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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.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Proportional Representation League records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Proportional Representation League. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/--/1963. Accession number--M-63-02.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
2020-06-24 EAD document created by CCR.
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.