Guide to the League of Women Voters of Orange County Records MS.R.088

Processed by Karen Rosen, Andre Ambrus, and Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2013


Title: League of Women Voters of Orange County records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.088
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17.5 Linear feet (17 boxes and 4 oversize folders) and 7.6 unprocessed linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1946-2009
Abstract: The League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC), California is a nonpartisan organization committed to educating the public about elections, the voting process, and political and social issues. This collection comprises the records of the LWVOC beginning with 1957. It contains the records of the LWVOC Inter-League Organization and its four chapters, Capistrano Bay, North Orange County, Central Orange County Area, and Orange Coast. It documents league activities and reflects the concerns of the league and the Orange County community, including environmental issues, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and Orange County's bankruptcy in the 1990s.
Creator: League of Women Voters of Orange County (Orange County, Calif.).

Access

The collection is open for research.
Access to original audiovisual recordings is restricted; researchers may request use copies.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

League of Women Voters of Orange County records. MS-R088. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Joan Cohen, Patricia Harrigan, Carol Kirkwood, Beverly Toy, and unknown 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Karen Rosen, 2002. Finding aid completed by Andre Ambrus, 2005. Revisions by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

Historical Background

The League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC), California is a grassroots organization that encourages citizens to actively participate in government. It is open to both men and women and is committed to educating the public about elections, the voting process, and social and political issues. The LWVOC conducts studies on issues of public concern, develops a position on each issue, and then takes action on the issue or advocates for a cause.
The LWVOC traces its roots to the formation of the California Civic League in 1911, following the success of the campaign to allow women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters (LWV) was first proposed by Suffragist movement leader Carrie Chapman Catt at a convention of the National Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1917. It was conceived of as a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization with representation from every state. Its chief aims were to provide international support for woman suffrage, to watch over state legislatures to prevent legal discrimination on the basis of sex, and to strive to make American democratic institutions fair for all those governed by them. Following the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Catt suggested the reorganization of the two million-strong NAWSA into the LWV, an organization that would work for progressive legislation on a national and local level.
In 1921 Catt convinced the California Civic League to merge with the LWV when they adopted the name California Civic League of Women Voters. In 1946 the name was changed to the League of Women Voters of California. In the beginning the LWV California was comprised of local leagues that belonged to either the northern or southern section. By 1963 the LWV California was comprised of many area and county leagues. The LWVOC is an Inter-League Organization (ILO) comprised of four local chapters: Capistrano Bay, Central Orange County, North Orange County, and Orange Coast.

Bibliography

League of Women Voters of Orange County. "About the League." League of Women Voters of Orange County, an Inter-League Organization, California. http://ocilo.ca.lwvnet.org/about.html  (accessed April 24, 2007).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises the records of the League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC), California beginning with 1957. It contains records of the LWVOC Inter-League Organization (ILO) and its four chapters, Capistrano Bay, North Orange County, Central Orange County Area, and Orange Coast. Materials include articles of incorporation and by-laws, league publications, meeting minutes, directories, correspondence, notes, personal papers, fliers, news clippings, photographs, and audio and video recordings. The materials reflect the concerns of the LWVOC and the Orange County community, including environmental issues, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and Orange County's bankruptcy in the 1990s.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. Series 2 is divided into four subseries:
  • Series 1. Inter-League Organization records, 1957-2001. 6.5 linear feet
  • Series 2. Chapter records, 1957-2005. 11 linear feet
  • Subseries 2.1 Capistrano Bay chapter records, 1969-2002. 2 linear feet
  • Subseries 2.2 North Orange County chapter records, 1959-2002. 3 linear feet
  • Subseries 2.3 Central Orange County Area chapter records, 1957-1997. 5 linear feet
  • Subseries 2.4 Orange Coast chapter records, 1977-2005. 1 linear foot
The collection also contains four unprocessed additions:
  • Accession 2009.015. Orange Coast Chapter chronological files unprocessed addition, 1977-2007. 2.4 linear feet
  • Accession 2011.006. Orange Coast Chapter unprocessed addition, 1967-2004. 3 linear feet
  • Accession 2013.017. Position statement publications and documents unprocessed addition, circa 1970-1993. 0.2 linear feet
  • Accession 2013.029. Inter-League Organization and League of Women Voters of California unprocessed addition, 1946-2009 (Bulk, 1977-2009). 2 linear feet

