The 1981 ACCESSION (boxes 1-18) dates from 1920 to 1978. It consists of a mix of administrative and topical files arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
The 1989 ACCESSION (boxes 19-22, 26 and 27) dates from 1922 to 1987. Like the first accession, it consists of administrative and topical files arranged in one alphabetical sequence. The Voter, the newsletter of the LWV of Johnson County, is filed at the end of the 1994 accession.
The 1994 ACCESSION (boxes 23-25) dates from 1955 to 1994 (bulk dates 1978-1992). The records are arranged in four series: Administrative, Community involvement, Topical files and Publicity.Ã The bulk of this accession contains administrative records.
The Administrative series (1978-1991) contains organizational material such as annual reports, board meeting minutes, membership lists and program planning reports.
The Community involvement series (1985-1991) contains information on two referenda, one to change the city charter of Iowa City and the other a change to the state constitution to have the governor and lieutenant governor elected as a team. This series also contains information on local government and voter services provided by the league. The community involvement series covers campaigns that the LWV-JC participated in to improve the political efficacy of LWV members and local voters.
The Topical files series (1981-1992) concerns issues addressed by the League, such as reproductive rights, juvenile justice and ground water.
The Publicity series (1983-1992) contains newspaper clippings about or of interest to the league. This series also contains the press releases made by the LWV-JC to the local media to announce their meetings and public forums.
The 1998 ACCESSION (boxes 28-29) dates from 1987 to 1998 (bulk dates 1995-1997). The records have been arranged in four series to resemble the organization of the 1994 accession as closely as possible: Administrative, Community involvement, Newspaper clippings, and Other leagues.
The Administrative series (1988-1998) contains organizational materials such as Board agendas and minutes, annual meeting agendas and minutes, and membership lists.
The Community involvement series (1993-1998) contains information on activities sponsored by or of interest to the League. There are many materials related to the candidate forums sponsored by the League in 1996 and 1997, including candidates' brochures and videocassettes. Materials on the forum involving the contentious special election called to fill the position of Johnson County Recorder vacated in 1997 by the mid-term retirement of long-time incumbent John O'Neill are of special interest, and the performance of one of Iowa City's more colorful left-wing political figures, Gary Sanders, in the District B forum (VC227) is an entertaining break from politics as usual. The interviews with and letters from LWV-JC members who were active between 1950 and 1970, collected for the League's history celebration in 1993, are also notable items in this series.
The Newspaper clippings (1994-1998) document League activities covered in the local press. Much of the collection covers the highly controversial Deborah Conger-Steve Lacina special election for Johnson County Recorder.
The Other league series contains records relating to the activities of other branches of the League of Women Voters that involved members of the LWV-JC. The bulk of this series contains administrative records and reports of the League of Women Voters of Iowa.
The 2006 and 2009 ACCESSION (boxes 30-32) dates from 1993 to 2004 (bulk dates 1999-2004). The records have been arranged in four series to resemble the organization of the previous accessions as closely as possible: Administrative, Community involvement, Topical Files, and Publicity.
The Administrative series (1993-2004) contains organizational materials such as Board agendas and minutes, annual meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, member lists, and bylaws.
The Community involvement series (1993-2004) contains information on activities sponsored by the League. Materials concerning Election Forums for the elections in 1999-2004 make up the majority of this series. Voter service activities and materials from the Iowa City City Council economic or community development plan of 2000-2002 is also included in this series.
The Topical files series (1999-2004) concerns issues addressed by the League, such as land use, domestic violence, equal rights, and water issues.
The Publicity series (1996-2004) contains the LWV-JC Voter publications, as well as the LWV- Iowa Legislative Newsletter. Some meeting announcements and news clippings are also included.
1 audiocassette (AC215)<br>4 videocassettes (VC225-228)<br>2 reel-to-reels in box 22<br>Photographs in boxes 28 and 31<br>Artifacts in box 29</br> other_unmapped