League of Women Voters of Texas

Early Photo of the League of Women Voters
Photo found in the [Waco] League of Women Voters records, Accession #3719, Box #2J167, Folder "Voter Service, 2002-2003," The Texas Collection, Baylor University.

The League of Women Voters of Texas was established in 1919 as a local chapter of the National League of Women Voters (LWV). Carrie Catt Chapman proposed the National LWV to unite all the disparate organizations working for suffrage across the country. Following the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the league continued to focus on policy issues related to women and education. Today the league remains involved in legislative solutions to challenges facing women and encourages men and women to be informed members of the electorate.

More information about the League of Women Voters of Texas can be found in the League of Women Voters of Texas collection at The Texas Collection and amidst several collections in the Baylor Collections of Political Materials.

Texas League of Women Voters, The Texas Collection
Bob Bullock Campaigns Collection, W. R. Poage Legislative Library
Sam B. Hall, Jr. Papers, W. R. Poage Legislative Library
Jack E. Hightower Papers, W. R. Poage Legislative Library

Materials found within the Bob Bullock Campaigns collection

Box 18. Folder 30. League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund, 1990

Materials found within the Sam B. Hall, Jr. papers

Box 275. Folder 11. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1979
Box I. Folder 6. Events, League of Women Voters, March 2, 1982

Materials found within the Jack E. Hightower papers

Box 18. Folder 30. League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund, 199
Box 48. Folder 9. Texas Government, Legislative, Texas Senate, 59th-63rd Sessions, 59th Legislature, Subject Files, League of Women Voters, 1963-1964
Box 163. Folder 5. 63rd Legislature, Subject Files, League of Women Voters, 1973-1974

Related Sites

League of Women Voters Waco Area