Separation Note

Several Orange County publications were removed from this collection, shelved separately in Special Collections and Archives, and cataloged in the online catalog, ANTPAC .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Child care -- California
Environmental management -- California
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County -- 21st century.
Regional planning -- California -- History -- Sources.
Sound recordings -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Video recordings -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Women -- Suffrage -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Women in politics -- California -- History -- Sources

 

Inter-League Organization records Series 1. 1957-2003

Physical Description: 6.5 Linear feet

Access

Access to original audiovisual recordings is restricted; researchers may request use copies.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents activities and projects of the League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC) Inter-League Organization (ILO). Materials include correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, convention kits, financial records, notes, photographs, news clippings, audio and video recordings, publications, and information resource materials.
The majority of material consists of meeting minutes and official correspondence of the LWVOC Inter-League Organization. These records document membership, delegates, officers, meetings, and finances. Topical files reflect LWVOC activities and concerns. Video and audio recordings document information and programs related to the activities of LWVOC, including league-produced public access shows and public forums.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 

Administrative files

Box 1, Folder 1-3

Action campaign 1972-1999

Box 1, Folder 4

Administrative miscellany 1981-1996

Box 1, Folder 5

Annual meeting 1996

Box 1, Folder 6

Annual report 1999-2000

Box 1, Folder 7

Askham, Jean 1989-1999

Box 1, Folder 8

Awards 1984-1996

Box FB-60, Folder 2

County of Orange plaque 1999

Box 1, Folder 27

Disneyland plaque 1991

Box 1, Folder 9

Big issues 1999

Box 1, Folder 10

Budget 2000-2001

Box 1, Folder 11

Bylaws 1957-1997

Box 17, Folder 1, Box 1, Folder 12

Convention kits 1988-1999, 2000-2003

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 13, Box 17, Folder 2

General 1993-1995, 2000-2001

Box 1, Folder 14

External 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 15

Financial drive 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 16

Internal 1995-1996

Box 17, Folder 3, Box 1, Folder 17-18

Directories and yearbooks 1966-1992, 1993-2002

Box 1, Folder 19

Finance 1994

Box 17, Folder 4-6, Box 1, Folder 20

Fundraising 1984-1987, 2000

 

Newsletters

Box 1, Folder 21-22

General 1967-1987

Box 1, Folder 23

County Voter 1989-1995

Box 1, Folder 24

Orange County Focus 2000-2001

Box 17, Folder 8-14

President's administrative files 1998-2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes Executive Board agendas, minutes, and notes. Also includes correspondence, resource directories, treasury report, budget, bylaws, policies, and retention schedules. Original order was maintained.
Box 1, Folder 25

President's information 1996-2000

Box 1, Folder 26

Program position reviews 1996-1990

 

Board minutes

Box 2, Folder 1

Orange County Council agreement 1962

Box 2, Folder 2-19

1964-1981 1964-1981

Box 2, Folder 20

President's roundtable 1980-1983

Box 2, Folder 21-23, Box 3, Folder 1-15

1981-1998 1981-1998

 

Committee and project files

Box 17, Folder 15

Action Committee: correspondence and notes 1996

Box 17, Folder 16

"Archives Project" to donate LWVOC materials to UCI 2001

Box 17, Folder 17

CenterLine Project: correspondence, policy discussion, and clippings 2003

Box 17, Folder 18

Environmental Action (ENACT) Committee: agendas, correspondence, and other materials 2001-2002

Box 17, Folder 19

Facts For Voters Committee: correspondence,, notes, and other materials 1991-1995

Box 17, Folder 20

"Library Project" to establish relationships with local libraries 2001-2002

Box 17, Folder 21

"Natural Resources Committee" correspondence 2001

Box 17, Folder 22

Orange County Library Advisory Board: bylaws, minutes, and other materials 1999-2000

Box 17, Folder 23

Smartvoter Project 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes meeting agendas from the Voters Service Committee.
Box 17, Folder 24-26

Water Committee: correspondence, meeting notes, and other materials 1999-2001

 

Publications

Box 5, Folder 25

California government 1989-2000

Box FB-60, Folder 3

California Voter 1990

Box FB-60, Folder 3

Congressional Times undated

Box 5, Folder 26

Constitution, United States and California 1984

Box FB-60, Folder 3

Fullerton Observer 1994

Box 5, Folder 27-28

League of Women Voters Education Fund miscellaneous publications 1972-1996

Box 5, Folder 29

Orange County Economic Conference workbook 1993

Box 5, Folder 30

Orange County government 1991-1994

 

