information: local files
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: forms
League of Women Voters, Nassau County: revenue sharing
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: budget
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: financing league
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: finance
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: finance ideas
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: finance letters
League of Women Voters, United States

Box 5
League of Women Voters, United States: apportionment and redistricting (2f)
League of Women Voters, United States: memorandum
League of Women Voters, United States: Report from the Hill
League of Women Voters, United States: National Board Report
League of Women Voters, United States: bylaws
League of Women Voters, United States: electoral college
League of Women Voters, United States: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
League of Women Voters, United States: ERA: Women and the Law
League of Women Voters, United States: education fund
League of Women Voters, United States: community guide

Box 6
League of Women Voters, New York: state board report
League of Women Voters, New York: finance
League of Women Voters, New York: election law
League of Women Voters, New York: candidates meetings
League of Women Voters, New York: practical Politics
League of Women Voters, New York: How to be a Good President
New York State Constitution: making procedures
New York State: study of the New York state constitution
League of Women Voters, New York: constitutional convention

Box 7
New York State: constitutional convention
New York State: judicial
Legislature study
State legislature
Practical politics: program state, 1960s
New York State: property tax
New York State program: election law
New York State: voting records

Box 8
National voting records
New York State: CDA campaign
Voter’s Service: November election
Voter’s Service: moderating
Voter’s Service: speakers notes
Voter’s Service: past Ideas
Voter’s Service: guides
Voter’s Service: They Represent You

Box 9
Voter’s Service: Facts for Voter
Voter’s Service (1961 - 1964)
Voter’s Service (1967 - 1972)
Voter’s Service (1973 - 1979)
News election service
National program: Federalist Papers
National program: program planning
National program: national bylaws
National program: foreign policy

Box 10
National program: labor costs and international trade
National program: education fund
National program: natural resources
National program: solid waste
National program: energy
National program: human resources
National program: miscellaneous
Local program: council districts
Local program: education
Local program: recreation
Local program: natural resources

Box 11
Local program: Know Your Town Program (5f)

Box 12
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: board study
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: special districts
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: special districts study, 1963
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: town law study
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: finance study
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: budget
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: revenue sharing, Oyster Bay (2f)

Box 13
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: transportation
League of Women Voters, Town of Oyster Bay: history
Local housing
Planning and zoning
Education
Study on education
Foundation for Citizen Education
Transportation
Treasurer

Box 14
Land use
Natural resources
Human resources
Energy
Budget
County legislature
Insurance
International relations 

Box 15
International Relations
Publications: A Guidebook to the Hamlet of Oyster Bay
Publications: The TOBAY Voter (2f)
Publications: Education
Publications: Oyster Bay Focus
Publications: Know Your Town
Publications: Budget

Box 16
Publications: Voter’s Guide (3f)

Box 17
Publications 
Newspaper clippings
Pictures
Declarations
Map (Master Plan Oyster Bay)

Box 18
Guest Book
Slides
Tapes