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League of Women Voters of Smithtown (New York) Collection

Collection Number
SC 305

OCLC Number

League of Women Voters of Smithtown (New York) 

Gift of the League of Women Voters of Smithtown (New York) in 1985.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The collection consists of four cubic ft. of correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and published materials created by the League of Women Voters of Smithtown (New York) chapter of the national bipartisan political organization. The papers document the activities of this chapter. The materials date from 1961 to 1979.

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


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.  

[Item], [Box], League of Women Voters of Smithtown (New York) Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
The Smithtown local league was founded by Ethel Dreier and Molly Hoyt in 1920.

League of Women Voters of Smithtown (N.Y.)
League of Women Voters of Smithtown (N.Y.) -- Archives.
Women -- New York (State) -- Smithtown (Town)
Women -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- Smithtown (Town)
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Smithtown (N.Y. : Town) -- Societies, etc.
Suffolk County (N.Y.) -- History.
Politics and government
Women -- Political activity.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Smithtown (Town)


Box 1
Administrative files (1967-1975)
Correspondence (1971-1974)
Correspondence (1975-1979)
Calendar for year (1976-1978)
Public relations
Nominating committee (1978)
Memorandum: primarily from national office (1977-1978)
Memoranda and county column
Memoranda (1974-1977)

Box 2
Observer reports (1976-1978)
Annual reports to state and national offices (1967-1978)
Board report: Suffolk County League of Women Voters 
Board reports (1978-1979) (2f)
Local league material
Board list

Box 3
Board of directors meeting and minutes: Suffolk County  League of Women Voters 
Smithtown League of Women Voters board meetings: minutes and agendas (January 1970 - March 1974)
Smithtown League of Women Voters board meetings: minutes and agendas (1974-1977)
Smithtown League of Women Voters board meetings: minutes and agendas (1977-1979)
Annual meetings (1966-1979)
Conventions and councils: national convention (1978)

Box 4
Conventions and councils: state (1977-1979)
Bylaws: Smithtown  National League of Women Voters (1961-1978)
Bylaws: New York State  National League of Women Voters (1973-1978)
Bylaws: National League of Women Voters
National League of Women Voters: Rise (County)
Legislature (1978-1979)
Legislature: legislature news
Action (1976-1979)
Newspaper clippings

Box 5
National program: government
National program: international relations
National program: growth
National program: natural resources
National program: human resources (2f)

Box 6
Representative government
State program: state finances and education
State program: election law/voting rights
State program: state finances
State program: judicial
State program: judiciary
State program: legislature
State program: natural resources
State program: congress
State program: miscellaneous

Box 7
State and county: election items
Suffolk County: charter revision (2f)
County development
County program: health
Local program: government
Local program: housing workshop
Local program: teen-age study
Local program: juvenile and criminal justice

Box 8
Local program: health items
Local program: education
Local program: library
Local program: solid waste
Local program: bicentennial Smithtown
Local program: miscellaneous
Natural resources: cities/urban crisis
Natural resources: water
Natural resources: land
Natural resources: solid waste

Box 9
Natural resources: energy
Environmental quality
LILCO: proposed nuclear plan 
Human resources: housing
Human resources: employment
Human resources: ERA
Human resources: income assistance

Box 10
Voter services (2f)
Budgets (2f)
Memorial fund
Treasures reports

Box 11
Publications and catalogs 
NYSV (1971-1978, incomplete)
Voter LWV Smithtown (May 1969-November 1972, incomplete)
Voter LWV Smithtown (January 1873-March 1977, incomplete)
State board reports (April-November, 1974)
State board reports (January-May, 1975)

Box 12
State board reports (June-November, 1975)
State board reports (January-April, 1976)
State board reports (May-December 1976)
State board reports (January-April, 1977
State board reports (June-November, 1977)
State board reports (January-April, 1978)

Box 13
State board reports (May-December 1978)
State board reports (January-April, 1979)
Publications: "Mr. Magier"
Publications: The Future of Suffolk County
Publications: draft environmental statement

Box 14
Report from the hill
National board report