Topical files

Box 4, Folder 1

California State University, Fullerton forums 1996-1998

Box 4, Folder 2

Childcare 1985-1992

Box 4, Folder 3

Children 1996-2000

Box 4, Folder 4

Debates 1986-1998

Box 4, Folder 5

Education fund 1974-1997

Box 4, Folder 6

El Toro 1995

Box FB-60, Folder 4

Election guides 1966-1998

Box 4, Folder 7

Environmental protection 1975-1993

Box 4, Folder 8-9

FOCUS 1987-1990

Box 4, Folder 10

Great American Write-in 1990

Box 4, Folder 11

Gun control 1994-1998

Box 4, Folder 12

Health care 2000

 

Health care forum

Box 4, Folder 13-14

Printed materials on the forum 1993-1994

 

Orange County ILO health care forum at Nixon Library 1994 April 6

Box AV-2, Item MS-R88-A002 to A003

Archival originals

Physical Description: 2 audiocassettes

Access

Access to original audiocassettes is restricted; researchers may request listening copies.
 

Health care forum, Nixon Library 1994

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V001

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette

Access

Access to original videocassettes is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.
Box 4, Folder 15-19

Health care, Proposition 186 1993-1994

Box 4, Folder 20-22

Know your county 1959-1994

 

League fellowship, "Building political participation in Poland"

Box 4, Folder 23

Photographs and printed materials 1992-1993

 

Polish project circa 1992-1993

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V002

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette

Access

Access to original videocassettes is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.
Box 4, Folder 24

Mental health 1999

Box 4, Folder 25-27

Orange County bankruptcy 1994-1996

Box 4, Folder 28

Orange County budget 1991

Box 4, Folder 29

Orange County demographics 1990-1997

Box 4, Folder 30-31

Orange County government 1963-1975

Box 5, Folder 1

Orange County growth 1972-1991

Box 5, Folder 2

Orange County growth report 1998

Box 5, Folder 3-5

Orange County growth study 1969-1986

Box 17, Folder 27

Orange County redistricting 2001-2002

Box 5, Folder 6

Orange County transportation commission 1979-1991

Box 5, Folder 7

Press clippings 1990-2001

Box 5, Folder 8

Proposition 187 1994

Box 5, Folder 9

Ralph M. Brown Act 1994-1997

Box 5, Folder 10-13

Regional planning 1962-1994

Box 17, Folder 28

Social services

Box 17, Folder 29

Speakers' training for presentations on the pros and cons of ballot measures 1998, 2000

Box 5, Folder 14-16

Special districts 1961-1998

Box 5, Folder 17

Term limits 1996

Box 5, Folder 18

Upper Newport Bay 1970

Box 5, Folder 19-20

Voter information 1966-2000

Box 5, Folder 21

Voter registration 1976-1997

Box 5, Folder 22

Voter rights, "Project Deadwood" 1985-1986

Box 17, Folder 30

Web resources for league members 2003

Box 5, Folder 23

Welfare reform 1998

Box 5, Folder 24

Women and politics 1990-1999

 

Miscellaneous audiovisual materials

Access

Access to original audiovisual recordings is restricted; researchers may request use copies.
 

Cohen, Suska, Kedzia, KPCC radio station, Pasadena, California 1992 May 31

Box AV-2, Item MS-R88-A001

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette
 

Conversations with President Gordon, Joan Cohen 1996 November 08

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V003

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

Focus homeless 1990 October 24

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V004

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

The homeless: from anger to action, Jessica Dean (producer), KYOU-TV Santa Ana Public Access 1991 March 25

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V005

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

Making democracy work, 5th program: civic participation, Connie Haddad (moderator) 1997 August 26

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V006

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

Opportunities for courts and communities, Judicial Council of California (producer) 1998

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V007

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

Pros and Cons Made Easy, a Training Video, by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley circa 1990-1998

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V008

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
Box 5, Folder 31

Printed handout to accompany training film circa 1990-1998

 

Video ballot, metro Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb circa 1990-1998

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V009

Archival original

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette
 

Chapter records Series 2. 1957-2005

Physical Description: 11.0 Linear feet

Access

Access to original video recordings is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents activities and projects of the LWVOC's four league chapters, Capistrano Bay, Central Orange County Area, North Orange County, and Orange Coast. The materials include correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, notes, publications, news clippings, a video recording, and resource files. Some subseries also include information on inter-organizational activities.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in four subseries. Arrangement within each subseries reflects the original order of each chapter's records.
Subseries 2.1 Capistrano Bay chapter records
Subseries 2.2 North Orange County chapter records
Subseries 2.3 Central Orange County Area chapter records
Subseries 2.4 Orange Coast chapter records
 

Capistrano Bay chapter records Subseries 2.1 1969-2002

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet

Access

Access to original video recordings is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.

