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Lyn Alderfer Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC10

Scope and Contents

The Lyn Alderfer Papers, 1967-1980, consist of 5.67 linear feet of correspondence, newsletters, questionnaires, reports, speeches, minutes, budgets, memoranda, and miscellaneous publications. The collection documents Alderfer's work as Chair of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, Human Resources Committee and as board member of the United Way of Sangamon County. The collection is arranged into three files: the League of Women Voters (1967-1977); the League of Women Voters (1972-1980); and the United Way (1973-1978).

Dates

  • Created: 1934-1980
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1967-1980
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

open for research

Extent

5.67 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lyn Alderfer (b. 1930). State board member, League of Women Voters of Illinois, 1972-1978. Board member, United Way of Springfield and Sangamon County, 1973-1978. Born Marilyn K. Ruth, Lyn (Mrs. William K.) Alderfer was an active volunteer member of several Springfield area community service organizations from 1967-1981. She was state chairperson of the Leagues’ Springfield chapter. For the United Way, she served on Urban Needs, Steering, and Executive committees and was chairperson of the Budget Panel. Correspondence, newsletters and other publications, clippings, questionnaires, reports, minutes, budgets and financial statements, speeches and memoranda. The bulk of the collection documents Alderfer's activities with the League of Women Voters and reflects her Human Resources committee's interest in civil rights, equal employment, fair housing, equal education, child welfare, land use, environmental quality, the Equal Rights Amendment, etc. Principal correspondents are Donna Schiller, Betty Willhoite, Jan Otwell and Beryl Flom. The remainder of the collection documents Alderfer's work with the United Way, its Emergency Services Task Force and the Salvation Army.

Arrangement Note

The League of Women Voters (1967-1977) (Boxes 1-3) is arranged alphabetically and contains League of Women Voters of Illinois newsletters, questionnaires, and reports; federal and local LWV publications; newspaper clippings; speeches; correspondence with legislators and LWV people; and miscellaneous publications on civil rights, busing, redlining, child welfare, land use, environmental quality, fair housing, the Equal Rights Amendment, etc. Principal correspondents are Donna Schiller and Beryl Flom of the LWV of Illinois. The League of Women Voters (1972-1980) (Boxes 3-5) is arranged alphabetically and contains Correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, state and federal LWV memoranda and publications, and miscellaneous publications. Topics include school finance, affirmative action, civil rights, fair housing, human resources, and welfare. Principal correspondents are Donna Schiller, Betty Willhoite and Jan Otwell of the LWV of Illinois. Both LWV files reflect Alderfer’s interest in and devotion to civil rights issues. The United Way File 1973-1978 (Box 5) is arranged alphabetically and contains reports, minutes, budgets, questionnaires, testimony, objectives, and memoranda. The file reflects Alderfer’s work with the Salvation Army and the United Way’s Emergency Services Task Force. (One file of United Way correspondence, 1975-1976, is located in Box 4)

Accruals and Additions

1977, 1978, 1981
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Laurel Bowen, Ginny Lee, John Stassi, and Samantha Shrider
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
und

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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