The League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham bulletins and publications
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The League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham bulletins and publications

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham (Ga.)
Title: The League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham bulletins and publications
Dates: 1948-1988
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 1461

Biographical/Historical Note

The League of Women Voters was founded in Savannah on May 6, 1920 by Miss Mildred Cunningham. The organization grew out of the Equal Suffrage Party of Chatham County that had worked for the passage of the 19th Amendment. The group held its first meeting at the public library in Savannah and was originally known as the Savannah League of Women Voters. The purpose of this organization can ve found in its charter, which states that it will be "a nonpartisan league" designed "to foster education in citizenship and to support improved legislation." The League became inactive during the 1930s, but reactivated during World War II. It has been active ever since in promoting citizenship and educating the public about important political issues.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains issues of the Savannah Voter, a bulletin published by the local Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League and of the Georgia Voter, a bulletin published by the League of Women Voters of Georgia. The Savannah Voter appears to have been published monthly for most of its existence. The Georgia Voter was published on a bimonthly basis. Some issues of these bulletins are missing, and lists of these missing issues can be found in the first folder of each box.

There is also a file of miscellaneous items, which has a copy of the 1987-1988 Governmental Directory, an annual publication by the League; a copy of the State Constitution ratified in 1945; 1 1964 report of the Juvenile Court Committee of the League; a 1978 report on the United Nations meeting; a press release; minutes of the December 1971 meeting; a brief history of the League; and documents about Georgia government. The last file in the collection contains duplicate copies of The Savannah Voter.

Index Terms

Cunningham, Mildred, active 1920.
Equal rights amendments--United States.
Georgia Voter.
Savannah Voter.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The was originally a deposit collection. It arrived in 1990 and was deeded to Georgia Historical Society by The League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham in 2004.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], The League of Women Voters of Savannah-Chatham bulletins and publications, MS 1461, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Judy Jennings on behalf of League of Woman Voters of Savannah-Chatham, 2004.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List




11 Savannah Voter, 1976-1980, 1976-1980
2 Savannah Voter, 1969-1975, 1969-1975
3 Savannah Voter, 1965-1968, 1965-1968
4 Savannah Voter, 1960-1964, 1960-1964
5 Savannah Voter, 1949-1959, 1949-1959
6Duplicate copies of Savannah Voter



21 Georgia Voter, 1971-1977, 1971-1977
2 Georgia Voter, 1961-1971, 1961-1971
3 Georgia Voter, 1948-1961, 1948-1961
4Miscellaneous materials