Organizational History

The Capistrano Bay chapter of the LWVOC was founded on May 16, 1968. It serves communities in the southern coastal region of Orange County, California, including Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries documents activities and projects of the League of Women Voters of Orange County's Capistrano Bay chapter. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, notes, publications, a video recording, news clippings, and information resource materials. It documents several community concerns, with an emphasis in school-age childcare. In 1990 the Capistrano Bay chapter was chosen by the national LWV to participate in the School-Age Child Care Project, which was designed to help local league chapters serve as catalysts in targeted communities to increase the availability of affordable, quality school-age childcare for low and moderate-income families. This subseries also contains video recordings. In 1985 the Capistrano Bay chapter produced a series of programs for local access television, Focus on You The Citizen, to inspire citizens to become involved in their communities.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 

Capistrano Bay chapter files

 

Administrative files

Box 6, Folder 1

Annual meetings 1974-1994

Box 6, Folder 2

Annual reports 1968-1979

Box 6, Folder 3

Bylaws 1981-1999

Box 6, Folder 29, Box 6, Folder 4-10

Newsletter: The Voter 1978-1994, 2001-2002

Box 6, Folder 11

Nominating committee 1987-1995

Box 6, Folder 12-13

Yearbook 1974-1995

Box 6, Folder 14-28

Board minutes 1979-1994

 

Topical files

Box 7, Folder 1

Adopt-a-beach program 1991

Box 7, Folder 2

Agriculture workshop 1982

Box 7, Folder 3

Boys and girls club 1993

 

Childcare

Box 7, Folder 4

Clippings 1988-1991

Box 7, Folder 5

Legislation 1987-1990

Box 7, Folder 6

Resources 1989-1991

Box 7, Folder 7

San Clemente Human Resources Committee, Child Care Subcommittee materials 1989-1990

Box 7, Folder 8

Corporate childcare 1988-1990

Box 7, Folder 9

Directory, Capistrano Bay area 1975-1992

 

Focus on You the Citizen

Box 7, Folder 10-11

Printed materials related to the video production 1985

Box AV-5, Item MS-R88-V010

Programs 1-3 1985

Physical Description: 1 VHS videocassette

Access

Access to original videocassettes is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.
Box 7, Folder 12-13

Housing 1978-1995

Box 7, Folder 14-15

Land use study 1982

Box 7, Folder 16

Local parks study 1981-1993

Box FB-61, Folder 13

County of Orange Regional Recreation Facilities map circa 1985

Box 7, Folder 17-18

San Clemente Youth Task Force 1992-1994

Box 7, Folder 19

Sanitation study 1984-1986

 

School-age childcare

Box 7, Folder 20

Conference 1990

Box 7, Folder 21-22

Grants, correspondence, and other materials 1991-1994

Box 7, Folder 23

Grant expense vouchers and financial files 1991-1992

Box 7, Folder 24

Grant proposal 1990

Box 7, Folder 25

Publication: Expanding School-age Child Care (League of Women Voters Education Fund) 1992

Box 7, Folder 26-31

Study, Concordia and Las Palmas schools: correspondence, photographs, and other materials 1990-1992

Box 7, Folder 32

School facilities study (Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982): memoranda, publications, and other materials 1986-1988

 

North Orange County chapter records Subseries 2.2 1959-2002

Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet

Organizational History

Established in 1985, the North Orange County chapter of the LWVOC serves the northern, inland communities of Orange County, including Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and Yorba Linda.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries focuses on North Orange County issues such as the Fullerton Library and Municipal Airport. It also documents county-wide issues such as housing, education, and community services. Most of the topical files address predominantly local issues; however, a small percentage of topical files also contain information about state and national issues. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, notes, publications, studies, and clippings.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 

Administrative files

Box 8, Folder 1-4

Annual meeting kits 1959-1993, 2001

Box 8, Folder 5-6

Bylaws 1982-1997

Box 8, Folder 7-14

Meeting minutes 1983-1993

 

Publications

 

Newsletters

Box 10, Folder 1-22

The Fullerton Voter 1962-1984

Box 10, Folder 25, Box 8, Folder 15-25

North Orange County Voter 1985-1995, 2001-2002

Box 8, Folder 26

The Toxic Times, by the League of Women Voters of California 1988

Box 8, Folder 27-29

Pamphlets 1960-1987

Scope and Content Note

These pamphlets were produced by various LWV agencies and the LWVC Education Fund.
 

