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Proportional Representation League records, 1900-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1029
Bib ID 4079239 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Proportional Representation League ; Childs, Richard S. (Richard Spencer), 1882-1978
Title Proportional Representation League records, 1900-1965
Physical Description 59 linear feet (128 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence with the officers of the League, Clarence G. Hoag, George H. Hallett, Jr., their secretary Miss Elsie S. Parker, and the Field Secretary Walter J. Millard. Correspondence also includes material to and from Proportional Representation Societies in other countries, the largest of which is in Great Britain. Also, research materials concerning early advocates of proportional representation; and correspondence, manuscripts, documents, reports, charts, clippings, and printed materials kept by Richard Spencer Childs.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Proportional Representation League records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2020-06-24 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hallett, George Hervey, 1895- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoag, Clarence Gilbert, 1873- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Millard, Walter J. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Municipal League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parker, Elsie S. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proportional representation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Voting -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Voting -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The League was first housed in Philadelphia, but due to a financial crisis it was forced to merge with the National Municipal League in 1933 and move to New York.