Topical files

Box 8, Folder 30

Arms control 1985-1987

Box 8, Folder 31

California community colleges 1986

Box 8, Folder 32-34

Childcare 1987-1989

Box 8, Folder 35

Civil Rights Restoration Act 1985

Box 8, Folder 36

Clean air 1987

Box 8, Folder 37

Coalition of Orange County Community Clinics 1995

Box 8, Folder 38

Community education 1976-1981

Box 8, Folder 39

Community services study 1983

Box 8, Folder 40

Disneyland Award 1986-1987

Box 8, Folder 41

Drinking water perception survey 1987

Box 8, Folder 42

Education in California 1984-1987

Box 8, Folder 43

Education studies 1993-1995

Box 9, Folder 1

Equal Rights Amendment 1973-1976

Box 9, Folder 2

Federal finances 1985-1986

Box 9, Folder 3

Fiscal local programs 1983-1984

Box 9, Folder 4

Focus planning committee 1987-1988

Box 9, Folder 5

Fullerton Library 1964

Box 9, Folder 6

Fullerton Municipal Airport study 1971

Box 9, Folder 7

Government revenues in California 1968-1970

Box 9, Folder 8-9

Healthcare 1990-1995

Box 9, Folder 10

Homeless in Orange County 1987-1989

Box 9, Folder 11

Housing elements forum 1968-1990

Box 9, Folder 12

Housing fact sheets 1990-1994

Box 10, Folder 23

Initiative and referendum in California 1982-1987

Box 9, Folder 13

Initiative reform in California 1982-1984

Box 9, Folder 14-15

Juvenile justice 1994-1996

Box 9, Folder 16

Know your city 1984-1985

Box 9, Folder 17

McColl Dump plan 1978-1987

Box 9, Folder 18

Meeting basic human needs 1986-1988

Box 9, Folder 19

Mental health consensus, NOC 1997

Box 9, Folder 20

North Orange County incorporation information 1961-1985

Box 9, Folder 21

Offshore oil/gas exploration, development, and production 1988

Box 9, Folder 22

Orange County government structure 1984-1987

Box 9, Folder 23

Orange County housing update 1990

Box 9, Folder 24

Orange County proposal for action on housing position 1983-1988

Box 9, Folder 25

Orange County proposed education position 1978-1981

Box 9, Folder 26

Orange County Transportation Commission 1986

Box 9, Folder 27

Pay equity 1986

Box 9, Folder 28

Post Board summaries 1987-1988

Box 9, Folder 29

Presentations 1985-1988

Box 9, Folder 30

Reapportionment in California 1986-1988

Box 10, Folder 24

Redistricting, Tom Huening initiative 1989-1990

Box 9, Folder 31

Solid Waste Management, NOC 1989-1990

Box 9, Folder 32

Star Wars 1984-1986

Box 9, Folder 33

State and local finances 1993-1995

Box 9, Folder 34

State program folder 1985-1989

Box 9, Folder 35

Superfund 1984-1985

Box 9, Folder 36

Tax reform 1985-1986

Box 9, Folder 37

Transportation 1987-1990

Box 9, Folder 38

Unmet health needs of the poor 1986-1987

Box 9, Folder 39

Voting rights review 1986-1987

Box 9, Folder 40

Waste prevention tool kit 1995

Box 9, Folder 41

Water quality reports 1983-1988

Box 9, Folder 42

Women issues 1983-1984

Box 9, Folder 43

Write now project 1985

 

Central Orange County Area chapter records Subseries 2.3 1957-1997

Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet

Organizational History

The LWVOC Central Orange County Area (COCA) has roots in the Santa Ana League. The Santa Ana League was founded in 1959; in1968 it reorganized to form the Santa-Ana-Tustin-Orange Area (SATOA) chapter. In 1978 the Anaheim-Garden Grove league (founded in 1967) merged with SATOA to form the Central Orange County Area chapter (COCA). COCA now serves communities in central Orange County, including Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton, Villa Park, and Westminster.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries documents the administration and activities of COCA and its predecessors. The studies include research and related correspondence on community concerns such as hazardous materials, education, libraries, and homeless persons. The materials include agendas, news-clippings, correspondence, minutes, notes, publications, and newsletters.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material. Topical files are listed alphabetically by individual organization, concluding with inter-organizational files.
 

Administrative files

Box 11, Folder 1

Anniversaries 1976-1995

Box 11, Folder 2

Anaheim Garden Grove, related correspondence 1974-1978

Box 11, Folder 3

Awards and certificates 1970-1997

Box 11, Folder 4

Bylaws 1963-1995

Box 11, Folder 5

Candidates for Orange City Council 1972-1980

Box 11, Folder 6

Correspondence 1971-1995

Box 11, Folder 7

Disneyland applications 1958-1996

Box 11, Folder 8

Financial statements, Anaheim Garden Grove 1967-1972

Box 11, Folder 9

Legislative interviews 1983-1993

Box 11, Folder 10

Membership materials 1968-1995

Box 11, Folder 11

Nonpartisan policy 1961-1978

 

Pre-provisional materials

 

LWV of Santa Ana

Box 11, Folder 12

Application for recognition 1958-1959

Box 11, Folder 13

News clippings 1957-1960

Box 11, Folder 14

Anaheim-Garden Grove, application for local league status 1966-1968

 

Meeting minutes

 

Annual

Box 11, Folder 15-16

Santa Ana 1964-1979

Box 11, Folder 17

Anaheim-Garden Grove 1968-1978

Box 11, Folder 18

COCA 1980-1993

 

Board, publicity and related materials

Box 11, Folder 19-21

Pre Provisional League of Santa Ana 1957-1959

Box 12, Folder 1-4, Box 11, Folder 22-28

Santa Ana League 1959-1969

Box 12, Folder 5-7

Anaheim Garden Grove 1967-1977

Box 12, Folder 8-15

SATOA 1970-1979

Box 12, Folder 16-19

COCA 1979-1996

 

Publications

 

Newsletters

Box 12, Folder 20-21

Anaheim, Garden Grove 1967-1975

Box 12, Folder 22-25, Box 13, Folder 1-3

SATOA Voter 1958-1979

Box 13, Folder 4

COCA 1979-1981

Box 13, Folder 5-7

LWVOC Voter 1981-1987

Box 13, Folder 8

LWVOC, COCA 1987-1989

Box 15, Folder 38, Box 13, Folder 9-10

LWVOC, COCA Voter 1990-1996, 2001-2002

 

Programs

Box 13, Folder 11

SATOA 1958-1977

Box 13, Folder 12

COCA 1981-1996

Box 13, Folder 13

Publicity 1958-1993

 

Reports, reviews

Box 13, Folder 14

Anaheim-Garden Grove, annual reports 1971-1978

Box 13, Folder 15

Miscellaneous 1970-1993

Box 13, Folder 16-17

SATOA annual reports 1959-1979

 

Topical files

 

Anaheim-Garden Grove

Box 13, Folder 18

Air quality 1971-1972

Box 13, Folder 19

Anaheim redevelopment 1972-1975

Box 13, Folder 20

City measures 1971-1974

Box 13, Folder 21

Code of ethics 1971-1973

Box 13, Folder 22

Education action 1970-1977

Box 13, Folder 23

Fair housing 1970-1976

Box 13, Folder 24

Human relations 1970-1976

Box 13, Folder 25

Human welfare resources 1968-1972

Box 13, Folder 26

Land use 1971-1976

Box 13, Folder 27

Local school finance 1965-1973

Box 13, Folder 28

Population growth 1971-1973

Box 13, Folder 29

Program planning 1971-1974

Box 13, Folder 30

Solid waste management 1972

Box 14, Folder 1

State education 1972

Box 14, Folder 2

Transit consensus 1971-1974

Box 14, Folder 3

Voter service 1968-1978

Box 14, Folder 4

Wild Rivers Bill 1970-1971

 

Santa Ana

Box 14, Folder 5

Apportionment 1965-1966

Box 14, Folder 6

Constitution revision 1958-1967

Box 14, Folder 7

Education unification 1959-1966

Box 14, Folder 18

Financing state government 1958-1969

Box 14, Folder 9

Foreign trade 1959-1979

Box 14, Folder 10

Human resources development 1964-1966

Box 14, Folder 11

Know your city, Garden Grove 1965-1967

Box 14, Folder 12

Liberty amendment 1961-1969

Box 14, Folder 13

Needs of youth 1964-1967

Box 14, Folder 14

State legislature 1964-1965

Box 14, Folder 15

State/local government relations 1962-2964

Box 14, Folder 16

Strip annexation 1961-1962

Box 14, Folder 17

Water bonds 1962-1963

 

SATOA

Box 14, Folder 18

Administration of justice 1969-1971

Box 14, Folder 19

Assessments, property tax 1976-1977

Box 14, Folder 20

Bonds and ballots 1975-1976

Box 14, Folder 21

Campaign finance 1974-1978

Box 14, Folder 22

Child day care 1976

Box 14, Folder 23

Coastal zone 1975-1976

Box 14, Folder 24

Congressional reform 1971-1976

 

Education

Box 14, Folder 25

Collective bargaining 1974-1976

Box 14, Folder 26

Community colleges 1970

Box 14, Folder 27

Counseling 1973-1974

Box 14, Folder 28

Goals 1971-1973

Box 14, Folder 29

Special programs 1975-1977

Box 14, Folder 30

State 1972-1973

Box 14, Folder 31

Electoral colleges 1968-1977

Box 14, Folder 32

Employment study 1970-1976

Box 14, Folder 33

Endangered species 1977

Box 14, Folder 34

Energy, nuclear power 1974-1978

Box 14, Folder 35

Equal rights amendment 1969-1978

Box 14, Folder 36

Health care 1977-1978

 

Housing

Box 14, Folder 37

Discrimination 1964-1971

Box 14, Folder 38

Homeless 1970-1977

Box 14, Folder 39

LWV financing 1974-1976

Box 14, Folder 40

The meaning of impeachment 1973-1974

 

Know your city

Box 14, Folder 41

Orange 1968-1971

Box 14, Folder 42

Tustin 1968-1975

Box 14, Folder 43

Land use 1964-1976

Box 14, Folder 44

Miscellaneous 1970-197

Box 14, Folder 45

National Endowment for the Humanities 1975-1976

Box 14, Folder 46

NEOCCS (Northeast Orange County Circulation Study) Project 1974-1978

Box 14, Folder 47

Orange County government 1963-1973

Box 14, Folder 48

Orange County Greenbelt-Santa Ana River 1971-1976

Box 14, Folder 49

Presidency 1975-1976

Box 14, Folder 50

Presidential debates 1976

Box 15, Folder 1

Revenue sharing 1972-1975

 

Santa Ana

Box 15, Folder 2

Affirmative action 1973

Box 15, Folder 3

Personnel practices 1973-1974

Box 15, Folder 4

Solid waste 1972-1973

Box 15, Folder 5

Special districts 1975-1976

Box 15, Folder 6

United Nations 1960-1977

 

COCA

Box 15, Folder 7

California agriculture 1982

Box 15, Folder 8

California constitution revision 1995-1996

Box 15, Folder 9

Childcare 1985-1986

Box 15, Folder 10

Education, school vouchers 1993

Box 15, Folder 11

Hazardous wastes, toxic materials 1985-1987

Box 15, Folder 12

Health care forum and consensus 1993-1994

Box 15, Folder 13

Health goals 1987-1993

Box 15, Folder 14

Homeless 1991-1994

Box 15, Folder 15

Housing updates 1991-1992

Box 15, Folder 16

Initiative and referendum 1983-1993

Box 15, Folder 17

National security 1983-1994

Box 15, Folder 18-19

State and local finances 1993-1994

 

Inter-league files

Box 15, Folder 20

Air quality 1970-1993

Box 15, Folder 21

D.C. (District of Columbia) home rule 1959-1977

 

Education

Box 15, Folder 22

Local position 1961-1983

Box 15, Folder 23

School finance 1961-1983

Box 15, Folder 24

Housing, community 1974-1987

Box 15, Folder 25

Juvenile justice 1977-1996

 

Know your city

Box 15, Folder 26

Anaheim 1966-1981

Box 15, Folder 27

Santa Ana 1958-1975

Box 15, Folder 28

Libraries 1965-1981

Box 15, Folder 29

Mental health 1963-1976

 

Santa Ana

Box 15, Folder 30

Miscellaneous 1972-1996

Box 15, Folder 31

Redevelopment 1966-1976

Box 15, Folder 32

Speakers Bureau 1963-1993

Box 15, Folder 33

Transit 1965-1990

Box 15, Folder 34

Tustin, miscellaneous 1965-1976

Box 15, Folder 35

Voter services 1961-1996

Box 15, Folder 36

Voting rights 1964-1977

Box 15, Folder 37

Water quality resources 1957-1992

 

Orange Coast chapter records Subseries 2.4 1970-2005

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear foot

Organizational History

The Orange Coast chapter of the LWVOC serves Orange County's northern and central coastal communities as well as their inland neighbors, including Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Seal Beach.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries documents the history, activities, and concerns of the Orange Coast chapter. The materials include minutes, bylaws, annual meeting kits, publications, and studies.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material. Orange Coast chapter materials are listed first, followed by inter-league files maintained by the Orange Coat chapter.
 

Action items and projects

Box 16, Folder 1

Campaign contributions 1984, undated

Box 16, Folder 2

Correspondence, general 1977-1992,

Box 16, Folder 3

Housing 1989-1990

Box 16, Folder 4

Land use 1978, 1980

Box 16, Folder 5

Letters to the editor and other clippings 1988-1992, 2005, undated

 

Administrative files

Box 16, Folder 6-8

Annual meeting kits (convention kits) 1970-1995

Box 16, Folder 9

Annual meeting minutes 1978, 1982-1984, 1994

Box 16, Folder 11

Awards presented to the Orange Coast chapter 1989-1993

Box 16, Folder 11-14

Board meeting minutes 1983-1994

Box 16, Folder 15

Budget proposals and treasurer's reports 1961-1991

Box 16, Folder 16

Bylaws 1977-1988, undated

Box 16, Folder 17

Chapter development and geographic boundaries 1981-1992

Box 16, Folder 18

Rosters of officers and directors 1961-1985

 

Publications

Box 16, Folder 19

Fliers 1979-1987, undated

Box 16, Folder 20

Irvine at a Glance by the Irvine Unit of the LWVOC 1985

Box 16, Folder 21-23

Newsletters: The Orange Coast Voter 1981, 1987-1990, 2001-2002

 

Studies

Box 16, Folder 24

Cable TV regulations undated

Box 16, Folder 25

Economic policy (U.S.) 1991, undated

Box 16, Folder 26

Hazardous materials 1985, 1987

Box 16, Folder 27

Irvine Forum 1991

Box 16, Folder 28

Offshore oil drilling 1989

 

Inter-league files

Box 16, Folder 29

Minutes, reports, and other materials 1970-1991

 

Orange Coast Chapter chronological files unprocessed addition Accession 2009.015 1977-2007

Physical Description: 2.4 Linear feet

Access

This addition to the collection is not yet processed. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.
Access to original video recordings is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.

Scope and Content Summary

This accession comprises chronological files including newsletters, agendas, minutes, topical files, studies, publications, films, videocassettes, and other records documenting the activities and interests of the Orange Coast League of Women Voters chapter. The addition to the collection was arranged in chronological order, with the exception of a number of publications collected by the chapter and included in no particular order.
 

Orange Coast Chapter unprocessed addition Accession 2011.006 1967-2004

Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet

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Access to original video recordings is restricted; researchers may request viewing copies.

Scope and Content Summary

This accession comprises files including newsletters, agendas, minutes, reports, publications, films, and other records documenting the activities and interests of the League of Women Voters, mainly the Orange Coast chapter but including the Central Orange County and Capistrano Bay chapters.
 

Position statement publications and documents unprocessed addition Accession 2013.017 circa 1970-1993

Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet

Access

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Scope and Content Summary

This accession includes publications, newsletters, fact sheets, and other documents produced by the League of Women Voters of Orange County. Documents are primarily position statements outlining the League's views on certain social issues, including housing, transportation, welfare, and school unification. Includes a publication by the League of California Cities Orange County Division on affordable housing.
 

Inter-League Organization and League of Women Voters of California unprocessed addition Accession 2013.029 1946-2009 (Bulk, 1977-2009)

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet

Access

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Scope and Content Summary

This accession is comprised of minutes, bylaws, clippings, publications, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to Orange County Inter-League Organization (OC ILO) and League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) position statements, meetings, annual conventions, and other business. Records documenting LWVC Education Fund initiatives are also present. Initiatives include studies on transportation, juvenile justice, election systems, judicial independence, basic human needs, and other social and political issues.